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Mumbai | May 24

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, have developed a new minimum opportunity cost targeting algorithm (MOCTA) to help organizations and institutions select the right environmental and conservation projects to pursue.

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Chandighar | May 23

Poor kitchens cause household air pollution and along with poor sanitation, results in millions of annual premature deaths globally, says study

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Lucknow | May 23

Researchers from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, and CSIR- Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow have studied the wastewater produced from tanneries and analyzed the pollutants present in it. Their study reveals an immediate threat to the environment from the recalcitrant pollutants present in the wastewater.

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Mangaluru | May 22
Photo: Vineeth Kumar K

After the Microhyla laterite that was described from Manipal in 2016, scientists have found another new narrow-mouthed frog from the city centre of Mangaluru, in coastal Karnataka. 

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Bengaluru | May 22
Photo : Dr. Kartik Shanker

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. 

General, Science, Ecology, Policy, Deep-dive, Featured
Bengaluru | May 22
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Sweden's recent decision to terminate a contract with a scientific publisher, because the publisher was not making sufficient progress towards Sweden's demands for open access, has given rise to much jubilation in some quarters. It is argued that Sweden has stood up for the interests of the broad general public against the pecuniary interests of the scientific publishing industry.

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Vellore | May 21

Researchers from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore in Tamil Nadu, have synthesized novel compound made of lead sulphide quantum dots coated with anti-oxidants or vitamins, which could aid in live imaging cells.

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Delhi | May 21

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, have devised a new way to automatically differentiate between inner and outer breast tissue using Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI in breast cancer patients.

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May 19

Mosquito bite! That’s all you need to express your killer instinct. But this allegedly innocent, tiny little arthropod with jointed legs, dressed in black and white stripes like an escaped prisoner, bites just for its ‘daily blood’. However, things aren’t quite limited to just blood sucking; this temporary parasitism is increasingly responsible for the transmission of a number of life-threatening diseases. Temporary parasites because mosquitoes suck blood from the host and then leave the crime scene, if alive.

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Thiruvananthapuram | May 18
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

A colourful platter never fails to stimulate your appetite, right? The moment your eyes sense so many dishes laid out beautifully, the stomach starts to growl, and you want to grab a bite! But, you owe most of the food that you eat to insects that pollinate the grains, vegetables and fruits, thus ensuring there is food for all. Have you ever thought how these insects, which feed us, find their food? How do they decide which flower to forage? Do they also look for colours like us?

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