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Bhopal | May 10, 2022
Photographs of some of the Hedychium spp. Picture Credits: (C) Ajith Ashokan, TrEE Lab

The beginning of seasonal monsoon and other geophysical changes due to the Himalayan uplift caused diverse species of ginger lily.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 29, 2022
Trios–A novel social unit in Sarus Cranes

Although Sarus Cranes are monogamous, a new study shows a novel social unit called trios, where an additional adult is found along with two adults. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Pune | Apr 27, 2022
A Myristica swamp in the Western Ghat mountains, Karnataka. Photograph by Mital Thacker

Diatoms — single-celled algae — can be indicators of the health of Karnataka’s rare Myristica swamps

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 22, 2022
Re-building independent India through homegrown ideas

Dinesh C. Sharma’s ‘Indian Innovation - 100 ideas that transformed India’ is an inspiring book documenting all key innovations post-independence in India.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Health, Society, Featured
Bengaluru | Apr 12, 2022
The charismatic Indrella ampulla at Bisle, Karnataka. Photo: Sudhira HS

Not more than two decades ago, I played with snails on rainy days and would see them crawling abundantly on plants. My friends and I would collect them in glass bottles, treating them as pets.

It appears that snails have almost vanished from our gardens. Lush green landscapes and trees have dwindled to become a few patches of green separated by tall buildings in between.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Featured
Bengaluru | Mar 16, 2022
A colony of the tropical paper wasp Ropalidia marginata with a few individuals uniquely colour coded for identification (picture credit Nitika Sharma)

Study finds that considering multiple social interactions as a whole instead of individual interactions helps identify the potential queen of a wasp colony. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Madurai | Feb 4, 2022
Researchers from IIT B root for restoring Madurai’s historical water tank system to address the region’s water  woes

Researchers from IIT B root for restoring Madurai’s historical water tank system to address the region’s water woes 

General, Science, Engineering, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 28, 2022
Indian Savannas are NOT Wastelands

Tropical savannas, replete with large expanses of grasslands, are often misclassified as wastelands.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 10, 2021
A view of the forest canopy - Photo: KS Seshadri

Researchers find a greater abundance but an altered epiphyte community in selectively logged forests

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Jaipur | Dec 9, 2021
Noisy vehicles cause distress to animals. [picture credits leopard and safari vehicle via Wikimedia Commons]

A study finds that electric vehicles are less intrusive to animals during safaris.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
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