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Make graveyards safe for the living. They are reservoirs of antibiotic-resistance bacteria

Rapid urbanisation in many developing countries has meant that informal settlements have begun to sprout near cemeteries.
Members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march

Watch your language when you describe anti-trans feminists

The so-called TERFs think the term is inaccurate too: they insist that they’re not trans-exclusionary because they include trans men in the category of women.
Coronavirus protection

Conspiracy theories about coronavirus are as dangerous as the outbreak itself

Medical conspiracy theories have the power to increase distrust in medical authorities, which can impact people’s willingness to protect themselves.
Team India

East India Company brought cricket to India. ‘Slow poison’ said student protesters

English sports began to surpass Indian games in popularity, such as local forms of wrestling. Other games as 'Kabaddi' were organised like English sports.
A worker in a protective suit checks the temperature of a man in Beijing. WHO has declared coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

Watching TV for hours probably as risky as shaking hands. In times of coronavirus, avoid both

When it comes to infectious disease epidemics like COVID-19, we have a strong tendency to overreact emotionally and underreact behaviourally.
Solar cells

Australia could soon export sunshine to Asia via a 3,800km cable

Australia doesn’t currently export renewable energy. But an ambitious new solar project called Sun Cable is poised to change that.
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How your city is designed affects your obesity

Studies show that when cities are designed to provide walkability, bikeability and public transport, then physical activity across the community increases.
Neurons are the Lego pieces that build brains and process information. | Photo: Pixabay |

It’s time to change the way we tell the story of humans. Count your neurons, not just blessings

Being born with lots of neurons gives us the potential for a long and slow life. Neurons are the Lego pieces that build brains and process information.
If we want to understand the spread and control of infectious diseases today, we have to look to the landscapes of extended urbanization and infrastructures that structure contemporary urban life

Coronavirus-like outbreaks start in and spread from edges of cities

To study the spread of coronavirus, we have to look beyond airports to the European automobile and parts industry in central China and transport hubs like Wuhan.

Loved Oscar-winner Parasite? But that may not be the best Korean movie you would have seen

A good film can come from India, Mexico, Korea, but it is subtitles that connect the makers with audiences by allowing the accessibility of a variety of cinema.

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People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.


Indian Navy on board a naval ship

Navy gets battle-ready for Covid-19 with low-cost temperature sensor, oxygen supply system

The naval dockyard in Mumbai has designed a hand-held temperature sensor while a Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold was designed by personnel in Visakhapatnam.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.