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Humans are not the only species that can use tools, say scientists

Humans are not the only species that can use tools, say scientists

It’s not just humans who use tools as now researchers and scientists have found proof for the first ‘grinding’ tool related to a non-human. The animal that does so is wild parrot.

Wild parrots use pebbles for grinding supplements out of shells, and there is a possibility that they do so to make their puke more nutritious for their partners.

Quakes in Nepal in April, May could have been more devastating

Quakes in Nepal in April, May could have been more devastating

Scientists said the effect of the big earthquakes that struck Nepal earlier this year could have been far more severe. An international team has recently published a review of the events wherein it has showed that the landslides’ number was far lower than feared by people.

The major concern is that so far, the group has not been able to find out any evidence of Himalayan glacial lakes suffering huge damage. Science magazine has published this assessment.

California regulators reject utilities’ demand for changes in solar net energy metering

California’s solar net energy metering system won’t change for now

The present system that pays solar homeowners for the excess electricity used by them won’t change as of now as California’s state regulators have turned down a demand for revision by utility companies.

Conservation biologist says just as in humans, breeding signals are complicated in Pandas

Conservation biologist says just as in humans, breeding signals are complicated in Pandas

A study has been going on over captive breeding of the endangered bamboo-eating bears. The researchers behind it said on Tuesday that pandas are a lot more likely to mate successfully and deliver cubs when showing through a multifaceted series of behaviors, which is a favorite for a potential mate.

During captive breeding experiments when huge pandas showed no such preference, despite being considered genetically fit as a pair, their probability of mating successfully fell to zero.

X Prize launches Contest to Explore and Map Earth’s Seafloor

Latest X Prize Challenge Pushes to Map Earth’s Oceans and win Lots of Money

X Prize is giving sea-loving explorer an opportunity to pursue their passion and win a huge amount of money. The organization announced a competition on Monday which allows researchers to make technologies to map earth’s seafloor.

Warming Arctic continues to Pose Threat to Region’s Walrus Populations

Warming Arctic continues to Pose Threat to Region’s Walrus Populations

Polar region at the northernmost part of the planet Arctic is warming faster than any other region in the world, as per a report released Thursday. It is the second time when the region has been found warming approximately twice as fast as the rest of the world.

As the region is warming twice as fast as other places in the world, its ice sheets are melting rapidly and making conditions difficult for walrus populations to survive, researchers said.

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