Anousha Irshad

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Focusing in the Dark

Lunar rainbow from Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite; from June, 2011, a very wet year<b>Lunar Rainbows and the Milky Way</b>There will be a full moon this Saturday, …

Landscape Photography

British Museum launches first major exhibition of underwater archaeology

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on two lost Egyptian cities and their recent rediscovery by archaeologists beneath the …

7 Stunning Aerial Photos Of Pools Snapped From A Helicopter

German photographer Stephan Zirwes took the shots 1,000 feet above ground.<p>Not all of us can hop in a cooling, refreshing pool at a moment's whim. For those not living the poolside life, there is now a little virtual refreshment that's (nearly) as rejuvenating.<p>German photographer Stephan Zirwes …

Photography

Get a close up peek at the wildlife of Mt. Tam

Before the Wildlife Picture Index project, gathering baseline data on mammal populations around Mt. Tam was difficult. Tracking and trapping can be too intrusive for the animals, not to mention too rigorous for park workers.<p>One Tam, a committee of Mt. Tam's land managers who have pledged to protect …

Wildlife

Ice cream's impact on the environment

It isn’t something many people think about, but the ice cream in our freezers affects the wildlife on our planet. Of course, this tasty treat starts …

Activist Matt Ballen on how each of us can make a difference

<b>Name</b> Matt Ballen <b><br>Age</b> 25<b><br>Home</b> New York, New York <b><br>Cause</b> Inspiring others to take action for the planet<p>In June 2015, Matt Ballen stood in New York’s Times …

World's Tallest Trees at Risk: Photos

With a nod to Arbor Day, here's a rundown of some of the Earth's biggest tree species -- and what ails them.

Innovative ideas to tackle a throw away society

Over the last year or so, I have read about some brilliant ideas and inventions that tackle some of the great environmental issues of our time. …

3 ways AI could help save the planet

But there's a different kind of AI that's becoming prevalent in nearly all of the sciences.<p>It's known as machine learning, and it revolves around enlisting computers in the task of sorting through the massive amounts of data that modern technology has allowed us to generate (a.k.a. "big data").<p>One …

Machine Learning

Kids Win Again In Lawsuit Blaming Gov't For Not Fighting Global Warming

Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court.<p>Again.<p>In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the ongoing climate case brought by these youths against the State of …

Climate

Why it’s impossible to actually be a vegetarian

Plants not only consume but thrive on animal remains. We needn’t privilege one form of organic matter over another<p>Andrew Smith<p>May 1, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher.<p>Plants make up the base of every food chain …

Bringing Nature Back in the Heart of London

<b>Sir David Attenborough celebrated the launch of London Wildlife Trust's landmark nature reserve, Woodberry Wetlands with volunteers and supporters on</b> …

How well do you know British wildlife?

Test your pawprint identification skills and your knowledge of native species with our nature quiz<p>Which of the following animal paw prints belong to a fox?<p>a<p>b<p>c<p>d<p>Which of these edible plants isn't associated with the seashore?<p>Samphire<p>Sea Pea<p>Three-cornered leek<p>Sea Beet<p>Which is the odd one out and …

Five hundred minks let loose in Ontario; police probe alleged vandalism

Police are investigating what they're calling an act of vandalism – and what a farm spokesperson is calling an act of animal rights extremism – after some 500 minks were set loose in southwestern Ontario overnight Friday.<p>Early Saturday morning, Ontario Provincial Police were called to the Brant …

Should Grizzlies in the Yellowstone Area Be Delisted and Trophy Hunted? Protecting Animals in the Rage of Humanity

<b>Protecting animals in the Rage of Humanity: A conversation with world renowned photographer Tom Mangelsen and environmental writer Todd Wilkinson who are working hard to protect the bears</b><p>In an increasingly human dominated world, in an epoch called the anthropocene, nonhuman animals (animals) are …

8 Indian trips of a lifetime

Experience India's vibrant culture and rub shoulders with wildlife on these 8 incredible trips<p>1. Experience the best of South India<p>On Peregrine's …

Britain's best places to take off on a butterfly safari

The purple emperor and chequered skipper await, whether you just fancy a flutter or metamorphose into a full-blown spotter<p>The purple emperor butterfly, a rather eccentric 1950s schoolmaster called Ian Heslop once declared, is the ultimate “big game”. A renowned collector, he boasted of catching as …

Elephants

Scientists Discover a Dark Moon in the Distant Solar System

Dwarf planet Makemake, which orbits the sun once every 310 Earth-years, has a dark little moon. Just 100 miles across, the moon evaded detection for more than a decade, hiding in the glare of its parent planet.<p>But it couldn’t escape the stare of the sharpest eye in the sky forever: When scientists …

Why Aren’t There More Scientists? A One-Word Explanation

“The type of science that I do is sometimes known as ‘curiosity-driven research,’” writes Hope Jahren, who teaches paleobiology at the University of Hawai‘i. “This means that my work will never result in a marketable product, a useful machine, a prescribable pill, a formidable weapon, or any direct …

Tragedy on Everest Remembered in Pictures

A year ago photographer Roberto Schmidt stared at a wall of snow, took three photos, dove into a tent, and nearly died. On assignment for Agence France-Presse, Schmidt was at Base Camp on Mount Everest on April 25, 2015, the day that a disastrous earthquake and ensuing avalanche struck. After being …

Watch How Dead Silent an Owl Flies Compared to Other Birds

When a pigeon flies, you can hear it sloppily slap its wings as it makes its way through the air. When a peregrine falcon flies, the flight is …

Biotech trade group Biocom expands to L.A.

A San Diego trade group seeking to boost the Southern California biotech industry is now setting up shop in downtown Los Angeles, a northward shift that could step on the toes of L.A.'s own homegrown biotech association.<p>Biocom, established in San Diego in the early 1990s, plans to open its office …

Los Angeles

Baby fish are comforted by the presence of large marine predators

Scientists have discovered that the presence of large fish predators can reduce stress on baby fish.‌<p>Research carried out by the ARC Centre of …

The Least Genetically Diverse Animal Known to Science Is an Adorable Fox

<i>But the foxes’ narrow genetic pool puts them in danger.</i><p><b>By Francie Diep</b><p>Two California Channel Islands foxes. (Photo: Pacific Southwest Region …

Slumber party: reptiles, like us, have REM sleep and may dream

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Research in a German laboratory involving five lizards called Australian bearded dragons indicates that these reptiles may dream and could prompt a fundamental reassessment of the evolution of sleep.<p>Scientists said on Thursday they have documented for the first time that …

These underwater photos will change the way you see the ocean

An Earth Day celebration wouldn't be complete without a captivating peek into the mysterious depths of our planet's most species-rich yet mysterious ecosystem: the ocean.<p>From alien-like pelagic squid to spooky mantis shrimp, the winners of the 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest do not …

Scuba Diving