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A Manifesto from the Microbial World

A Manifesto from the Microbial World

At the outset, I want to thank the United Nations of Humans for giving us this opportunity to address all of humankind. I speak on behalf of the quintillion microbes of our planet.

I know that we are speaking to you in a time of great distress. Each of you present here has faced personal tragedies. We convey our deepest condolences...

Burst Water Bubble
Gibbon Saga: A Tale of Forceful Separation and Joyous Unification

Gibbon Saga: A Tale of Forceful Separation and Joyous Unification

In 1887, 18 years before they divided Bengal into two, the British laid down a railway line through the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, located on the south bank of the Brahmaputra river system in Jorhat district. While the railway line connected British tea plantations in Tinsukia with those in Jorhat and Dibrugarh, it divided the sanctuary into two unequal compartments—one roughly 150 hectares (370 acres), the rest roughly 1,950 hectares (4,820 acres)...

To Bee or Not to Bee
Champions of Waste Management

Champions of Waste Management

India has more than 1.5 million schools and 260 million students. Think about a regular day in these schools before the pandemic. Imagine the amount of waste— food waste, plastic, paper, stationery—produced in these schools in a day. Now, add COVID-19 waste to it as schools across the country are reopening. Imagine all of this waste going to landfills. Alarming, isn’t it?

The Carbon Blues

The Carbon Blues

Carbon is a chemical element found widely in the universe. It is the basis of our life. But what about ‘blue carbon’?

Pioneering Physicist: CV Raman
Turmeric Treasure
Malaria Malaise
Indian Honeybees are Disappearing from Himachal | Why Are They Important to the Himalayan Ecology?

Indian Honeybees are Disappearing from Himachal | Why Are They Important to the Himalayan Ecology?

Honeybees are an integral part of mountain farming in Himachal Pradesh. They are a source of income, nutrition, and medicine for mountain communities. These tiny superorganisms help in the pollination of plants, which increases the productivity of crops and maintains the biodiversity of the region.

The Mammophants
Stalwart Statesman: Lal Bahadur Shastri