Science of the Seas
A chronicle of a different way of engaging with the natural universe, communicated in the language of the fishers.
Butterflies are sentinel species. By identifying how they interact with landscapes we gain a better understanding of how other insect species do, too.
The origin of life is a central question in modern biology, and probably the hardest to study. This event took place four billion years ago, and it happened at a molecular level – meaning little fossil evidence remains.
We may speak of a tree in a forest as “wanting to grow” towards the light. But neither the tree, nor the chess computer represents those “wants” or reasons to themselves; only that the best way to explain their behaviour is by treating them as though they did.
Research has shown that the effects of early adversity and social bonds on lifespan in humans are paralleled in baboons.
As well as making inevitable earthquakes more dangerous by melting glaciers and destabilising mountain slopes, emerging research indicates that climate change may be affecting the frequency of earthquakes in the Himalayas.
The amendments to the Forest Conservation Act are a general dilution of all safeguards to our environment, including those invested with the Gram sabha.
State governments and the power ministry pushed for dedicated state-level agencies to decentralise and strengthen implementation of the Energy Conservation Act. But the PMO decided against it.
A next-generation instrument on a delayed Martian rover may be the key to answering the question of life on the Red Planet