Science does not have answers to every question we’ve had. And answers that science can’t validate are not false.
In a surprise move, the environment ministry asked for bids to privatise federal deforestation satellite monitoring. Protests by experts stalled the measure for now.
Reported sightings of the long-thought-extinct marsupial predator in remote northern Australia have drawn attention to a survey of the region.
It is not often that a single rocket inspires conversations across history, politics, astronomy, engineering, communications and business at once.
A dutch Nobel laureate and his colleagues have built a motor with synchronous rotor motion – using two molecules. The breakthrough allows us to build more complex nanoscale devices to mimic biological systems.
Indian physicists verified a century-old prediction and then used ASTROSAT to firm up another. The country’s own gravitational-wave detector is expected to be ready in seven years.
If it works, the Dubai police plans on making robots a fourth of their workforce, citing advantages such as no sickness or maternity leaves.
A Global Water Partnership-led forum in December 2016 found a dangerous nexus between water insecurity, enduring unemployment and increasing migration in the Mediterranean. Rome: Water – everybody talks about it, warns against its growing scarcity, excessive waste, the impact of climate change, the frequent severe droughts and so on. […]
When you embed insensitive ‘leaders’ within organisational structures that already struggle to recognise discrimination, you heighten the risk of further dispiriting those being discriminated against.
The urban heat island effect makes cities several degrees warmer than nearby rural areas, adds to air and water pollution and makes workers less productive.
Sexual harassment is common in the species because males outnumber females at nesting sites and the ones that coerce females are more successful.
Humans either accidentally imported the ladybird from different locations or deliberately introduced it into certain ecosystems so the bug could invade them and displace other nuisance-bugs.
A spoof paper attempting to prove the entire field of gender studies a fraud has come into the limelight. But it doesn’t really achieve its aim.
“They are everywhere, in protected areas, in buffer zones, in sanctuaries and national parks – we are used to seeing them in the backdrop, and generally fail to recognise the threats they pose.”
Before we decide to eradicate or control an invasive species, like carp, we need plenty of scientific evidence and independent assessments first.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.