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Kolkata | Jul 22, 2020
New fabrication techniques for diagnostic devices of the future

Researchers use new self-assembly techniques to create microstructures that can be used in early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 21, 2020
Unfolding mechanical properties of new materials through origami

Photo by Faris Mohammed on Unsplash

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Bengaluru | Jul 20, 2020
Right or Left: Elephant calves pick their ‘trunk handedness’ early on in life

A new study by researchers investigates how and when calves learn to use their trunks.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 17, 2020
In a Nicobar long-tailed macaque troop, does rank determine who grooms whom?

The Nicobar long-tailed macaque is a species of monkeys endemic to three islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago. Found in troops that consist of an alpha male and female, there is a system of hierarchy, as is seen in all group living animals. While adults are further categorised as beta individuals and subordinates, juveniles and infants also form a part of the troop. In many social animals, like the macaques, the ranking of an individual determines the role they play on other activities within the group. In a recent study, researchers have investigated if an individual’s rank has any effect on how the members groom each other.

 

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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. 

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Mumbai | Jul 15, 2020
A molecular switch for feeding and fasting could hold clue to obesity and aging

Study finds a molecular switch for feeding and fasting could hold clue to obesity and aging. 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 14, 2020
Understanding the basis of the amazing association between butterflies and ants

For what would a butterfly depend on ants? A recent study explores a complex relationship between an ant and a butterfly.

General, Science, Technology, Ecology, 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. 

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Chennai | Jul 9, 2020
Researchers discover a new species of ribbon worm from Chennai’s Kovalam beach

Tetrastemma freyae [Image credits: Mohandhas S Vignesh]

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jul 8, 2020
Simple tips can help people identify online fake news, shows study

A recent study has shown that imparting digital literacy can help people identify online fake news. The study, involving researchers from the United States of America, the United Kingdom and India, conducted surveys in the United States and India, where online fake news has become rampant in past years.

 

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