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Gandhinagar | Jan 29
© S. P. Prizomwala et. al. Scientific Reports vol. 8 Article number: 16816 (2018) CC BY 4.0

Researchers at the Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar M. S. University of Baroda, MG Science Institute, Ahmedabad and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have found evidence of a fourth tsunami event on the coast of Kachchh in western India, which happened about a thousand year ago and was previously undocumented. 

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New Delhi | Jan 28

Marrying off girls before they are eighteen years of age, also called early marriage, is a norm in many communities across the world. It is estimated that 15 million girls are married by the age of 18 each year in the world.

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Bengaluru | Jan 26
Two Bengaluru scientists shine on the list of 2019 Padma awardees - Prof Rohini Godbole from IISc and Prof. Sharada Srinivasan from NIAS

Prof Rohini M. Godbole and Prof Sharada Srinivasan, two Bengaluru-based scientists, were among those conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award announced yesterday by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Prof Rohini Godbole is a Professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science. Prof Sharada Srinivasan is a Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.

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Jan 26

Imagine you come home to your city and find no one! While it isn’t very probable in human societies, a similar phenomenon called colony collapse disorder is often found in honeybees. Here, worker bees mysteriously start disappearing from their hives, and that leaves no one to do the housekeeping, nursing and foraging. Hence, the honey bee colonies start collapsing.

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New Delhi | Jan 25

Study by researchers from the CUH, JNU, New Delhi, and NBSS & LUP, New Delhi, provides more evidence on the groundwater contamination in the Upper Gangetic basin.

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Bengaluru | Jan 25

Indian-born Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan had once called the Indian Science Congress a “circus”. There aren’t many grounds to dispute the label following the most recent events.

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Kottayam | Jan 24
Vembanadu Lake  © Balaji.B/ WikiCommons/ CC-BY-SA-2.0

In a first, a study by researchers at the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, has reported that microplastics have been found in the sediments of the Vembanad Lake, a wetland ecosystem recognised internationally by the Ramsar Convention.

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Kharagpur | Jan 23

Researchers from IIT Kharagpur and the Borehole Geophysics Research Laboratory, Karad, have found evidence of microbial life in the rock samples of the Koyna-Warna region of western India.

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Bengaluru | Jan 22

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, have investigated whether renewable energy sources and their large-scale integration into the electricity grid can help transition our electricity system into a ‘clean energy’ system.

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Bengaluru | Jan 22

Researchers develop a model called EMPaSchiz to accurately predict schizophrenia

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