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Bengaluru | Aug 12

Angiosperms, or flowering plants as they are commonly known, dominate the plant kingdom with over a whopping 3.5 lakh species. Unlike the bisexual plants that are predominant, where both the reproductive structures are present in the same flower of the plant, some have the male and female flowers in different plants. Such plants are called dioecious plants, and there are over 15,600 species of them across the world. Many of these plants have been used traditionally as food, medicine and timber for over thousands of  years.

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Chandigarh | Aug 9

Researcher from CSIR - Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandighar discover the role of a gene that regulates how macrophages react to different pathogens.

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Bengaluru | Aug 9
Photo: "Dismantled houses where there have been cases of the plague". Source: Gordon, H. (1899) A Plague Stricken City. The English Illustrated Magazine, 22 (193): 17-23 in Ranganathan, M. 2018 "Rule By Difference: Empire, Liberalism, and the Legacies of Urban 'Improvement', Environment and Planning: A (Economy and Space). Published online June 22, 2018. DOI:http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X18781851

Researchers from American university explore the reasons behind urban improvement through the ages.

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Kolkata | Aug 8
Pictures: Dr Manabi Paul and Prof Anindita Bhadra (a) a dog family that was part of this research  (b) a male dog (putative father) playing with pups  (c) The researchers: Dr Manabi Paul and Prof Anindita Bhadra

Some curse them, throw stones at them, beat them, and even kill them, while a few pet them and form a special bond!  Domestic dogs, or Canis lupus familiaris, are known to be our 'best friends'. Yet, nearly 70-80% of the 90 crore dogs globally, about 70 crores, are free-ranging and include stray and feral dogs.  How do they survive and thrive in the dangerous streets without our active care?  It turns out, just like us, they have a 'family' that makes it possible.

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Bhubaneswar | Aug 7

An international team of scientists study how temperature over India has changed over the span of 7 decades and point of the role of geography in changing temperatures.

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Mumbai | Aug 6
Photo : Chimera,  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Undergraduate student from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay reveals the origin of the ‘chimera state’ in coupled oscillators

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Guwahati | Aug 2

Researchers from CSIR – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and MNR Dental College & Hospital, Hyderabad have developed an electrochemical nanobiosensor that can efficiently diagnose invasive aspergillosis

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Bengaluru | Aug 2
Photo : IIT Bombay

Researchers propose a system to enable faster search of satellite images to help in rescue operations.

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Rajgir | Aug 1

Study from Nalanda University, Bihar, explores whether the drinking water from bottles is following the standards set by Bureau of Indian Standards and is safe for consumption.

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Bengaluru | Jul 31
Photo : Karsog (17) by Travelling Slacker

IIT Bombay professor surveys strategies for applying game theory to distribution of electricity

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