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Digging Deep


Digging Deep: What the discovery of Ostrich fossils in Himalayas reveals about our climate

September 03, 2022 5:28 pm

A rather unexpected and striking find has been that of an ostrich eggshells in the Upper Siwaliks and it holds important clues for climate research.

Digging Deep: The impact of climate change on boreal forests

August 27, 2022 9:55 am

While certain plants that need more moisture may bear the brunt of a warming climate, those that more drought tolerant, may end up thriving and colonising newer warm areas that open up to them

Digging Deep: Multiple comparisons exist between modern and ancient human genomes, reveals study

August 26, 2022 3:13 pm

New study shows multiple comparisons between modern and ancient human genomes to show how evolutionary vestiges impact psychiatric disorder risk. Read more below in today's edition of Digging Deep.

Digging Deep: Deltas losing land due to rising sea levels and rivers changing course

August 13, 2022 1:08 pm

Rising sea levels and human intervention in rivers are rapidly changing river-dynamics across the world. Read more below in today's edition of Digging Deep.

Higher temperatures do not necessarily mean darker wings, study on Australian moth species shows

August 08, 2022 2:34 pm

A study found that temperature had no effect on wing colour in either wild or laboratory moths. Populations under examination continued to maintain their wing pattern variation.

Digging Deep: How mangroves are affected by climate change

July 29, 2022 4:24 pm

Mangroves are tropical forest ecosystems that occupy shallow, warm water in the intertidal region between land and sea. Like many plants that rely on water-based seed-dispersion, they're also affected directly by rising temperatures.

Digging Deep: The deserts of the world are spreading further North

July 22, 2022 10:53 am

The study showed that over the course of the last two-three decades, the precipitation and temperature profiles characteristic of a desert biome have spread further east and north.

Digging Deep: Study reveals 100-year-old virus genomes responsible for Spanish Flu

July 16, 2022 5:25 pm

A study published in Nature Communications sheds light on the genome of the H1N1 influenza A virus that was responsible for the pandemic outbreak back in 1918.

Study shows high diversification rate in plants does not necessarily translate into species richness

July 15, 2022 3:25 pm

In this week's science column, we look at whether species richness is determined by environment via diversification rate in plants and what researchers found.

Digging Deep: What new research shows about the genetic diversity of India's Gibbons

July 15, 2022 3:25 pm

Faecal DNA has been used extensively in the past to understand the occupancy, population size as well as diet of a wide range of species.