Science & Tech
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.
16 Sep 2019
World's smallest washing-machine can fit in your pocket
Centuries after the washing machine was invented, here's an innovative solution to your many cleaning needs.
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.
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.
05 Sep 2019
'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity
Since Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel to space in 1961, only over 500 people have explored the outer realms of Earth's atmosphere.
29 Aug 2019
Scientists discover 3.8 million-year-old fossil of ancient human ancestor
Despite modern advancements in palaeontology, we still know very little about our own ancestry.
27 Aug 2019
Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh
A Chennai-based security researcher was awarded $10,000 (Rs. 7.18 lakh) for discovering a bug on the photo/video sharing application, Instagram.
24 Aug 2019
How India is helping create a 'miniature Sun' on Earth
While the Indian Space Research Organization is planning to launch a satellite to study the Sun by 2020 (the Aditya-L1 mission), India and some other nations are planning to bring the Sun to Earth.
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.
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.
07 Aug 2019
Can artificial intelligence be named inventor? This patent demands so
In a first, a multi-disciplinary international team has filed for a patent application for two inventions on the behalf of artificial intelligence, demanding that the AI be named 'inventor'.
04 Aug 2019
ISRO shares first official photos of Earth, clicked by Chandrayaan-2
Days after a series of morphed photos of the Earth, purportedly clicked by Chandrayaan-2, were circulated through WhatsApp forwards, the Indian Space Research Organization has released the official ones.
26 Jul 2019
#SaveLydia: This 6-month-old suffering from genetic mutation needs help
Six-month-old Lydia Seth was born with a rare genetic disorder. Born on December 22, 2018, Lydia was diagnosed with a mutation of the gene KCNQ2, which affects a cell's ability to generate and transmit electrical signals.
16 Jul 2019
More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission on July 20, a United States-based tech professional association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has conducted a survey about space travel.
16 Jul 2019
Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it
If you are someone who likes to keep a lookout for interesting occurrences in the night sky, you would be delighted to learn that on July 16 and 17, various parts of the world will witness a partial lunar eclipse, including India.
14 Jul 2019
Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'
Fifty years after Apollo 11 made the historic Moon landing, India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, plans to "go where no country has ever gone before": the satellite's South Pole.
03 Jul 2019
WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram down; users report media download issues
The services of popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are reportedly down in what appears to be a global outage.
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.
16 Jun 2019
This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10
With 22 of the world's 30 most polluted cities in India, it is one of the most polluted countries. The national capital itself is so polluted, that breathing in Delhi is just the same as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day.
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.
29 May 2019
#CareerBytes: Popular courses offered by Delhi University for PCM students
The University of Delhi is one of the country's most desired educational institutions; every year, it attracts lakhs of students, including those from science stream.
28 May 2019
Kerala: Student-teacher team creates affordable sanitary-pads from world's worst water-weed
A student-teacher team from AKMHS School in Kerala's Kottoor has created low-cost sanitary napkins from water hyacinth, also called the world's worst water weed.
25 May 2019
At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug
Swiss drugmaker Novartis' new gene therapy, which recently received US approval, may be the world's most expensive drug, priced at an exorbitant $2.125 million (approximately Rs. 14cr).
03 May 2019
5 brilliant innovations by IITians you should know about
India's premier engineering institutes, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), are globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in the fields of science and technology.
22 Oct 2018
#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam
The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.
06 Sep 2018
#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam
The UPSC Civil services exam is one of the toughest exams in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are the keys to cracking it.