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Pros and cons of mitochondrial transfer technique

Published on 14-Feb-2017
limiting disease inheritance The MRT procedure involves three people -  father, mother and a healthy female mitochondrial donor.

A few months ago, if someone asked you how many parents you have, you would have considered the question...

Quantum computer 'construction plan' drawn up

Published on 14-Feb-2017
'universal' computer Researchers are trying to build a computer that  can tackle a comprehensive array of  complex problems. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer. These super-fast machines promise to revolutionise...

Sleep may help form memories

Published on 14-Feb-2017
molecular trigger It was found that hundreds of proteins increase or decrease inside synapses during the night. REPRESENTATIVE Images

Over the years, scientists have come up with a lot of ideas about why we sleep. Some have argued that it is a way to...

The cosmological constant puzzle

Published on 06-Feb-2017
accelerated expansion Astronomers have deduced that the expansion of the universe is faster now than it was before. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

A bout a century ago, Albert Einstein introduced the famous lambda term, otherwise known as the cosmological constant...

Gazing into Ethiopia's alien terrain

Published on 06-Feb-2017
HOT WEATHER In pools of water in the Danakil Depression, the combination of heat, high acidity & sulphur concentrations causes bright yellow chimneys to form.

In oppressively dry heat and a miasma of sulphur and chlorine, the rocky landscape sprouts patches of neon green and yellow ...

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'

Published on 06-Feb-2017
theory Metallic hydrogen could be used to make things such as zero- resistance electrical wiring.  REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal...

In the quest for clues on Mars

Published on 30-Jan-2017
Curiosity is searching for traces of microbial life on Mars.

As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues its exploration, we are learning more and more previously unknown facts about the red planet.

Gene-modified ants shed light on animal societies

Published on 30-Jan-2017
Ants marked with colour-coded paints to allow computers to monitor thei rmovements. PHOTO CREDIT: BEATRICE DE GEA/NYT

Scientists have identified the molecular & neural cues that spur ants to act like nurses and queens. The research can help get a...

Spinning toy reinvented as low-tech centrifuge

Published on 30-Jan-2017

Growing up in India, Manu Prakash entertained himself with a bottle cap that spun around on two strings that he tugged with his fingers.

Shedding light on the human genome

Published on 23-Jan-2017
MAJOR ROLE TADs have profound implications for understanding a raft of heretofore mysterious diseases.

Genetic research By studying a newly discovered design feature of the DNA molecule called topologically...

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Team India A during a practice session...

Team India A during a practice session...

Irate mob torched Melchhamunda police station in Bargarh district...

Irate mob torched Melchhamunda police station in Bargarh district...

People from Maharashtra celebrate Chhatrapati Shivaji...

People from Maharashtra celebrate Chhatrapati Shivaji...

A boy takes a selfie with Pope Francis, during a visit to the parish of Santa Maria...

A boy takes a selfie with Pope Francis, during a visit to the parish of Santa Maria...

Bollywood Actor Siddharth Malhotra with social Activist Smita Thackeray during...

Bollywood Actor Siddharth Malhotra with social Activist Smita Thackeray during...

Actor Mammootty speaking in solidarity with the actress, who was....

Actor Mammootty speaking in solidarity with the actress, who was....

Vice President Hamid Ansari pose with children during....

Vice President Hamid Ansari pose with children during....

Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

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