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Bengaluru | Sep 23, 2020
Too close for comfort: Proximity to humans is significantly affecting the behaviours of lion-tailed macaques

Changing habitats force Western Ghats’ endemic lion-tailed macaques to alter their social structure to adapt, putting them at risk, finds study.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Dharwad | Sep 17, 2020
Frog tales: Finding an alter ego a thousand kilometer away

Eastern Ghat Cricket Frog [Image credits: Prudhvi Raj]

Researchers discover a visibly different individual of the Eastern Ghats cricket frogs, in the Western Ghats

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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
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
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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