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New Delhi | Feb 14
New secretive frog species discovered in a roadside puddle in Southern India | SD Biju

The forests of the Western Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot of India, have been revealing several new species of amphibians and reptiles in the recent years. This time, however, amphibian researchers from the University of Delhi have discovered a new frog species which was hiding in plain sight in a roadside puddle in Southern India.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kerala | Feb 14
Two new species of Strobilanthes discovered in the Western Ghats

Every 12 years, the landscape of the Nilgiri Hills is covered with a blanket of purplish blue hues, thanks to the flowers of Strobilanthes kunthianus or Neelakurinji. In a recent study, researchers from the Carmel College Mala, Kerala, St. Thomas College Palai, Kerala, St.

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Srinagar | Feb 13
Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Punjabi University, Patiala and the Government Degree College, Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, studied the diversity of ant species from different regions of the Western Ghats.

Researchers from the Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, Punjabi University, Patiala and the Government Degree College, Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, have studied the diversity of ant species from different regions of the Western Ghats.

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Kolkata | Feb 13
IISER Kolkata and McMaster University, Canada, studied a model of coexistence among bacteria

Researchers from IISER Kolkata and McMaster University, Canada, have studied a model of coexistence among bacteria.

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Bengaluru | Feb 12
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Dr Mylavarapu Ramamoorty elected as Foreign Members to US's National Academy of Engineering

In a recent announcement, two renowned individuals from the Indian engineering field, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Dr Mylavarapu Ramamoorty, have been chosen as Foreign Members to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). NAE is a US-based private, independent, and non-profit institution, which is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and provides engineering leadership in service to the nation.

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Dhanbad | Feb 12
What’s in your waste? Study from IIT Dhanbad finds out

Researchers from the IIT Dhanbad estimate the generation of different types of plastic wastes by different socio-economic groups in the city of Dhanbad, India.

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Kanpur | Feb 11
Researchers from IIT Kanpur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, University of Hyderabad, and IIT Delhi study how aerosols affect the Indian monsoon season.

Researchers from IIT Kanpur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, University of Hyderabad, and IIT Delhi have tried to understand how aerosols affect the Indian monsoon season.

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Feb 9

Have you ever admired red skies or criticised early morning haze? Atmospheric aerosols, tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in air, also called Particulate Matter (PM), are responsible for the myriad hues created by the evening sky. Not just that, aerosols impact the global climate and play a role in ozone depletion. These particles generally range from about a nanometre to ten micrometre in size and are either directly emitted or formed by the conversion of a gas to particles.

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Bengaluru | Feb 8
The Road Not Taken

It was a perfect day. The sun was at its best—scorching enough to warm your face but not your tea. Sperman stretched himself and sat in his bed, curled up among his blankets, looking through the window. Outside, people were still finding their way to their respective destinations. He remembered his first day’s meal and the long nap that had followed. Those were the days. He highly doubted if he could ever be that carefree again.

It had all started when Sertoli reappeared the day after his previous instruction overload.

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Chandigarh | Feb 7
Researchers from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Maastricht University, The Netherlands, tried to understand the reasons why budding doctors from North India shun rural postings.

Researchers from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Maastricht University, The Netherlands, tried to understand the reasons why budding doctors from North India shun rural postings.

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