Many people with phobias are understandably reluctant to face their fears. But gradual exposure using virtual reality headsets can help with everything from a fear of spiders, heights or flying.
On scientific method, the work of Sir Francis Bacon – the key progenitor of modern science – and whether scientific discovery can be automated.
Multiple states in India are taking to an SMS-based early warning system that informs people in an area about the movement of elephants.
Scientists think nitrogen, an important part of ammonia, could become “the next carbon” if its use isn’t properly regulated.
Scientific facts have failed to quell misinformation, an assertion of democratic rights has failed to inspire trust and the EIA has failed as an instrument of legitimisation.
The artificially created public antagonism against science exists all over the world and is more pronounced in countries that are tilting towards right-wing authoritarianism.
In a democracy, the onus is on the experts to create languages to communicate with the layperson. Anything less is a recipe for exploitation.
Himachal Pradesh is hurrying to build a dam in Renuka Valley that will benefit three regions quarrelling with each other about the water. Meanwhile, the valley’s peasants look lost about their future.
At the outset, the study had a lot going for it: Harvard scientists, paper published in a fancy journal, etc. But most coverage ignored two key issues with it.
The protest was against the Trump administration’s proposal to cut US federal science funding and its scepticism towards climate change.
Instead of trying to smooth out individual differences by looking at large data sets, it may be useful to describe consistent patterns of behaviour within an individual.
In a short time, we have made such tremendous progress that many diagnoses are now re-categorised based on the genes and mutations rather than based on the clinical manifestations.
Multiple news outlets had quoted Sivathanu Pillai’s statements out of context. The last thing science reporting needs is fake news.
In its most extreme form, confabulation arises from severe brain damage, which conveys false memories induced by the injury to the brain.
One of the infamous lions of Tsavo suffered from a debilitating abscess that may have been the cause of its macabre diet.
As mining makes a comeback in Goa, people’s protests against environmental pollution and destruction of livelihoods have resurfaced in the state.
In the race between cryptography and code-breaking if society does not give ‘human ingenuity’ room to flourish we will all be poorer for it.
A small but persistent discrepancy between the rates at which particles called B mesons decay into different pairs of leptons has physicists intrigued.
Urumin has been found to be effective against influenza strains that have developed resistance to commonly used drugs.
The results are relevant for future lander-probes to Titan – and to understand the surface chemistry of the only other body in the Solar System known to have liquids on its surface.
“I had seen black francolins at 1,400 m in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but now the maximum elevation for them has changed to 2,800 meters.”
A planet’s atmosphere is what we need to be studying the most if and when we’re looking for signs of life.
The fresh notices issued by the journal detail that N.K. Sahoo had duplicated “several figures and portions of text” from his previous works, an accusation that has been made against him repeatedly at BARC.
Having been criticised in the past for failing to predict the monsoons correctly, IMD has said it has now improved its system.
The asteroid 2014 JO25, discovered in 2014, will be the largest asteroid to come this near to the planet since 2004.
Since Matabele ants go out in force, raid and return as a column, any ants that lag behind are at high risk.
There’s a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
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A campaigning doctor has helped make the landlocked Asian nation a better place to die than many much wealthier nations.
As scientists prepare for IPCC’s sixth assessment report, they want more systematic information on the Himalayas and the rivers that flow down from there.
What really is the mandate of the environment ministry? And what is the state of India’s environmental governance?
Despite much hue and cry, the NGT had allowed the AOL to hold the three-day festival in the region as a fait accompli last year.
Since 1600, 278,880 people have been killed by volcanic activity, many of these deaths attributed to secondary hazards associated with the main eruption.
The discovery makes Saturn’s ocean-bearing moon Enceladus the only place beyond Earth where scientists have found direct evidence of a possible energy source for life.
Scientists say they have developed a box that can convert low-humidity air into water, producing several litres every 12 hours.
The oldest-known forerunner of dinosaurs, dating back to the Triassic Period, is shaking up the expectations of palaeontologists about dinosaur evolution.
Scientists in Bengaluru have unraveled an ingenious mechanism behind the phenomenon called brain-sparing, first noticed in the 1970s.
The study also found that, apart from parental care being widespread in this group of frogs, the females are primary caregivers in many species, contrary to prevailing wisdom.
The researchers say their method to detect the presence of cows specifically and other animals generally on or adjacent to Indian roads is something that hasn’t been done before.
Surya Harikrishnan, a professor at Manipal University in Udupi on her research in archaeophotonics, the itch to educate and how growing career.