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Found: new vine snake species after a gap 113 years

Found: new vine snake species after a gap 113 years

Zoologists have discovered a new vine snake species from the eastern State of Odisha. A new taxon of vine snake is being found after...
Snow leopard caught in a camera trap

Local communities key in conservation of snow leopards: study

Involving local communities and protecting their livelihoods may be a better strategy for conservation of snow leopards, a new study has found. Snow leopards are...
Gender balance in scientific research improving in India: study

Gender balance in scientific research improving in India: study

When Rohini Godbole, a theoretical physicist at the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science, was conferred Padma Shri this year, few outside scientific circles knew...
Scientists isolate fungi that can boost plant growth even under less water conditions

Scientists isolate fungi that can boost plant growth even under less water conditions

Scientists at the Bharathiar University engaged in studying the ecology of soil microbes that colonize plant roots have isolated a fungus that can enhance...
Dr. Shibani K Jha and Harish Puppala at their lab

Puga has highest geothermal potential

Several locations in India are known to have a potential for production of geothermal energy. A new analysis of available data on all such...
Buttermilk-based bioformulation helps in cotton disease control

Buttermilk-based bioformulation helps in cotton disease control

Scientists at Coimbatore-based Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) have found that a plant growth promoting rhizobacteria called Bacillus amyloliquefaciens can be used to fight...
rotten pomegranade

Bacteria from rotten pomegranate can be used for producing cellulose

Scientists at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) have isolated a bacterial strain from rotten pomegranate which promises to help produce bacterial cellulose on...
Freshly harvested fruits

Wild blood fruit, a source of natural red colourant, may be domesticated

Blood fruit is a woody climber and it is very popular among tribes in the Northeastern states, Andaman and Nicobar islands and Bangladesh. The...

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