Jul 19, 2021 11:31 AM IST
The United Nations cultural agency recommended last month that the world's largest reef system be placed on its endangered list because of damage to the corals largely caused by climate change.
- Jun 16, 2021 08:10 AM IST
The ministry of health announced the decision to change the gap from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks on May 13, at a time when supplies of the shot were falling short of demand and infections were surging across the country.
- May 20, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Scientists calculated that pollution levels for the year will end up between 4% and 7% lower than 2019. That's the biggest annual drop in carbon emissions since World War II.
- Apr 07, 2020 09:06 AM IST
WHO director-general told a virtual news conference, insisting "we will follow all the rules to test any vaccine or therapeutics all over the world whether it is in Europe, Africa or wherever.
- Dec 10, 2019 01:55 PM IST
The Lok Sabha passed the bill a little past midnight on Monday after a heated debate that lasted over seven hours. It seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there.
- Mar 16, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Addressing the inaugural session of the 105th Indian Science Congress here, he said India has a rich tradition and a long history of both discovery and use of science and technology.
- Dec 15, 2017 08:10 AM IST
The view emerged at a two-day national conference attended by scientists and experts from across the country who assessed the current status of the IAS and its effect on biodiversity.
- Nov 14, 2017 01:10 PM IST
Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world's living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth.
- Jul 19, 2017 02:05 PM IST
The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 0.91 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 13.5 degrees Celsius.
- Feb 23, 2017 05:14 PM IST
Scientists have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane - a key building block for many types of fuels - using only ultraviolet light as an energy source.
- Feb 18, 2017 12:54 PM IST
Scientists have developed the first DNA computer capable of detecting several antibodies in the blood, paving the way for smart drugs for better delivery of medication for conditions such as rheumatism and Crohn's disease, with fewer side effects and at lower cost.
- Feb 16, 2017 12:08 PM IST
Last month's temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest January in 2016. However, it was 0.92 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean January temperature from 1951-1980.
- Jan 03, 2017 02:08 PM IST
In his address at the inauguration of the 104th session of the Indian Science Congress, Modi listed "rapid global rise of Cyber-Physical Systems" as one important area that needed to be addressed, saying it has potential to pose unprecedented challenges and stresses on the demographic dividend.
- Nov 22, 2016 12:28 PM IST
Scientists from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the US developed a new process for creating the novel supercapacitors.
- Nov 01, 2016 12:18 PM IST
Search engine queries not only tell a lot about the user's interests and predilections, they also contain information relating to their mood or state of health.
- Nov 01, 2016 09:10 AM IST
The team used a catalyst made of carbon, copper and nitrogen and applied voltage to trigger a complicated chemical reaction that essentially reverses the combustion process.
- Feb 12, 2016 07:54 AM IST
"Historic detection of gravitational waves opens up new frontier for understanding of universe," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of posts on the microblogging website.
- Jan 14, 2016 03:11 PM IST
The report prepared by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) said the number of scientists and engineers residing in the US rose from 21.6 million to 29 million from 2003 to 2013.
- Oct 29, 2013 10:19 AM IST
The new animals are a leaf-tail gecko, a golden-coloured skink and a boulder-dwelling frog living in the unique rocky rainforest in Cape Melville, some 1,500 km (900 miles) north west of Brisbane, Australia's third most populous city.
- Sep 25, 2013 12:03 PM IST
Recognition for a discovery that made headlines worldwide will come as no surprise, but deciding who deserves the glory is a tricky matter for the prize committee, which will announce its winner or winners on October 8.
- Sep 12, 2013 10:34 AM IST
Stem cell experts who were not directly involved in the study said its success was exciting, but noted that the technique as it stands could not be used in humans since the reprogrammed cells also lead to tumours forming in the mice.
- Sep 10, 2013 05:09 PM IST
At the American Chemical Society's meeting in Indianapolis, researchers described a group of compounds that could block mosquitoes' ability to smell potential targets.
- Sep 02, 2013 03:59 PM IST
The invaluable potential application of understanding in wine-making is the new objective of scientists who sequenced the genome of the high-value Tannat grape, from which "the most healthy of red wines" are fermented.
- Aug 31, 2013 04:56 PM IST
Old tumour drug Zebularine has the ability to subdue the reaction of the body's immune system. This could be important in situations where tissue or organs are transplanted.
- Aug 29, 2013 05:25 PM IST
The study conducted in postmortem human brain cells and in mice, also offers the strongest causal evidence that age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's disease are distinct conditions.