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Science  /  Published 19.04.20

Obese patients at higher risk

Obese patients infected with the coronavirus may be at higher risk of developing severe disease, doctors tracking the patterns of the infection have said after limited observations and experience with...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 19.04.20

The world’s pharmacy

India, one of the largest producers of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), has suddenly turned into the world’s saviour. This generic drug is being used to combat the Sars-Cov2 virus an...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Technology  /  Published 15.04.20

Jumbo chip, quick AI

The largest computer chips these days would usually fit in the palm of your hand. Some could rest on the tip of your finger. Conventional wisdom says anything bigger would be a problem. Now a Silicon ...
By Cade Metz/ NYTNS in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.04.20

Climate change risk to Bengal tigers

Climate change and rising sea levels may eventually wipe out the tiger population in the Sunderbans in Bangladesh, scientists have warned in a study.The big cats are among the nearly 500,000 land spec...
By Kai Schultz and Hari Kumar /New York Times News Service and Our Bureau in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 13.04.20

Do we really need foldable phones?

Your next smartphone may flip open to reveal its screen and fold up when you are ready to put it away — just like the old-school clamshell phones from the 1990s. The question is: Do we even want som...
By Brian X. Chen/NYTNS in

Science  /  Published 13.04.20

A suit for the moon

Nasa has recently introduced two prototype spacesuits to be used during upcoming moon missions.The new spacesuits will offer improvements over existing models, including greater comfort and movement. ...
By NYTNS in

Science  /  Published 13.04.20

How Indians survived Toba

How Indians survived TobaA gigantic volcanic eruption at Lake Toba in Indonesia 74,000 years ago, is believed to have plunged Earth into a 1,000-year-long chill that snuffed out early humans in Asia a...
By NYTNS in

Science  /  Published 13.04.20

Virus in flight

If previous outbreaks of coronavirus are any indication, the Wuhan strain that is now spreading may eventually be traced back to bats. Dr Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, who has been wo...
By James Gorman/NYTNS in

Science  /  Published 13.04.20

Make art from your photos

Tired of the usual attention-getting filters you use to make your photos pop with stronger contrast or deeper colour saturation? If you want to make a different type of eye-catching picture, consider ...
By J.D. Biersdorfer/NYTNS in

Science  /  Published 13.04.20

The fourth spy

Last fall, a pair of historians revealed that yet another Soviet spy, code named Godsend, had infiltrated the Los Alamos laboratory in the US where the world’s first atomic bomb was built. But they ...
By William J. Broad/NYTNS in


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