Nature's Marvel
Comprehending the Intelligent Cichlids

There are a few criteria that scientists use to measure the intelligence of fish. These include problem-solving abilities, social behaviour, learning and memory, and the ability to adapt to changing environments

Sagarika Chaudhuri
A Tiny Fish Loud as a Gunshot

Despite its miniature dimensions, the fish harbours a rich behavioural repertoire and maintains optical transparency into adulthood, rendering it an invaluable subject for neuroscience exploration.

Pitamber Kaushik
Chromatic Marvel: The Fascinating Life and Death of Labord’s Chameleon

With a lifespan of just four to five months, this unique species from Madagascar unveils a stunning array of colours controlled by its nervous system, even in its last moments.

Sidra Kazmi
Are they Stones?

The unique ability of Lithops to change leaf colouration demonstrates their adaptability and responsiveness to their surroundings, allowing them to maximise their chances of survival in their arid and challenging habitats.

Moumita Mazumdar
Life Without the Queen Bee Inside a Beehive Ordeal

The queen is a central figure, an orchestrator of life and productivity. Her presence dictates the harmony within the hive, ensuring the continuation of the colony’s legacy.

Bidisha Talukdar and Anjana Singha Naorem
Lake Natron — Tanzania’s Hypersaline Red Lake

Its most striking feature is high alkalinity, letting cyanobacteria thrive, which produces a vibrant, deep-red hue to the lake.

Sidra Kazmi
The Shy Household Pest

Can we remain assured that our woolen or silk garments are safe in our almirahs? Not as long as you are sure that your almirah is free of the case-making clothes moth

Gulafshan
The Asian Unicorn

In 1993, the first image of a living saola was captured in captivity. The most recent was captured in 2013 by a camera that was activated by movement in a jungle in central Vietnam.

Moumita Mazumdar
Kurkut — A Tribal Delicacy

Red weaver ants or kurkut are social animals which are known for their aggressive behaviour, medicinal properties and also for sour-tasting kurkut (red ant chutney).

Dipanjan Ghosh
Why are venomous snails so fascinating to scientists?

Cone snail venom contains diverse bioactive compounds, offering potential medical applications and contributing to our understanding of molecular biology and pharmacology

Moumita Mazumdar