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Methane Emissions 50% Higher Than EPA Estimates: Study

Methane Emissions 50% Higher Than EPA Estimates: Study

According to a new study, methane emissions from the oil and gas operations have been estimated to be about 50% higher that the statistics reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

It has also been estimated and analyzed by researchers that methane emissions in the United States are about five times higher in the places of the south-central region. These places include Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

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Scientists Analyzed DNA Sample to find Nature of Snakehead Fish

Scientists Analyzed DNA Sample to find Nature of Snakehead Fish

Researchers have investigated the infamous snakehead fish, which was once captured by them in a Burnaby pond the previous year. Scientists have been able to know fetch out details of this fish. They came to know about the food they ate, the time for which the fish survived in Central Park's pond and the type of snakehead it was having.

Larger Group Primates have Complex Facial Features

Larger Group Primates have Complex Facial Features

A research has taken place in which study researchers have tried to explain the reason as why some primates have complex facial features and have different colors and other primates adorn simple faces.

The research carried out by a group of researchers from UCLA has found that Old World monkeys and apes are part of bigger groups. Therefore, they have more complex features and are of different colors.

But such is not the case with primates who belong to smaller groups. This forms to be the reason that they have simple faces and are of fewer colors.

Study suggests that dogs came from Europe

Study suggests that dogs came from Europe

A recent study shows that dogs came from Europe and not from the Middle East or East Asia as was thought earlier.

Olaf Thalmann from the University of Turku in Finland led a team of researchers which used prehistoric genomes find that European hunter-gatherers transformed wolves into friendly Fidos around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.

This new finding has started a fresh debate on the age old topic going on among researchers for years now.

500-Year-Old Clam Accidentally Killed by Scientists

500-Year-Old Clam Accidentally Killed by Scientists

It has been revealed that a 500-year-old clam was killed mistakenly by scientists after it was taken by them for additional research. It happened after a field trip that was conducted by the School of Ocean Sciences in 2006, which helped scientists figure out the age of the clam.

The research was part of a project to gain insight into climate changes over the last 1,000 years. According to reports of USA Today, the creature was alive until the day researchers cracked its shell open for research purposes. But the clam was found dead after that.

Stockpiled Ivory Destroyed to Highlight Increasing Slaughter Cases

Stockpiled Ivory Destroyed to Highlight Increasing Slaughter Cases

A number of advocacy groups have put forth some startling revelations. As per them, over 30,000 elephants are killed for their tusks and that too every year.

Since 2007, the illegal trade of ivory has increased by double. If it comes to place, which is biggest market for ivory then China has to be the one. In China, keeping ivory is considered to a sign of wealth.

Oldest Big Cat Fossil Found in Himalayas

Oldest Big Cat Fossil Found in Himalayas

The oldest fossil of big cat that is `similar to a snow leopard' has been discovered in the Himalayas. The fossil has been named as Panthera blytheae. The parts of head have been found to be 4.1 and 5.95 million years old. The complete skull is about 4.4 million years of age.

The Pantherinae subfamily consists of lions, jaguars, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, and clouded leopards.

The unearthing in Tibet favors the hypothesis that big cats grew in central Asia, not Africa.

Hyena’s Anal Secretion Acts as Natural Social Network: Study

Hyena’s Anal Secretion Acts as Natural Social Network: Study

A research has taken place in which it has been unveiled that hyenas' anal secretions contain bacteria that act as a message for other hyenas.

The research has been carried out by a group of researchers from Michigan State University. As per the same, it has been unveiled that the pongy bacteria left through the secretions of hyenas emit foul smell.

The secretion can be found on trees, plants and grass, said study researchers. After smelling the signals, hyenas interpret the messages and spread the same among other animals, affirmed Prof Kevin Theis.

New Less Venomous Scorpion Species Discovered in Turkey

New Less Venomous Scorpion Species Discovered in Turkey

According to a latest report, the scientists have discovered a new species of scorpions, which were once sighted in the area of ancient Lycia. The researchers described these new species as Euscorpius lycius.

Also, these scorpions are commonly known as wood-scorpion, in the regions of the Mugla and Antalya Provinces in Southwestern Turkey.

According to the scientists, with this new discovery, the total known species of the scorpions in the country have risen to the number five.

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New Hammerhead Shark Species Discovered Along the Coast of South Carolina

New Hammerhead Shark Species Discovered Along the Coast of South Carolina

According to a latest research, a team of researchers discovered a new species of hammerhead shark. They have found this species along the coast of South Carolina.

The sources have revealed that this new species looks almost identical to the scalloped hammerhead. But this species is very different genetically as it consists of about 10 fewer vertebrae, which are also known as the segments of backbone.

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