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Google Doodle celebrates Johann Sebastian Bach with incredible AI music game

Google is celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach with a special, artificial-intelligence-powered Doodle enabling users to make their own music inspired by the composer's. Google's Bach-themed Doodle centres on the concept of four-part harmony, a hallmark of Bach's compositions. The animated

22 Mar 2019 1:34 am
Google celebrates the colourful festival of Holi with a doodle

It's time for Holi - the age-old festive ritual marking the end of winter, the coming of spring, and symbolically, the triumph of good over evil. On this day, Google has come up with a doodle wishing all the Indians in

21 Mar 2019 1:51 am
Forest loss, livestock grazing driving Dholes to extinction

Rare to spot in the wild, Dholes, the elusive wild dogs'population is facing severe threat from forest loss and livestock grazing leading to significant a decline. With less than 2,500 individuals surviving in the wild globally, dhole is already extinct in

5 Mar 2019 10:14 pm
World Wildlife Week: Life below water matters

For the first time, the UN's World Wildlife Day is highlighting threats to marine life. The theme of World Wildlife Day 2019, which takes place on March 3, is 'Life below water: for people and planet'. Marine wildlife has sustained human

3 Mar 2019 11:35 am
West Bengal: Little girl falls from scooter, wild elephant shields her from own herd

Kolkata, Feb 22: In a region fraught with man-animal conflict and bloodshed, here's a story that warms the heart. An elephant stood guard to protect a four-year-old girl, who had fallen down from a scooter, from other members of the herd

22 Feb 2019 11:59 pm
Pangolin, the most trafficked mammal in the world on verge of extinction

New Delhi, Feb 19: They may not make headlines like tigers, elephants or rhinos, but Indian pangolins, the most trafficked mammal in the world are critically endangered and need as much protection as those better known mammals. Last year, TRAFFIC's study

19 Feb 2019 4:46 pm
Human appetite pushing big animals at risk of extinction

New Delhi, Feb 08: Earth is home to millions of species. Just one dominates it. Humans have explored and left footprint on nearly every corner of the globe. As our population and needs grow, we are leaving less and less room

8 Feb 2019 10:59 am
It's cold outside! How do animals survive?

Anyone who's walked their dog when temperatures are frigid knows that canines will shiver and favor a cold paw - But what about all the wildlife out there? Won't they be freezing? Winter presents different threats than the summer when it

22 Jan 2019 11:04 am
Decoded: Patterns of lion, tiger and leopard attacks on humans

Incidences of attacks on humans vary with each cat species, the area and duration of these being more in the case of lions, as compared to tigers or leopards. Lions live in prides of large numbers, with risky behavior picked

19 Jan 2019 12:09 pm
Climate change is turning sea turtles female

For green turtles, the future is female. More than 52 percent of all green turtles are born female, and new research suggests the number will grow as the climate warms. By the end of the century, scientists estimate, as many as

15 Jan 2019 11:33 am
Here's why birds hate Sankranti

New Delhi, Jan 14: Makar Sankranti 2019, the harvest festival is celebrated with much fervour across the country. While people enjoy the festival with much vigour, there are these birds who are at the receiving end during the festival. Makar

14 Jan 2019 11:27 am
What is NCAP? Know all about National Clean Air Plan

New Delhi: In an attempt to curb the extreme air pollution levels across cities in India, the Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan has released the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). Launching of this programme give

10 Jan 2019 10:14 pm
How shoot-at-sight order at Kaziranga saved Rhinos from extinction

Kaziranga park in Assam, popularly known as India's rhino paradise, remains a conservation success story. Thanks to the park's controversial standing orders to kill poachers caught in the park, an aggressive policy that may be as effective as it is bloody.

8 Jan 2019 12:11 pm
Merry Christmas! Google wishes Happy Holidays with an animated doodle

It's that festive time of year again! The Google Doodle is decorated with the various Christmas ornaments and instead of 'L' alphabet of Google's logo there is a decorated Christmas tree with gifts kept below it. That's not all, there are

25 Dec 2018 3:24 am
Gujarat: With 35 deaths in 3 months, govt launches plan to conserve Asiatic lions

Ahmedabad, Dec 22: The Gujarat government has launched the 'Asiatic Lion Conservation Project' with an aim to protect and conserve the world's last ranging free population of Asiatic Lion and its associated ecosystem. The decision came two days after three asiatic

22 Dec 2018 8:02 pm
Will growing demand for traditional Chinese medicine threaten wildlife?

The growing demand for traditional Chinese medicine throughout the world has inadvertently increased the threat to wildlife. Endangered animals, such as the tiger and rhinoceros, are already facing the pressures of habitat destruction and the trade in skins, horns and furs.

22 Dec 2018 4:13 pm
Google Doodle celebrates the Winter Solstice 2018, the shortest day of the year

While people across the world have already experienced bone-chilling temperatures, the official start of winter doesn't occur until Friday - the date of this year's winter solstice. The annual winter solstice brings us the shortest day and longest night of

21 Dec 2018 1:16 am
Human elephant conflict: After trenches and walls fail, 'disco lights' keep jumbos at bay

Bengaluru, Dec 10: At a time when hundreds of kilometres of solar fencing and trenches around the sanctuary area have failed to prevent elephants from raiding human habitations, unique methods like use of disco, LED lights with siren and bio-acoustics are

10 Dec 2018 2:49 pm
Human-animal conflict: 89% of dwellers are willing to move out from protected forest areas

Bengaluru, Nov 29: The killing of the man-eating tigress of Yavatmal and the subsequent controversy has brought into focus the lack of man-animal conflict management in habitats outside protected areas such as wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. The task of conservation

29 Nov 2018 3:12 pm