Activists allege Metro authorities are trying to save time and costs and hacking down trees all over the city
Even though the US blocked the transfer of cryogenic technology to India towards the end of the Cold War, ISRO has much to gain today from working closely with the West and with NASA.
Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins
An international team of astronomers has made the most detailed image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding a young star and found that the ice content of colliding comets within it is similar to comets in our own solar system.
Sandbars are affected by poor management and human activities, such as sand extraction, pollution and indiscriminate logging, in addition to climate change and the resulting elevation of the sea level.
The astronauts will venture outside to replace a computer that recently failed, leaving the space station to depend on a backup system.
A majority were male-to-female surgeries and only 0.9% of all cases involve genital transformations.
Cancer researchers are deviating from mainstream approaches to cancer treatment to look for natural molecules capable of derailing cancer in its early stage.
Scientists are linking the emergence and extinction of the ostrich bird in the Indian subcontinent to continental shifts and climate change.
Even though Solibacillus kalamii has not yet been found on Earth, it is really not an extraterrestrial lifeform, either.
You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria.
The changing environment is invariably linked to human rights with over 62,000 people being displaced every day due to climate change.
In 2005, India, Nepal and Bangladesh launched a joint kala azar elimination initiative to bring down the incidence to less than 1 case per 10,000 people by 2015. That goal has not been reached.
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.
A 29-year-old researcher Parveen Farzana Absar discovered a new species of cave-dwelling crabs in one of Meghalaya’s many natural caves.
One official believes that these pseudoscientific initiatives are only filling a void left behind by the “all-round incompetence” of the Indian scientific community.
V. Ramachandran, a metallurgist from IISc, recalls how he and his colleagues found telltale evidence of a bomb blast while working from two ships in the rough waters of the Atlantic.
Perched on the mountains of Karakoram, this indigenous community is trying to balance modernity with heritage.
Scientists from IISc, Bengaluru, performed experiments to highlight how a parasitic wasp’s egg-laying appendage is like a sophisticated sensor.
Religion has evolved with Homo sapiens. It will likely fade away with further evolution when we have better regulation of our emotions and more refined ways of handling stress.
He was one of the brilliant mathematical geniuses who helped crack the Nazi codes, but few have ever heard of his name. So who was Bill Tutte?
The early onset of monsoon comes after the India Meteorological Department said that India looks likely to receive higher rainfall than previously forecast.
The in depth story of a student project that paved the way for a society-level shift in how we use computers.
A national icon in New Zealand, tuatara are the only living example of a reptile group that was widespread 60-240 million years ago.
The expert committee had stated that Rs 42.02 crore would be required to restore the floodplains from the damage caused to it by the Art of Living’s cultural event.
Chennai can never dream of clean air as long as it considers the city’s edges – be it Ennore and Manali in the north or Alathur to the south – to be industrial sacrifice zones.
In his new book ‘Global Green Shift: When Ceres Meets Gaia’, John A. Mathews argues that India and China are destroying the fossil fuel status quo.
We now have a reasonably good scientific explanation for what Karl Marx so eloquently described merely on the basis of his observations of society and intuition.
The Centre for Science and Environment says the Swachh Survekshan survey rewards cities with landfills and waste to energy plants with high rankings.
The space plane took off in May 2015 and conducted unspecified experiments for more than 700 days while in orbit, the programme’s fourth mission so far.
“The mindless mining and burning of fossil fuels through thermal power plants needs to stop.”
A carbon tax policy might not be a magic wand programme but it is also less likely to face political opposition and compromise while creating new sectors for businesses and growth.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged the satellite as a ‘gift’ to increase regional cooperation outside the SAARC framework using India’s status as a space power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged the South Asia Satellite as a ‘gift’ to increase regional cooperation outside the SAARC framework using India’s status as a space power.
Astronomers have been looking for dark matter for many years now, and to find a strange signal at the heart of our home galaxy that could be pinned on the elusive substance seemed tantalising.
The construction of a multi-purpose estuarine port in the Aghanashini – one Karnataka’s last free-flowing rivers – will result in damage to the ecosystem and the loss of traditional livelihoods.
No matter what we find by studying planets orbiting ultra-cool dwarfs, we cannot lose. We can only learn.
“Even if we manage to keep warming to the limits agreed in Paris, the impacts on human health from heat stress are likely to increase substantially as global temperatures climb.”
If India builds all its proposed coal-based power plants, then it might not fulfil its promise made under the Paris climate agreement.
JAXA has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth.