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Mumbai | Sep 16, 2020
Soil check: How much water does your soil contain?

Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash

Researchers use ultra-small graphene particles to develop a new soil moisture sensor

General, Science, Technology, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kerala | Sep 16, 2020
Kerala wraps up Asia’s biggest bird survey

A group of enthusiastic birders take part in the survey for Kerala Bird Atlas. [Image credits: Kerala Bird Atlas]

Over a thousand birdwatchers, working for over five years, complete Kerala’s first Bird Atlas.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 15, 2020
Promoting improved cookstoves can benefit rural households

A woman cooking food using improved cookstoves [Image credits: Udaipur Urja Initiatives]

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Sep 14, 2020
Digging the grave: In search of the remains of merging black holes and neutron stars

Snapshot of simulation showing two black holes colliding with each other. [Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons]

Astronomers detect gravitational waves from the merging of neutron stars and black holes, but no electromagnetic waves.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Chandigarh | Sep 11, 2020
Ape fossil from Ramnagar could fill the gaps in understanding the evolution of gibbons

A Hoolock Gibbon from Meghalaya [Image Credits: Programme HURO / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

The specimen, which is millions of years older than any previously known fossil, highlights their migration from Africa to Asia.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 10, 2020
Nature's parenting paradox. Males, not females, may gain more by caring for their young

A pair of Crested treeswift with its egg [Image credits: Aditya Pal / CC BY-SA 4.0]

Mathematical models show that males should be selected to care more for their offspring rather than desert them.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 9, 2020
Unravelling cryptic frogs of Western Ghats

Some cryptic species of frogs in the Western Ghats (Left Top: Indirana semipalamata (Image credits: Saunak Pal), Left-Bottom: Indirana beddomii (Image Credits: Saunak Pal), Right-Top:

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 8, 2020
Rising heat and humidity around the globe will soon be intolerable for humans

Drought-stricken farmland in Karnataka [Image Credits: Pushkarv / CC BY-SA 3.0)

With climate change occurring at an alarming speed, study finds that temperatures across many parts of the globe, including South Asia, could reach the breaking point by 2050.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 7, 2020
Cracked: Scientists show how glass crystallises in real-time

In a new study, researchers devise a unique way to observe the process of devitrification under a microscope, in real-time. 

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Kolkata | Aug 28, 2020
Who is at the centre of a dog’s world? It’s humans more than dogs!

Studies have found that dogs tend to be friendlier in areas with frequent human activity. But what about their interaction with individuals of their kind in these areas? Do humans play a role here? A recent study from the Dog Lab IISER Kolkata has delved into the social interactions of dogs amongst themselves and with humans. 

 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
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