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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
Pune | Aug 26, 2020
Tiny but mighty: Newly-discovered diatom from Meghalaya’s cave puts the spotlight on these algae

In a recent study, researchers describe this new species of diatoms from the Mawsmai caves in Meghalaya.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 21, 2020
Climate change is driving apple orchards higher up in the Himalayas, and geoengineering could be a stopgap

Why are apple orchards moving higher up in the Himalayas? This shift is a result of the not-so-cold-anymore winters, says a recent study. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 19, 2020
To move or not to move: It’s a million-dollar question for the butterflies

In a new study, researchers from the National Center for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, and SASTRA University, have studied what trade-offs drive movement of butterflies.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 12, 2020
Pierrot butterflies take scientists from museum collections to the outdoors and back!

In a study, researchers have resolved the taxonomic challenge of butterflies in the Tarucus genus, also called Pierrots.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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