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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 ......

Celebrating the significance of pi

Published on 23-Mar-2015
A SPECIAL RATIO: Pi has captivated the imagination of people for centuries.

Pi the simple ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter was celebrated on March 14. This mathematical constant is found useful in...

Visionary dreams

Published on 23-Mar-2015
With its landmark achievements, ISRO is making rapid strides towards becoming a world leader in space technology. Sudhindra Haldodderi writes about one of its latest creations that promises to revolutionise mobile television.

Frontrunner With its landmark achievements, ISRO is making rapid strides towards becoming a world leader in space technology. Sudhindra Haldodderi writes ...

Google machine learns to master video games

Published on 16-Mar-2015
A machine has taught itself how to play and win video games, scientists say. The computer program, which is inspired by the human brain, learned how to play 49 classic Atari games. In more than half, it was as good or better than a professional human player.

A machine has taught itself how to play and win video games, scientists say. The computer program, which is inspired by the human brain, learned...

A 30-day surgical standard is under scrutiny

Published on 16-Mar-2015
What she wanted, the patient told the geriatricians evaluating her, was to be able to return to her condominium in Boston. She had long lived there on her own, lifting weights to keep fit and doing her own grocery shopping, until a heart condition worsen...

What she wanted, the patient told the geriatricians evaluating her, was to be able to return to her condominium in Boston. She had long lived...

Better than vaccines

Published on 16-Mar-2015
holds promise The new gene therapy can be used against HIV, Ebola, malaria, influenza and hepatitis.

Gene protection Scientists have come up with a gene therapy of sorts, in which powerful antibody-producing genes are synthesised. Carl Zimmer writes about this ......

Tough to prove

Published on 09-Mar-2015
THREATNING Some epidemiologists believe that synthetic carcinogens are causing cancer.

puzzling Cancer is caused by an accumulation of genetic mutations tiny distortions in a cell's DNA that retool it into a vicious replicating machine....

Is self-medication the future of pharmacy?

Published on 09-Mar-2015
FASCINATING A spider monkey feeding on a plant; (above) a chimp eating a root.

NEW TERRITORIES For generations, animals have self-medicated and looked towards nature to rid them of their problems. Does this mean...

Alien star buzzed the Sun 70,000 years ago

Published on 09-Mar-2015

An alien star passed through our solar system just 70,000 years ago, astronomers have announced. No other star is known to have approached...

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A resident looks on as waters rise...

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Kashmiri villagers pull the body of a cow...

Kashmiri villagers and officials look at the body...

Kashmiri villagers and officials look at the body...

Kashmiri villagers look on during rescue efforts...

Kashmiri villagers look on during rescue efforts...

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A Kashmiri villager cries...

Kashmiri villagers and officials search for bodies...

Kashmiri villagers and officials search for bodies...

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A resident carries a child through rising waters...

Kashmiri villagers gather during rescue efforts...

Kashmiri villagers gather during rescue efforts...

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A man passes through a submerged bridge...

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Vehicles pass through submerged bridge...

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