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Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

21 May 2020

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

New test for COVID-19 could be more effective, says study

16 Apr 2020

New test for COVID-19 could be more effective, says study

Around the world, millions have been tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) using RT-PCR technology.

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

12 Apr 2020

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

As China continues to draw backlash over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a report suggested that the government may be cracking down on academic research related to the origins of the virus.

New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

09 Apr 2020

New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

The coronavirus pandemic has compelled many countries to impose strict lockdowns, including India.

Meet the Indian-origin researcher who helped isolate coronavirus strain

19 Mar 2020

Meet the Indian-origin researcher who helped isolate coronavirus strain

A team of researchers in Canada recently managed to isolate the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic.

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

25 Dec 2019

#CareerBytes: How to join R&AW? Here's everything you should know

The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) is the foreign intelligence agency of the country.

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

13 Dec 2019

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

For decades, scientists have wondered what lies beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica. Well, as per new findings, the White continent has been hiding a whole lot from us.

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

08 Nov 2019

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

30 Oct 2019

By 2050, Mumbai, Kolkata may get completely flooded, says research

As global warming continues, polar ice will melt faster and coastal regions worldwide will be swallowed by the swelling seas.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

25 Oct 2019

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

Want to boost Wi-Fi range? This software is the answer

24 Oct 2019

Want to boost Wi-Fi range? This software is the answer

As we continue to drift into the era of smart homes, a strong Wi-Fi solution has become the need of the hour.

This website converts Wikipedia articles into 'academic papers'

25 Sep 2019

This website converts Wikipedia articles into 'academic papers'

In academia, Wikipedia is often looked down upon. Something about it permitting edits by anyone that professors just can't stand.

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

24 Sep 2019

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

Ever since the NASA's Pioneer Venus project suggested back in the 1980s that the planet might have had an ocean, scientists have been struggling to understand what exactly happened that turned Venus into the inhospitable hellscape it is today.

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

23 Sep 2019

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

Common infection responsible for Neanderthals' extinction? New study reveals so

23 Sep 2019

Common infection responsible for Neanderthals' extinction? New study reveals so

The extinction of the Neanderthals has long been an unsolved mystery for anthropologists.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

22 Sep 2019

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

Study finds dead bodies continue to move months after death

14 Sep 2019

Study finds dead bodies continue to move months after death

For the longest time, humans have believed that after a person dies, their corpses remain still, especially after rigor mortis sets in. However, Australian scientists have recently made a startling discovery.

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

10 Sep 2019

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

Since, well, forever, humans have tried to find ways to make them look and feel younger; homemade face packs, makeup, botox, exercise, etc., which don't truly deliver the desired effect.

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab-grown artificial meat that's eco-friendly

26 Aug 2019

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab-grown artificial meat that's eco-friendly

While all agricultural practices have varying effects on the environment, meat production is associated with accelerating the greenhouse effect due to animal methane, excessive waste, fossil fuel usage, and inordinate consumption of water and land.

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

20 Aug 2019

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

Polygamy in our society is often frowned upon, especially for women. In India, the practice is also largely illegal.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

17 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

09 Aug 2019

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

In a major leap for science, researchers at NASA are planning on sending a version of chile peppers in space to be grown and harvested at the International Space Station.

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should choose GATE over IES/ESE

04 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should choose GATE over IES/ESE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and Indian Engineering Services (IES)/Engineering Services Examination (ESE) are the most sought-after career opportunities for engineering graduates.

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

02 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: All you need to know about GATE and UGC-NET

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) are two of the most popular entrance exams in India.

#PhDMeToo: PhD scholars campaign against mental harassment at IITs

04 Jul 2019

#PhDMeToo: PhD scholars campaign against mental harassment at IITs

Frustrated with the mental harassment perpetrated by their supervisors, research scholars across India have started a campaign, #PhDMeToo, in a desperate bid to get justice.

Tezpur University researchers have a solution for fake currency: nano-ink!

20 Jun 2019

Tezpur University researchers have a solution for fake currency: nano-ink!

Counterfeiting or fake currency is a problem that authorities across the globe have struggled to constrain. Miscreants are often drawn to counterfeiting as it's a real money-making (illicit) business, and it's hard to trace once the currency is in circulation.

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

05 Jun 2019

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

It has been decades since we first started hearing about the drastic climate change, but it seems nobody has been taking those warnings seriously. And now, as it turns out, we may end up paying the ultimate price.

#CareerBytes: Internships offered by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

30 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: Internships offered by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Internships are a great opportunity for college students to gain practical experience and exposure in their chosen field. Internships not only offer a good learning experience for the candidates but can also enhance their resumes.

Australia to plant a billion trees to fight climate change

19 Feb 2019

Australia to plant a billion trees to fight climate change

In a bid to fight against climate change, the Australian government has unveiled a new forestry plan to plant a billion trees by 2050.

Mysterious website uses AI to create realistic (or horrific) faces

14 Feb 2019

Mysterious website uses AI to create realistic (or horrific) faces

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming into our lives in ways unimaginable.

Study: Seven moral rules exist across societies around the world

14 Feb 2019

Study: Seven moral rules exist across societies around the world

Despite there existing thousands of cultures around the world, anthropologists from the University of Oxford have identified seven 'universal' moral rules that are present across human cultures.

UP CM Adityanath's security beefed up over terror threats

27 Apr 2017

UP CM Adityanath's security beefed up over terror threats

Intelligence agencies have received inputs that there may be an assassination attempt on UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. His Z-plus security has now been tightened to ensure that any attack can be foiled.