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Science  /  Published 03.06.20

Monsoon Malady

The monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast in a week. And this year, the question on every mind is what will the rains do to the coronavirus?According to early-stage studies from a group of scien...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Science  /  Published 03.06.20

Hurricanes pick up speed

Hurricanes pick up speedIn almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Clue to hot corona mystery

Three Indian astronomers have discovered a drumbeat of magnetic explosions across the face of the sun in an advance towards resolving a decades-old mystery of why the corona, the sun’s atmosphere, i...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 27.05.20

SpaceX launch postponed due to stormy weather

The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two Nasa astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown on Wednesday because of thunderclouds ...
By AP in

Science  /  Published 26.05.20

Men more at risk. Why?

For those philosophically pondering the possibility of a virus having emerged to “fix” the world, here is more food for thought: the novel coronavirus or Sars-Cov2 is killing far more men than wom...
By Koustubh Panda in

Science  /  Published 24.05.20

UV LED can kill coronaviruses

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, US, have developed ultraviolet LEDs that have the ability to decontaminate surfaces — and potentially air and water — that have come in ...
By Agencies in

Science  /  Published 24.05.20

A car with three wheels

For decades, the bestselling vehicles in the US have been pick-up trucks. But there will always be companies that try to upend the status quo, powered by idealistic thinking and, ideally, deep pockets...
By Susan Carpenter in

Science  /  Published 22.05.20

Evolution or manipulation?

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has grabbed headlines with his controversial assertion that Covid-19 was caused not by a natural virus but one that was manufactured in a Chinese laboratory. Gadkari’s c...
By Shahid Jameel in

Science  /  Published 22.05.20

Time for sciences to come together

Two to tangoThe co-evolution of theory and experiments – when the two tango well – is what clicks. I saw this up close while pursuing my PhD in neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Sc...
By Sumantra Chatterjee in

Science  /  Published 17.05.20

Coronallateral damage

Sumit Mukherjee, 63, is an invisible victim of the coronavirus. On the evening of April 28, Mukherjee, my former colleague and friend, complained of breathlessness and uneasiness in the chest. He had ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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