Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicPollination

Topic: pollination

Hitchhiker worms in fig trees use ‘perfume’ to find a ride on wasps, fly to safety

IISc researchers say the study, featured as cover story on February 2020 issue of Journal for Chemical Ecology, may aid efforts to conserve fig ecosystem & make it more productive.

Moths on night shift are working harder than other insects

A new research found moths visit a surprisingly diverse range of plants. And science may have overlooked their pollination activities because they work while we sleep.

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.

The honeybee is cute, charismatic, and misunderstood

Experts say honeybees don't need to be saved. By focusing too much on them, we risk ignoring certain problems faced by all the other bees.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.