Science-Technology

Bird lovers help scientists uncover secrets behind evolution of beaks

‘Mark My Bird’ is a website that invites the public to send their findings


Drawing up a diet plan

The welfare challenge lies in providing assistance to needy households to ensure adequate diets without creating conditions in which they opt for inferior diets that are too heavy on cereals


‘Mother, child bearing brunt of weak health services’

On health and fertility, the Economic Survey has noted signs of “growing regional inequality among the Indian states.”


Researchers employ laser light to speed up electronics

Indian part of team that generated very high frequency current in solid material


Boron may be the next wonder material

Move over graphene! Boron may become the nanomaterial of the century as scientists have found that two-atom-wide ribbons and single-atom chains of the element possess unique properties.


Keeping safety on the rails

The preliminary finding of the Commission of Railway Safety that the derailment of the Indore-Rajendranagar Express near Kanpur in November 2016 that killed over 140 people


Fielding the finest

We should introspect whether we are selecting the most meritorious as Army Commanders and putting forward only the best candidates for the selection of a chief


Atomic clocks on indigenous navigation satellite develop snag

ISRO chairman says fleet is fine, trying to revive failed clocks


Why India needs to step up its fight

In 2015, the country accounted for 60% of new cases of leprosy globally


A stomach for gut research

Evidence of a distinct pattern of microbes in the gut during illnesses could help design new drugs and treatment regimes


Scientists take first steps to grow human organs in pigs

Stem cells generate the precursors of muscle, heart, pancreas and liver


Gender stereotypes emerge as early as age six, shows study

Researchers say that girls are less likely than boys to associate brilliance with own gender


Instead of chasing storms, scientists create their own

A researcher measures ice accumulation after a team of scientists sprayed water on trees the night before in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in Woodstock, New Hampshire, in the U.S.— Photo: Hubb


GM mosquito trials to control dengue, chikungunya launched

The lethal gene passed to insect offspring kills the larvae before they reach adulthood


GSLV’s cryogenic upper stage tested successfully

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Propulsion Research Complex at Mahendragiri, about 60 km from here, successfully conducted the stage level test of GSLV MK III’s cryogenic upper stage C-25


Improved Pinaka rockets test-fired

It can reach the targets with better accuracy, unlike its earlier unguided version


In a rare display, Tejas to thunder over Rajpath

After a Mirage-2000 crashed during a show, such jets have been avoided for safety reasons’


Pakistan tests 2,200-km range surface-to-surface missile

Pakistan on Tuesday conducted the first flight test of long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ababeel.


Drones on track to boost safety

Mumbai’s Western Railway plans to use UAVs against trespass


NASA wants you to pick picture sites for Jupiter probe

NASA has invited people to vote on which parts of Jupiter should be photographed by the Juno spacecraft during its next close flyby on February 2.