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Maharasthra | Jun 29, 2022
Spiny Horntail – A new dragonfly species discovered in Maharashtra

Researchers and biodiversity experts have discovered a new species of dragonfly, Burmagomphus chaukulensis, from near a stream in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 24, 2022
The microscopic world of diatoms

Diatoms provide a peek into our history, while also being a source of nutrition, energy and oxygen

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Friday Features
Patancheru, Telangana | Jun 21, 2022
Rainwater harvesting ensures sustainable groundwater availability

Researchers study rainfall and soil-loss to find potential rain water harvesting zones in Indian semi-arid regions

General, Science, Engineering, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Dehradun | Jun 10, 2022
Researchers identify hotspots for marine mammal strandings

Based on thousands of records in the past 270 years, researchers find patterns of marine mammal strandings over time and locations along the Indian coast. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Lucknow | May 27, 2022
Pollen fossils from India tell a tale

A research team records the distribution of pollen fossils of Crotonoideae species from different regions in India. 

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Bhopal | May 10, 2022
Photographs of some of the Hedychium spp. Picture Credits: (C) Ajith Ashokan, TrEE Lab

The beginning of seasonal monsoon and other geophysical changes due to the Himalayan uplift caused diverse species of ginger lily.

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Bengaluru | Apr 29, 2022
Trios–A novel social unit in Sarus Cranes

Although Sarus Cranes are monogamous, a new study shows a novel social unit called trios, where an additional adult is found along with two adults. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Pune | Apr 27, 2022
A Myristica swamp in the Western Ghat mountains, Karnataka. Photograph by Mital Thacker

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

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
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
Bengaluru | Apr 12, 2022
The charismatic Indrella ampulla at Bisle, Karnataka. Photo: Sudhira HS

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.

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