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Darwin's iconic finches join genome club

Published on 02-Mar-2015
Initially, finches were classified based on physical characteristics.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of all 15 species of Darwin's finches, revealing a key gene responsible for the diversity in the birds' beaks.

Off to dwarf planets

Published on 02-Mar-2015
COINCIDENCE:  Pluto's discovery was nothing but a lucky accident.

The demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet has made space explorers more curious about the celestial body. Will this mean we will soon need...

Disorder rules the universe

Published on 02-Mar-2015
VIEWS: Classical physicists believed the discontinuous quantum was a mere computational trick.

"On or about September 1927," wrote the philosopher Ray Monk, "the physical world changed." Until then, according to Robert P Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber's......

A mountain of C02

Published on 24-Feb-2015
OVER TIME Mineral carbonation can occur in many kinds of rock, but often it is extremely slow.

COUNTING NUMBERS With little in the way of economic incentives to spur carbon storage, there are only about a dozen large-scale projects...

New technique for early detection of breast cancer

Published on 24-Feb-2015
OTHER METHODS There is need for an alternative breast imaging modality.

science to medicine Researchers are now using the principles of Physics to understand signs of breast cancer, writes...

A battery for electronics that lasts twice as long

Published on 24-Feb-2015
A new kind of lithium-ion battery could let portable electronics such as smartphones and smart watches last twice as long between charges.

A new kind of lithium-ion battery could let portable electronics such as smartphones and smart watches last twice as long...

Memory versus lie

Published on 16-Feb-2015
Mosaic Thoughts : Memory is a reconstructive process which we draw from multiple sources of information.

You know how they say the mind is playing games on you? Well, there is a scientific way to explain all of that. Tara Parker...

Neanderthals gain human neighbour

Published on 16-Feb-2015
THE ODDS: However, the chances of recovering DNA traces from the skull are slim.

The newest discovery of speleologists in Israel a skull, brings in a whole new perspective about links between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, finds out......

3D transistors made with molecular self-assembly

Published on 16-Feb-2015
Directed self-assembly is being tested by some chipmakers.

A new way of building computer chips is taking shape. It involves synthesising molecules so that they automatically assemble into complex structures-which...

Hopes to set sail on sunlight

Published on 09-Feb-2015
Slow & Steady : The bombardment of sunlight over a large area can gradually but continuously accelerate a spacecraft.

It has long been the dream of rocket scientists to inch nearer to the sun. Kenneth Chang meets some individuals with innovative ideas who are...

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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the inauguration of Emerging Manufacturing Entrepreneurs Resource Gro

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the inauguration of Emerging Manufacturing Entrepreneurs Resource Gro

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meeting with a delegation of various Bar Associations of Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meeting with a delegation of various Bar Associations of Delhi

BJP MP Jagadambika Pal celebrates Holi with TMC member Saugata Roy at Parliament

BJP MP Jagadambika Pal celebrates Holi with TMC member Saugata Roy at Parliament

A widow daubed in colours dances in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation

A widow daubed in colours dances in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation

Students of a gurukul take a water conservation pledge and also pay tribute to swine flu victims

Students of a gurukul take a water conservation pledge and also pay tribute to swine flu victims

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu celebrates holi with traditional artistes

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu celebrates holi with traditional artistes

Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

Ireland's George Dockrell is bowled for 25 runs by South Africa's Morne Morkel to end their Cricket

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

The debris is being cleared after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar Jammu National Highway

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Artist staged a play Visa Nirikshaneyelliddaga at the inauguration of Dalita Natakotsava

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

Badly damaged road in Bengaluru

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