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Natural History

The lesser-known and rarely seen Rusty-spotted cat is found only in the Indian subcontinent. While we only have some sporadic sightings of the secretive cat, our author here presents a brief insight into the cat’s natural history. It is popular knowledge

Spread over 1,400+ sq. km., the Satpura Tiger Reserve comprises the Satpura National Park and Panchmarhi and Bori Wildlife Sanctuaries. A conservation success, Satpura’s forested hills not only house the magnificent tiger, but an amazing array of wildlife as well,

New version of classic television series rekindles interest in science and environment.   Ann Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson A new season of the famous ‘Cosmos’ television series conceived by pioneering science communicator Carl Sagan started broadcasting in India from March 2020 and

Revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years Scientists from the Bombay Natural History Society and Somaiya Vidya Vihar University have published a research paper on the forgotten butterflies of Matheran in the community peer-reviewed ‘Biodiversity Data Journal’. The research paper titled 'Finding the forgotten

Ever heard of whale sharks begging for food and playing like adorable puppies? Here is a small anecdote from Cenderawasih Bay in Papua, Indonesia involving playful whale shark and human interaction. Can a 15-meter whale shark ask for food from a

Fossil of elephant calf jaw was discovered from the Siwalik Ranges of Badshahibagh, U. P. A Fossil of jaws of young Elephant calf was discovered in the Badshahibagh area of Shiwalik FD for the first time ever, during field inspection of

Located on the far coast in the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia, the city of Manado has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye and all it takes to discover its beauty is a dive in its

Here is a recap of the best of the best from the year gone by. 2019, while having its ups and downs,  has been a wonderful journey for us, and we invite you to glance again with fondness for the

Continuing our coverage of State Trees and Flowers across the country, we bring you the flagship flora of Bihar. In our next installment on the series of flora, come discover the flagship trees and flowers of the state of Bihar –

The art of tracking your prey, lulling them to a placid state by enacting a false sense of solidarity, and then finally springing the trap – all are the traits of a master assassin, as seen with  a jumping spider