Pratik Pawar

Pratik Pawar is a science journalist based in Bangalore, India. He is the recipient of a 2020 EurekAlert! Fellowship for International Science Reporters.

All Stories by Pratik Pawar

  1. barn owls
    Animals

    Barn owlets share food with their younger siblings in exchange for grooming

    Scientists weren’t sure why elder barn owlets would give away meals to their younger kin, a rare example of sibling cooperation in birds.

  2. Male pug-nosed tree frog
    Animals

    Pug-nosed tree frogs use an auditory trick to evade predators and woo mates

    A new study finds that some tree frogs exploit what’s known as the precedence effect to get females attention safely.

  3. Podarcis muralis
    Life

    A new lizard parasite is the first known to move from mom to baby

    Nematodes were found living in a lizard’s ovaries and the braincase of her embryos — the first evidence of a reptile parasite that jumps generations.