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Satellites spot oceans aglow with trillions of organisms

August 31, 2021 3:32 pm

Steven D. Miller spotted in the northwestern Indian Ocean what turned out to be a glowing patch that was nearly the size of Connecticut.

New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen growth

August 03, 2021 1:34 pm

Earth's slowing rotation, which gradually lengthened days from six hours to the current 24 hours, was key for the cyanobacteria in making the planet more breathable.

Nod for mission to explore marine resources

June 17, 2021 2:35 am

The mission proposes to explore ocean resources and develop deep sea technologies for sustainable use of these resources.

World Oceans Day 2021: History, significance, theme, and the role of humans in protecting oceans

June 08, 2021 12:41 pm

This year's theme is 'The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods'. According to the UN, "this year's annual event will shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth"

'Why would we want to consume lead, mercury, microplastic': Kajal Aggarwal on why plant-based diet is the need of the hour

April 14, 2021 4:49 pm

"I have been on a plant-based diet for many years now and have absolutely no nutritional concerns/deficiencies," said Kajal Aggarwal

'India to participate in six big ocean missions of the decade'

May 08, 2020 11:12 pm

Some of them will aim at generating more knowledge and data that will support timely action for healthy, resilient ocean and practices towards sustainable development.

The first Indian to sail across the world solo offers a taste of adventure on the high seas

November 03, 2019 6:31 pm

‘There is a thrill in going away from land, to stop in the middle of nowhere and measure perspective’

Mars' oceans formed much earlier than thought: Study

March 20, 2018 9:16 pm

A new study estimates that oceans appeared on Mars' surface earlier than previously thought, a fact that could hasten the search for water on thre Red Planet.

Researchers find novel technique to measure ocean temperature, map global weather

January 04, 2018 9:19 pm

Researchers have successfully been monitoring average temperatures of the ocean';s surface, in an attempt to understand how changes in temperature affect global weather conditions.

Ancient jumping genes may control coral bleaching in warming oceans

January 01, 2018 5:45 pm

Scientists have found the genome responsible for coral bleaching, and has devised a method to improve its heat resistance, so it may survive in rising ocean temperatures.


Saint West, North, Apple: Unusual celebrity baby names

December 08, 2015 11:56 am

While most couples aspire to choose unique names for their children, a few celebrities have crossed the line and seemed to have made the most unconventional picks.


Exiled Tibetans criticise China for deploying missiles

February 19, 2016 8:11 am

Dharamsala, Feb 19 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile on Friday criticised China’s move to deploy surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The recent move by China stoked tensions between China and its Asian neighbours and the US. Tibetan government-in-exile spokesman Tashi Phuntsok said the move shows that China has imperial ambitions. He added that since there are claims and counter claims over South China Sea, which is an important sea route, international conflicts are bound to happen. Meanwhile, another Tibetan parliamentarian-in-exile Yeshi Phungstok said China might have maritime ambition to approach the Indian Ocean.