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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

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

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

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

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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


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