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Bengaluru | Nov 5

Researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, University of Leeds, UK, and Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, traced some of the misinformed decisions that were made in the past about trying to grow forests in the shola-grassland landscapes of the Nilgiris.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Nov 3

Dolphins ‘see’ using sound, like bats. Each individual has a signature whistle that is unique to them, sort of like a name. They sleep with half their brain awake, and their eyes operate independently of each other. Oh, and they have an infanticidal streak.

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs
Sikkim | Nov 2

The mountainous state of Sikkim and its famous Yumthang hot spring now has another distinction—the abode of Geobacillus yumthangensis, a new species of bacteria. In a recent study, researchers from the Sikkim University, Gangtok, and the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, have isolated a new species of bacteria from the waters of the hot spring.

General, Science, News
Chennai | Nov 2

Researchers from ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai shows that building toilets is not a challenge, but getting people to use them is the tricky part. The study estimates the prevalence of adults who defecate in the open despite having household toilets and examines the factors driving this practice.

General, Science, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 1

The U.S. News & World Report, an American media company and a leading authority in education rankings, has recently announced the 2019 Best Global Universities Rankings covering 1,250 educational institutions from 75 countries across the globe.

General, Science, News
Bengaluru | Oct 31
Photo: Anuradha Batabyal

In a recent study published in the journal General and Comparative Endocrinology, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have described how urbanisation is shaping the social behaviour and strategies of lizards. The researchers conducted their studies on the South Indian rock agama (Psammophilus dorsalis), a common resident of rocky hills in South India.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Oct 30
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Researchers from the Stellenbosch University, South Africa, tried to map the invasion history of the Indian bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus) from the early 2000s, which was when it was first reported in the islands.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
New Delhi | Oct 30

The success rate of the ambitious Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), driven by the Government of India, is appaling, reports a study.

General, Science, Health, News
Bengaluru | Oct 29

In a series of studies, researchers from India, UK and Australia, have provided an up-to-date account of the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes, its prevalent clinical care, and the challenges faced by the public health system challenges in the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Mandi | Oct 29

Researchers from IIT Mandi, and the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, have found molecules that could potentially stop cancer cells from flushing out drugs. This research could lead to a cure for multidrug resistance in cancer cells.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive

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