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Mangaluru | May 22
Photo: Vineeth Kumar K

After the Microhyla laterite that was described from Manipal in 2016, scientists have found another new narrow-mouthed frog from the city centre of Mangaluru, in coastal Karnataka. 

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | May 22
Photo : Dr. Kartik Shanker

23rd of May is celebrated as theWorld Turtle Day. Read about the various organisations in India who use an array of methods to ensure that turtles are welcome on our shores. 

General, Science, Ecology, Policy, Deep-dive, Featured
Thiruvananthapuram | May 18
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

A colourful platter never fails to stimulate your appetite, right? The moment your eyes sense so many dishes laid out beautifully, the stomach starts to growl, and you want to grab a bite! But, you owe most of the food that you eat to insects that pollinate the grains, vegetables and fruits, thus ensuring there is food for all. Have you ever thought how these insects, which feed us, find their food? How do they decide which flower to forage? Do they also look for colours like us?

General, Science, Ecology, News
Delhi | May 16
Photo : Vidisha Kulkarni / Research Matters

A new study by scientists from Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, Hiroshima University, Japan, Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, Bangladesh, Sorbonne Universités, France, and North-West University, South Africa has modified the classification of Asian frogs of the genus Fejervarya and related genera from the family Dicroglossidae.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | May 15
Photo : Dr. Farah Ishtiaq

Higher altitudes have lower levels of oxygen, and hence animals living at such altitudes have to adapt. Having higher content of haemoglobin is one adaptation strategy used. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, explore how blood parasite affect these high altitude birds.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kerala | May 14
Photo : Dr. K. C. Koshy, Dr. B. Gopakumar

Researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Kerala explore what makes bamboo fruits so attracive to rodents.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 12

World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It is observed on 2nd Saturday in May and October! It is a global awareness-raising campaign to conserve Migratory Birds.

General, Science, Ecology, News, Infographics, Events
Coimbatore | May 11
Photo : Dr. V. J Jins

Researchers from the Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore, and the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, UK, discover a new species of shieldtail snake, Uropeltis Bhupathyi, from the Anaikatty Hills in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 8
Photo : K P Dinesh

A new species of terrestrial ‘cricket frog’ from the highland plateaus of the Western Ghats adds to the biodiversity in this region  

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
May 5

Genetically Modified Crops are those whose genetic makeup has been altered by introducing a foreign gene into its system. This is a popular technique to get the best of both worlds; we retain the desirable traits of the original plant and introduce new beneficial traits from other plants.

General, Science, Technology, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs

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