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Gamma rays may warn you

26 Jun 2019 5:05 PM GMT
Radiation sensors can predict lightning within 10 minutes and around 2 kilometres of where they happen

The message from youth

19 Jun 2019 4:31 PM GMT
At the ongoing UNFCCC conference in Bonn, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary emphasised the need to take part in this ‘fight of our lives’

Russia's hybrid mission

16 May 2019 2:51 PM GMT
With 30 gene-edited plants and animals, the country aims to create 10 new varieties of such crops and animals by 2020, and another 20 by 2027

Charting a way forward

8 May 2019 3:40 PM GMT
The world needs transformative changes, else humanity will miss Sustainable Development Goals, as warns IPBES report

PepsiCo vs potato farmers

2 May 2019 4:37 PM GMT
Gujarat will fail farmers if it succumbs to corporate lobbying. Activists oppose the government’s attempt to settle the matter with the company

Half chance for normal monsoon

15 April 2019 3:30 PM GMT
In contrast to IMD, weather agencies in other countries had declared weak El Nino conditions at the beginning of 2019

Star-spotting apes and others

10 April 2019 4:28 PM GMT
A new collaboration between astrophysicists, conservationists, and ecologists is aiming to save rare and endangered animals

Why is Mount Kenya burning?

6 March 2019 4:41 PM GMT
The Kenyan biosphere reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Fall Armyworm infests India

27 Feb 2019 4:45 PM GMT
In nine months, the deadliest pest epidemic has spread to 10 Indian states causing widespread crop damage

Remnants of a tragedy

8 Dec 2018 1:54 PM GMT
In their recently released book, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, After 30 Years, Sunita Narain and Chandra Bhushan reach the depths of India’s first tryst with an industrial tragedy and its lingering impacts that are experienced even three decades later. Excerpts:

No 'lucky' owls for black magic

5 Nov 2018 4:17 PM GMT
The nocturnal bird is poached in thousands as occult practitioners tout use of their body parts as significant to cure illnesses and fight effects of evil spirits

Clean air is a human right

4 Nov 2018 6:09 PM GMT
World needs to reduce the number of deaths from air pollution by two-thirds by 2030, said director-general, WHO in his closing address at a global conference
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