23 Jul 2019
#Chandrayaan2: Meet the team behind India's ambitious second moon mission
With the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's ambitious second moon mission, by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Monday, the country took a major leap toward outer space.
17 Jul 2019
Six famous women ISRO scientists you should know about
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the world's largest and most successful space agencies.
28 Feb 2019
Now, doctors can detect cancer using a blood drop?
In a remarkable development, researchers in the United States have invented a device that helps doctors detect cancer faster by simply using a blood drop or plasma, thus making it less invasive and much cheaper.
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.
27 Jan 2019
Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse
The Doomsday Clock, an allegorical timepiece designed to illustrate how close humanity is to an apocalyptic event, will remain at two minutes to midnight in 2019, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) recently declared.
07 Jan 2019
Indian geologist says Lord Brahma was first to discover dinosaurs
Technically, dinosaurs were first discovered by some British geologists in the 19th century.
24 Dec 2018
IIT-Kharagpur scientists making detailed maps to cut earthquake damage
In a bid to try and reduce damage from earthquakes, scientists from IIT-Kharagpur are developing detailed city-level maps to identify areas that are the most vulnerable to damage from earthquakes.
19 Dec 2018
Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump
The US President, Donald Trump, has been the face of many controversies.
05 Dec 2018
#IIScBlast: Explosion inside lab kills 1 scientist, injures 3
A powerful explosion today rocked an aerospace laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, killing a scientist and grievously injuring three others.
04 Dec 2018
Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies has gone missing
A week after Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked outrage and fear in the scientific community by claiming that he had gene-edited babies, reports suggest that he has gone missing.
29 Nov 2018
#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?
With climate catastrophe headed humanity's way, scientists are exploring all possible options to slow down the march of impending disaster.
17 Nov 2018
Scientists have changed the definition of a 'kilogram': Details here
129 years after the 'kilogram' was defined, scientists have decided to change its definition, from the earlier weight-based one, to a new electric current-based one.
30 Sep 2018
Indore: Doomsday drug, capable of killing 5 million people, seized
In a major operation, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence along with a team from the Defence Research and Development Establishment busted an illegal laboratory at Indore.
05 Sep 2018
Like humans, female monkeys hesitant to trust male counterparts
Female monkeys, somewhat like their human counterparts, are hesitant to trust the opposite sex, said a study.
15 Aug 2018
ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of sending an Indian to space by 2022, ISRO chairman K Sivan has said that the space agency can fulfil it.
12 Aug 2018
Indian-American scientist made mission to 'touch' the Sun a reality
NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe today- the world's first mission to 'touch' the sun. But few people know that the base for this was laid 60 years ago, thanks to an Indian-American scientist.
16 Jul 2018
India has its own 'Ant-Man.' No, he's not an actor!
When Dr. Himender Bharti, a myrmecologist (one who studies ants) was asked to peer-review a manuscript describing the discovery of an ant species in Jammu and Kashmir, little did he know the surprise in store.
07 Jul 2018
UK's new visa opens opportunities for Indian scientists, researchers
The UK has launched new visas that will be open to overseas scientists and researchers, to encourage the growth of UK's research sector.
05 Jul 2018
India far away from launching human spaceflight mission: Ex-ISRO chief
India has a long way to go before it can actually undertake a human spaceflight mission, former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said.
09 Jun 2018
GSI, INTACH scientists claim Ramgarh Crater caused by meteorite impact
Since the 19th century, Ramgarh Crater has always evoked the interest of geologists and now a team of scientists is in Rajasthan's Baran district and they have a reason to believe that it was caused by meteorite impact.
01 May 2018
American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump
US President Donald Trump has hailed Indian-origin Kalpana Chawla as an American hero for devoting her life to Space Shuttle program and its various missions transporting cargo and crew to and from International Space Station.
07 Apr 2018
Indian researcher develops device that understands what you are thinking
Indian-origin researcher Arnav Kapur, along with his team at the MIT Media Lab, has developed a device that can understand and act upon the words you are saying in your head.
30 Mar 2018
We finally know why cracking knuckles makes noise
Have you ever wondered why your knuckles make that sound when cracked? Have you believed cracking knuckles causes arthritis? Scientists have finally found the answer to this long pending mystery.
22 Mar 2018
Male contraceptive pill to soon be a reality?
In a major breakthrough, scientists have developed a safe, effective male contraceptive pill that doesn't kill libido.
21 Mar 2018
Stephen Hawking to rest in Westminster Abbey near Newton, Darwin
The ashes of renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey near the graves of celebrated scientists Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
18 Mar 2018
Indian Scientists to send weather balloon into the atmosphere
In a first, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Balloon Facility (TIFR-BF), Hyderabad will send an indigenously designed and manufactured hybrid weather balloon into the coldest region of the atmosphere.
18 Mar 2018
56-year-old scientist ISRO's first woman to spend a-year in Antarctica
Fifty-six-year-old ISRO scientist Mangala Mani had never visited a place with snow. And temperatures in Antarctica can fall to a chilling -90 degrees Celsius.
14 Mar 2018
What did Stephen Hawking think of India and Indians?
Stephen Hawking, the celebrated British physicist-cosmologist, who died today (14 March) aged 76, visited India twice: for the first time in 1959 and then again in January 2001.
14 Mar 2018
6 things you probably didn't know about Stephen Hawking
Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking died today at his Cambridge home. He was 76.
08 Mar 2018
You can send your name to the sun!
NASA is inviting the general public all over the globe to send in their names if they want to be featured on the US space agency's first solar probe this summer.
05 Mar 2018
Does our brain have a "GPS" neuron?
In a breakthrough development, scientists have now identified a neuron in our brain, which might play a significant role in our ability to navigate through our environments.
27 Feb 2018
A Spacesuit that helps to keep astronauts happy
Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.
26 Feb 2018
A smart contact lens that can monitor blood sugar levels
Scientists have developed a smart contact lens that can monitor blood sugar levels from tears of the patients suffering from diabetes, spelling an end for painful needle pricks.
19 Feb 2018
Scientists recreate human intestine environment inside organ-chip
Researchers have been able to successfully replicate a human intestinal lining inside an organ-chip to carry out personalized treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.
19 Feb 2018
Scientists discover cancer-fighting properties in regional varieties of rice
Indian scientists have reportedly detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice, namely Gathwan, Maharaji, and Laicha, which are found in the state of Chhattisgarh.
15 Feb 2018
How much money is enough for happiness? Scientists find out
Scientists have finally found out how much money a year it takes to keep an individual happy.
15 Feb 2018
Aliens can destroy Earth without even setting foot here: Researchers
After all these years, what if our first alien contact isn't via spaceships, but through messages?
05 Feb 2018
Technology developed to read brains and identify songs you're listening
In a study carried out by researchers from Brazil, India, Germany, and Finland, a Magnetic Resonance (MR) machine was used to read participants' minds and figure out what song they are listening to.
05 Feb 2018
Stents releasing wine antioxidants to be used for heart surgeries
US scientists are developing stents, typically used in heart surgeries, which will help prevent blood clotting and inflammation in blood vessels by releasing red wine antioxidants.
30 Jan 2018
This Indian techie can make fuel from plastic-waste
The planet is suffocating under the millions of tons of plastic-waste we create daily. The non-recyclable plastic-waste dumped on land also pollutes oceans and air.