Opinion  /  Published 09.01.22

Apple trumps berry

It was Barack Obama’s favourite toy. Now it is effectively dead. Last week, Blackberry announced that it would stop supporting services on its once wildly popular mobile phones. It is the final ...
By The Editorial Board

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

Science Tech  /  Published 31.05.21

Cultural Evolution

Julia, her friends and family agreed, had style. When out of the blue, the 18-year-old chimpanzee began inserting long, stiff blades of grass into one or both ears and then went about her day with her...
By Natalie Angier

Science  /  Published 03.02.19

History of human evolution is like a jigsaw

I spoke recently to a scientist who was writing up a summary of what we know about human evolution. He should have had a head start, having written a similar article five years ago.But when he looked ...
By Carl Zimmer/New York Times News Service

Science  /  Published 27.02.20

Moths with special scales evolved to evade bats

Some species of moths can absorb as much as 85 per cent of the sound that hunting bats pitch and reflect off the insects to locate them, according to a study which may lead to advanced, bio-inspired a...
By PTI in London

World  /  Published 28.10.19

Our earliest homeland

Modern humans emerged in lush wetlands south of the Zambezi river in southern Africa around 200,000 years ago, scientists said on Monday, pinpointing for the first time the earliest “homeland” of ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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