Decoded: How brain perceives social threat interactions

In a first, scientists have recorded a glimpse of the brain remembering and recalling the memory of negative social interactions.

Indian-origin scientist spots new cancer gene mutations

 In a discovery that could lead to more targeted and effective treatments for certain lung and prostate cancers, a team of researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has identified two new cancer-causing gene mutations.

CVRDE Director elevated as Distinguished Scientist

 Director of Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, Avadi, P Sivakumar has been elevated as "Distinguished Scientist" with immediate effect by the Defence Ministry in recognition to his services.

Nicole Kidman pays tribute to father in 'Photograph 51'
Nicole Kidman pays tribute to father in 'Photograph 51'

Nicole Kidman says her new West End stage role as a scientist is a way of "acknowledging" the work of her biochemist father, who died last year.

Indian scientist sheds light on new treatment for heart disease in diabetics

In a breakthrough discovery, an Indian scientist has found new treatment for heart disease in diabetics by targeting a key protein.

Research shows how humans see different colours in different seasons

Revealing that humans see things differently in winter compared with summer scientist are now sheding light on human's ability to process colours.

'Bug' inspired robot that jumps on water
'Bug' inspired robot that jumps on water

With the studies on water striders' ability to jump on water, scientists have now created a robot that can launch itself from the surface of water successfully.

Here’s how Bollywood remembers the 'true Bharat Ratna' Kalam
Here’s how Bollywood remembers the 'true Bharat Ratna' Kalam

For some, it was his child-like demeanour which made him affable and for some, it was his inspirational vision and work in the field of science which made APJ Abdul Kalam a "universally-loved" Bharat Ratna, who managed to be in politics without being a "politician".

How APJ Abdul Kalam changed India: 10 most inspirational quotes
How APJ Abdul Kalam changed India: 10 most inspirational quotes

Popularly called the "Missile Man" of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam rose from humble beginnings and earned the reputation of being the "people's President" who endeared himself to all all sections, especially the young. Here are some inspirational quotes of the former president of India:

"Don't declare holiday on my death, instead work an extra day, if you love me," said Kalam...

NASA wants you to decode earthquakes
NASA wants you to decode earthquakes

A new NASA challenge is looking for evidence to support a theory that electromagnetic pulses (EMP) may precede an earthquake, potentially offering a warning to those in a temblor`s path.

Cure for genetic diseases a step closer

Scientist have developed a method to turn cells from patients into mutation-free stem cells that can treat genetic diseases for which there is currently no cure.

India working with 27 countries on quake early-warning system

 Taking a lead, India is working on an ambitious project with scientists, geophysicists, and seismologists of 27 countries to develop an early-warning system for "prediction" of earthquake.

New mathematical definition of 'kilogram' found

Scientists are close to finding a way to re-define the kilogram in terms of a mathematical constant instead of being based on a cylinder.

Annu Kapoor plays quirky scientist in his next
Annu Kapoor plays quirky scientist in his next

Veteran actor Annu Kapoor will be seen playing the role of a quirky scientist in his upcoming film "Mangal Ho".

New method to develop more efficient drugs

Scientists have developed a new approach to develop highly-potent drugs which could overcome current shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in patients.

Humans can't tell apart 1 trillion smells: Scientist

A researcher is calling into question recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odours, saying that the data used in last year's study does not support this claim.

Indian scientist Kamal Bawa elected fellow of Royal Society

Noted Indian conservation biologist Kamal Bawa will be formally admitted to the prestigious Royal Society as a fellow on July 10 for his "pioneering contributions to understanding the population biology of tropical forest trees".

Nanowires could be LEDs of the future

 Light Emitting Diodes made from nanowires would use less energy and provide better light, scientists have found.

Eminent scientist NR Rao gets Japan's highest civilian award

Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna C N R Rao was Friday conferred Japan's highest civilian award for promoting academic interchange and mutual understanding in science and technology between the two countries.

Signals puzzling scientists for 17 years came from microwave oven

 The source of mysterious signals that left astronomers at Australia's most famous radio telescope scratching their heads for 17 years has finally been found - and it's a microwave oven!