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

India  /  Published 31.01.22

Study bolsters case for booster doses for all

Antibody responses induced by the combination of Covid-19 infection and vaccination by Covishield and Covaxin wane and are not effective against omicron after about six months, research by Indian scie...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.01.22

In Covid fight, experts point to the trinity

The study by Protzer and her colleagues suggests that antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes Covid-19 — mature over time after each encounter with the spike protein,...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.01.22

Warning on violence on minorities

A group of writers, academics, lawyers, scientists and rights activists has expressed concern at the “deteriorating governance and the frequent violence against religious minorities” in Ka...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 27.01.22

Omicron booster for better immunity: Study

Research by Indian scientists has suggested that people infected with omicron after full immunisation with the AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines have significant immune responses that p...
By GS Mudur in New Delhi


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