Indian snake Hunters lend skills to stop Florida python invasion

Snake catchers from the Irula tribe in Tamil Nadu – Masi Sadaiyan and Vadivel Gopal – are in United States saving Florida wildlife from pythons. Before their arrival, American experts had tried everything: snake-sniffing dogs, radio-tagged informant snakes and even hunting bounties. Nothing was effective. But just four weeks after arriving in Florida by invitation … Continue reading “Indian snake Hunters lend skills to stop Florida python invasion”

Barren Island volcano is active again

India’s only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is erupting once again. The Barren Island volcano, located 140 km Northeast of Port Blair, dormant for more than 150 years started erupting in 1991 and has since then shown intermittent activity. A team of scientists reported that the volcano is active and spewing smoke … Continue reading “Barren Island volcano is active again”

Zealandia – Scientists confirm Eighth Continent submerged under New Zealand

Scientists have confirmed the existence of the eighth Continent named as Zealandia. The newly found hidden continent Zealandia sits to the east of Australia. And, 94 per cent of Zealandia is below the Pacific Ocean. The bits that aren’t waterlogged are commonly referred to as New Zealand and New Caledonia. Zealandia also includes parts of … Continue reading “Zealandia – Scientists confirm Eighth Continent submerged under New Zealand”

Broad Institute wins bitter battle over CRISPR patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has upheld a series of patents granted for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The hotly anticipated decision could conclude a contentious battle between the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of California over intellectual property rights to the potentially lucrative … Continue reading “Broad Institute wins bitter battle over CRISPR patents”