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Bengaluru | Dec 31, 2021
The best of Science in 2021 - Editor’s choice

In 2021, the pandemic continued in new avatars, throwing different challenges at us. Undaunted, researchers dived into the far realms of science, and we at Research Matters strived to bring those fascinating finds to the fore.

General, Science, Technology
Bengaluru | Dec 30, 2021
Popular science stories of 2021

As we wrap up another year, we are glad that you were glued to some of the stories we have published. Articles that showcased advances in engineering, technology, and material sciences ruled your choice this year. In ecology and conservation, a different perspective caught your attention. As always, space and astronomy stories garnered interest. Here, we curate a list of the ten most-viewed articles.

General, Science
Bengaluru | Dec 29, 2021
Select SciQs of 2021

Select SciQs of 2021

General, Science
Bengaluru | Dec 22, 2021
Scientists unravel a gene function that helps the genesis of neurons

Scientists find a gene hitherto known to clean up free radicals is also involved in  promoting the generation of neurons.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Dec 17, 2021

A crab bridge in Christmas Island, Australia, facilitates the safe passage for the migrating red crabs  (Photo credit; Wondrous World Images via parksaustralia.gov.au)

In Christmas Island, Australia, signposts alerting passers of animal-crossing don’t suffice; traffic detours, public announcements, and permanent bridges are in need, as the island roads must make way for a sea of crabs to pass by! The spectacular annual event is a natural wonder.

General, Science, SciQs
Bengaluru | Dec 10, 2021
A view of the forest canopy - Photo: KS Seshadri

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

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Jaipur | Dec 9, 2021
Noisy vehicles cause distress to animals. [picture credits leopard and safari vehicle via Wikimedia Commons]

A study finds that electric vehicles are less intrusive to animals during safaris.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Dec 8, 2021
Prof Subramaniam Chandramouli receives the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship for 2021

IIT Bombay professor Subramaniam Chandramouli gets  the Swarnajayanti Fellowship 2021 for his innovative proposal to generate ‘green heat’

General, Science, Technology, Society, News
Bengaluru | Dec 7, 2021
IIT Bombay team wins X-prize Student Competition

A proposed method to capture carbon dioxide and convert it to industrially useful chemicals gets IIT Bombay entry to the X-prize carbon removal grand prize competition. 

General, Science, News
Mumbai | Dec 6, 2021
Prof Amartya Mukhopadhyay awarded with the Swarnajayanti Fellowship - 2021 for his contribution to next-generation rechargeable batteries

Prof Amartya Mukhopadhyay receives the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship for 2021

General, Science, Technology, Engineering
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