SCIENCE

  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara Yesterday

    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 6 days ago

    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. ...
  • First successful eye transplantation in Bihar October 22, 2014

    Patna: In the first successful eye transplantation in Bihar, a man from Begusarai got back his eye sight at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). IGIMS medical superintendent S K Shahi said that the eye sight of the 40-year-old was restored after a two-hour operation. Chief Minister Jitan Ram...
  • Indian-origin Stanford professor wins top US award for science October 4, 2014

    Washington: A 79-year-old Indian-American Stanford University professor is among 10 innovators to receive US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama for their contribution to the field of science. Pune-graduate and Padma Bhushan recipient Thomas Kailath will receive the United States' highest honour for achievement and leadership in advancing...
  • Pune-educated Stanford professor wins US National Medal of Science October 4, 2014

    Washington: Thomas Kailath, a Pune educated Indian-American engineering professor at Stanford University, is one of the recipients of the US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama. Kailath is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's high civilian awards and is a member of major science...
  • Japanese university to begin course in wine science September 24, 2014

    Tokyo: The University of Yamanashi, located in one of the finest wine-making regions of Japan, plans to launch in 2015 a course in wine science for people involved in the production of the alcoholic beverage, to improve exports. The programme will be implemented by the university's Institute of Enology and Viticulture...
  • Brain dead man's organs donated in Kozhikode September 20, 2014

    Kozhikode: The family of a 59yearold man, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs to save three needy patients. The liver and eyes of V P Surendran, who suffered head injury after he was knocked down by a twowheeler while crossing a road near his house...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study September 19, 2014

    Washington: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UNled analysis published on Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the...
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore tech September 19, 2014

    Redwood City: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into wellpaid techies and even hire some of them to work at his socialmedia company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options...
  • 16yearold from Panipat's breathtospeech device takes him to Google Science Fair global finals September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: 16yearold Arsh Shah Dilbagi's invention is the only entry from Asia in the 15 global finalists at the Google Science Fair 2014. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that Dilbagi developed is called 'Talk' and can be used by people with developmental disabilities whose communication abilities are...
  • India will face more Jammu & Kashmir floodslike calamities in future, warn researchers September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: With over 6 lakh people still stranded in what is being called as the worst floods in over a century in Jammu and Kashmir, an analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has warned that India may face more such calamities in future. "India will be...
  • Indianorigin mathematician elected new president of ICSU September 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: Daya Reddy, an Indianorigin South African mathematician has been elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Reddy has been voted by representatives of ICSU's 120 national members and scientific unions attending the organisation's General Assembly in Auckland, New Zealand. ICSU is a nongovernmental organisation with...
  • Take up the challenge of making products for which India is dependent on imports: PM Modi to IITs August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports. "Science is universal. Technology must be local,"...
  • UGC allows IISc Bangalore to continue with fouryear undergraduate course with some changes August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given in and allowed the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, to continue with its fouryear undergraduate programme. However, there are some changes to the course as students admitted to the Bachelor of Science (BS) programme, will now be granted a BSc degree...
  • Woman constable who shot herself at Bhopal airport shifted to AIIMS August 11, 2014

    A CISF constable, who had shot herself at Bhopal airport after being allegedly scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi as her condition has deteriorated. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by an...
  • After DU, IISc Bangalore at loggerheads with UGC over scrapping of fouryear undergraduate programme August 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Barely a month after the controversy over Delhi University's FourYear Undergraduate Programme, Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has hit out at the University Grants Commission. He has questioned the UGC's diktat to scrap the fouryear course at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Rao said that premier institutes...
  • Health scare: Antibiotics found in 40 per cent chicken samples July 31, 2014

    The Centre for Science and Environment has said that it has found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in DelhiNCR region. ...
  • Situation under control at Silgain even as prohibitory orders remain in force July 30, 2014

    The situation at Silgain village of Ranchi district where one person was killed and 30 injured in a clash was "under control" even as prohibitory orders remained in force in the area. "Section 144 CRPC was imposed in the area. The situation is now under control," Ranchi district Deputy Commissioner Vinay...
  • AIIMS to reconduct test for physiotherapist posts July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS will reconduct an examination for filling up three junior physiotherapist positions, weeks after the institute failed to select the candidates through a walkininterview and exam. "The examination centre of the department of neuro sciences and cardiology will conduct the examination, as it was very difficult to select three...