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Opinion  /  Published 22.01.21

Known good: efficacy of Covid vaccines

The need for inoculation against Covid-19 as soon as possible cannot be denied. But no vaccine should be administered without the recipient’s trust and conviction that are based on full informat...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.20

What you see, what you can’t

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By Sankarshan Thakur in

Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

Scientist Sekhar Basu is no more

Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Sekhar Basu, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died at a private hospital in Calcutta early on Thursday. He was 68. The nuclear physicist, who was awarded...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.01.20

The BJP science laureates

For the BJP, when it comes to India’s record of scientific achievements stacked against Western attainments, it’s “been there, done that”.The pantheon of the BJP’s “science laureates” ru...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.19

The reign of unreason

There have been many protests against the citizenship (amendment) bill (now Act), and there will be many more. This piece of legislation strikes at the heart of the Constitution, seeking to make India...
By Ramachandra Guha in

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India  /  Published 03.04.19

First appeal by scientists: Reject those who lynch

A group of 150-odd scientists on Wednesday urged citizens to “vote wisely” and reject those who encourage discrimination, divide people and create fears, marking the first such pre-election appeal...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Segregation protest

A doctors’ group on Wednesday condemned a decision by a government-run Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad to house Hindu and Muslim patients in separate wards and has demanded the “strictest possible ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 28.07.19

Is the cure for common cold here?

Indian scientists trying to design antiviral molecules from scratch have stumbled upon a class of compounds that they say could be effective against viruses that cause the common cold, for which there...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.19

'Just an astronomer — not an astrologer'

One of my favourite scientists in the United Kingdom is Martin Rees. While most people are busy making predictions for 2019, Martin has been writing about what might happen many years from now in his ...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 04.03.20

Two main types of virus ‘causing infections’

Scientists in China studying the viral disease outbreak’s origin said they had found that two main types of the new coronavirus could be causing infections.The researchers, from Peking University’...
By Reuters in Shanghai


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