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How the fruit fly experiences bitter taste

Reactions to bitter and sweet taste differ widely Deciphering how the fruit fly brain works has been a significant branch of study in the biological sciences for several decades now. In this, a team of researchers from National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Bengaluru (NCBS-TIFR), have …

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History of India’s last known hippo

Researchers deduced this from a small fragmented tooth unearthed in Madhya Pradesh Nearly 5.9 million to 9,000 years ago, India was home to the hippopotamus. These entered Eurasia from Africa, then diversified in South Asia before going extinct. Now, studying a small fragmented tooth unearthed in Madhya Pradesh, an international …

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When did modern science emerge in India?

A thematic issue in the Indian Journal of History of Science describes the evolution of modern science in pre-colonial and colonial India Considerable debate and discussion have been going on in recent weeks about the practice of technology and science in India from ancient times to today. Sadly enough, some …

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ISRO to demonstrate cost-saving options

ISRO to demonstrate cost-saving technology The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will demonstrate a cost-saving Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) technology in a few months. “A helicopter will take the shuttle to a height and then release. The RLV will land automatically on the runway,” ISRO Chairman K. Sivan told reporters. …

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