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    Monitoring countrywide levels of air pollution

    Photo by Anish Kumar During days of extreme air pollution, tiny particles in the air bring down visibility. These particles called particulate matter (PM2.5) - measuring smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter - are emitted by sources such as power plants, automobiles, forest fires and cookstoves. In India, cardiovascular diseases and deaths caused by air pollution, including exposure to PM2.5, have...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Researchers discover three new species of damselflies in the Western Ghats

    (a) Shola reedtail (Protosticta sholai) [Image credits: K. A. Subramanian]; (b) blue-legged reedtail (Protosticta cyanofemora) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi]; (c) Myristica reedtail (Protosticta myristicaensis) [Image credits: Shantanu Joshi] The rugged and undulating terrain of the Western Ghats teems with life. Its numerous water bodies - streams, lakes and rivers -...

    • 2 days ago
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    Disentangling India's mental health distress - All elephant and no more room

    [Image Credits: Dan Meyers via Unsplash] On the 3rd of September, 2013 residents of Bengaluru woke up to a chilling news headline that read ' out, there is a Psycho on the loose'. The man in question was M. Jayashankar, a truck driver from Salem, Tamil Nadu, who had twice escaped from prison and was under trial for the rape and murder of 13 women. By the...

    • 5 days ago
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    In preparation of post-COVID India, here's who are most vulnerable

    Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash The COVID-19 pandemic has given a rude shock to the world; none of the countries was prepared to face an outbreak of this scale. While the developed economies have provided their people with some social support to wade through the crisis, most people in developing economies are left high and dry. India, which has the second-highest number...

    • a week ago
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    How do Indian farmers adapt to climate change amid socio-economic hurdles?

    Photo by Darpan Sharma on Unsplash Wavering weather and unpredictable monsoons due to climate change in the last few decades have destabilised Indian agriculture and put our food security at risk. Although policies that cater to sustainable development have been introduced, only time will show their impact. In the meantime, farmers will have to find ways to cope with...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    With a variety in venoms, can one anti-venom be a panacea for all snakebites?

    Saw-scaled viper, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu [Image Credits: Rupsy Khurana] Monsoon is the time of the year when herpetologists head out looking for snakes to study their ecology and behaviour. Unfortunately, it is also the time when many people fall victim to snake bites, which turn fatal sometimes. It is estimated that a whopping 1.2 million deaths occurred in India...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Observing crystals that flow

    Photo by Jaël Vallée on Unsplash Polycrystals - made up of many tiny crystals ('grains') fused into a whole - can behave very differently from single crystals. For instance, some polycrystals made of micrometre-sized silica or polystyrene particles are known to be 'soft'; they begin to flow when a force such as pressure or gravity is applied. The particles of these polycrystals have a very...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Novel design of magnetic channels may cut down costs of transferring electronic signals

    [Image Credits: Alexandre Debiève via Unsplash] Electronic devices function on transferring signals via the charge of electrons. Most of our communication systems today consist of many small silicon-based devices that are fabricated on thin layers of semiconductors, interconnected by metals. But there is one problem - when electrons propagate in these...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Liquids behave differently on curved surfaces than flat ones

    [Image by Tevarak Phanduang on Unsplash] Have you ever wondered why the surface of a football is stitched together with smaller pentagons and hexagons, even though no floor tiling is ever pentagonal? Mathematicians have long known that tiling floors, which are usually flat, by using pentagons will inevitably leave out distinct gaps. However, the situation is different if the surface is...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Decolonising climate change: The developed world is responsible for our planet's climate crisis

    [Image Credits: Markus Spiske on Unsplash] There is nothing to cheer about the bluer skies of the COVID-19-forced lockdown for climate change has not stopped. Just a few days ago, the western coast of the USA, engulfed in massive wildfires, woke up to orange skies. Earlier, fuelled by the hottest summer on record, the Australian bushfires were...

    • 3 weeks ago

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