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How the panda’s ‘thumb’ evolved twice By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 22nd January, 2017, 01:15

Giant pandas and the distantly related red pandas may have independently evolved an extra ‘digit’ — a false thumb — through changes to the same genes

How the panda’s ‘thumb’ evolved twice

Bangladesh struggles to turn the tide on climate change as sea levels rise Bangladesh struggles as sea levels rise

From incessant rains to flooded rice fields, the economic impact of global warming has been keenly felt in the coastal town of Cox’s Bazar


Enormous Antarctic ice shelf rift grows by another 6 miles Enormous Antarctic ice shelf rift grows by another 6 miles

A more than 100-mile-long crack in one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves grew another 6 miles…


New moth named 'in honor' of Donald Trump New moth named 'in honor' of Donald Trump

''I am hoping that by appealing to Mr Trump's good nature the next administration will make an effort to continue protecting the fragile habitats''


Huge ice crack in Antarctica forces scientists to flee Huge ice crack in Antarctica forces scientists to flee

Halley Research Station to close for winter due to growth of new crack in ice shelf


2016 was Earth's hottest year on record 2016 was Earth's hottest year on record

It’s official: 2016 was the warmest year on record, and scientists are sure that carbon pollution is the main as climate change builds on big El Nino


Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins face extinction Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins face extinction

Illegal fishing techniques now threatens to wipe out the dolphins and the tourist bonanza they promise


Hilsa may get legal protection in India's West Bengal Hilsa may get legal protection in India's West Bengal

Decades of migration barriers by dams and barrages over international river by India, over-fishing and pollution have dwindled the fish population


Glaciers in Antarctica less icy than they once were, say scientists Glaciers in Antarctica less icy than they once were, say scientists

Scientists at the base say the average temperature increases by 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past century


Did we kidnap the 'Planet Nine'? Did we kidnap the 'Planet Nine'?

New evidence suggests it could be a rogue planet captured by our sun


Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes

Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine


Moon estimated to be 4.51 billion years old Moon estimated to be 4.51 billion years old

The moon formed within 60 million years of the birth of the solar system.


Global warming is top threat to polar bears Global warming is top threat to polar bears

It calls for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, which arise from the burning of fossil fuels and contribute to a warming climate


'Missing element' found in Earth's core 'Missing element' found in Earth's core

The discovery could help us to better understand how our world formed


Refugee fences threaten wildlife in Europe Refugee fences threaten wildlife in Europe

The fences built across Europe to stop refugees are threatening the continent’s wildlife


A piece of ice the size of Chittagong is about to break off Antarctica Chittagong district-size ice is about to break off Antarctica

An ice shelf in Antarctica splits threatens to set loose one of the largest icebergs ever recorded

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