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Charles Darwin
Opinion  /  Published 12.01.19

With great power comes great responsibility

False calmSir — Films like Aquaman and Mowgli may be visual treats, but they also lull viewers into a false sense of complacency. The clear blue waters of the oceans that the so-called “protector ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.18

Death by languor: An entomological armageddon

If Arthur Conan Doyle had written The Hound of the Baskervilles in the twenty-first century — this adventure of Sherlock Holmes had been serialized at the turn of the twentieth — he would have bee...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 25.10.18

Hawking's posthumous book wins acclaim

Sir — A new book by Stephen Hawking, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, has been published posthumously. It has quickly garnered much appreciation. The book touches upon some controversial issues, ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.19

Freedom in flights of fancy

Once upon a time, it was believed that mankind’s ancestors — a man and a woman — had descended from a garden of delights after being suitably chastised by the almighty. But things got a bit comp...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.01.19

How scriptures are ahead of Darwin, VC teaches science congress

Hiranyakashipu, Ravan, Bakasura, Darwinasura…. To the list of those slain by Vishnu’s incarnations has now been added the name of Charles Darwin.The Indian Science Congress on Saturday heard that ...
By PTI in Jalandhar

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.19

Civilization and madness in the animal world

March is the month of madness — in the animal world. Two British naturalists, T.B. Fletcher and C.M. Inglis, had left a delightful account of an instance of such derangement in Birds of an Indian Ga...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Science  /  Published 29.03.20

The human DNA is littered with fossils of viruses past that attacked us. And lost

English naturalist Charles Robert Darwin’s seminal book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection went to press in 1859. That was 40 years before the “concept of viruses” was introd...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.19

Is there selfishness behind our altruism?

Altruism has no place in a Darwinian world. In fact, altruism poses a fatal challenge to the theory of ‘survival of the fittest’. But recent research seems to suggest otherwise: humans, apparently...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.19

The rise of the superbacteria

Meredith Littlejohn, a young student full of hope, battled and survived acute myeloid leukemia only to lose her life to Pseudomonas, an antibiotic-resistant infection. Antibiotic resistance causes 7,...
By Maliha Ahmed and Hsien-Cheng in


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