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Stringent environmental regulations do not discourage investments, finds study

Deekshith Nevil PintoMumbai May 24, (Research Matters):There exists a theory among economists called the ‘pollution haven hypothesis’ that talks …

India

A novel algorithm from IITB can help organizations pursue the right environmental projects.

Dennis C JMumbai May 24, (Research Matters):Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, have developed a new minimum …

Budgeting

Not only toilets, focus on kitchen too for better health

Deekshith Nevil PintoChandighar May 23, (Research Matters):<i>Poor kitchens cause household air pollution and along with poor sanitation, results in</i> …

Pollution

Researchers assess the damage to environment caused by tannery wastewater.

Dennis C JLucknow May 23, (Research Matters):Researchers from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), …

Wastewater

Another new narrow-mouthed frog species discovered in Coastal Karnataka

Mangaluru May 22, (Research Matters):<i>After the Microhyla laterite that was described from Manipal in 2016, scientists have found another new</i> …

Zoology

Startled by the turtles - The story of India’s turtles and attempts to save them

Suma MBengaluru May 22, (Research Matters):In March 2018, the city of Mumbai woke up to long bygone visitors—the Olive Ridley turtles were crawling …

Turtles

Looking beyond open access publishuing

Vimal SimhaBengaluru May 22, (Research Matters):Sweden's recent decision to terminate a contract with a scientific publisher, because the publisher …

Social Sciences

A ‘green’ technology to aid live imaging of cells

Dennis C JVellore May 21, (Research Matters):Researchers from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore in Tamil Nadu, have …

Nanotech

Automated segmentation of tissue in MRI to aid diagnosis of breast cancer

Purabi DeshpandeDelhi May 21, (Research Matters):Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and the Fortis Memorial Research …

Cancer

Hey busy bee, which colour do you choose?

Sakshi RanaThiruvananthapuram May 18, (Research Matters):A colourful platter never fails to stimulate your appetite, right? The moment your eyes …

Insects

Tired of mobile network issues indoors? A new visible light communication technique may be the answer

Dennis C JDelhi May 18, (Research Matters):Researchers from Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, Indian Institute of Technology, …

Energy Efficiency

From mice to men--Researchers study mouse hepatitis virus to find cures for neurodegenerative diseases in humans

Annie Megan SantamariaKolkata May 18, (Research Matters):The brain is an extremely delicate organ that, like a glass artefact, needs many layers to …

Neuroscience

Adding organic fertilisers to rice plantations - a boon or a bane?

Sharada RamadassAssam May 17, (Research Matters):Rice is the most widely consumed staple cereal in Asia and is the agricultural commodity with the …

Farming

For Namesake: The frog classification debate--Minervarya or Fejervarya?

Vidisha KulkarniDelhi May 16, (Research Matters):A new study by scientists from Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, University of Delhi, …

Zoology

Scientists explore anti-cancer properties of traditional Siddha medicine, Pattu Karuppu

Spoorthy RamanManipal May 16, (Research Matters):The allopathic system of medicine that treats symptoms of diseases using drugs came into existence …

Tamil Nadu

Lessons learnt from GetThereBus: A real time passenger information app that failed

Dennis C JMumbai May 15, (Research Matters):A team of researchers from University of Aberdeen, UK, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, People’s …

Recruitment

Is malaria sucking up oxygen in the Himalayan birds?

Paramananda BarmanBengaluru May 15, (Research Matters):Mountains are harsh, hostile terrains where life does not come easy. But, there are a few …

Ecology

Scientists develop new model to measure the ice thickness of scarcely accessible glaciers

Dennis C JMumbai May 14, (Research Matters):Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai and Indian Institute of Technology …

Global Warming

What’s in a bamboo fruit? Researchers find out

Suma MKerala May 14, (Research Matters):The bamboos, world’s tallest grass, are evergreen flowering plants belonging to the family Poaceae. The …

Nutrition

World Migratory Bird Day

Priyanka NayakBengaluru May 12, (Research Matters):World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the …

Habitats

Researchers probe the effects of using CAD simulation on teaching design thinking to college students

Dennis C JMumbai May 11, (Research Matters):In a recent study, a team of researchers from Purdue University, USA, Northrop Grumman, USA, Indian …

Design

Scientists discover a new species of shieldtail snake in the Western Ghats

JiguCoimbatore May 11, (Research Matters):India is home to about 270 species of snakes, out of which about 60 are highly venomous. The Western Ghats …

Zoology

Researchers use sounds made by the lungs to detect asthma

Dennis C JKharagpur May 10, (Research Matters):Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur (IITKGP) and Institute of …

Medicine

Air on Delhi roads contain cancer-causing chemicals, shows study

New Delhi May 10, (Research Matters):Delhi, the city once famous for the charm of the Red Fort and the elegance of Qutub Minar, is today infamous for …

Pollution

How does our immune system respond to different stages of tuberculosis?

Manohar G MBengaluru May 9, (Research Matters):Tuberculosis (TB), caused by the notorious bacteria <i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i>, is a deadly disease …

Microbiology

Breakthrough in polycrystalline piezoelectric technology as team achieves highest efficiency

Dennis C JBengaluru May 8, (Research Matters):A team of researchers from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Université Paris-Saclay, …

Nanotech

Researchers discover a new species of terrestrial frog in Goa, give it a Konkani name

Vignesh KamathBengaluru May 8, (Research Matters):The Western Ghats of India is home to so many flora and fauna that news of the discovery of new …

Zoology

Hydrogen power becomes closer to reality with new IITB research.

Dennis C JMumbai May 7, (Research Matters):Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai have looked at the economic …

Hydrogen

Requesting for food, the monkey way!

Purabi DeshpandeSpoorthy RamanBengaluru May 7, (Research Matters):If most tourist places in India have one thing in common, it's the monkeys! Yes, …

Monkeys

Rueful rainfall linked to aerosols

Namitha JassemBengaluru May 4, (Research Matters):Nearly two-thirds of the Indian population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. Disruptions …

Climate Change