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Bengaluru | Feb 12, 2021
Here’s why laboratory science alone cannot solve the extinction crisis

The science of biodiversity loss may benefit by integrating people's knowledge with lab-based techniques.

General, Science, Ecology, Op-ed
Mumbai | Feb 9, 2021
Recovery from Cyclone Phailin in marine fishing communities

Researchers investigate social, economic, human, and physical factors driving and resulting in recovery in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 2, 2021
A new burrowing frog discovered in Bengaluru could tell a lot about unexplored cityscapes

Researchers found a new frog species lurking in a pond in Bengaluru, and hope to discover more with systematic studies. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Jan 29, 2021

Image Credits: KV Gururaja

In the animal world, finding a mate, protecting territory and fending off competitors who vie for love are defining moments. Only those adept at the needed skills for these ‘do-or-die’ circumstances survive, reproduce and thrive. A few animals go the extra mile—sing a romantic song, flash their colours to scare competitors and also woo their mate, some chirp high loud to stand out in the crowd and some, like the dancing frogs, shake a leg!

General, Science, Ecology, SciQs
Delhi | Jan 12, 2021
Tapping genes to make chickpeas resistant to droughts

Study identifies specific genes in chickpea plants that help the plant to grow in water-deficient conditions.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kharagpur | Jan 11, 2021
Fertilisers, livestock and biomass burning are spewing ammonia into the air across India

Researchers have pinned down the seasonal and geographical variation of the harmful gas across the country and the reasons behind it.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Dehradun | Jan 7, 2021
A proposed dam in Arunachal Pradesh threatens Black-necked Cranes’ habitat

Study shows how a proposed hydropower project can submerge the habitats of these cranes and what can be done to make it favourable for the winged visitors.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 5, 2021
No silver bullet: Animal Birth Control for India’s dogs is ridden with challenges

Study highlights why capture-neuter-vaccinate-release is not effective in reducing free-ranging dogs.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 31, 2020
Science Updates 2020

The year 2020 saw science thrust into the media limelight as world over people sought news about the COVID-19 pandemic. The year has been marked by frustration and weariness for us all. Nevertheless, science and its people have carried on the quest of figuring out the ways of the world. So here are the science updates that caught our eye in 2020, in no particular order.

Footsteps of history

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 30, 2020
India’s year in Science-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we do things, set new normals and left its mark on this year, 2020. Through difficulties and challenges, people kept working, and scientists and researchers were no exception. Here is a small list of significant happenings in science in India, presented in no particular order.

 

India makes COVID-19 testing kits

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Health, Deep-dive
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