Rare photos of the last known Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) and causes behind its extinction


Towards the end of the 19th Century, a bounty was offered for killing thylacine. (The photograph was taken more than half-a-century ago in 1933.) The marsupial carnivore became extinct in 1936, over the belief that it kills sheep. Sheep farming which was the backbone of the Australian economy during that era prompted the government toContinue reading “Rare photos of the last known Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) and causes behind its extinction”

National Zoo artificially inseminated giant panda, soon be able to conceive


The National Zoo has declared on Saturday that a group of scientists and veterinarians had artificially inseminated the Zoo’s female giant panda. Scientists took this decision after natural breeding failed. The statement issued in this regard said that Mei Xiang (female giant panda) was artificially inseminated with both fresh and frozen semen taken from the zoo’s maleContinue reading “National Zoo artificially inseminated giant panda, soon be able to conceive”

Device to monitor and talk to home alone dogs created : Controlled through mobile app


–       Mobile Device for checking out on home alone dogs is created by UNSW students –       Angela Lam, 23-year-old student of Industrial Design at University of New South Wales (UNSW) is the designer of the Mobile app. –       The idea to create the device occurred to Angela Lam when she felt anxious at leaving herContinue reading “Device to monitor and talk to home alone dogs created : Controlled through mobile app”

Thousands come out to witness the rare total solar eclipse in Australia


A huge crowd (thousands of them) has flocked to Australia to witness the rare sight of a total solar eclipse. The crowd included everyone ranging from tourists to astronomers. Terry Cuttie of Astronomical Association of Queensland says, “Immediately before, I was thinking, ‘Are we gonna see this?’ And we just had a fantastic display –Continue reading “Thousands come out to witness the rare total solar eclipse in Australia”

Dog on death-row after losing his owner in Hurricane Sandy storm: Interested adopters please step forward


Natural catastrophes come and take everything away from mankind. One small story from the recently concluded Hurricane Sandy was read by me also and I couldn’t contain myself from sharing this with my readers. The story is about Lucas (Read: Pet Dog) who is left alone stranded after his owner died in the Hurricane SandyContinue reading “Dog on death-row after losing his owner in Hurricane Sandy storm: Interested adopters please step forward”

Elementary school art teacher Adonna Khare wins $200,000 ArtPrize 2012 for huge mural called “Elephants”


It’s a total treat for art lovers spread all over the world, the moment you see the Adonna Khare mural, I am sure that you couldn’t restrain yourself from loving this one hell of a art piece created by nothing else but a pencil. For those of us who think that they can elude artContinue reading “Elementary school art teacher Adonna Khare wins $200,000 ArtPrize 2012 for huge mural called “Elephants””