'Mystery cat not a new species'
WII says it could be a leopard cat or a hybrid between wild and domestic cat
India needs to secure Pallas’s cats in its Trans-Himalayas
The unknown status and handful of records in India about this small felid are an opportunity to reveal facts about it through systematic …
The best of Indian science
In this and the following issue, DOWN TO EARTH presents a review of India's ten best scientific research projects. The selection is based on the …
Three flagship marshland species found in Odisha's Chilika lake
Fishing Cat, Smooth-coated Otter and Eurasian Otter populations detected in Chilika brings attention to India’s largest contiguous marshland
Benagaluru attack latest in expanding list of human-leopard conflict
Changing land-use patterns, urbanization and development have brought several man-wildlife conflicts to the fore as an increasing number of wild …
Power for the future
The Institute of Plasma Research in Gujarat is working to make power generation from nuclear fusion a reality.
Molecules made to order
Restructuring molecules for specific purposes -- be it symmetry of design or to develop medicinal drugs -- has come of age in India.
Speeding up in the fast lane
India's largest particle accelerator installed in Delhi is a boon for scientists studying the behaviour of particles at high speeds.
A ray of hope for leprosy patients
Two groups of Indian scientists have developed anti-leprosy vaccines that they claim are also effective in helping victims recover.
Domestic cat gives birth to a wild one, raises hopes of bringing back extinct species
India's only wetland cat is under multiple threats
Downlisting the Fishing Cat to “Vulnerable” from “Endangered” in the IUCN Red List merely on the basis of numbers was an …
Odisha starts project to conserve Bhitarkanika fishing cats
The nocturnal species are not easy to trace; no exact ecological data on their population at the park
Avian fauna study for Navi Mumbai airport will not solve problem of bird hits, says activist
Reports submitted so far silent on presence of bird sanctuary in eco-sensitive zone around airport