Doctors and activists found a higher than normal incidence of tuberculosis, mental illnesses and arthritis-like joint pains, even among people below the age of 30.
She is a freelance science writer based in Bengaluru.
A new study of the genes of a long-dead Tasmanian tiger suggest the animal’s numbers were dwindling since about 70,000 years ago. But this doesn’t change the fact that humans drove it into extinction.
There is a perception that the organised scientific community has been “conspicuously” silent and that it was high time that changed and they started engaging with society.
This is the oldest and most complete fossil of an ichthyosaur to have been found in India, and it may shed new light on the evolution and range of these ancient reptiles.
While the new version of the tech has room for improvement, scientists say it opens a new way for safer, more accurately controlled delivery of gene-editing tools.
Daylighting this declining trend in readability should remind scientists that their choice of words is just as important as their decisions about data collection and statistics.
‘It may be the size of the Asian rivers, large because they drain the Himalayas, that makes the pollution so prominent.’
Known for their extreme hardiness, they survive gruelling environments by going into a near-death state, expelling all their water and curling up into a desiccated ball.
What has escaped many researchers is that a species can be on the decline even when alive in the form of a few creatures, and this is almost always an indication that its extinction is impending.
A new study says that if children who gain most from attending preschool were trained to better use their inherent numerical abilities, it will help them understand concepts better later.
The shallow waters off Svalbard are warming and releasing a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere – but the net effect has been one of cooling thanks to a strange phenomenon.
“Even if we manage to keep warming to the limits agreed in Paris, the impacts on human health from heat stress are likely to increase substantially as global temperatures climb.”
Bitasta Das was inspired by Indian folklore when she was asked to design a course for IISc’s students that brought the natural and social sciences closer.