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In this issue, read research-based stories on Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, present-day practices of rice cultivation may harm the planet's climate and increasing the levels of specific microRNAs reduce the progression of prostate cancer. In addition to the research-based stories, there are a few more news stories. Read research-related stories that appeared in other media in our Research Beat section. We also bring you some notable talks and events, along with some interesting Resources that might be of interest to you. 

Issue 103 | 14 March 2019

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Research-based Stories
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Research Beat | Interesting Research-based Stories from Other Media
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Investing in Science | The Sentinel

Nobel laureate pitches for more investment in science | The Hindu

Joy of discovery must not die: Dutch Nobel Laureate  | The Times of India

26 Fantastic Female Scientists | Asian Scientist

Bridging the gap for women in science and technology | The Economic Times

Science Gallery Bengaluru is not a ‘museum of science' | LiveMint

Own house chicken like lentil? Possibly maybe, perhaps not | FactorDaily

Plan S: Achieving Universal Open Access to Research Papers is Becoming Unavoidable | The Wire

Get involved with socially important technologies: Anurag Kumar | The New Indian Express

Welcome to the PhD Clan: perspective from a just-graduated survivor  | IndiaBioscience

A Seminar With Pseudoscience Has Blessings of DU's Department of Education | The Wire

'Media Should Follow a Name and Shame Policy Against Torchbearers of Pseudoscience' | The Wire

TIFR Salary Delay Is Tip of the Iceberg of Bigger Crunch at Autonomous Bodies | The Wire
Secretive new frog species from ancient lineage discovered in India | New Scientist

India’s newest frog evolved 60 million years ago | The Hindu

New species of ‘starry dwarf frog’ found in Western Ghats | The Tribune

New frog species discovered in biodiversity hotspot in India |

New frog in old hot spot | Hindustan Times

Pushing the purple frog to the edge | The Hindu

The Answer to Less Forest Fires Is – Wait for It – More Forest Fires | The Wire

NPL’s device produces high-quality, single-layer graphene | The Hindu

5000-year-old skeleton unearthed in Kutch | Deccan Herald

Partha Talukdar lights up the dark realm of data | FactorDaily

India’s biodiversity-rich zones also ‘hotspots’ of human impacts | The Hindu

An online database of plants in peninsular India | IndiaBioscience

A climate vulnerability index for India | The Hindu

Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states | The Hindu Business Line
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