New species of large gecko discovered from Eastern Ghats

Geckos or house lizards usually evoke in us varying degrees of disdain. But a team of scientists’ fascination for these reptiles led them to discover a new species from the Eastern Ghats. The Kanger valley rock gecko Hemidactylus kangerensis is the newest addition to India’s lizard species. According to a paper published Read More …

What’s interesting about neutron stars merging?

The discovery On August 17, this year, the LIGO and VIRGO detectors picked up another disturbance due to a gravitational wave. The signal was different from the earlier four they had sensed. Not surprising, for the earlier signals were due to the distant mergers of black holes. This signal was Read More …

Dampa Tiger Reserve

Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve now holds the distinction of housing the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia. The density of population of clouded leopards, locally known as ‘Kelral’, is 5.14 per 100 sq km in the reserve, situated along the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura. The area of the reserve is around Read More …