SCIENCE

  • Popular Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana dies at 63 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Veteran Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana breathed his last Friday at a private hospital here due to kidney-related ailments. He was 63. Narayana was undergoing treatment at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). "We've lost another great actor. He showed signs of improvement yesterday (Thursday) but doctors said he was critical," producer...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks to Vedic aviation experts over Indian Science Congress controversy January 11, 2015

    Cyrus Broacha talks to Vedic aviation experts over controversy surrounding topics like aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago and surgery had its roots in India overshadowed the Indian Science Congress. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha January 11, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz marriage, team India squad for cricket 2015 World Cup, India Science Congress and Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan to Saina Nehwal. ...
  • Watch: The Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public January 11, 2015

    In a massive public outreach aimed at changing perceptions about nuclear science and helping convey the benefits of atomic energy to the society, the iconic Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public. ...
  • Women perceived incompetent because of gender: Study January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: A study on men's attitude towards women has brought to the fore the deep-rooted gender bias against the fair sex and hurdles the women face as members of the local self government bodies in Maharashtra. The study paper presented by the students of Applied Psychology of Mumbai University (MU)...
  • Claims made in Science might need evidence, says Amartya Sen January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said some evidence is required in the controversial claims made in the Indian Science Congress regarding the achievements of ancient Indians. Talking to CNN-IBN, Sen said, "The idea that human beings can fly is known to human beings from birth. The idea...
  • Speakers brag about feats of historic India, science meet marred by controversies January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The controversy surrounding topics like aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago and surgery had its roots in India overshadowed the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand J Bodas, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit', said, "These aeroplanes travelled from one country...
  • Has ancient Indian science failed to get its due? January 5, 2015

    Aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago, surgery had its roots in India - the controversy surrounding these topics is overshadowing the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand Bodas said, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit'. ...
  • Human connect has become superficial in digital age: Kailash Satyarthi January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday stressed the need to employ science and technology to bail out children reeling under abject poverty even as he lamented that "human connect" has become "superficial" in the digital age. "Science is the purest form of knowledge and knowledge is universal. Digital disparity...
  • Indian Science Congress showcases robot with multiple cameras to defuse bombs January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: In an innovative invention, the Indian Army has built robots with multiple cameras which are being used by them to defuse bombs. Named as Daksh, the robot can carry 20 kgs of weight, climb stairs and even steep slopes. It can even take x-ray images. The Army has been...
  • Algebra, Pythagoras' theorem originated in India, says Harsh Vardhan January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Algebra and the Pythagoras' theorem both originated in India but the credit for these has gone to people from other countries, Union Minister for Science and Technology, Harsh Vardhan, said on Saturday. Ancient Indian scientists have graciously allowed scientists from other countries to take credit for their findings, the...
  • Dreams we share for India will depend on Science & Technology: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Speaking at the inauguration of the 102nd Indian Science Congress at Mumbai University on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Whenever the world shut its door on us, our scientists responded with the zeal of a national mission. The dreams we all share for India will depend as much on...
  • Will make Science & Technology a national priority, facilitate research: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Ease of doing research is as important as ease of doing business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said as he reached out to the scientific community promising to cut red tape and sought their cooperation in "transforming" the country. "As the major source of science...
  • Journey of Professor Srivari Chandrashekar, winner of Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences January 2, 2015

    Professor Srivari Chandrashekar's work to make healthcare more affordable has won him the Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences. Prof. Srivari Chandrasekhar synthesises scarce natural products to make molecules used to manufacture drugs. ...
  • Watch: Journey of Dr Shubha Tole, winner of the Infosys Prize for Life Sciences December 31, 2014

    Dr Shubha Tole is the winner of the Infosys Prize for Life Sciences for pioneering work in the field of studying the brain. She has been working on finding out the cause behind mental illnesses. ...
  • Esther Duflo wins Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for work in development economics December 30, 2014

    Professor Esther Duflo has won the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for her pioneering work in the field of development economics and her team's contribution in shaping social policies in India. She's the first non-Indian to win the award. ...
  • Watch: Infosys Science prize winner Jayant Haritsa's success story December 29, 2014

    We profile Jayant Haritsa, a scientist at the Indian Institute of Science who put India on the global map with this tools on trouble-shooting in database engines and brought laurels to the nation. ...
  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara December 25, 2014

    US President Barack Obama wore a sparkly tiara with girl scouts who attended the annual White House science fair. The photo was taken in May but the White House photographer released it as a special Christmas treat. ...
  • Delhi HC orders free liver transplant for poverty-stricken 10-year-old boy December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) to immediately commence free treatment of a 10-year-old patient who urgently needs a liver transplant. Justice Vibhu Bakhru also directed Employee's State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to consider the case of the kid for grant...
  • Power of stars in astrology can never be matched by science: BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party continues to battle the opposition against its leader Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti over her recent controversial remarks, another party MP is in the dock for his statement on the floor of the Lok Sabha. Former Uttarakhand chief minister and BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal on...
  • India lags far behind China, US in R&D expenditure: Harsh Vardhan November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's investment in science and technology lags far behind that of China, South Korea and the US and the government aims to invest 2 per cent of its GDP on research and development under the 12th Plan against only 0.88 per cent in 2011-12, Rajya Sabha was informed....
  • Science is to be used for making narrow nationalism irrelevant: Dr Harsh Vardhan November 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Nations having scientific superiority and technological capability should not be selfish, because in selfishness lies the seeds of dispute and human misery, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said. Addressing the welcome address at the Commonwealth Science Conference, he said science is that adhesive which binds cultures and it should be...
  • US President Barack Obama felicitates Indian-American scientist November 21, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has felicitated Indian-American scientist Thomas Kailath with the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology. Kailath, 79, received the National Medal of Science at a White House function on Thursday. "Thomas Kailath came to this country from India at the age...
  • Delhi: Manipuri PhD scholar from TISS found dead at residence November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A 33-year-old PHD scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) LT Zingran Kengoo from Manipur was found dead at his Delhi residence on Thursday morning. Zingran was found dead in a pool of blood by his landlord's brother at his residence. Thereafter, the police was informed around...
  • Odisha: College student kills classmate over love affair November 19, 2014

    Cuttack: A 20-year-old college student was arrested by Cuttack city police on Wednesday for allegedly killing his classmate and throwing his body into river water over a triangular love affair. Police said that they arrested Amulya Sahoo (20), a student of Stewart Science College and a...
  • CBI signs MoU with Gujarat Forensic Science University November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here with Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU) to enhance its investigating capacity by using forensic science. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) signed the MoU to establish collaboration for the purpose of identifying new areas for application of forensic...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu lauds India's science prowess November 7, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Lauding India's capacity for science and innovation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the best mathematicians always came from India. "My uncle, who was a mathematician, always used to tell me that the best mathematicians came from India", Netanyahu told Singh. The Indian...
  • Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during flight test in California, 1 dead November 1, 2014

    Mojave, California: A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight...
  • NASA's Orbital Sciences' unmanned rocket explodes on liftoff in Virginia October 29, 2014

    An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital...
  • Our effort to reduce use of crackers has not been successful, CSE admits October 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Programme manager of Centre for Science and Environment Vivek Chatopaday said that their efforts to reduce use of crackers had not been successful. "We saw pollution levels reaching upto 10 times higher than normal," said Chatopaday. ...