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Acrobatics of the Indian Roller: A birdbrained ballet! 

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September 12, 2021

What in the brains of male Indian roller birds make them fly so high only to shriek and fall rolling while in flight? Researchers from Allahabad University provide an answer: the seasonal changes in a part of the hippocampus in the bird’s brain.

Malaria-Parasite Hijacks Mosquito Gut Microbiota and Immunity

Mosquitoes suffer because of Plasmodium, the malarial parasite. The parasite undermines the normal gut microbiota and weakens its immune system, makes it ill. Probiotics for mosquitoes may reduce malarial transmission, say researchers

Why don’t ants have traffic jams?

Army ants are blind. Yet a few thousands of them behave coherently to create large scale patterns of fast paced raids. Physicists from IIT Kanpur investigate the biosocial phenomenon.

Travel and Multitasking: Digital and social divide

While travelling in the hustle bustle of Mumbai city, what do people do? How do economic and social conditions affect what you do when travelling? Varun Varghese and Arnab Jana from the IIT Bombay investigates.

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