India  /  Published 08.07.20

Science survives China strife

The protracted border spat between India and China along the Himalayan terrain has not precluded their scientists from forging friendships to pursue a long-standing puzzle in astrophysics. Indian and...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.19

'Just an astronomer — not an astrologer'

One of my favourite scientists in the United Kingdom is Martin Rees. While most people are busy making predictions for 2019, Martin has been writing about what might happen many years from now in his ...
By Amit Roy in

Education  /  Published 12.03.19

I spy with my little AI

Space is vast and peppered with galaxies, stars, planets, black holes and other celestial bodies. And while there are telescopes, both on earth and in deep space, taking constant readings of these and...
By Madhura Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.19

Sky’s the limit for astronomy

The fifth edition of “NAVONEEL 2019,” the biennial astronomy carnival hosted by Sky Watchers’ Association of North Bengal (SWAN) is drawing large crowds to Ramkinkar Hall of the city.From school...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.19

Students explore frontiers in science

Students enjoyed a day out at the “Face-to-Face with New Frontiers in Science” at the 5th India International Science Festival 2019 at Science City on Wednesday. The students listened to some of t...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


Science  /  Published 17.12.19

‘Bibha’ hotter than sun

A yellow-white star around 340 light years away from the solar system hitherto listed in star catalogues as HD 86081 will henceforth be named Bibha, after the 20th century Indian woman physicist Bibha...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 09.01.19

Spotted: Stars that became cold balls

Astronomers have discovered the first direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into giant balls of crystallised elements, a process that was first predicted 50 years ago and defines the ultima...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.06.20

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

Education  /  Published 02.12.19

The mega science projects need a plenty of physics postgraduates

When we were young, we knew that it was better to go abroad for cutting-edge research,” says Somak Raychaudhury, director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pun...
By Santana Fell in

North East  /  Published 29.12.19

Northeast outcry over Modi 'baat'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Mann ki Baat on Sunday that a suggestion given by a person from Northeast on star gazing is unique.“We witnessed the last solar eclipse of this decade. Possibly,...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati


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