New study uses ideas from string theory and quantum field theory to simplify calculations of transcendental numbers, like pi and Euler’s Zeta function.

Western Ghats

Mumbai
20 Nov 2023

The first-of-a-kind study has used remote sensing data to quantify long-term soil losses across the entire Western Ghats region.

Pune
27 Apr 2022

Diatoms — single-celled algae — can be indicators of the health of Karnataka’s rare Myristica swamps

Bengaluru
12 Apr 2022

Not more than two decades ago, I played with snails on rainy days and would see them crawling abundantly on plants. My friends and I would collect them in glass bottles, treating them as pets.

It appears that snails have almost vanished from our gardens. Lush green landscapes and trees have dwindled to become a few patches of green separated by tall buildings in between.

Bengaluru
10 Dec 2021

Researchers find a greater abundance but an altered epiphyte community in selectively logged forests

Mumbai
14 Dec 2020

Sigur plateau in the Western Ghats may be ideal for a vulture-sanctuary, say researchers. 

Pune
13 Nov 2020

The four species of newly-discovered tiger moths. Left to right: First row: O. suryamal rekhaeO. suryamal. Second row: O. zedesi and O. ghatmatha [Image credits: Aparna Kalawate]

Thus hath the candle sing'd the moth.
O, these deliberate fools! When they do choose,
They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.

Bengaluru
19 Oct 2020

(a) Shola reedtail (Protosticta sholai) [Image credits: K. A. Subramanian]; (b) blue-legged reedtail (Protosticta cyanofemora) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi]; (c) Myristica reedtail (Protosticta myristicaensis) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi]

Dharwad
17 Sep 2020

Eastern Ghat Cricket Frog [Image credits: Prudhvi Raj]

Researchers discover a visibly different individual of the Eastern Ghats cricket frogs, in the Western Ghats

Bengaluru
9 Sep 2020

Some cryptic species of frogs in the Western Ghats (Left Top: Indirana semipalamata (Image credits: Saunak Pal), Left-Bottom: Indirana beddomii (Image Credits: Saunak Pal), Right-Top:

Bengaluru
11 Nov 2019

In a recent study, Mr Kamath, now a researcher at Gubbi Labs, Bengaluru, along with Dr Seshadri KS, a researcher at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Tamil Nadu, has reported the feeding behaviour of Brown mongoose. Though accidental, the study adds knowledge about some previously unknown behavioural aspects of these elusive mongooses. It is published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa.