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  • Assimilating the art in science

    TLoS art director Ipsa Jain caught up with comix artist Arghya Manna to discuss what makes SciArt distinct from #SciArt, the deeply personal process of creating, and where it stands in India today.

    July 8th 2020

  • Lying on the forest floor, looking for orchids

    On World Environment Day 2020, conservation ecologist Jis Sebastian reminisces about her time in the Western Ghats, studying the fantastically diverse orchids and what climate change has in store for them.

    June 5th 2020

  • Drawing to coax new scientific questions

    Late into her PhD, biologist Ipsa Jain realised that she did not want to spend her life in a lab. Was it okay then to change her mind and embrace visual arts — something which never failed to make her happy?

    March 25th 2020

  • Good teachers need to go way beyond textbooks

    Looking back at EpiSTEME, a conference on science education, held at TIFR-HBCSE in January 2020.

    March 9th 2020

  • Infosys Science Awards- Women winners say they are more than personal

    For this year’s Infosys Science Prize winners, Manjula Reddy and Sunita Sarawagi, this recognition as women in science, is of universal significance.

    February 24th 2020

  • Being a Lesbian Trans Woman of Science in India

    “Post and during the transition, I have definitely faced much discrimination and bigotry in the academic world,” says A. Mani, a mathematician

    October 3rd 2019

  • An Agroforestry Scientist’s Notes on Kodagu and Climate Change

    At the backdrop of the 2019 Kodagu floods, Switzerland-based agroforestry researcher Maike Nesper, talks about working with small coffee farmers to find sustainable ways of growing coffee.

    September 18th 2019

  • The case for open science

    A tour through an open science laboratory in Switzerland where scientists are realising the hacker culture

    August 28th 2019

  • Behind the scenes with Boby

    Lab technicians might be appreciated in the scientific community but rarely do we stop and listen to their stories. Cyrus Khan speaks to KV Boby, a technician at TIFR Bombay.

    August 20th 2019

  • How teaching an ‘open course’ can open doors

    Finishing a PhD is fulfilling, but also a tense time because of the uncertainties of the future. This young ecologist found her footing thanks to an opportunity to teach an ‘open course’ at a new university.

    July 23rd 2019