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    The urgency for social distancing in India: Lessons to learn from Past and Present

    Written by: Jyoti Sharma1 and S. K. Varshney2, Senior Scientist1 and Head2, International Bilateral Cooperation Division, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (under International Health Regulations...

    • 3 days ago
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    Here's what scientists aim to gain from Aditya-L1, India's first mission to the Sun

    In 2008, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced Aditya-1, India's first solar mission to study the Sun. This ambitious endeavour, with various indigenously-developed instruments onboard, holds much promise for our scientific community as they expect to unravel the mysteries of our closest star, the Sun. Now renamed as Aditya L1, the data...

    • 6 days ago
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    Chickpea's trick can help mustard fight fungi

    India is the third-largest producer of mustard and rapeseed, with an annual production of 8.5 million tonnes in 2018. About 70% of the crop is cultivated in five states - Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat. The moist and foggy weather in winter is conducive for fungi to infect the mustard crop, which needs about 90 to 145 days to be ready for harvest. One such fungus is...

    • 7 days ago
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    The Joy Of Science: The Journey of a Psycholinguist

    In this episode of The Joy of Science, Shambhavi Chidambaram speaks to Professor Shravan Vasishth, an Indian-origin professor of psycholinguistics at the University of Potsdam in Germany. In addition to his research, Prof Vasishth is an author of two interesting blogs-" Shravan Vasishth's Slog ", where he talks about statistics, and "Things People Say", a moving...

    • a week ago
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    Numbers mean strength, in a dog's world too

    Study finds dogs interact with humans with higher confidence when they are in groups In a human-dominated world, animals deserve praise for having devised grand strategies to survive. Unlike some of us, who fuss about their mere existence, animals change their natural behaviour in the presence of humans. Studies have shown that monkeys have developed unique gestures to communicate with us, and...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    On a search for tough trees for rough Indian roads

    Vehicular exhaust is a significant cause of air pollution in India, resulting in the rise of many fatal respiratory illnesses. With 249 million registered vehicles that contribute to growing levels of air pollution, India faces a hazy future. A solution to this problem seems to be 'urban greening' or planned plantation of trees within cities, as evidenced by a study of 55 cities in the...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could threaten global food security

    Research shows a regional nuclear conflict could affect global crop yields and food supply Since Independence, India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads over Kashmir, a region both countries claim to be theirs. The two countries have made several attempts to find a 'solution' to the Kashmir problem, including three major wars, mediation by the United...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Wading through an 'infodemic' amidst the pandemic

    In February, when the news of the first few confirmed cases of coronavirus in India came to light, we as a nation warmed up to the 'Wuhan virus', now at our doorstep. The mainstream media rushed to report on emerging new cases and debated if our infrastructure could handle this epidemic. Social media was abuzz with guidelines and 'pro-tips' on what and what not to do,...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Getting more with less: Study proposes the design of an optimum quantum circuit

    Nature is an enigma; an ensemble of complex structures and functions come together to form a variety of mesmerising artefacts, including life. Richard Feynman, the well-known American Nobel Laureate and physicist, famously said-"Nature isn't classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of nature, you'd better make it quantum mechanical, and...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    In Gir, not sharing is caring for the lions and leopards

    Researchers explore how the two predators coexist by preferring different habitats in Gir The vast expanse of the Gir National Park in Gujarat is home to the endangered Asiatic lions-the only place where they are found in the wild. The population of these majestic cats has soared from a handful in the 19th century to about 600 in 2017, charting one of the success stories in India's...

    • 3 weeks ago

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