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Jul 28, 2021

What is the one thing that is common among the colourful feathers of birds, the long claws of a tiger, the prized horn of a rhinoceros, the antlers of a feer, the scales of the pangolin, the fine wool of the cashmere goat, or Rapunzel’s super long hair? Did this question get you to scratch your head or bite your nails? It’s there too! It’s the ubiquitous protein keratin found in the skin or epithelial cells of vertebrates. Keratin is one of the strongest materials in nature.

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Hyderabad | Jul 27, 2021
Small millets can help fight food insecurity during pandemics

Researchers point out that growing millets can eliminate over-reliance on major staples like rice and wheat, and help address global food and nutritional security.

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Mumbai | Jul 26, 2021
Long burst short: an unexpected supernova

Researchers have discovered the shortest duration gamma ray burst accompanied by a supernova.

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Mumbai | Jul 23, 2021
Reduce frequency of forest logging to preserve Andaman’s biodiversity, suggest experts

Researchers have shown how even a few times of selective tree-cutting impacts biodiversity and carbon storage of the Andaman forests

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Manesar | Jul 16, 2021
Unlocking the role of biological clock molecules in cancer cells

Researchers have found how cancer cells hoodwink the biological clock controls and use them to promote tumour growth.

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Mumbai | Jul 12, 2021
A new cooling model gave better predictions of the strength and ductility of cast iron

A new cooling model gave better predictions of the strength and ductility of cast iron

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Mumbai | Jun 30, 2021
Producing low-cost hydrogen fuel with the help of magnets

Researchers have demonstrated how a magnetised catalyst can speed up hydrogen production while bringing down the energy cost.

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Mysore | Jun 25, 2021
Snow leopards on rugged terrains of conservation

Researchers identify the factors affecting snow leopard density in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

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Bengaluru | Jun 1, 2021
A natural dye extract may protect our eyes from harmful laser

Researchers have studied the characteristics of a natural dye extracted from Indigofera tinctoria leaves.

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Bengaluru | May 28, 2021
Bridged: Gaps between mathematical methods of understanding nature

Researchers have sealed the mathematical gaps between two seemingly different approaches explaining particle interactions.

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