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Bengaluru | Aug 20
Image : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam%27s_Bridge#/media/File:AdamsBridge02-NASA.jpg

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, find how geckos from India could have spread into and adapted to the Sri Lankan environment.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bombay | Aug 17
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, study the changes in cell morphology at different cell densities.

General, Science, News
Bengaluru | Aug 16
Photo: Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters.

Last month, doctoral student Mr. Dev Kumar Thapa and his advisor Prof. Anshu Pandey from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, claimed to have discovered evidence for superconductivity at a temperature much higher than ever before. The researchers have posted a preprint of their paper titled, “Evidence for Superconductivity at Ambient Temperature and Pressure in Nanostructures” to the arXiv, an online repository of pre-prints of journal papers. They have also submitted a paper outlining their findings to the journal Nature. In this particular instance, questions of various kinds have been raised about the research reported in the preprint in the public debate.

General, Science, Op-ed
Bengaluru | Aug 14

An international team of researchers use a multi-pronged approach to understand the diveristy in tree communities.

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Bengaluru | Aug 12

Angiosperms, or flowering plants as they are commonly known, dominate the plant kingdom with over a whopping 3.5 lakh species. Unlike the bisexual plants that are predominant, where both the reproductive structures are present in the same flower of the plant, some have the male and female flowers in different plants. Such plants are called dioecious plants, and there are over 15,600 species of them across the world. Many of these plants have been used traditionally as food, medicine and timber for over thousands of  years.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Chandigarh | Aug 9

Researcher from CSIR - Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandighar discover the role of a gene that regulates how macrophages react to different pathogens.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 9
Photo: "Dismantled houses where there have been cases of the plague". Source: Gordon, H. (1899) A Plague Stricken City. The English Illustrated Magazine, 22 (193): 17-23 in Ranganathan, M. 2018 "Rule By Difference: Empire, Liberalism, and the Legacies of Urban 'Improvement', Environment and Planning: A (Economy and Space). Published online June 22, 2018. DOI:http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X18781851

Researchers from American university explore the reasons behind urban improvement through the ages.

General, Science, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Kolkata | Aug 8
Pictures: Dr Manabi Paul and Prof Anindita Bhadra (a) a dog family that was part of this research  (b) a male dog (putative father) playing with pups  (c) The researchers: Dr Manabi Paul and Prof Anindita Bhadra

Some curse them, throw stones at them, beat them, and even kill them, while a few pet them and form a special bond!  Domestic dogs, or Canis lupus familiaris, are known to be our 'best friends'. Yet, nearly 70-80% of the 90 crore dogs globally, about 70 crores, are free-ranging and include stray and feral dogs.  How do they survive and thrive in the dangerous streets without our active care?  It turns out, just like us, they have a 'family' that makes it possible.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bhubaneswar | Aug 7

An international team of scientists study how temperature over India has changed over the span of 7 decades and point of the role of geography in changing temperatures.

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Aug 6
Photo : Chimera,  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Undergraduate student from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay reveals the origin of the ‘chimera state’ in coupled oscillators

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