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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.

General, Science, Friday Features, Fiction Friday
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.

General, Science, Health, Society, News
Mumbai | Feb 7
Research by IITB uses silver nanoparticles made with fungus to fight against bacteria

Researchers from IITB, have synthesised silver nanoparticles with antibacterial properties extracted from a type of dung-loving fungi.

General, Science, Engineering, Health, Deep-dive
Kharagpur | Feb 6
Study from IIT Kharagpur provides more evidence of the recovering Antarctic ozone hole

Study from IIT Kharagpur provides more evidence of the recovering Antarctic ozone hole

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 5
Researchers from Gubbi Labs and ATREE, Bengaluru, archived the regeneration of forests across eleven years in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

Researchers from Gubbi Labs, Bengaluru and ATREE, Bengaluru, have archived the regeneration of forests across an eleven year timespan in the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 4
Researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, Aarhus University, Denmark, ICPO ‘Biologists for Nature Conservation’, Russia and the University of Washington, USA, have reported the effect of urbanisation on the diversity of birds.

Researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, Aarhus University, Denmark, ICPO ‘Biologists for Nature Conservation’, Russia and the University of Washington, USA, have reported the effect of urbanisation on the diversity of birds.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | Feb 4
Scientists from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, observed the competition between natural gut bacteria and pathogenic bacteria to produce microbeads that have the potential to fight pathogenic bacteria.

Scientists from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, have observed the competition between our natural gut bacteria and pathogenic bacteria closely. They have identified some proteins involved in this interaction and have also produced microbeads, embedded with these proteins, that have the potential for oral administration to fight pathogenic bacteria. 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Feb 2

How cool would it be if we could switch living cells in our bodies on and off just like all our gadgets and appliances? Well, science has made it possible, thanks to all the researchers who thought of this ingenious idea and also made it work. The science of optogenetics uses ‘light’ to play around with and manipulate living cells in tissues, specifically the nerve cells aka neurons in our brains.

General, Science, Scitoons, SciQs
Nagpur | Feb 1
Climate change spelling doom for the seabuckthorns in Central Himalayas, says study

The changing climate is taking a toll everywhere on the planet, and the fragile, biodiversity-rich ecosystems of the Himalayas are no exception. In a recent study, researchers from the CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, and Society for Conserving Planet and Life, Uttarakhand, have reported how changes in the Himalayan climate could affect the habitat of seabuckthorn, a medicinal plant which grows in the region.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | Feb 1
Researchers from IISER, Tirupati, ATREE, Bengaluru, Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Kerala and The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu, studied the changes to the Shola grasslands of the Western Ghats.

Researchers from IISER, Tirupati, ATREE, Bengaluru, Hume Centre for Ecology and Wildlife Biology, Kerala and The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu, studied the factors responsible for the deleterious effects on the Shola grasslands of the Western Ghats.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive