A shot in time

Judging from comments I’ve heard and read, many people expect that a vaccine against Covid-19 will soon ...

iOS 14 and Android 11 promise big on security

Privacy matters. The information on your phone is yours. The biggest takeaway from Apple’s recent WWDC a...

Beware of free software

In January, the tech world was shaken by a major confidentiality breach when Avast was caught selling click in...

Keep your blood pressure in check

Gadget: Dr Trust automatic BP monitor Tech specs: An advanced fuzzy algorithm, a new pumping technology to ...

MeVero: An opportunity to grow and develop your passion

Before the pandemic was upon us, most — if not all — expected our jobs to give meaning to our live...

Apps: out with the old, in with the new

1. Out: TikTok In: Roposo Surprisingly, this Indian photo-video sharing and viewing app has been around since...

Science  /  Published 05.07.20

A shot in time

Judging from comments I’ve heard and read, many people expect that a vaccine against Covid-19 will soon end the need for masks and social distancing, and enable us to resume our pre-Covid lives....
By Jane E. Brody in

Science  /  Published 29.06.20

Pradyot Kumar Sen Gupta: The birdman of Bengal

Long before every amateur photographer started to inundate social media with colourful shots of birds, Sen Gupta used to roam around Santiniketan, Calcutta’s Salt Lake and the sprawling mango or...
By Soumitra Das in

Science  /  Published 29.06.20

Storm troopers

Many coronavirus patients seem to get better at first, then rapidly decline and are overtaken by an overwhelming immune response that causes the body to turn on itself. Called a “cytokine storm”, ...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in

Technology  /  Published 27.06.20

Vital signs, at your fingertips

Gadget: Pulse oximeterPrice: Dr Trust (Rs 3,999), Sansui (Rs 2,699), Accusure (Rs 2,699)Best For: Measuring the level of oxygen in bloodUntil recently, most of us had never heard of a pulse oximeter. ...
By Chandana Chandra in

Science  /  Published 22.06.20

The lab life

The biotechnology industry has played a monumental role in bringing together the best science, medicine and public health measures to address the global Covid-19 pandemic. It has facilitated the rapid...
By Sounak Sahu in

Science  /  Published 15.06.20

The nonscience of Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have thrown the world into a bottomless pit. Only a handful of countries have been able to see a ray of light — and they have used thoroughly scientific methods to man...
By Amitabha Nandy in

Science  /  Published 07.06.20

Breathe easy

A few days ago, one of my friends sent me a video of a man, around 40, sitting on a hospital bed. He was extolling the virtues of a corporate hospital in Calcutta to which he had been admitted a coupl...
By Sanjeet Bagcchi in

Technology  /  Published 07.06.20

Tools to fight the pandemic

While the novel coronavirus pandemic has taken a severe toll on our daily life, industry and the economy, it has also opened up a world of innovations. That human creativity blooms in the face of adve...
By Chandana Chandra in

Science  /  Published 06.06.20

Neither hair or there!

The Telegraph, UK of June 4 reported bald men to be at higher risk of developing severe Covid-19. Two studies from Spain, which at 42.6 per cent has the world’s second highest incide...
By Shahid Jameel in

India  /  Published 05.06.20

Trial casts doubts on malaria drug’s ability to prevent Covid

The anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine cannot prevent coronavirus infection, US and Canadian researchers said on Wednesday after the first rigorous trial that has cast fresh doubts on India’s dec...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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