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[Explainer] Why do we use jargon when talking about science?
In scientific parlance, jargon is necessary since it functions as shorthand for specific concepts, when its meaning is know by all parties.
Madhya Pradesh ranks second in India in stubble burning, farmers unaware of government schemes
Despite the many appeals made by the administration and the existence of schemes to prevent it, stubble burning prevails in MP.
Plastic-rock hybrids found on the Andaman Islands
The impact of plastiglomerates on marine ecosystems is yet to be understood as research on the plastic-rock hybrid is an emerging field.
Solar pumps offer financial relief to West Bengal farmers, but growth is slow
Farmers in West Bengal who switched from diesel or grid electricity to solar-power irrigation pumps say profit margins have increased due to the negation of irrigation costs.
Kolkata attempts to eliminate ‘legacy waste’ in landfills through biomining
The Dhapa landfill has been undergoing biomining and bioremediation — the methods chosen by the NGT for clearing legacy waste.
Miles to sail to harness offshore wind
From power evacuation and financing to environmental clearances, offshore sector needs clarity on several fronts, say experts.
Sikkim reels under water woes, faces the hottest June
A cloud burst-induced landslide led to acute water shortage in Gangtok; a heatwave this year has aggravated the problem.
A Haryana village opposes construction of government buildings to protect centuries-old trees
The village of Thaska is known for its enormous, well-branched Salvadora trees, that are said to have antibacterial and hypolipidemic capabilities.
[Commentary] A decade after relocation, the lives of Van Gujjars still lack stability and security
Land for schools, health centres and other community facilities, were taken from the land allotted to individuals.