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Indian mathematician named joint-winner of Michael and Sheila Held Prize

22 Jan 2021

Indian mathematician named joint-winner of Michael and Sheila Held Prize

Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has been named winner of the prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize along with two others for solving long-standing questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and Ramanujan graphs.

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

30 Jun 2020

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about internships at IITs

04 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about internships at IITs

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

30 Jan 2019

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

Since it was synthesized in the 1930s, LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has received much cultural and scientific attention.

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

25 Apr 2018

Reputed Indian-American scientist faces misconduct allegations

Indian-American scientist Inder Verma, among the world's top authorities on cancer and gene therapy, has been placed on leave from California's prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Salk Institute suspends Indian-American cancer scientist for alleged misconduct

25 Apr 2018

Salk Institute suspends Indian-American cancer scientist for alleged misconduct

A prominent Indian-American cancer and gene therapy scientist in the US has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of "inappropriate conduct" against him.

Alternative male contraceptives using chemicals from plants

16 May 2017

Alternative male contraceptives using chemicals from plants

Californian researchers have discovered chemicals in wild plants that can act as anti-fertility agents by preventing the sperm from meeting the egg.

Heat-wave kills two in Maharashtra, other states on high alert

31 Mar 2017

Heat-wave kills two in Maharashtra, other states on high alert

On Thursday, the Maharashtra government affirmed that two people, one each from Aurangabad and Solapur districts, died due to the heat wave.

Global warming has nine Indian cities blistering in heat

30 Mar 2017

Global warming has nine Indian cities blistering in heat

A new study published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, depicts that even if the targets set in the Paris Climate goals are met somehow, 44 major cities across the globe are still going to witness deadly heat in near future.

Karnataka government wants to "rehabilitate" transgender beggars

29 Mar 2017

Karnataka government wants to "rehabilitate" transgender beggars

The government of Karnataka announced the formation of 'vigilance-squads' who will arrest transgender women begging on Bengaluru streets in order to "rehabilitate" them.