With them, “you can now move on from talking about the possibility of life on other planets to measuring the data on the planets. This is a major change.”
During 2016, ISRO signed cooperative agreements with the French, Emirati, Japanese, American, Vietnamese, Afghan and Russian space agencies, and the US Geological Survey.
A successful photographer explores his way of helping scientists drive their questions forward instead of just documenting their work
Based out of Tromso in Norway, Vikram Goel has been travelling to Antarctica to study glaciers, which may have lessons for the Himalayas.
Comparing the body to a machine with bugs to be fixed by gene modification tools such as Crispr-Cas9, conflicts with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution
There are far too few occasions in an Indian student’s life where they are exposed to real scientists, much less, women scientists.
The Mandela effect is a fascinating case study in the quirks of human memory. For those who love thinking about how the mind works, it is perhaps even an example of the truth being stranger than fiction.
While we have adapted in the past, we might not be able to adapt again by relying on biology alone.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said the state was more susceptible to flooding because of destructive wildfires that left many areas in northern and southern California with burn-scarred hills.
The blurring of person and product is already a widespread and, in some ways, unavoidable feature of society. But the advent of bioenhancement takes the phenomenon to another level.
After sundown the team observed red lava fountains spewing from the crater into the atmosphere and hot lava flows streaming down the slopes of the volcano.
ISRO is a state-backed, not market-driven, organisation, while its two launchers were conceived 30-40 years ago to meet specific domestic needs.
Jackson Pollock’s art elicits a certain mental state from the viewer, which can be attributed to the fact that they are fractals.
Winston Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.
Bellandur Lake’s ghastly snow has been around for at least a decade, its flammable froth just one more piece in a long tale of decline that has caught far fewer headlines than the lake’s current flirtation with death
If nanosatellites are the future, why is ISRO not designing any of its own? And other questions about a ‘record-breaking’ launch that has reignited widespread chest-thumping.
NASA Dawn data has revealed the presence of substances on Ceres’s surface containing the methyl and methylene functional groups. This is an important find.
New data shows that the hairy-legged vampire bat of Pernambuco, Brazil, has developed an appetite for human blood over that of other possible prey.
The NGT’s views in the Okhla case also underscore a trend towards technocratic decision-making that sees technology as a panacea to all policy challenges.
Our understanding of rainbows is very robust now, but not complete.
“I had noticed earlier that my illness subsided when I had access to the wilderness. Time spent outdoors in wild places were the only happy memories in an otherwise confused and chaotic few years.”
Analysing CT scans of Euchambersia, scientists have concluded that it had anatomical adaptations which were compatible with venom production.
Amidst opposing views on the issue of Rhino poaching in Kaziranga, park rangers, local people and conservationists need to find some common ground.
Dinocephalosaurus is the first member of archosauromorphs, which includes birds and crocodilians, known to give birth to live young.
The PSLV C37 mission, scheduled for February 15, will deploy 104 satellites into a polar Sun-synchronous orbit around Earth.
Back in the early 1900s, if you felt a bit sluggish you could reach for a beverage enhanced with radioactive elements to really add some pep to your step. It wouldn’t be a healthy choice, though.
Researchers in Japan have been exploring the potential of using miniature drones covered with sticky hairs to act like robotic bees to counter the decline of natural pollinators.
Black holes have fascinated the human mind since they were first conceptualised a century ago and we have a long way still to go to fully understand them.
They also found the dying star had begun to spew large amounts of material in the year or so before it blew up – something astronomers didn’t think would have happened.
The active particle design can be used to model the swimming dynamics of spermatozoa and as a potential microscopic transport system.
A DNA profiling tool developed in South Africa could help catch rhino poachers in India.
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The second mission to Mars is tentatively slated for a 2021-2022 timeframe and, per existing plans, it may involve putting a rover on the surface of the red planet.
A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.
Soumya Prasad wanted to find out who eats Indian Gooseberries, which led to a fascinating discovery.
Entire populations of ‘pets’ are being collected using academic publications targeting them, as soon as they are scientifically described.
There are multiple implications of the cosmological constant that make Einstein’s mistake so ironically important in the study of the universe.
Humanity’s quest for ‘habitable planets’ needs to wait, the best we can do at this time, is collate a list of possible targets for future observation.
A reliable and trustworthy voice for the value of statistics will be missed with Rosling’s passing – especially in this time when its stock is at an all-time low.
Though scientists have claimed that they have solved the two-decade-old mystery, enough questions remain unanswered to suspect that we haven’t seen the bottom of this issue.