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. a bonobo reclines in a nest made of branches covered in large leaves

    Climate change may be leading to overcounts of endangered bonobos

    A changing climate in Congo is affecting how scientists count bonobos’ nests, possibly skewing estimates of the great ape population, a study suggests.

  2. image of doctors performing surgery on a mucormycosis patient in India
    Health & Medicine

    How COVID-19 created a perfect storm for a deadly fungal infection in India

    Amid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, numbers of rare but dangerous “black fungus” infections have skyrocketed in the country.

  3. barn owls

    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.

  4. Male pug-nosed tree frog

    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.

  5. Podarcis muralis

    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.