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Chandighar | May 23

Poor kitchens cause household air pollution and along with poor sanitation, results in millions of annual premature deaths globally, says study

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 22
Photo : Dr. Kartik Shanker

23rd of May is celebrated as theWorld Turtle Day. Read about the various organisations in India who use an array of methods to ensure that turtles are welcome on our shores. 

General, Science, Ecology, Policy, Deep-dive, Featured
Bengaluru | May 22
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Sweden's recent decision to terminate a contract with a scientific publisher, because the publisher was not making sufficient progress towards Sweden's demands for open access, has given rise to much jubilation in some quarters. It is argued that Sweden has stood up for the interests of the broad general public against the pecuniary interests of the scientific publishing industry.

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive, Op-ed
Bengaluru | May 15
Photo : Dr. Farah Ishtiaq

Higher altitudes have lower levels of oxygen, and hence animals living at such altitudes have to adapt. Having higher content of haemoglobin is one adaptation strategy used. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, explore how blood parasite affect these high altitude birds.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kerala | May 14
Photo : Dr. K. C. Koshy, Dr. B. Gopakumar

Researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Kerala explore what makes bamboo fruits so attracive to rodents.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Coimbatore | May 11
Photo : Dr. V. J Jins

Researchers from the Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore, and the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, UK, discover a new species of shieldtail snake, Uropeltis Bhupathyi, from the Anaikatty Hills in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 9
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study what effect tuberculosis has on the immune system of our body.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 8
Photo : K P Dinesh

A new species of terrestrial ‘cricket frog’ from the highland plateaus of the Western Ghats adds to the biodiversity in this region  

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 7
Photo : Shreejata Gupta

Researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, discover a novel behaviour among bonnet macaques and consider the implication this may have one their cognition and evolution of species.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 4
Photo : Arati Halbe, Gubbi Labs, through flickr

Study from IIT Bombay finds that airborne pollutants affect the water available for agriculture.

General, Science, Deep-dive