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Physicists announce graphene's latest cousin: stanene

Published on 24-Aug-2015

Two years after physicists predicted that tin should be able to form a mesh just one atom thick, researchers...

The man who rejected the Big Bang model

Published on 24-Aug-2015
scientific proposal Fred Hoyle and his Steady State Theory.

Sir Fred Hoyle, one of the leading astrophysicists of 20th century, was born on June 24, 1915. Most popular...

The butterfly, the ant and the oregano

Published on 24-Aug-2015
crucial The Large Blue butterfly belongs to an extensive family of butterflies known as lycaenids, which originated some 75 million to 80 million years ago.

It may be hard to imagine a menage a trois, satisfactory to all parties, in which one member tries to dislodge...

High-tech hope for repelling mosquitoes

Published on 17-Aug-2015
DEVISING PROTECTION Of all the new technological gadgets against mosquitoes, the only thing that worked effectively was bug spray with DEET.

Whatever works New-age technology may finally give us the winning edge in the age-old battle between humans and mosquitoes...

Gatekeepers of the living cell

Published on 17-Aug-2015
VITAL COMPONENT Phosphatidyl Serine plays a key role in cell cycle signalling. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Work in progress Identification of the Phosphatidyl Serine component in living cells has opened doors for better understanding cluster...

Walking versus elliptical machine, redux

Published on 17-Aug-2015

How does walking compare with working out on an elliptical machine? This is a perennially popular issue. I answered a similar question last...

Oil droplets turn cells into tiny lasers

Published on 10-Aug-2015
nascent An optical fibre is shown activating tiny lasers within pig cells.

Scientists have turned individual cells into miniature lasers by injecting them with droplets of oil or fat mixed with a fluorescent dye...

Walking in nature changes the brain

Published on 10-Aug-2015
at a risk Urban dwellers are more prone to psychological problems.

According to a new study, city dwellers who visit natural environments have lower levels of stress hormones...

Chemistry that changed the world

Published on 10-Aug-2015
wary about it Fission is used to generate energy  within a nuclear plant but poses many safety risks.

At first, it was just a simple chemical reaction. Then it became an obsession for many renowned scientists...

SNIPPETS - Counting all the DNA on Earth

Published on 03-Aug-2015

When scientists want to estimate global biodiversity, they typically tally the total species or organisms found around the world....

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Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor with fashion designer Manish Malhotra at his show...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Students celebrate Onam festival by making floral rangoli ‘pookalam’ at a public school...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Devotees watch a procession during Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Activists of Left Front affiliated peasants organisation break police barricades...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Boys stand near the charred vehicles after the incidents of violence following the Patel...

Ex-servicemen continue their indefinite hunger strike over non-implementation of OROP...

Ex-servicemen continue their indefinite hunger strike over non-implementation of OROP...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal offering prayers...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal offering prayers...

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kant Mishra participates in a rally...

Leader of the Opposition and CPI(M) State Secretary Surya Kant Mishra participates in a rally...

Army soldiers conduct flag march in a sensitive area of Ahmedabad on Thursday...

Army soldiers conduct flag march in a sensitive area of Ahmedabad on Thursday...

Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans take positions near the house where militants were hiding...

Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans take positions near the house where militants were hiding...

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