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Bengaluru | Sep 10, 2020
Nature's parenting paradox. Males, not females, may gain more by caring for their young

A pair of Crested treeswift with its egg [Image credits: Aditya Pal / CC BY-SA 4.0]

Mathematical models show that males should be selected to care more for their offspring rather than desert them.

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Bengaluru | Sep 9, 2020
Unravelling cryptic frogs of Western Ghats

Some cryptic species of frogs in the Western Ghats (Left Top: Indirana semipalamata (Image credits: Saunak Pal), Left-Bottom: Indirana beddomii (Image Credits: Saunak Pal), Right-Top:

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Bengaluru | Sep 8, 2020
Rising heat and humidity around the globe will soon be intolerable for humans

Drought-stricken farmland in Karnataka [Image Credits: Pushkarv / CC BY-SA 3.0)

With climate change occurring at an alarming speed, study finds that temperatures across many parts of the globe, including South Asia, could reach the breaking point by 2050.

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Bengaluru | Sep 7, 2020
Cracked: Scientists show how glass crystallises in real-time

In a new study, researchers devise a unique way to observe the process of devitrification under a microscope, in real-time. 

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Kolkata | Aug 28, 2020
Who is at the centre of a dog’s world? It’s humans more than dogs!

Studies have found that dogs tend to be friendlier in areas with frequent human activity. But what about their interaction with individuals of their kind in these areas? Do humans play a role here? A recent study from the Dog Lab IISER Kolkata has delved into the social interactions of dogs amongst themselves and with humans. 

 

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Mumbai | Aug 27, 2020
A new approach to quantum information processing at room temperatures

A team of scientists from IIT Bombay have recently proposed a novel setup to carry out quantum information processing at room temperatures, using a stack of specially designed layered materials. 

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Pune | Aug 26, 2020
Tiny but mighty: Newly-discovered diatom from Meghalaya’s cave puts the spotlight on these algae

In a recent study, researchers describe this new species of diatoms from the Mawsmai caves in Meghalaya.

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Mumbai | Aug 25, 2020
Supplying water through tankers to urban India

In a recent study, researchers from IIT Bombay have developed a planning and scheduling framework for water distribution through tankers from water sources to water treatment facilities and consumers while making the cost of delivery affordable.

 

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Bengaluru | Aug 24, 2020
AstroSat discovers tell-tale signs of cosmic evolution from a young, dynamic galaxy

In a recent study, a group of astronomers studied a galaxy not too distant from the Earth, using data from AstroSat, India’s first indigenous satellite dedicated to astronomy.

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Bengaluru | Aug 21, 2020
Climate change is driving apple orchards higher up in the Himalayas, and geoengineering could be a stopgap

Why are apple orchards moving higher up in the Himalayas? This shift is a result of the not-so-cold-anymore winters, says a recent study. 

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