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NASA offers awards to spot algal blooms

23/01/2023
Calling it Tick Tick Bloom, NASA said the goal of the participants is to use satellite imagery to detect and classify the severity of cyanobacteria blooms in small, inland water bodies

The dark sky is a natural resource, and too much light is polluting it

23/01/2023
A 2016 study reported that a fifth of India’s people experience skyglow that would keep the Milky Way galaxy out of sight.

Climate change: Punjab's cotton, maize yield to dip by 11-13% by 2050, says report

23/01/2023
Punjab accounts for around 12% of the total cereals produced in the country.

Why learning to surf can be great for your mental health, according to a psychologist

22/01/2023
Evidence showing the mental health benefits of surfing ranges from improving self-esteem and reducing social isolation.

Explained | What ails the Ken-Betwa river link project?

22/01/2023
Ahead of the forthcoming Union budget, experts have derided it for being illegal, lacking economic sense and defying ecological science.

Emerging from a coma: Response to language can help assess states of consciousness

22/01/2023
Recent advances in intensive-care medicine have allowed many people with severe brain injuries to “come back to life”.

A twisting mystery of electrons, vibrations and heat

22/01/2023
Scientists have observed the thermal Hall effect in insulators, leading to an important open question in condensed-matter physics.

Why India has not witnessed any surge in COVID-19 cases for months

21/01/2023
Daily cases are low despite the newer Omicron subvariants, recombinants possessing greater immune escape and transmissibility

Paleontologists find rare dinosaur nests in Narmada valley

21/01/2023
The eggs, which ranged between 15 cm and 17 cm in diameter, likely belonged to a number of titanosaur species

Satellite mapping finds new colony of Emperor penguins

20/01/2023
Recent projections suggest that under current warming trends, 80% of colonies will be quasi-extinct by the end of the century.

Jadavpur University team builds pollution map based on roadside dust

20/01/2023
The study is an example of environmental magnetism at work.

Hybrid immunity offers more protection against severe Covid than infection alone: Study

20/01/2023
The effectiveness of hybrid immunity against hospital admission or severe disease was 97.4% at 12 months with primary series vaccination.

‘Lost’ interview of Georges Lemaître rediscovered in broadcaster’s archives

20/01/2023
Lemaître was a Belgian Catholic priest who made a monumental contribution to the study of the universe.

The birth of the Silent Spring

19/01/2023
A journalist and nature lover, Olga Owens Huckins wrote two letters – one of which was published in The Boston Herald on January 29, 1958 – in quick succession expressing her dismay regarding the usage of DDT as a pesticide. One of these letters prompted American marine biologist, writer, and conservationist Rachel Carson to write Silent Spring, now considered a classic in the environmental sciences. A.S.Ganesh tells you how the will of two women brought about radical changes in the way we use DDT…

Science for All | What is a ‘pantranscriptome’?

19/01/2023
The Hindu’s weekly Science for All newsletter explains all things Science, without the jargon.

Viral nutrition: new study reveals microbes nourished by consuming viruses

19/01/2023
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have reported that a particular genus of plankton, namely Halteria, can ‘grow and divide given only viruses to eat’. This could be significant for the marine food chain 

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