Gender quotas in India had unintended effects

Gender quotas enshrined in the Indian constitution appear to have lowered the representation of other underrepresented groups.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: politics gender india society-and-culture socioeconomic-status

Insecticide-making cotton actually boosted pesticide use in India

Thanks to genetically modified Bt cotton, "farmers in India are spending more on seeds, more on fertilizer, and more on insecticides."

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: insects pesticides genetic-engineering india money crops farmers earth-and-environment

Is DDT a cause of Indian immigrant diabetes risk?

Prior exposure to DDT pollution may explain the higher rate of diabetes among immigrants to the United States from India, say researchers.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: diabetes pollution immigration india united-states earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

India-Pakistan nuclear war would threaten the entire world

100 milion people could die immediately in a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, but that would just be the beginning.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 3, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: death india nuclear-weapons pakistan featured society-and-culture wars

U.S. computer science students are crushing it

US computer science students beat those in India, China, and Russia when competing head-to-head, a new study shows.

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford • futurity
March 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: china higher-education stem india russia united-states computers science-and-technology college-students

1.8 billion adolescents got a check-up

"...when it comes to adolescents we have just assumed that they're relatively healthy." A new report challenges that view.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne • futurity
March 14, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: teenagers obesity young-adults india united-states childrens-health featured health-and-medicine anemia

Trauma of partition haunts India and Pakistan today

Tensions between India and Pakistan today are better understood in light of the Partition of India in 1947, the largest mass migration in human history.

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford • futurity
March 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: history migration refugees india united-kingdom pakistan featured society-and-culture wars

Data from dirt improve monsoon predictions

Data about soil temperature and moisture can improve predictions about how much rain will fall during monsoons.

Brian Wallheimer-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: soil storms india rain weather science-and-technology monsoons

Earth has more green area, but that’s not quite good news

Additional "green leaf area" on Earth sounds good, but satellite images show it's not that simple.

Boston University • futurity
Feb. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability china agriculture trees india emissions earth-and-environment

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