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  • Svante Pääbo wins Nobel Prize 2022 in Physiology or Medicine Oct 03, 2022 03:07 PM IST

    Svante Pääbo wins Nobel Prize 2022 in Physiology or Medicine

    Svante Pääbo has been given the top honour “for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution", an official statement said.

  • Book review: The whys have it Sep 10, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    Book review: The whys have it

    In seven quick chapters, scientist Justin Gregg unpacks how humans are 'why' specialists, and why we would do well not to consider our intelligence superior to other animals'.

  • This Jellyfish Can Live Forever. Its Genes May Tell Us How. Sep 07, 2022 07:17 PM IST

    This Jellyfish Can Live Forever. Its Genes May Tell Us How.

    These miniature jellyfish, known as Turritopsis dohrnii, wave and grasp with their pale tentacles, bringing plankton to their mouths, as do many other jellyfish species adrift in the glowing water.

  • IISc's virus like particle may lead to new COVID-19 vaccine Aug 30, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    IISc's virus like particle may lead to new COVID-19 vaccine

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore have created and tested a brand-new COVID-19 vaccine candidate that resembles the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • Two-thirds of Delhi govt schools not teaching science in classes 11-12: RTI Aug 28, 2022 05:14 PM IST

    Two-thirds of Delhi govt schools not teaching science in classes 11-12: RTI

    The Education Department of the Delhi government gave the information in response to an application filed under the Right To Information (RTI) Act on behalf of PTI. The RTI sought information on the number of Delhi government schools teaching science and commerce subjects in classes 11 and 12 as well as the number of new schools opened by the government between February 2015 and May 2022 in the city.

  • Some Monkeys Use Stone Tools for Pleasure, Study Suggests Aug 27, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Some Monkeys Use Stone Tools for Pleasure, Study Suggests

    The study is based on observations of a population of free-ranging, long-tailed macaques that live in or near the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, a Balinese town in Indonesia, where the animals regularly receive food from humans.

  • The Juicy Secrets of Stars That Eat Their Planets Aug 19, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    The Juicy Secrets of Stars That Eat Their Planets

    Stars come in many varieties, including simmering dwarfs and brilliant hypergiants. The life expectancy and ultimate fate of a star — and, therefore, any planets orbiting it — is tied to its mass: Red dwarfs may live for trillions of years, whereas massive stars blow up within a few million.

  • Gujarat govt announces Semiconductor Policy, offers incentives for investment in sector Jul 27, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Gujarat govt announces Semiconductor Policy, offers incentives for investment in sector

    Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel unveiled the 'Gujarat Semiconductor Policy’, will remain in force till 2027, state Science and Technology Minister Jitu Vaghani said in a statement.

  • Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study Jul 24, 2022 06:41 AM IST

    Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study

    If you’re taking antidepressants, it’s very important you don’t stop doing so without speaking to your doctor first. But people need all this information to make informed decisions.

  • Tech Mahindra, Mahindra University to set up lab for Metaverse, quantum computing Jul 23, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    Tech Mahindra, Mahindra University to set up lab for Metaverse, quantum computing

    In order to establish a new "Makers Lab" for research and development in quantum computing, explainable artificial intelligence, and the Metaverse,Tech Mahindra and Mahindra University have signed a memorandum of understanding.

  • 6 ways governments drive innovation and how they can help post-pandemic resilience Jul 17, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    6 ways governments drive innovation and how they can help post-pandemic resilience

    Policymakers and leaders in science and industry are pinning their hopes on further innovation to drive economic recovery.

  • US, Russian astronauts will ride each other's rockets again Jul 15, 2022 09:59 PM IST

    US, Russian astronauts will ride each other's rockets again

    U.S. astronaut Frank Rubio will launch to the space station from Kazakhstan with two Russians in September. That same month, Russian cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, will join two Americans and one Japanese aboard a SpaceX rocket flying from Florida.

  • NASA's new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies Jul 12, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    NASA's new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies

    Webb's use of the infrared light spectrum allows the telescope to see through the cosmic dust and see light from faraway light from the corners of the universe

  • Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Man Who Bent Light by Narinder Singh Kapany Jul 09, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | Bookstrapping: The Man Who Bent Light by Narinder Singh Kapany

    The fusion of ‘science as a universal need’ and ‘religion as a universal truth but private practice’ emerges beautifully from this book. Bookstrapping Rating: 3.5 stars

  • JNCASR researchers discover 'new material' that can convert infrared light into renewable energy Jul 05, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    JNCASR researchers discover 'new material' that can convert infrared light into renewable energy

    The material can emit, detect, and modulate infrared light with high efficiency making it useful for "solar and thermal energy harvesting and for optical communication devices", the government said.

  • Dead Roaches That Ate Moon Dust Went Up for Auction. Then NASA Objected Jun 26, 2022 10:06 PM IST

    Dead Roaches That Ate Moon Dust Went Up for Auction. Then NASA Objected

    A few German cockroaches that had been fed the lunar diet ended up in the laboratory of Marion Brooks, an entomologist at the University of Minnesota. She found no evidence that the moon dust was toxic to the cockroaches, according to an article in The Star Tribune of Minneapolis from Oct. 6, 1969.

  • Startup in Bengal develops a device to produce oxygen from water Jun 24, 2022 12:29 PM IST

    Startup in Bengal develops a device to produce oxygen from water

    The device was selected by the Department of Biotechnology for showcasing and launch on its 10th foundation day and at the 1st Bio-Tech Expo 2022.

  • 'Abnormal' dinosaur egg discovered in Madhya Pradesh. What it means for evolution Jun 13, 2022 01:13 PM IST

    'Abnormal' dinosaur egg discovered in Madhya Pradesh. What it means for evolution

    An egg belonging to a titanosaurid dinosaur was found nested in another one at the Dinosaur Fossil National Park in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district.

  • A source of mysterious radio signals has been found in outer space Jun 10, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    A source of mysterious radio signals has been found in outer space

    A new study published in peer-reviewed journal 'nature' throws some light on the baffling phenomena.

  • In Antarctica, scientists discover 'hidden world' of creatures swimming under ice shelf Jun 09, 2022 10:24 AM IST

    In Antarctica, scientists discover 'hidden world' of creatures swimming under ice shelf

    A climate change-related study ended in an element of surprise for a team of researchers from New Zealand.

  • Google Doodle honours physicist Satyendra Nath Bose Jun 04, 2022 07:47 AM IST

    Google Doodle honours physicist Satyendra Nath Bose

    Google Doodle: Satyendra Nath Bose's paper 'Planck’s Law and the Hypothesis of Light Quanta' is considered one of the most important findings in quantum theory.

  • What got JRD Tata "hooked on aeroplanes" and other histories to discover at Science Beyond Borders May 15, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    What got JRD Tata "hooked on aeroplanes" and other histories to discover at Science Beyond Borders

    'Science Beyond Borders', curated by the Institut Francais en Inde and its partners, showcases collaborations in the fields of maths, astronomy, aviation, medicine, culture and space programmes.

  • Science Beyond Borders: A very unlucky astronomer, Venus in transit and Pondicherry May 14, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    Science Beyond Borders: A very unlucky astronomer, Venus in transit and Pondicherry

    A travelling exhibition which is now in Bengaluru throws light on a cosmic destiny.

  • Scientists unveil image of huge black hole at Milky Way's center May 12, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    Scientists unveil image of huge black hole at Milky Way's center

    Sagittarius A* possesses 4 million times the mass of our sun and is located about 26,000 light-years -- the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km) -- from Earth.

  • Fitness Planner | 10,000 steps: benefits, myth vs reality and where the number came from May 08, 2022 07:31 AM IST

    Fitness Planner | 10,000 steps: benefits, myth vs reality and where the number came from

    There is no medical basis for suggesting that 10,000 steps a day is the magic number. As with most modern myths, the source of this number is in marketing.

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