Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: insects

Snapshot of a starburst — Webb telescope captures image of entwined galaxies forming new stars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Want to boost milk and meat production? Feeding insects to cattle can help

The global market for edible insects is growing quickly, and advocates say that using insects as ingredients can make human and animal food more sustainable.

Five reasons why eating insects could reduce climate change

Most of us aren't accustomed to regard insects as food. But before you say "yuck," hear us out. They can be a source of sustainable and nutritious protein.

Insects are climbing out of the ground in North America after 17 yrs only to mate, die in weeks

Brood X Cicadas have an unusual life cycle of 13 or 17 years underground. However, climate change is disrupting their cycle.

88-year-old Manipur tea seller-turned-bridal dresser among this year’s Padma Shri awardees

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

The 6 pests coming to eat our crops, thanks to climate change

Climate change is opening up new habitats to old pests, transforming them from a mere nuisance into a growing menace.

Insects are declining at alarming levels. This is bad news for human beings

The fate of insects is entwined with that of people and other vertebrates. Scientists warn that their decline is undermining ecosystems on which many lives depend.

Male or female, mating is equally risky for these insects, finds IISc study

According to an IISc study, insects who call out to potential mates face as much of a risk of attracting predators as the ones who answer their call.

Fried, steamed or toasted: What’s the best way to cook insects

There are many reasons why we should be eating insects.

Humans are changing Earth in many different ways at once

A recent study says climate change is killing off Earth’s little creatures, a fact that has chilling implications for global biodiversity.

On Camera


In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.