Bumble bee placed on endangered species list

Bumble bee placed on endangered species list

A bumble bee species that was once everywhere across America has been placed on the endangered species list, wildlife authorities have confirmed.

The rusty patched bumble bees play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance. These bees are excellent crop pollinators, and they are known for performing an useful behavior called 'buzz pollination'.

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Researchers find new way to spin artificial spider silk

Researchers find new way to spin artificial spider silk

Scientists have long been trying to artificially create spider silk as this miracle material could pave the way to create super-strong, durable fabrics. Moving a step closer to the crazy durable fabrics, a team of researchers claimed to have designed a machine that can really spin something almost as good spider silk fiber.

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Two American astronauts conduct spacewalk to upgrade ISS

Two American astronauts conduct spacewalk to upgrade ISS

Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) last Friday and successfully upgraded the orbiting laboratory’s electrical system, the U.S. space agency announced.

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson spacewalked for around six-and-a-half hours and their expedition ended at 1855 GMT. It may be noted here that Kimbrough, 49, is the commander of the 6-person crew aboard the ISS, and 56-year-old Whitson is a flight engineer.

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Beijing police to combat toxic smog

Beijing police to combat toxic smog

Beijing authorities have confirmed that police officers have been assigned with the additional responsibility of looking for local sources of air pollution, including dusty roads and open-air barbeques.

Cai Qi, mayor of the city, has also promised to trim down consumption of coal by 30 per cent this year as part of the city efforts to cut air pollution, which has become a big issue in the national capital in the recent past.

Unfavorable weather conditions have played a major role in aggravating the issue of air pollution by preventing pollutants from dispersing.

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