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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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Eunuchs carry wheat saplings on their heads during a procession taken out to celebrate Bhujaria  ...

Eunuchs carry wheat saplings on their heads during a procession taken out to celebrate Bhujaria ...

Local members of Shiv Sena and Dogra Front carrying onions to mark protest against price hike of ...

Local members of Shiv Sena and Dogra Front carrying onions to mark protest against price hike of ...

Kannada actor Shivarajkumar and Geetha daughter Nirupama with Dileep weeding at Tripuravasini  ...

Kannada actor Shivarajkumar and Geetha daughter Nirupama with Dileep weeding at Tripuravasini ...

Members of Yuva Bharath organisation launch a postcard campaign demanding conduct of Dasara in a ...

Members of Yuva Bharath organisation launch a postcard campaign demanding conduct of Dasara in a ...

Rayat panel supporters celeberate the win in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) ...

Rayat panel supporters celeberate the win in the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) ...

A large number of Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) members staged protest ...

A large number of Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) members staged protest ...

Bollywood Actors Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Shruti Haasan during promotion of their upcoming ...

Bollywood Actors Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Shruti Haasan during promotion of their upcoming ...

President Pranab Mukherjee speaking to contributors to the book- '30 Women in Power: Their Voice ...

President Pranab Mukherjee speaking to contributors to the book- '30 Women in Power: Their Voice ...

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi along with others offering tribute to former AIMIM president ...

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi along with others offering tribute to former AIMIM president ...

Police personnel sitting near the charred remains of a motorcyle near the violence-hit Trahi ...

Police personnel sitting near the charred remains of a motorcyle near the violence-hit Trahi ...

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