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‘Century-old Indian dinosaur fossils yet to be recovered, restored’

Kolkata : A section of fossil records of Indian dinosaurs, described by British geologist Charles Matley in the early 20th century, are yet to be traced and some, which are housed in the Indian Museum here, have not even been restored, an expert said. “Some of the collections which he (Matley) claimed were restored back to India are missing over the last ... Read More »

Indian Ocean’s widening current to impact climate change

New York : The Indian Ocean’s Agulhas Current — one of the strongest currents in the world — is getting wider rather than strengthening, which will have important implications for global climate change, a study says. The findings suggest that intensifying winds in the region may be increasing the turbulence of the current, rather than increasing its flow rate. “To find decades ... Read More »

Plant eating mammals have bigger bellies: Study

London, Nov 4 (IANS) Based on 3-D reconstructions of animal skeletons, a new study has revealed that herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies than their usually slim carnivores counterparts. The study revealed that on average, herbivorous mammals have a body cavity that is twice as big as carnivores of a similar body size. “This is a clear evidence that plant-eating mammals ... Read More »

NASA’s MMS creates new Guinness World Record

Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) NASA has said its Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS — that is giving scientists new insight into Earths magnetosphere — now holds the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal. Operating in a highly elliptical orbit around Earth, the MMS satellites set the record at 70,006.4 kilometres above the surface, the US ... Read More »

Brazilian astronomers discover 2 new planets

Brasilia, Nov 5 (IANS) A team of Brazilian astronomers has discovered two new planets around a star similar to the sun known as HIP 68468. The two new planets, dubbed “super Neptune” and “super Earth”, are the first to be discovered by Brazilian astronomers since the discovery in 2015 of a planet similar to Jupiter, according to Brazil’s G1 news ... Read More »

Plant eating mammals have bigger bellies: Study

London, Nov 4 (IANS) Based on 3-D reconstructions of animal skeletons, a new study has revealed that herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies than their usually slim carnivores counterparts. The study revealed that on average, herbivorous mammals have a body cavity that is twice as big as carnivores of a similar body size. “This is a clear evidence that plant-eating mammals ... Read More »

Odour receptors found in human lung tissue

London, Nov 4 (IANS) It was always thought that the sole bodily function of olfactory receptors was to smell and they could only be found inside the nose. But a new study has found two olfactory receptors in human lung tissue. And when the researchers from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany activated these receptors, they found that they regulated the way ... Read More »