Narendra Modi makes his first visit to Bhopal as Prime Minister on September 10.
Although it’s still unclear how young crows learn to fashion implements, their cleverness and ability to make tools with their beaks continue to astonish.
The rise of human civilisation has reduced the numbers of trees on Earth by 46%. In many areas we can’t see the wood because there are no trees.
Govt. may announce new plan for ex-servicemen With no developments in the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) logjam in sight, the government is preparing to announce a “new deal” for veterans over the next few days. The decision for it is primarily to avoid the model code of conduct […]
The environment ministry has figured that the government does not have mapped data of where India’s perennial rivers, its hydropower and irrigation projects are located.
A depletion in the population and diversity of bats — which save farmers in the US about $23 billion dollars a year by eating crop pests – will have a harmful effect on agricultural production in India
Octopuses are solitary creatures. Even when mating, they don’t canoodle. That’s because octopuses are cannibals.
The regulation of GMOs represents a good opportunity to rethink the role of public participation and non-technical knowledge in environmental regulatory discourse in general.
Long-term projections of climate change haven’t factored in the climatic impact of humanitarian crises and armed conflict.
There is widely held belief that the only way we can protect globally endangered species that are being poached for the international wildlife trade is to completely ban the trade. This is a dangerous misconception and will speed up extinction rather than prevent it. Adrian Lister, a mammoth […]
Citizens are worried that a an expensive coastal road project could be very destructive for the environment and the city’s waterfront
Antarctic fur seals are so good at finding their own pups, they rarely nurse another’s young.
A waterworld the temperatures on which are outside a specific range will become hotter if it’s warm and colder if it’s cold.
Beyond the difficulty of cleaning up an area made more potent by the addition of water, the bigger challenge facing the Chinese government is the chemistry itself.
The ill-fated arachnids serve their masters well, feeding them and constructing safe houses.
A warming Earth posits a continuum of implications for contiguous biospheres.
The 26-28% target is below the 40-60% target recommended by the government’s Climate Change Authority as a fair contribution to keeping warming below 2C.
In his note, the economic advisor says developed countries like the G-7 should be forced to take higher carbon taxes and financing of clean coal technologies, as well as technology.
More than providing honey, bees and other pollinating insects are crucial for agriculture, pollinating fruit and nut trees and vegetable crops.
Male banded mongooses have distinct personalities. They are either selfish or cooperative throughout their lives.
Wolves and foxes are closely related and share many of the same characteristics. But look at their eyes – where wolves have rounded pupils like humans, foxes instead have a thin vertical line. But it isn’t just canines – across the animal kingdom, pupils come in all shapes […]
India, not obliged so far by the climate convention to bind itself to climate action, has for long internationally argued that its actions are targeted towards energy security.
For Adani to continue with its Queensland, Australia coal project, the company will need to re-apply for the coal licence
Citizenship on the cards for people displaced by religious persecution The Union Home Ministry is set to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, to grant citizenship to undocumented migrants who fled religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh. This is a move that will have far-reaching implications in Assam and […]
The US’s carbon dioxide emissions peaked in 2005. This convenient choice of a base year allows the US a leeway that’s 18.64% higher than its 1990 emissions.
Unilever’s silence prompted Chennai-born artist Sofia Ashraf to record a video of her rapping ‘Kodaikanal Won’t’, a song set to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ and exhorting the company to act.
To determine if a species has culture, researchers look for any behaviour that cannot be explained by innate predisposition because of genes and opportunities provided by environment.
How ironic that we hold International Yoga day and preach the virtues of quiet meditation while being the loudest country on the planet.
The kiwi lives by the tip of its long beak.
Chhattisgarh and Odisha were kept in the dark, statutory public hearings weren’t held, and clearances were never sought in the two states
How do snakes like boa constrictors kill their prey? By fitting rats with delicate sensors, scientists have found the rodents were squeezed until they suffered a stroke
These dragons even beat regular females at their own game by laying many more eggs, and the sex-reassignment surgeon par excellence is temperature
With the rising demand for clean energy, SECMOL represents the idea of environment consciousness that goes hand in hand with development
There are many ways of sizing the California drought – one is to discuss how intense it is
It’s impossible to sneak up behind a chameleon. Without taking an eye off the juicy grasshopper, it can swivel the other eye around to watch you.
Radioactivity stirs primal fears in many people, but Geoff Watts argues that an undue sense of its risks can cause real harm.
The Zhenyuanlong, a close cousin of the Velociraptor, was a fluffy, feathered poodle from hell
With much to gain, wolves seem to do their utmost to win the geladas’ trust
We can take delight in chimpanzees’ sense of morality, But distressingly, many humans do not even show this measure of empathy
Curious Bends is a weekly newsletter curated by science journalists Akshat Rathi and Vasudevan Mukunth.