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Bengaluru | Dec 26, 2018
Remembering the scientists we lost in 2018 | Research Matters

As the curtain falls on 2018, here is a tribute to those great Indian scientists and innovators who died in the year. These eminent people contributed to various fields of science and helped put India in the frontiers of global scientific advancements. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but it is an effort to bring to the fore the achievers who have left an indelible mark behind. 

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Bengaluru | Nov 30, 2018
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The neurotoxin series: Part 1. The first of a series that talks about the neurotoxins found in the cone snails.

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Bengaluru | Nov 23, 2018
Endurance-running and human evolution | News+Views | Research Matters

In 2009, a journalist named Christopher McDougall published a book called “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen”. It is an odd combination of popular science, tirade against the modern running-shoe industry and a true story.

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Bengaluru | Nov 9, 2018

It was just another microsecond in Atomos. If looked closely enough, one would find the central town of Nucleuster amongst the clouds of Electros. Granted, Nucleuster might not be a fancy metropolitan, but it is a dense, closely-knit niche of positivity sheltering the likes of two types of inhabitants, the Prots and the Neutros.

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Bengaluru | Sep 23, 2018

The banks of the river Krishna, an iconic river in South India, is a sight to behold! As you gaze through its vastness, have you ever wondered how the river is, and since when it is flowing? Here is a trivia—the rivers that flow in Karnataka are, in fact, older than the mighty Himalayas!

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Bengaluru | Jun 29, 2018

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 5, 2018
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The theme of World Environment Day 2018 is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Take a look at the various efforts made by individuals and organisation to curb this pollution?

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Bengaluru | May 22, 2018
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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. 

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Bengaluru | Apr 20, 2018

The superbug series: Part 2. The second of a three part series talks about antibiotic resistance showed by disease causing bacteria, its reasons, the problems associated with antibiotic resistance and the severity of the issue in India.

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Mumbai | Apr 12, 2018
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Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay show us how basic research is helping India inch closer to the dream of hypersonic travel.

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