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Bengaluru | Apr 22, 2022
Re-building independent India through homegrown ideas

Dinesh C. Sharma’s ‘Indian Innovation - 100 ideas that transformed India’ is an inspiring book documenting all key innovations post-independence in India.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Health, Society, Featured
Mumbai | Feb 16, 2022
The land is sinking under your feet!

Land subsidence in Delhi NCR region is increasing at alarming rates

General, Science, Technology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 19, 2021

Languages and scripts play a role in the way science is perceived and percolates through society.

General, Society, Friday Features, Op-ed
Bengaluru | Aug 19, 2020
How many more ‘missing’ daughters will India have?

A new study projects that between 2017-2030, India may witness a whopping 6.8 million deficit in the females born, by 2030.

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 16, 2020
The sorry tale of snakebites in India

Incidents of snakebites and resulting deaths are no rarity in India, which accounts for half the world’s deaths due to snakebites. Now, a new study claims that India has witnessed an estimated 1.2 million deaths due to snakebites between 2001-2020. 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 13, 2020
To witness a change in rural India, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana needs a revamp

A recent study suggests that tailoring the Ujjwala scheme for rural households can increase LPG adoption. 

General, Science, Technology, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 23, 2020
Tackling India’s post-COVID-19 challenges through science

COVID-19, the pandemic that has shaken the world, will perhaps change our lives forever. Often, we now talk of a ‘pre-COVID’ world, where business was as usual, and a ‘post-COVID’ world which is the new normal. While the disease, caused by a tiny virus, has affected millions, it has also brought to fore some often-ignored challenges and opportunities to build a better tomorrow. Science has been in the forefront, driving these monumental changes across the world—from understanding the virus and designing a vaccine, to throwing insights on how we could prepare for and prevent the next pandemic.

 

General, Science, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 5, 2020
Genetic diversity in India’s lions is dangerously low, and that’s a big problem

A curious question in science is to know how these different types of lions evolved and how different are today’s lions from their ancestors. In a new study, an international team of researchers have tried to answer these questions by analysing the genes of extinct and living lions. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), finds that about 500,000 years ago, modern and now-extinct lions shared a common ancestor. Further, about 70,000 years ago, two different lineages of modern lions emerged. The findings also have implications on the conservation of the remaining lion population, which is just 10% of what it was a century ago.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 21, 2020
Study shows an increase in hypertension and obesity among school children

Obesity has become a global concern over the last four decades as the number of obese and overweight individuals has tripled since 1975. In 2016, about one in five children across the world, aged 5-19 years, were overweight or obese and half of them lived in Asia. The obesity epidemic, which was once prevalent in high-income, developed countries, has today soared in low- and middle-income economies, particularly in cities. A similar trend is observed in the case of hypertension—a major risk of obesity. In India, many studies have assessed the prevalence of obesity and hypertension and the correlation between them. However, recent data on this, particularly regarding children and adolescents from urban and rural areas, is scarcely available. Now, a recent study by researchers from India and the UK, published in the journal BMJ Open, provides some insights into the current prevalence rates for obesity and hypertension among adolescents in Northern India.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Oct 30, 2019
Where are the women patients in Indian hospitals?

Study explores the factors behind missing women in India’s healthcare.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
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