Dating puts the microfossils to around the time the Earth's atmosphere started to get increasingly oxygen-rich, kick-starting life.
Geologist Naresh Ghose found the prokaryote, a tiny, single celled organism, in shale underlying volcanic rock in the Gwalior basin of the Bundelkhand region near Jhansi.
The pachyderm was crossing a highway in India's Bengal state when the 40-year-old got out of his car to take pictures of it.
Researchers found that in some cases, they carried hundreds of different species of bacteria, many of which can be harmful to humans.
Warming global temperatures are creating rapid ice-melt in volcanically active regions, such as Iceland.
The forest department officials in the Indian state of Kerala used an excavator to create an escape route for the baby elephant.
Tourists on a sightseeing trip to a Russian island in the Arctic saw more than 200 bears along the hillside.
A group of researchers used a drone to capture the whales as they exfoliated in Canada's Cumberland Sound.
Darwin famously spent time studying the unique wildlife on the islands. His findings led him to develop his groundbreaking theory of evolution.
The animals were documented over a period of just one month during one of the largest ecological surveys ever conducted in Guyana.
Scientists, for a while now, have tried to find an answer to how the Moon developed a crust composed of just one mineral.
Research suggests that the precious metal originated deep inside the Earth, making its way to the surface via volcanic eruptions.
The 'falling star' came close to hitting a passenger jet as it approached its landing at Heathrow airport.
Scientists observed male dolphins working together in pairs to attract partners, forming 'wingman' relationships.
The Stellar's sea cow went extinct within 27 years of it being first spotted by humans.They were hunted for their flesh which supposedly tasted like almond oil.