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Bengaluru | Jul 4

In a new study, Shreekant Deodhar and Kavita Isvaran from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have tried to decode the meaning of the various behavioural signals exhibited by these drop-dead gorgeous male lizards.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 2

In a new study, to be published in the journal Aerosol and Air Quality Research, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, take a closer look at various factors that caused air pollution during Diwali of 2016. 

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
London, UK | Jun 29
Representative image of Centipede

In a new study to be published in the journal ‘Invertebrate Systematics’, researchers Dr. Jahnavi Joshi and Dr. Greg Edgecombe from the Natural History Museum, London, have set out to determine the species boundaries of an old-world tropical centipede from the genus ‘Ethmostigmus’, from Peninsular India.

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Bengaluru | Jun 29

In a recent article published in the `Science’ magazine, titled ‘When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research’, researchers have questioned the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a framework formulated to conserve biodiversity. 

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Bengaluru | Jun 28

The quaint hill town of Shimla, which once woke up to the charm of snowing winters and bustling tourists, is today facing one of the worst water crisis in history. The droughts of Marathwada during 2015-2016 crippled the farmers in the region. Today, instances like these that highlight the importance of water, the source of life, is increasing across the world. Hence, it becomes vital to understand how water levels in our rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers change over time and the reasons behind it.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 27

IIT Bombay study proposal to account for ecological sensitivity to help developmental and planning authorities.

General, Science, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 26
Hemidactylus paaragowli | Image Credits: Saunak Pal

A new addition to the list of endemic reptiles is a rock-dwelling gecko named Hemidactylus paaragowli, discovered in the hills of Kerala. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 22

In a recently published study, the researchers have taken the first step of scientifically naming the fish as Tor remadevii, with a hope of reviving its numbers.  

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Goa, India | Jun 21

Researchers from National Institute of Oceanography, Goa have studied seasonal distribution of single celled organisms with shells known as forams or foraminifera, in the mudbanks of Allepy, Kerala. The study was conducted to understand the response of forams to physical and chemical changes in the environment associated with the mudbank formation.

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Pune | Jun 21

In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, have identified factors that affect the dispersal patterns of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).

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