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  • First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem May 07, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

    We believe monkeys to have lower moral status than humans – but what about human-monkey chimeras?

  • Scientists will soon explore a mysterious deep blue hole near Florida coast Jul 23, 2020 11:13 PM IST

    Scientists will soon explore a mysterious deep blue hole near Florida coast

    Blue holes can be found in multiple locations across the world, and they can be as deep as 1,000 feet. While diving into these deep-sea voids can prove dangerous, their unique biodiversity makes them extremely interesting.

  • Unusual planetary system where exoplanets influence each other's orbit speed spotted Jul 06, 2020 06:54 PM IST

    Unusual planetary system where exoplanets influence each other's orbit speed spotted

    Usually, a planet that is not influenced by another planet moves with a constant period. But, WASP-148b and WASP-148c changed their speed frequently, providing evidence of strong interaction between them.

  • CSIRO scientists detect source of mysterious signals coming from galaxies just like ours Jun 04, 2020 06:53 PM IST

    CSIRO scientists detect source of mysterious signals coming from galaxies just like ours

    The location of four new fast radio bursts -- FRB 180924, FRB 181112, FRB 190102, and FRB 190608 -- have been traced back to galaxies that are still forming new stars at a moderate rate, just like our Milky Way galaxy. Dr Bhandari’s research published in The Astrophysical Jour

  • Parallel universe? NASA device spots reverse cosmic ray shower May 21, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Parallel universe? NASA device spots reverse cosmic ray shower

    Researchers believe the neutrinos were actually travelling back in time, reversing the laws of physics as we know them.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Mice shortage delays lab tests to find cure Mar 13, 2020 04:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Mice shortage delays lab tests to find cure

    The frozen remnants of mice with humanised gene that were used during SARS outbreak are now with a research facility in the US, which they are using to impregnate general mice to supply the pups to medicos

  • Scientists discover jellyfish-like parasite that doesn't need oxygen Feb 26, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    Scientists discover jellyfish-like parasite that doesn't need oxygen

    The discovery not only changes human understanding of the factors that sustain life, but also has implications on search for life in the cosmos.

  • Genes of ancient ‘ghost population’ still found in humans: Study Feb 14, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Genes of ancient ‘ghost population’ still found in humans: Study

    The researchers claimed that 2 to 19% of the DNA from modern West Africans come from this “ghost population”, just like Neanderthal DNA exists in modern European humans

  • Mars was formed much later than we thought: Study Feb 13, 2020 03:57 PM IST

    Mars was formed much later than we thought: Study

    Martian meteorites that have fallen on Earth were studied to arrive at a theory on how the amalgamation of different materials formed the mantle of the Red Planet.

  • Here is how the Sun looks up-close: Inouye Solar Telescope captures high-res image Jan 30, 2020 01:09 PM IST

    Here is how the Sun looks up-close: Inouye Solar Telescope captures high-res image

    The first-ever close-up shot of the surface of the Sun resembles a beehive or a cellular formation

  • India shows 2nd highest growth in science research: Report Oct 11, 2016 05:00 PM IST

    India shows 2nd highest growth in science research: Report

    The institutions from India among the top 100 highest performers across the globe include Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Indian Institute of Science (IIS) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

  • Genomics and particle physics top the scientific charts Jun 05, 2013 11:32 AM IST

    Genomics and particle physics top the scientific charts

    "Genomics is a perennially hot topic as we learn more about how (DNA) sequences play out in the manifestation of disease," said Christopher King, editor of Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch, which tracks trends in research.

  • Govt wants pvt sector contribution in S&T to go up to 50% Sep 06, 2011 08:42 PM IST

    Govt wants pvt sector contribution in S&T to go up to 50%

    Pursuant to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's keenness to boost innovation, government has decided to push contribution of private sector in scientific research and development from the current 20% to 50% and undertake a number of other crucial steps.

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