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    Partner or perpetrator: Understanding the causes and consequences of intimate partner violence in adolescents

    Numb, bruised and in pain, she tried getting up. It was a cold night, and the hallway was dark. The last thing she remembered was she being pushed down the stairs after an argument about who would do the dishes. The dinner was a happy time. There was her special biryani and his most-liked murgh makhani. Their favourite sit-com was...

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    Tracing the origins of Parkinson's disease

    Researchers uncover the molecular events that lead up to the formation of protein clusters commonly seen in Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder in which a protein found in the nerve cells of our brain ⁠- alpha-synuclein ⁠- accumulates into fibre-like structures, resulting in loss of control over body movements, memory impairment, and stiffness of limbs....

    • 2 days ago
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    Good to Netflix and chill, but why the tobacco still?

    Online streaming platforms flouting tobacco imagery rules, finds study. Sacred Games, an Indian web television thriller released in 2018, enthralled Indians and hooked them on to online streaming platforms like Netflix. Besides the captivating plot, mesmerising action and thrilling climax, the show also stood out for its numerous smoking scenes. In India, it is mandatory to have a...

    • 3 days ago
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    With humans around, dogs on the street tend to be friendlier

    Researchers show how free-ranging dogs modify their behaviour and personalities based on our presence in urban areas. When we started building cities, about ten thousand years ago, little did we think about the creatures that shared the space with us! Like it or not, our bustling cities are home to a few species of birds, insects, reptiles and mammals, who have successfully adapted...

    • 5 days ago
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    The capers in your pasta are a lot more different than you think

    Ever looked at those tiny, green, olive-like capers in your pasta and wondered where they come from? Capers, also called Capparis, is the largest genera in the Capparaceae plant family and consists of around 139 species spread across the tropics. Found in arid habitats, these plants are mostly shrubs, and their flower buds and fruits are widely used as a pickled condiment....

    • 7 days ago
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    What influences coronaviruses' survival on different surfaces?

    Researchers find how temperature, humidity and properties of different surfaces influence the evaporation rates of respiratory droplets infected with COVID-19. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world, there is a frenzy of guidelines advocating us to go 'contactless'. We are urged to use masks, maintain distance from others and avoid touching anything while...

    • a week ago
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    Researchers find three new species of geckos lurking under granite rocks in the Mysore Plateau

    Cnemaspis bangara, one of the new species discovered. [Image Credits: Tejas Thakeray] India is home to around 150 species of geckos, mostly found in the wet, mountainous habitats of the country. However, there are also several rock-dwelling species found in the drier areas of peninsular India, some of which are found in tall, rocky outcrops,...

    • a week ago
  • Science Shots

    Tackling India's post-COVID-19 challenges through science

    COVID-19, the pandemic that has shaken the world, will perhaps change our lives forever. Often, we now talk of a 'pre-COVID' world, where business was as usual, and a 'post-COVID' world which is the new normal. While the disease, caused by a tiny virus, has affected millions, it has also brought to fore some often-ignored challenges and opportunities to build a better...

    • a week ago
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    Radio-images of the Sun explains the anomaly in its atmospheric temperature

    The outermost layer of the Sun, known as the solar corona, extends far beyond the Sun's surface, which astronomers refer to as the photosphere. The solar corona is also the source of solar winds, which cause spectacular auroras, and can sometimes disrupt communication across the globe. However, the corona is more than a hundred times hotter than the photosphere,...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    A hardware neuron to help 'brain-like' computers solve difficult problems

    Researchers develop a powerful stochastic neuron, like those in our brain, using random access memory to aid breakthroughs in artificial intelligence In 2013, Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, announced its Amazon PrimeAir service, where drones, flying to your doorstep, would deliver your package in under 30 minutes of ordering. Fascinating? If reports...

    • 2 weeks ago

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