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Indian-origin biophysicist wins prestigious US grant

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:39

A high-risk brain research by Indian-origin biophysicist Partha Mitra from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York has won a crucial grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

National Safety Science Quiz to be held

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:55

A National Safety Science Quiz is being organised by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) in partnership with a private safety science firm during the month of September-October, a statement said on Thursday.

Vikram Sarabhai Awards conferred on four scientists

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 22:54

Four scientists were today conferred with the Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research awards for the year 2013, on the birth anniversary of the visionary scientist at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL).

GM crops: Javadekar emphasises on proper caution

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:38

Amid a row over field trials of GM crops in the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today emphasised on "proper caution" but said "nobody can say no to science".

`The Giver` to release in India on August 15

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 16:11

Hollywood upcoming science fiction `The Giver`, starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites will hit theatres in India on August 15, coinciding with its US release.

Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 03:28

Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to become the first birds.

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:45

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

`Learning for Cogent Living` in Northeast

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:42

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) has extended support to a programme, `Learning for Cogent Living`, conceptualised by an NGO of Assam to help people lead a rational way of life.

Space theatre offers a peek into life in Antarctica

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:19

The vast blue and white expanse of Antarctica, the least explored continent on earth, has now come alive at a space theatre here.

Science Express Biodiversity Special train flagged off from Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 21:15

In a bid to create awareness among the masses, particularly students, about the rich biodiversity of the country, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday flagged off `Science Express Biodiversity Special` (SEBS) train from Safdarjung Railway Station here.

Compile findings as part of `Vision 2030`: Kalam

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:49

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam Friday asked IIM-Shillong students to compile their findings and suggestions on various topics as part of their "Vision 2030 for the Dimensions of Development in India".

How science can make you better guitar player revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:56

A study has revealed the physics underlying the differences in the lead guitar playing techniques like string bends, tapping, vibrato and whammy.