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Hyderabad | Dec 18
Credit: Katja Schulz via flickr CC BY 2.0

Researchers from two Spanish institutes—the University of Barcelona and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, and CCMB in Hyderabad, have identified some genes and regulatory elements involved in damage-response of the Drosophila regeneration process.

 

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Bengaluru | Dec 18
Credit: Dr Ishan Agarwal

Researchers discover eight new species of bent-toed geckos in the Northeast states of India.

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Dehradun | Dec 16
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Researchers from the Wildlife Institute of India have reported the first photographic evidence for the majestic tiger in the Eastern Himalayas at altitudes as high as 3,630 m.

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Bengaluru | Dec 11

If you are a budding researcher with a keen interest in evolution and biology, the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has some good news for you. The multidisciplinary research institute in Bengaluru is all set to host the first-ever 15-day school in Evolutionary Biology. It is planned to be held from 12–26 March 2019 and is sponsored by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

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Assam | Dec 11
Photo: Manis pentadactyla by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters CC BY-SA 2.0

Researchers at the World Animal Protection and University of Oxford, UK, have analysed why some rural tribes in Assam hunt pangolins, the motivation behind this and possible interventions to stop hunting.

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New Delhi | Dec 5
Credits: Top left: Megophrys periosa, Systematics Lab, DU; Top right: Megophrys flavipunctata, S.D. Biju; Bottom left: Megophrys himalayana, Systematics Lab, DU; Bottom right: Megophrys oreocrypta, Systematics Lab, DU

A team of Irish and Indian biologists from the University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, the Natural History Museum (NHM), UK, and the University of Delhi (DU), India, have provided detailed descriptions of these newly discovered frogs.

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Dec 1

If you have noticed a young child draw clouds, you might observe that irrespective of the size of these clouds, they have the same distinctive shape. Surprisingly, there is a scientific basis for this observation and is said to be because of the ‘fractal’ or self-similar nature of clouds.

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Bengaluru | Nov 30
Photo: Credit: Amada44, Pet/ CC-BY-SA 3.0 via WikiCommons

The neurotoxin series: Part 1. The first of a series that talks about the neurotoxins found in the cone snails.

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Nov 24

Cloud seeding is the technology of introducing artificial nuclei or “seeds” (silver iodide, salt, dry ice), into clouds from either the air or ground to increase the chances of rain. The popular belief is that cloud seeding is done only to bring rain in a particular place. But did you know that the same technique is used to disperse rain?

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Kolkata | Nov 20

“When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do”, said Walt Disney. And, one such thing Dr Anindita Bhadra, now an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), did during her later PhD days was to curiously analyse huge amounts of observational data on small colonies of paper wasps (Ropalidia marginata).

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