Articles by Anusha Krishnan

Anusha Krishnan is a part-time science writer and editor and full-time mom from Bangalore, India. She loves writing about new scientic discoveries, and believes that the art of storytelling is crucial for successful science communication.

[Explainer] What are carbon sinks?

Carbon sinks are places and/or products that sequester and store carbon as organic or inorganic compounds for different periods of time. Essentially, anything that absorbs more carbon than it emits…

[Explainer] What is carbon pricing?

In the 1920s, a British economist, Arthur Pigou, highlighted the social benefits of making industries pay for the costs of the pollution they caused. In time, this concept was taken…
A discarded mask found along the Mumbai coastline. Photo courtesy- Prasant Barik, Aahwahan Foundation

COVID-19 and the changing nature of waste

As the COVID-19 pandemic brought sweeping changes to lifestyles, it also altered an important but seldom thought-of aspect of human existence – trash. The pandemic has drastically changed the types and…
A discarded mask found along the Mumbai coastline. Photo courtesy- Prasant Barik, Aahwahan Foundation

[Interview] Science on a shoestring budget

Ethologist and evolutionary ecologist, Raghavendra Gadagkar has been researching animal behavior for the last 25 years using simple, inexpensive, and exquisitely thought-out experiments. In his latest book, Experiments in Animal…
Termites inside a termite mound. Photo by Nikhil More.

Architectural secrets of termite mounds

Of the insect world’s many architects, the termites are undoubtedly the reigning monarchs. The earthen mounds that these tiny insects construct out of soil, water and their own saliva, are…
Termites inside a termite mound. Photo by Nikhil More.