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Earth, the marvellous blue orb that it is

Published on 13-Apr-2015
SINGULAR The entire world seems like one organism.

Humans have not exactly left Earth. It has been 40 years or so, in fact, since representatives of this erstwhile space faring species have been...

Something fishy

Published on 13-Apr-2015
ONPAPER In theory at least, there are good reasons that fish oil should improve cardiovascular health.

Fish oil is now the third most widely used dietary supplement in the United States, after vitamins and minerals, according to a recent report from...

Modern explorers seek a place in this GPS world

Published on 13-Apr-2015
SIMULATION These days, many of our expeditions are made remotely.

Eric Larsen seemed ill at ease in his tuxedo. He is more inclined to trudge across an ice shelf than mingle at a fancy party...

Older really can mean wiser

Published on 06-Apr-2015
with age A person's processing speed generally peaks in the late teens.

Behind all those canned compliments for older adults spry! wily! wise! is an appreciation for something that scientists have had a hard time...

Happy accident

Published on 06-Apr-2015
reward In 1978, Penzias and Wilson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the cosmic  microwave background radiation.

In the year 1965, an important discovery was made, which provided strong evidence that our universe started out about 15 billion years ago in a...

The waves of the future may bend around metamaterials

Published on 30-Mar-2015

Almost half a century after Dustin Hoffman was taken aside in The Graduate and given the famous "one word" line about the future...

Unravelling the mystical stars

Published on 30-Mar-2015
 On a starry searchSo, to see if a star has abundant hydrogen, the obvious thing to do would be to look at its hydrogen lines. file photo

In a bid to discover hydrogen-deficient stars, a scientist and his student stumbled upon a new discovery, writes Nityanand Rao

Feline genetics

Published on 30-Mar-2015
Cats offer their insights into human  diseases, including the ones  associated with old age. INYT

The cat genome is out of the bag, and has already helped to pinpoint a gene involved in kidney disease.

Research finds a reason leprosy has persisted

Published on 23-Mar-2015

The bacteria that cause leprosy can survive for months inside amoebae that are common in water and soil, and even in human eyes and noses,...

Fastest star in galaxy got an unusual start

Published on 23-Mar-2015

Hurtling through the galaxy at about 1,200 kilometres per second is a compact helium star with an unusual origin. Unlike most high-velocity stars, scientists ......

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Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

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