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Evolution of Animals and Plants is Happening in Cities Also

Most naturalists regard cities anti-nature—sterile wastelands of concrete and steel. But evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of Darwin Comes to Town, takes the opposite view: Urban environments are in fact “powerhouses of evolution,” where animals as diverse as blackbirds and bobcats are adapting to … Continue reading

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Urban Sprawl Creates Food Deserts ?

Urban sprawl has led to the creation of food deserts in metropolitan areas across the United States, according to a published study by a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington. Shima Hamidi, director of UTA’s Center for Transportation Equity, … Continue reading

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Indian Standard Time and Need for Multiple Time Zones in India

Indian Standard Time(IST) is the time observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+05:30. India does not observe daylight saving time(DST) or other seasonal adjustments. In military and aviation time IST is designated E* (“Echo-Star”). Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5′ E longitude, in Mirzapur , Uttar Pradesh, … Continue reading

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Tower of Babble: A Scycrapper?

The cities of today exhibit the tallest structures the world has ever seen. The density of urban environments  is high due to the desire to live and do business as close to the heart of the metropolis as is possible, … Continue reading

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