The rodents have come into focus ever since reports surfaced of a bubonic plague outbreak in Mongolia, China and the Russian Far East
Waste recycling app fetches Diana Award for 13-year-old Delhi girl
"Without pens, pencils and copies, how will we study?"
Read ‘L’ for locusts
What does the Bible say about locusts?
In the Bible, God afflicts ancient Egyptians with ten plagues for their sins. One of them was the plague ...
Disappearing classrooms: Teaching in a post-COVID world
Without eye contact and personal interaction, teaching has become challenging–even for the best teachers we know
Rise of the mosquitoes
Scientists have mapped how rising temperatures will impact the population and distribution of mosquitoes in the world
International Tea Day gets a thumbs up from UN
Tea is the most consumed drink in the world, second only to water
Days of COVID-19 confinement: How school-goers are dealing with lockdown
Nearly 90% of the world’s children are reportedly confined at their homes due to the novel coronavirus disease pandemic. ...
All hail the “Rain Queen” of South Africa
Masalanabo Modjadji, the soon-to-be queen of Balobedu tribe, is set to be as powerful as the Zulu and Xhosa ...
The curious case of rapid melting in the Himalayas
Nearly one-third of the world’s population depend on the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) for water
Benefits of speaking more than one language
Half the world’s population is bilingual but what do scientists have to say on the issue?
Burning trees never a good idea
Felling forests in the guise of reducing carbon emissions may result in an irreparable loss of biodiversity
Can technologies make us brainier?
The age-old nostrum of “eat well, exercise well, sleep well” can help us lead a contented life
The trial of a bat
Bats are more than mere virus carriers; As pollinators, they play a key role in ensuring food security
Let's be water-wise
While there is no escape from washing hands regularly, we can definitely be more mindful of the way we ...
Lockdown no bar for the young artist
Pen, paper, paintbrush and lots of colours! Beating the gloom of the lockdown through art, these young artists have ...
Gullible creatures of the sea
Ocean plastic emits a smell that many marine animals, including sea turtles, associate with food
The science of hand sanitisers
Can a sanitiser kill 99.99 per cent of germs? Read to find out
The curious Curies
Marie, Pierre and Irène Curie have received a total of four of Nobel prizes, the highest won by a ...
The ABC of the “corona culture”
Here is a quick summation of what all you need to do to keep yourself safe and aware
All about the most selfish animal on the planet
We, humans, continue to choke our oceans with harmful waste. So, have we really changed?
Should we say good-bye to zoos?
Perhaps, the lockdown is a signal to humanity to finally let go of the outdated concept
Secret diary of a virus
Thanks to the trade and imperial ventures of humans, these disease-causing organisms could cross regional boundaries and spread infection
A letter from the jungle
The forest, capable of meeting our basic needs of food, shelter and fuel, can act as a model of ...