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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Ritvik Chaturvedi


Ritvik Chaturvedi is a freelance science communicator.

Have you seen tardigrades walk? Scientists decode why they trot like insects
Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Tardigrades and arthropods are an example of convergent, but independent, evolution whereby two species evolve to develop similar physical characteristics.

DNA of a female hunter-gatherer, buried 7,000 years ago in Indonesia, reveals population history of SE Asia
Fri, Sep 10, 2021

Genetic analyses reveal that the individual shares significant genetic ancestry with the present-day populations of Oceania.

Cannibal toads, a weird addition to Australia’s wildlife
Fri, Sep 03, 2021

Researchers note that this is an “evolutionary arms race”, not between two species, but between the different stages of life of the same species.

1,000-year-old remains tell the story of Finland’s non-binary warrior
Sat, Aug 28, 2021

Graves like that of Suontaka and Vivallen indicate that gender identities might have been fluid in early medieval European societies

Pesticide vs bacterioplankton: Who will win the battle?
Fri, Aug 27, 2021

The introduction of human-made chemicals in water bodies can have adverse effects not only on the bacterioplankton community but on water ecology as a whole.

Can microbes help boost vigour? Yes, in hybrid corn
Fri, Aug 27, 2021

Microbial communities associated with the root biomass of hybrids differed considerably from the non-hybrid varieties.

Nepotism or social support? Hyena mothers pass their social networks to their cubs
Fri, Aug 06, 2021

Social inheritance also has a direct impact on the longevity of the mother and the female offspring.

Decoding the triggers of volcanic eruptions
Fri, Jul 30, 2021

A lot depends not only on the speed at which magma accumulates in the volcanic reservoir but also on the conditions in which it does.

A nutrient-rich weed for a climate stressed world
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Purslane is known for its phytochemicals such as alkaloids, flavonoids, catecholamines and carotenoids.

Biomolecules tell the story of ancient trade networks
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Asian foods such as soybean, banana and turmeric had reached the Mediterranean more than 3,000 years ago.