Between 1992 and 2012, indigenous cattle breed numbers fell by an average of 20% and that of exotic cross-bred cattle rose by more than 150%.
The signature shore-operated lift nets – or ‘Chinese fishing nets’ – at Fort Kochi in Kerala are now a barely-viable source of income for fishermen.
Lucy and Psyche are a part of NASA’s Discovery Program, whose raison d’être is to explore our planetary neighbourhood using “faster, better, cheaper” missions.
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Jyotsna Dhawan, a scientist talks about her research on quiet proteins which could have implications for therapeutic treatment of age and disease related muscle degeneration.
Researchers say many tree species populating the Amazon region appear to be abundant because they were cultivated by people who populated the area before Europeans arrived more than five centuries ago.
Mangroves are superheroes on both land and sea, storing carbon and providing protection for coasts.
Citizens of Bengaluru will have to brace themselves for more protests to save its green cover.
It was primordial microbes, like those described in a recent study, that set in motion the evolutionary march toward complex life and, eventually, the appearance of humans 200,000 years ago.
Scientists have found that the world’s largest land mammal sleeps two hours per day on average and some days not at all, and does so mostly standing up.
While farmers, researchers and activists want politicians to be more transparent and honest, the government continues to say due process will be followed in Neduvasal.
A technique using high-powered lasers to reveal hidden soft tissue alongside bones in fossils is giving scientists insight into one of the major evolutionary transitions in the history of life: small feathered dinosaurs taking flight as birds.
“The river was beautiful many years ago. Now, the waters are murky and sludgy. The companies have caused destruction. The river is gone and with that our lives are gone.”
Rather than allowing every protest to degrade into name-calling, where protestors are branded ignorant or anti-national, it may be worthwhile to engage with substantive issues raised by them.
Researchers have done significant work to find out how music connects to our brains and how just a few notes can trigger specific responses among us.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk declined to identify the customers or say how much they would pay to fly on the weeklong mission, except to say that it is “nobody from Hollywood.”
For people who are missing limbs, 3D printing can make new prosthetics – faster, cheaper and better. It could transform mobility for millions around the world.
We need an international agreement on a set of Earth’s ‘vital signs’ and how to measure them. Reliance on just temperature goals won’t do.
It was so bright that it was visible to the naked eye from Earth’s surface, emitting the power of a 100 million Suns.
Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets packed around a dim star.
The Galapagos Islands’ giant tortoises are one of the world’s best examples of evolution. Scientists are pioneering new conservation strategies to save them from extinction and restore their habitat.
Sustainable buildings don’t just make environmental sense. There are potentially large economic gains to be had from more efficient use of resources. This includes increased employment, increased productivity and less need for government subsidies.
Experts tell us about the VX nerve agent, a banned chemical weapon, and the implications of an assassination using the weapon on foreign soil.
While the BBC has faltered in its investigation on multiple fronts, it would be naïve to believe that Kaziranga’s management and forest guards are themselves faultless.
Existing satellite capacity can be used for Digital India if the DoT can bypass DoS and ISRO to negotiate with private operators – but is this possible?
The BBC has managed to widen the prevailing distrust between the forest department and conservationists who wish to research and critically analyse the Kaziranga model.
With them, “you can now move on from talking about the possibility of life on other planets to measuring the data on the planets. This is a major change.”
During 2016, ISRO signed cooperative agreements with the French, Emirati, Japanese, American, Vietnamese, Afghan and Russian space agencies, and the US Geological Survey.
A successful photographer explores his way of helping scientists drive their questions forward instead of just documenting their work
Based out of Tromso in Norway, Vikram Goel has been travelling to Antarctica to study glaciers, which may have lessons for the Himalayas.
Comparing the body to a machine with bugs to be fixed by gene modification tools such as Crispr-Cas9, conflicts with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution
There are far too few occasions in an Indian student’s life where they are exposed to real scientists, much less, women scientists.
The Mandela effect is a fascinating case study in the quirks of human memory. For those who love thinking about how the mind works, it is perhaps even an example of the truth being stranger than fiction.
While we have adapted in the past, we might not be able to adapt again by relying on biology alone.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said the state was more susceptible to flooding because of destructive wildfires that left many areas in northern and southern California with burn-scarred hills.
The blurring of person and product is already a widespread and, in some ways, unavoidable feature of society. But the advent of bioenhancement takes the phenomenon to another level.
After sundown the team observed red lava fountains spewing from the crater into the atmosphere and hot lava flows streaming down the slopes of the volcano.
ISRO is a state-backed, not market-driven, organisation, while its two launchers were conceived 30-40 years ago to meet specific domestic needs.
Jackson Pollock’s art elicits a certain mental state from the viewer, which can be attributed to the fact that they are fractals.
Winston Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.