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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
Bengaluru | Dec 28, 2020
Popular Stories on Research Matters during 2020

An interesting year this one, with the world locked in and a virus reigning our lives. Nevertheless, there was no dearth of news in science. There was a considerable quantum of studies being reported even outside the realm of the rampant COVID-19 research. At Research Matters, we have tried our best to cover the most interesting stories in the Indian scene and listed below are our most popular stories this year. Take a look.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive, Featured
Mysore | Dec 22, 2020
With snow leopards and wolves around, here’s how Ladakh can reduce human–wildlife conflicts

Study evaluates regional factors that play a vital role in reducing conflicts between people and wild animals in the Ladakh region.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 19, 2020
The power of poop

Some fantastic relationships between some animals and their or others’ dung.

General, Science, Ecology, Infographics
Mumbai | Dec 14, 2020
Study reveals the secret lives of white-rumped vultures in the Western Ghats

Sigur plateau in the Western Ghats may be ideal for a vulture-sanctuary, say researchers. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 8, 2020
Dams in the Western Ghats are altering the water and impacting the fish

An aerial view of the Tungabhadra dam in Karnataka [Image Credits: Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay]

General, Science, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
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