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Science & Technology

New particle with a double dose of charm

Published on 17-Jul-2017

Physicists have discovered a particle that is doubly charming. Researchers recently reported...

The body's battle against cancer

Published on 17-Jul-2017

Every day, our immune system fights millions of bacteria and viruses, dealing with threats...

In Neanderthal DNA, signs of human migration

Published on 10-Jul-2017
Crucial findings: Femur remains that were found in the Hohlenstein-Stadel cave in Germany. Photo credit: Oleg Kuchar/Museum Ulm via NYT

With fossils and DNA, scientists are piecing together a picture of humanity's beginnings...

To transmit data in a secure manner

Published on 10-Jul-2017
Safeguarding information: In Quantum Key Distribution, quantum effects are used to set up a secure key, which can then be used to encrypt or decrypt information sent over a communication channel. Representative image.

It's only been just over a century since we began to realise the real world is, in fact...

The skin's bacteria join the good fight against ailments

Published on 10-Jul-2017
Innovative: Only in the last few years have scientists seriously studied how to therapeutically modify the skin's native colonies of microbes. photo credit: Adam McCauley/NYT

Your skin is a tapestry of ecosystems roughly the size of three bath towels. Complex societies...

Face recreated from monkey brain signals

Published on 03-Jul-2017
Scientists can now reconstruct a face that a monkey is seeing by monitoring the electrical activity of neurons in the monkey's brain.

Scientists in the US have accurately reconstructed images of human faces by monitoring the responses...

Shield against deadly chemicals

Published on 03-Jul-2017
The chemical structure of UiO-66NH2, a compound known for its ability to absorb a large amount of gases.

On April 4, 2017, in the war-torn Syria, a chemical bomb was detonated in the town of Khan Shaykhun...

Yearning for new physics at CERN

Published on 03-Jul-2017
By the end of 2018, the Large Hadron Collider would have logged some 15,000 trillion collisions. NYT Photo

The world's biggest and most expensive time machine is running again. Underneath the fields...

Unravelling the universe's mysteries

Published on 26-Jun-2017
As gravitational waves are ripples in space-time that can pass through matter completely unaffected, it makes them an ideal tool to explore the universe.

On February 11, 2016, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo observatory...

Pasteur's artistic insight changed chemistry

Published on 26-Jun-2017
Louis Pasteur'sdrawing of chiral crystals of paratartaric acid, from 1848. ILLUSTRATION CREDIT: ANNALES DE CHIMIE ET DE PHYSIQUE VIA NYT

If you have ever had milk, you're probably familiar with the work of Louis Pasteur, the 19th-century..

Photo Gallery
Women sizing up a painting put on display as part of an art exhibition against communalism...

Women sizing up a painting put on display as part of an art exhibition against communalism...

Full dress rehearsal of oath taking ceremony of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind...

Full dress rehearsal of oath taking ceremony of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind...

A green parrot nestled in a tree hollow, in Chennai...

A green parrot nestled in a tree hollow, in Chennai...

A Hindu devotee offering snake in Burhi Gandak river, on the eve of Sawan Amavasya...

A Hindu devotee offering snake in Burhi Gandak river, on the eve of Sawan Amavasya...

A peacock butterfly can be seen sitting inside a sunflower near Celle, Germany...

A peacock butterfly can be seen sitting inside a sunflower near Celle, Germany...

Kawad yatri waiting for their turn in a queue outside a Shiv temple in Meerut...

Kawad yatri waiting for their turn in a queue outside a Shiv temple in Meerut...

A farmer ploughs his paddy field during monsoon session at a village near Balurghat in South...

A farmer ploughs his paddy field during monsoon session at a village near Balurghat in South...

Chennaiyin FC Co-owner and actor Abhishek Bachchan reacts during a press conference...

Chennaiyin FC Co-owner and actor Abhishek Bachchan reacts during a press conference...

Exile Tibetans hold posters of the late Nobel laureate Xiaobo Liu during a prayer service...

Exile Tibetans hold posters of the late Nobel laureate Xiaobo Liu during a prayer service...

Temples submerged in flooded waters of Narmada river at Gwarighat in Jabalpur...

Temples submerged in flooded waters of Narmada river at Gwarighat in Jabalpur...

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