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Mysore | Sep 28, 2020
First-ever survey of white-bellied herons spells doom for these birds

Researchers survey eighty-one river sites in Arunachal Pradesh and sight only seven White-bellied Herons.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 25, 2020
Snow meltdown in the Himalayas is causing sparkling algal blooms in the Arabian Sea

Noctiluca blooms in the Arabian Sea, as seen from space. [Image Credits: Norman Kuring/NASA]

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 24, 2020
Despite ban, vulture-killing drug diclofenac widely sold for veterinary use in India

A covert survey finds banned diclofenac and other vulture-toxic drugs in pharmacy isles, posing a threat to the slowly-recuperating vulture populations in South Asia. 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 23, 2020
Too close for comfort: Proximity to humans is significantly affecting the behaviours of lion-tailed macaques

Changing habitats force Western Ghats’ endemic lion-tailed macaques to alter their social structure to adapt, putting them at risk, finds study.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Dharwad | Sep 17, 2020
Frog tales: Finding an alter ego a thousand kilometer away

Eastern Ghat Cricket Frog [Image credits: Prudhvi Raj]

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

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Sep 16, 2020
Soil check: How much water does your soil contain?

Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash

Researchers use ultra-small graphene particles to develop a new soil moisture sensor

General, Science, Technology, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kerala | Sep 16, 2020
Kerala wraps up Asia’s biggest bird survey

A group of enthusiastic birders take part in the survey for Kerala Bird Atlas. [Image credits: Kerala Bird Atlas]

Over a thousand birdwatchers, working for over five years, complete Kerala’s first Bird Atlas.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 15, 2020
Promoting improved cookstoves can benefit rural households

A woman cooking food using improved cookstoves [Image credits: Udaipur Urja Initiatives]

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Chandigarh | Sep 11, 2020
Ape fossil from Ramnagar could fill the gaps in understanding the evolution of gibbons

A Hoolock Gibbon from Meghalaya [Image Credits: Programme HURO / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

The specimen, which is millions of years older than any previously known fossil, highlights their migration from Africa to Asia.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 10, 2020
Nature's parenting paradox. Males, not females, may gain more by caring for their young

A pair of Crested treeswift with its egg [Image credits: Aditya Pal / CC BY-SA 4.0]

Mathematical models show that males should be selected to care more for their offspring rather than desert them.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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