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Unlocking the mystery behind bioluminescence

Published on 01-Feb-2016
 Bioluminescence helps in warding off predators.

As it gets dark, we are invariably captivated by the sight of tiny, blinking insects around us.

Better coping with stress

Published on 01-Feb-2016
calming down While human bodies should respond to stressful events, the  reaction should dissipate as soon as possible afterwards.

To handle stress and adversity more effectively, we should probably pay closer attention to what is happening inside our bodies...

Tracing dog's roots

Published on 01-Feb-2016
A canine skull believed to be 32,000 years old. photo credit: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Before humans milked cows, herded goats or raised hogs, before they invented agriculture, or written language...

An oceanic volcano

Published on 25-Jan-2016
vast The Turtle Pits vent site, taken by the ROV Quest 4000, on the southern mid-Atlantic Ridge (above); a cabled 'node' that provides power and communications for temperature monitors near an active vent. photo credit: NYT

Picture a volcano. Now imagine that its main vent extends in a line. Now imagine that this line is so long ...

Medication via phone

Published on 25-Jan-2016
to text Researchers and doctors are looking at better ways of reaching children by cellphone to improve health care. Photo Credit: Adam McCauley/nyt

I remember the first time one of my children texted me a photo of a skin lesion. It was not a photo of my...

Is there a new heavy fundamental particle ?

Published on 25-Jan-2016
MODEL A list of fundamental particles.

In most high energy physics experiments, two beams of protons are accelerated to a very high energy level...

Genetic flip helped organisms go from one cell to many

Published on 18-Jan-2016

Narwhals and newts, eagles and eagle rays - the diversity of animal forms never ceases to amaze. At the root of this spectacular diversity is...

C-sections better when in labour

Published on 18-Jan-2016
problematic Babies born through planned C-sections face more health problems. Photo Credit: Tim Robinson/The New York Times

Labour-induced birth may give children a healthy start, even when it's interrupted by C-section, learns Roni Caryn Rabin...

Rise of the robots

Published on 18-Jan-2016
Currently, focus is more on fulfilling human  demands than pure research. Increased stress on human-robot interactions could have  unpredictable consequences...

Robotics is ablaze with many innovations. After visiting the recently concluded International Robot Exhibition in Japan...

A looming threat

Published on 11-Jan-2016
Some drug resistant bacteria and the infections caused by them. Source: longitudeprize.org

Emergence of antibiotic resistance is increasing every year at an accelerating rate globally. MSS Murthy learns more...

Photo Gallery
A leopard attacks a man in a school premises in Bengaluru on Sunday...

A leopard attacks a man in a school premises in Bengaluru on Sunday...

Sand sculpture of turtles at Marina Beach as part of a 'Save a Turtle campaign'...

Sand sculpture of turtles at Marina Beach as part of a 'Save a Turtle campaign'...

Awareness about road safety rules at the launch of 'Aster SafeRoads campaign in New Delhi...

Awareness about road safety rules at the launch of 'Aster SafeRoads campaign in New Delhi...

Tourists enjoy Shikara rides at Dal Lake as tourism in J&K comes back to life after 2014 floods...

Tourists enjoy Shikara rides at Dal Lake as tourism in J&K comes back to life after 2014 floods...

Gen DS Hooda pays tribute at Jagdunath memorial on the occasion of Nowshera Day celebration...

Gen DS Hooda pays tribute at Jagdunath memorial on the occasion of Nowshera Day celebration...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh during final round of women 400M Medley event at the 12th South Asian Games...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh during final round of women 400M Medley event at the 12th South Asian Games...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh (M), Shraddha Sudhir (L) and Sri Lankan swimmer JUI Silva (R), with their medal

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh (M), Shraddha Sudhir (L) and Sri Lankan swimmer JUI Silva (R), with their medal

Indian Swimmers Sajan Prakash (M), Saurabh Sangvekar (R) and Bangladeshi swimmer Mahfizur Rahman...

Indian Swimmers Sajan Prakash (M), Saurabh Sangvekar (R) and Bangladeshi swimmer Mahfizur Rahman...

Indian and Nepal women Hockey Team players in action during the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati..

Indian and Nepal women Hockey Team players in action during the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati..

Cyclists on a 40 kms criterium race during 12th South Asian Games, in Guwahati on Sunday...

Cyclists on a 40 kms criterium race during 12th South Asian Games, in Guwahati on Sunday...

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