Listen to the story of the rare litigon in Kolkata to understand the politics around hybrids in the animal kingdom.
Rao also doesn’t make much of the charges of plagiarism levelled against him and thinks they were the result of undeserving hype.
Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon as part of Apollo 17 died surrounded by his family on Monday after suffering from health issues.
An enormous odd feature in Venus’ cloud region presents puzzle for scientists.
We know India’s ineffective legislation protects the cheapness of labour – but how do we know ISRO isn’t inadvertently profiting from it?
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched from California on Saturday placing satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. four months after a similar one exploded mid air.
With the help of a government grant, Vanita Prasad, a scientist-entrepreneur from Baroda, is developing an innovative solution to the mammoth problem of waste management in India.
Pauli’s exclusion principle turns 92 this month. But when it was first announced, it simply entrenched the reputation of a group of young physicists who were making leaps in quantum mechanics.
There’s probably no more consequential and contentious a target for the incoming administration than an arcane metric called the “social cost of carbon.”
A new video is at times a worm’s eye view and at others the big picture of how ISRO pieced together a mission to Mars – narrated by three women who were a part of it all.
Even when several government departments and ministries collect data across institutions and other stakeholders, these are not in line with standard definitions.
Making people anxious to ask honest questions, and robbing them of the opportunity to respectfully disagree, isn’t going to do much good for the climate.
Dam-builders seldom keep their promises and the government has failed to stop their infrastructural orgies. We thus have a disease of gigantism on our hands crippling the Chambal’s ecology.
This is the latest study in the growing field of research on animal vocalisations. Deciphering animal communication is an important aspect of tracing the evolution of language in humans.
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Urmi Nanda Biswas, an applied social psychologist, talks about her recent comparative study on female foeticide in Orissa and Gujarat.
Aruna Naorem, a molecular geneticist at Delhi University, studies the proteins responsible for setting off the development phase in amoeba.
It’s unadvisable to participate in too many marathons because the heart may be damaged in a few. And current scientific knowledge is unable to accurately identify the vulnerable.
If after 20 years of dialogue we are exactly at the same (if not worse) place as we started at, how are we going to get better?
Both industries and the authorities have ignored the conditions laid out in the Vapi Action Plan, while local people and the environment pay the price.
The telecom regulator seeks to resolve the remaining aspects of net neutrality, namely speed and access.
India needs to combine vast improvements in local-level energy initiatives with the effective implementation of clean coal to power the major cities.
The central allegation is that the congress could have recognised any number of researchers in the country for the award but chose to go with Appa Rao anyway.
At the end of every month, Janaki Lenin will quickly review interesting recent research on living things.
Peer-review had a role to play when journals were all in print and competing for subscription real estate, but today it may be little more than a vestige of the print era.
Evading science communication simply because it is difficult, time-consuming or not important enough reflects more on how much scientists value their own work and its place in posterity.
Discussions on culling had moments that were difficult to comprehend – especially since India claims to be a leader of wildlife research in the region.
Because not all science that happens is covered; not all science that is covered is consumed; and not all science that is consumed is remembered.
This time, it’s not one country against another as much as one enterprise against another, trying to capture the commercial value that space exploration brings along.
After years of being labelled as ‘obstructionist’, India has shown that it is also a part of positive climate action.
The year 2016 was a big one for ISRO. Here’s a look-back on the specifics.
2017 will need to see less of the carrot and more of the stick in order to persuade India’s institutions to prepare against an ever-increasing number of cyber security threats.
The ideal of ‘speaking truth to power’ that sections of the media cherish is preceded for science journalism in India by the ideals of ‘speaking’ first and then ‘speaking truth’ second.
In 2013-2014, the CPCB spent a mere Rs 8.14 crore on air-quality monitoring for the entire country and this amount was further reduced to Rs 5.45 crore in 2014-2015.
Nepal can ill-afford further decline in what is an already small dolphin population, and only about 50 individuals of a river species survive in all of Nepal’s rivers.
There are more Indian authors among the top 100 papers than there are Chinese – but there’s a catch.
Diseases shape entire societies and cultures. A disease can do more than just inflict suffering – it can shut down a whole civilisation. Of all the diseases that decimated emerging cities, tuberculosis was the worst.
Mothers facing emotional difficulties often do not come out to their families about it due to stigma. In some cases, they may even be unaware that their distress has a name.
India should not persevere with its focus on privatising healthcare or relying on health insurance.
Some amphipods use a layer of small protuberances on their surface to reduce the amount of light reflected off of them. But what these protuberances are made of could be even more fascinating…