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Marine Life

Ace swimmer Lewis Pugh to swim seven seas to raise awareness

Issue Date: Aug 7, 2014
Renowned ocean swimmer Lewis Pugh, one of the patrons of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for oceans, has announced his next global campaign. The swimmer will swim across seven seas with the aim of raising awareness among the public and policy makers about the importance of creating dedicated Marine Protected Areas.

Fish take oil spills to heart

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
IN APRIL 2010 when the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico following an explosion, it led to the largest oil spill in the US history. The damaged oil well spewed over 636 million litres of crude oil into the gulf in three months.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
MATERIAL SCIENCE Solar cells that glow

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCES Origin mystery deepens

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCES Faulty figure

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2013
HEALTH SCIENCES Saviour saliva A simple habit of sucking their toddler’s pacifier after it has fallen on the floor can help parents boost their kids’ immunity. Infants whose parents suck on the pacifier to clean it transfer microbes from their saliva to their children.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2012
HEALTH SCIENCES The villain gets nastier The toxin bisphenol A (BPA) is found in plastics, dental sealants and grocery receipts. It is a known hormone disrupter. But its impact on the hormones produced by the thyroid gland remain unknown. These hormones are essential for cognitive development of children.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2012
Zoology Thin yet tough

No mermaid fairytale

Author(s): Vardhan Patankar
Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012
A loud “oooooph” was heard as the giant surfaced, the sound loud enough to capture the attention of people across the shoreline. They saw a mermaid-shaped body gently skimming the surface of the water. A loud splash, and the animal disappeared into the deep blue, leaving a quizzical look in the eyes of the people.
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