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Yes, medicine can use virtual reality, emphasis on reality

Published on 22-Aug-2016
test practice For years, doctors  practised medical procedures on a  plastic doll called 'Resusci Anne'.  representative image

You'd think medicine would be the last holdout against virtual reality. After all, the body is the body - solid flesh...

Sterile neutrinos: do they exist?

Published on 22-Aug-2016
hunt for the particle An optical sensor begins its 2,500-metre journey down a borehole to become part of the IceCube neutrino detector in Antarctica.  photo courtesy: jim Haugen, IceCube/NSF

An observatory buried deep in Antarctic ice has reported the results of its search for an hypothesised particle called...

Genetic secrets of Andaman tribes

Published on 22-Aug-2016
theories abound Recently, one of the studies found that the genetic lineage  characterising the Jarawas and Onges was distinct from those characterising the  ethnic groups of mainland India.

Jarawas and Onges of the Andaman Islands remain one of the mysteries of science. Over the last 150 years, the inhabitants...

Lingering embers of discovering fire

Published on 15-Aug-2016
GOOD WITH THE BAD Studies suggest that with fire's advantageous effects for human societies also came profound new damage. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Flames of the past Investigating how fire's harmful effects have shaped human history and evolution...

Down the synthetic route

Published on 15-Aug-2016
SURVIVAL M. tuberculosis displays biofilm like phenotype which helps it to survive the inside host. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Bacteria troubles An interdisciplinary approach towards the century-old problem of tackling mycobateria...

Exercise may ease hot flashes, provided it's vigorous

Published on 15-Aug-2016

Hot flashes are a lamentable part of reaching middle age for many women. While drug treatments...

Atom wranglers create rewritable memory

Published on 08-Aug-2016

Engineers can only stuff so much computing power into devices like smartphones and tablets before they run up against physical barriers...

A light weight at the gym

Published on 08-Aug-2016
weighing in Someone hoping to strengthen his or her muscles should choose a weight that feels tolerable, and then lift it repeatedly. REPresentative image

Scientists find that people who lift relatively light weights can build just as much strength and muscle as those who use heftier weights...

Locating the dark matter's particles

Published on 08-Aug-2016
sending signals If one of the weakly interacting massive particles collides into one of the densely packed Xenon atoms in the LUX experiment's detector, it would release a light signal in a unique way. representative image

What dark matter is made up of has always been a mystery for astronomers. C Sivaram takes a look at some of the experiments...

Unknown regions of the brain...

Published on 01-Aug-2016
UNPRECEDENTED A new map of the brain based on brain scan data collected by the Human Connectome Project. PHOTO CREDIT: NYT

Big find Recently, in what many experts are calling a milestone in neuroscience, researchers published...

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Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Renowned artist Partha Das hands over a potrait of Mother Teresa to Sister Lysa...

Renowned artist Partha Das hands over a potrait of Mother Teresa to Sister Lysa...

Sarbananda Sonowal feeding baby elephants rescued during the recent floods at Wildlife...

Sarbananda Sonowal feeding baby elephants rescued during the recent floods at Wildlife...

Members of AISA and JNUSU shout slogans during their protest in connection of JNU rape case...

Members of AISA and JNUSU shout slogans during their protest in connection of JNU rape case...

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth...

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth...

A devotee performs prayers at a Lord Shiva temple submerged in flood water of Ganga River...

A devotee performs prayers at a Lord Shiva temple submerged in flood water of Ganga River...

An aerial view of a flooded area in Allahabad on Thursday...

An aerial view of a flooded area in Allahabad on Thursday...

A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

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