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Ladakh | May 1
Study shows how science and society can save snow leopards

SLC-IT, along with researchers from Panthera, New York, USA, have attempted to model the conditions for a suitable habitat for snow leopards in Ladakh. Known as the ‘snow leopard capital of the world’, Ladakh is thought to harbour 60% of the snow leopard population in India. In this first-of-its-kind study, they have used data from direct observations and camera traps.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Apr 30
Wading the rough tides of climate change

Researchers study how fishermen respond to extreme weather warnings and adapt to ill-effects of climate change.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 29
Here is a Jumping Spider that Weaves an Orb-Web to Rest!

Jumping spider Anarrhotus sp. found to build an orb-web as a nocturnal retreat, unusual for a spider from the Salticidae family. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 29
Uncovering what’s ‘dark’ about Dark Energy

Nearly a century ago, Edwin Hubble, an American Astronomer, made the surprising observation that galaxies are moving apart, and that galaxies farther away from us are moving faster than nearby galaxies. With this, he showed us that the Universe is expanding. Towards the end of the last century, scientists discovered something even more surprising. When they more carefully studied how fast nearer and farther galaxies are moving away from us, they found that the Universe is not just expanding, but that the rate of expansion is increasing.

General, Science, Deep-dive, Catching up, Featured
Apr 27

Have you ever noticed a plant on the roadside or on empty lands that’s blooming throughout the year with a colour palette of flowers? The chances are that you have spotted one of the most pervasive invasive plants in India—Lantana camara.

General, Science, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | Apr 26
World’s inequality increased by global warming, reports study

Melting glaciers, rising sea levels and the threat to biodiversity are some of the conspicuous impacts of global warming. However, the repercussions of this warming are multifaceted and complex than what we understand today.

General, Science, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
New Delhi | Apr 23
New drug pits cell’s biocidal system against cervical cancer

A team of researchers from Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, have reported a new compound that has shown promising potential to fight against cervical cancer.

 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 22
In spite of subsidies, haemodialysis costs push families to financial distress, finds study

A team of international researchers examine the cost burden of haemodialysis and found that about nine in ten households found it hard to meet the expenses, in spite of subsidies. 

General, Science, Health, News
Kanpur | Apr 22
Vibrations for Painless Injections

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur try to understand the physics behind how a mosquito punctures the skin without causing pain. They found that low-frequency vibrations, along the axis of the needle, considerably reduces the resistance to piercing, thus reducing the pain. 

 

General, Science, Technology
Apr 20

Water is essential in biochemical processes needed for the survival of living organisms. Humans can survive without water for about 2-7 days. However, there exists an animal so resilient that it can withstand water scarcity for decades! Tardigrades, also called water bears, are small aquatic animals that are about 1.2 mm long with a head and four pairs of clawed legs, looking like cute little gummy bears.

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs