People  /  Published 13.04.21

Builders of Bengal: Prafulla Chandra Ray

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.20

Scissor hands: A new era of genetics

The Nobel Prize for chemistry signals the ushering in of a “new epoch”. The CRISPR/Cas9 ‘genetic scissors’, discovered by Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, indeed ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.20

Lead the way: Women win Nobel in Chemistry

Sir — The editorial, “Women, interrupted” (Oct 11), must be appreciated for pointing out how women face many obstacles in a patriarchal world. Society has always been dominated by me...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.20

Women, interrupted

By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 08.10.20

Nobel for mothers of gene ‘scissors’

Two scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for creating genetic “scissors” that can rewrite the code of life, contributing to new cancer therapies and holding out th...
By Reuters in Berlin, Stockholm


World  /  Published 07.10.20

Chemistry Nobel for French, US duo

  French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a method of genome editing likened to molecular scissors that offer...
By Agencies in Stockholm

India  /  Published 04.08.20

Right to education? Yes, atop 150-ft tank

If you have ever wondered how uphill the challenge is to access the Internet in India’s villages, 20-year-old Sanatan Naik can give you a precise figure: 150 feet. That’s the height of th...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.20

JU teachers suggest split in entry criteria

Teachers of Jadavpur University’s science faculty have suggested separate criteria for admission to undergraduate courses for students from the Bengal board and those from the CBSE board and the...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

World  /  Published 03.10.18

US, British scientists win Nobel in Chemistry

Scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research using directed evolution to produce enzymes and antibodies for new chemicals and pharmace...
By AP in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Darjeeling teacher John West dies at 80

John West, 80, who showed that academics of small towns could leave a mark in the country’s education system, breathed his last at his home in Darjeeling early on Wednesday morning.“John suffered ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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