Despite new findings, the deaths can’t be blamed on enteric fever alone.
The dismissal of a theory for scientific wrongness should be preceded, or accompanied, by an understanding of what science is. Does the minister know this?
Given the profoundly anti-science attitude of our government leaders, things are not likely to change in a hurry.
In the early 20th century a Russian scientist – regarded as the father of rocketry – made some novel predictions on where we would be in space in the 21st century. So how accurate was he?
They wrote that the incident “diminishes the image of the country at the global level and reduces faith of the international historical research community in the genuine research by Indian researchers.”
It is almost as if every number was his close friend because he was able to demonstrate an intimate knowledge of how each one of them would behave, change and work at any time.
Unlike all other chromosomes, which we have two copies of in each of our cells, Y chromosomes are only ever present as a single copy, passed from fathers to their sons.
Humans might not be the only species on the planet manipulating fires to get what they want.
Green sea turtles’ sensitivity to incubation temperatures is such that even a few degrees can dramatically change the sex ratio of hatchlings.
If the minister’s pen, with RSS support, blots the page of textbooks, the Indian child will be at even greater risk of learning nothing in school than she already is.
Jonathan Silvertown has presented between the covers of his book a wonderful suggestion: that there is in fact a lot more on our dining tables than a satisfying meal for the stomach.
‘Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man,’ he said.
Despite the potential, India’s share of the global $400 billion space market is less than 0.01%. How can we accelerate the growth of a much-needed space start-up ecosystem?
Kaneenika Sinha studies questions about distribution patterns of special numbers like prime numbers.
According to one scientist, being a woman adds to the misery of working in Jammu and Kashmir. Nurturing the scientific temper among people is a beast of its own.
Shedding new light on the ancient Maya civilisation, the cave was found after months of exploring a maze of underwater channels.
Our understanding of what could have motivated the ancient settlement to evolve as it did adds some depth to the story of our forebears.
In conversation with Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay on microRNA, machine learning, computational biology and open science.
One idea for the origin of gamma-ray bursts, the brightest events, is that they are somehow emitted by massive astrophysical objects, such as black holes.
Due to the government’s negligence, many publicly funded buildings suffered severe damage during a recent quake in Imphal – which is both ironic and a betrayal of public trust.
Science – in settings familiar and otherwise – draws us closer to our fears and teaches us to be smart about them.
The central government and public sector industries account for the bulk of contributions.
We cannot simply rely on the actions of concerned individuals. What’s needed goes beyond reusing plastic water bottles and taking reusable bags to the supermarket.
In a coordinated attack, yellow-throated martens can bring down rhesus macaques, mouse deer, musk deer, barking deer, langurs, even Himalayan tahr. Whence their gumption?
Poonam Kumari, currently doing research in IIT Guwahati, talks about piezoelectricity and busts some myths about mechanical engineering.
Kiran Kumar is set to retire as the chairman of ISRO on January 14. In his time, he oversaw the development of the IRNSS, Cartosat, cryogenic engines and reusable launch vehicle technologies.
The findings showed that ice may be more available than previously known for use as water to support future robotic or human exploration missions, perhaps even the establishment of a permanent Mars base.
The launch comes four months after ISRO’s mission to launch the IRNSS-1H navigation satellite failed.
About 35% of the initial batches of INSPIRE faculty fellows now find themselves at the end of the road, with neither a job in hand nor any encouraging prospects.
If scientific results only hold true in some labs but not in others, then how can researchers feel confident about their discoveries?
This region has always shared a complex relationship with water, and water has always had its way.
The study confirmed that witchcraft accusations act as punishment for those who do not cooperate with local norms.
Is it any surprise that people feel threatened by hi-tech science when hi-tech science refuses to trust them?
In the age of ‘fake news’, it’s more important than ever to make sure that what’s being published is the truth – especially when it comes to reporting research and science.
The rover’s journey was to begin with a launch onboard a PSLV rocket, and hopefully end by winning the Google Lunar X-Prize’s $20 million reward.
An asteroid-mining infrastructure could help to solve a major impending resource problem.
The classified intelligence satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corp, failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is assumed to have broken up or plunged into the sea.
Tribes turned to the heavens when looking for structure and found ingenious ways to build their lives around the stars they saw every night.
In countries where women receive more institutional support than they do in India, it is possible to expect some meaningful insights will arise out of applying the Finkbeiner test to profiles of women in science.
A conversation with a condensed matter physicist about surface science and making a change in Indian science.