Charles Darwin
Opinion  /  Published 27.05.22

Restrictive labels

I first came across a second-hand copy of Stephen Jay Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man (1981) in a small pavement stall on College Street sometime in the mid-1980s when I was still an undergraduate...
By Samantak Das

Science Tech  /  Published 17.01.22

Darwin’s Heir

He was the world’s foremost specialist in the biology of ants. But his mind and talent ranged far beyond insects. He was a profound thinker who developed major theories in ecology and evolution....

Science Tech  /  Published 29.11.21

A Darwinian Paradox

The persistence of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder through history and their uniform geographic prevalence across the world is what som...
By G.S. Mudur

Science Tech  /  Published 27.09.21

How we lost our tail

For half a billion years or so, our ancestors sprouted tails. As fish, they used their tails to swim through the Cambrian seas. Much later, when they evolved into primates, their tails helped them sta...
By Carl Zimmer

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.21

Darwin’s dead: Evolution out of syllabus

The Central Board of Secondary Education has ‘rationalized’ the curriculum for the 10th and 12th standards, keeping in mind the loss of school hours for the last one and a half years due t...
By Sreetamaa Gupta


Opinion  /  Published 10.04.21

Bristled beauties

Sukumar Ray may have got it wrong: whiskers — the gnof — may not have been the correct cipher for a shared solidarity. That honour, if New, Brave, Modern India is any indication,...
By The Editorial Board

Science Tech  /  Published 07.12.20

Vaccine: no single shot cure

In a 1988 essay on pandemics, Joshua Lederberg, Nobel laureate and president of The Rockefeller University, US, reminded the medical community that when it comes to infectious disease, the laws of Dar...
By James Gorman and Carl Zimmer

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

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

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


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