Science Tech  /  Published 30.05.22

Matter of seconds

F or nearly 150 years, the world’s metrologists have agreed on strict definitions for units of measurement through the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, known by its French acronym, ...
By Alanna Mitchell

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.22

People’s ecologist

I come from a family of scientists, but I shied away from studying science myself. Yet, in a happy irony, it turned out that the most important intellectual collaboration of my life was with a scienti...
By Ramachandra Guha

News  /  Published 29.04.22

In pics: Cinema on wheels, drizzle in Kolkata and more

By My Kolkata Web Desk

India  /  Published 12.04.22

Zebrafish clue to microplastic health hazard

Scientists in India have recorded heart defects and skeletal deformities in zebrafish embryos exposed to river water contaminated with microplastics that they say could be fresh evidence for the poten...
By G S Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.04.22

Challenge to Standard Model of physics

Scientists on Thursday announced findings that appear to challenge the Standard Model of physics, a bedrock theory developed in the 1970s that explains nature at its most fundamental level and has hit...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 06.04.22

Study shows sound’s impact on foetal brain cells

Research by Indian scientists has suggested that foetal brain cells detect select sounds for long-term retention much earlier than hitherto assumed and could explain maternal voice recognition by...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

People  /  Published 04.04.22

‘Rocket Boys’ is flawed fiction that undermines the effort of Homi Bhabha: Biman Nath

Find out more about Biman Nath’s book on Homi Bhabha here.  ...
By Priyam Marik

India  /  Published 19.02.22

IISc scientists find hope of anti-viral Covid shield

Indian scientists have identified a naturally-occurring biochemical in the human body as a potential broad-acting antiviral agent that could serve as a shield against multiple viruses, including influ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.02.22

Women in science languish at 13%

The survey has also calculated the ratio of women speakers at science and engineering conferences held between June 2020 and August 2021. It has found that 114 (39 per cent) of 293 conferences had no ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.02.22

Focus on health data, not care

Two networks of health groups and doctors on Wednesday decried what some described as the Narendra Modi government’s “fascination” for electronic health records while major public he...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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