Science of the Seas
A chronicle of a different way of engaging with the natural universe, communicated in the language of the fishers.
The repurposing of abandoned quarry in the erstwhile mining town of Chhattisgarh's Bishrampur as an eco-tourism site may provide a template for inclusive and sustainable transition to new jobs.
Butterflies are sentinel species. By identifying how they interact with landscapes we gain a better understanding of how other insect species do, too.
Bt crops keep many agricultural pests at bay and have drastically reduced the use of pesticides. But scientists warn that these valuable tools are in jeopardy due to overuse and abuse.
Researchers are developing brain-computer interfaces that would enable communication for people with locked-in syndrome and other conditions that render them unable to speak.
Individuals, schools and workplaces should take a close look at their cleaning practices to see where disinfectants can be replaced with safe cleaners or safer disinfectants.
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.
After CJI Chandrachud's oral observation that "there is no absolute concept of a man or a woman at all", JNU biologist Anand Ranganathan accused the judge of indulging in "anti-science quackery". The Wire Science investigates some claims about “biological sex”.
The immune cells that fight bacteria and viruses are well-known. But some scientists think we should devote more attention to a second prong of defence: one that allows our bodies to more harmlessly live with pathogens until they’re cleared from our systems.