J-K: World’s highest, Chenab railway bridge inaugurated today

The golden joint of the world’s highest Chenab railway bridge was inaugurated on Saturday. For the first time ever since independence, Srinagar will be linked to the rest of India after the overarch deck on the world’s highest single-arch railway bridge over Chenab River will be launched. From the two ends of the Chenab River … Read more

Listen to the heartbeat of the blue whale, the world’s largest animal

The heart of the Etruscan shrew, one of the world’s smallest mammals, beats incredibly fast — up to 1,500 times per minute, or 25 times per second. The human heart, in comparison, is sluggish, beating only 60 to 100 times a minute. Then there’s the heart of the blue whale, the largest animal ever to … Read more

Geologists trek 3,000 miles across Europe on ‘world’s longest pub crawl’

A pair of geology graduates who are enjoying “the world’s longest pub crawl” by walking more than 3,000 miles across 12 European countries in five months on a £2K budget have become TikTok sensations with over 10 million views and 130K followers. Refusing to let “bleak career prospects” dampen their spirits after graduating in June, … Read more

Scientists have unearthed what could be the world’s oldest ice core

Researchers in Antarctica’s Ong Valley extracted what could be the oldest ice core ever recovered, during the 2017–18 field season.Credit: Jaakko Putkonen Ice in places such as Antarctica acts like a time capsule: its ancient, trapped air bubbles provide snapshots of Earth’s atmosphere from millennia ago. Scientists have been hunting for increasingly older ice to … Read more

Top 3 of the world’s deadliest bioweapons

Bioweapons, also referred to as biological weapons, are microorganisms such as fungi, viruses, bacteria, or other toxins generated and released intentionally to cause a massive disease outbreak and death in animals, humans and plants. Biological agents such as anthrax and botulism can cause challenging public health problems resulting in huge numbers of deaths in a … Read more

World’s Most Endangered Whales Move Closer to Expanded Habitat Protections off Alaskan Coast, Center for Biological Diversity Reports

July 11, 2022 – ANCHORAGE, Alaska— NOAA Fisheries announced today that expanding critical habitat protections in Alaska for North Pacific right whales – the most endangered whale population in the world – may be warranted. The decision came in response to a petition filed in March by two groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and … Read more

World’s Most Endangered Whales Move Closer to Expanded Habitat Protections off Alaskan Coast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska– NOAA Fisheries announced today that expanding critical habitat protections in Alaska for North Pacific right whales – the most endangered whale population in the world – may be warranted. The decision came in response to a petition filed in March by two groups, the Center for Biological Diversity and Save the North Pacific … Read more

Study Shows ‘Unprecedented’ Changes to World’s Rivers

The way rivers function is significantly affected by how much sediment they transport and where it gets deposited. River sediment — mostly sand, silt, and clay — plays a critical ecological role, as it provides habitat for organisms downstream and in estuaries. It is also important for human life, resupplying nutrients to agricultural soils in … Read more

HKUST develops world’s most durable hydrogen fuel cell – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new hydrogen fuel cell which is not only the world’s most durable1 to date, but is also more cost-effective, paving way for a wider application of green energy in the pursuit of a carbon neutral world. Researchers at The Hong Kong … Read more