Brain myths hampering teaching worldwide: study


Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according... »

IRNSS-1C successfully put in its orbit

Lift off: PSLV C 26/IRNSS-1C successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in the early hours of Thursday. -V GANESAN


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for the first suborbital tes... »

ISRO launches IRNSS-1C from Sriharikota

PSLV C 26/IRNSS-1C successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in early hours on Thursday. Photo: V. Ganesan

T E Raja Simhan

It was yet another text book launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C26) carrying th... »

Indigenously developed cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ test-fired


India’s indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can str... »

New Uranus like planet discovered


Astronomers have discovered a new planet that resembles our own Uranus in a binary star... »

NASA spacecraft provides first look at upper Mars atmosphere


NASA’s Maven spacecraft has given scientists their first glimpse of the mysterious upper atmosphere of Mars, which has baffled them for decades. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution... »

Broccoli may improve autism symptoms: study

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A chemical found in broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioural problems that affect people with autism, a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has claimed. Resear... »

New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells


A new class of electrically conductive plastics may lead to low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultra-thin anti-static coatings for consumer electronics and a... »

Countdown for IRNSS 1C launch begins at Sriharikota

PSLV C26, scheduled to carry the country's navigational satellite IRNSS - 1C, being integrated at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The launch window is 1.32 am to 1.47 am (IST) on October 16.


The 67-hour countdown for the launch of India’s navigation satellite IRNSS 1C, the third of seven satellites in the series to put in place India’s navigation system on par with US’ Global Position... »

Antarctica’s ice loss changed Earth’s gravity: study


Antarctica has lost so much ice that it has caused a shift in Earth’s gravity, according to a new study.The European Space Agency (ESA)’s GOCE satellite has shown that the ice lost from Wes... »

ISRO's PSLV-C26 to be launched on Oct 16

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The launch of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, is now scheduled for October 16 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch window of the missio... »

IISc develops system to deliver drugs to individual cells


A system to package and deliver drugs to each cell of human body, depending on its needs, has been developed at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The “Nanocapsules”, made from a spe... »

AS Pillai, father of BrahMos, gets Lal Bahadur Shastri Award

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management 2014, to Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace, Dr Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai, in New Delhi on Tuesday.


Renowned defence technologist and father of ‘BrahMos’ cruise missile, Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai, was conferred the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award by President Pranab Mukherjee here today. <... »

Japanese, American win 2014 Nobel Prize for physics

Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura (L-R) are seen on a screen after being announced as the 2014 Nobel Physics Laureates at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 7, 2014.


Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel prize for Physics for inventing a new energy efficient and environmentally friendly light source,... »

Nobel Prize for medicine goes to trio for discovering brain’s GPS

Professor Ole Kiehn presents the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine US-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain, at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm October 6, 2014.


American-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS" that makes it possible to orie... »

NASA to put astronauts in deep sleep for Mars mission?

ISRO to launch IRNSS 1C on Oct 10

New intervention can decrease ‘mean girl’ behaviours

Long-acting insulin more effective for type 1 diabetes

Magma may have made 'Man in the Moon': Study

Cardiac ‘patch’ to replace damaged heart tissue

Olive oil may revive a failing heart: study

Journey to Mars was cheaper than auto ride: Modi

EU, India tie-up for social sciences research

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UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) on Tuesday launched EU-India Social Sciences and Humanities Platfor... »

Chinese oncologist offers cryosurgical procedure for cancer treatment

V. Rishi Kumar

A Chinese oncologist today outlined some new techniques for cancer treatment which are now available in some hospitals in the US and in China. Mu Feng, Vice-President, Senior Oncologist a... »

New research brings superfast quantum computers closer


Australian researchers have developed two new types of ‘quantum bits’ that process data with more than 99 per cent accuracy, overcoming a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of s... »

Cells that repair brain after stroke discovered


Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke. A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in th... »

India joins 5-nation team to construct Thirty Meter Telescope


The construction of ambitious next- generation Thirty Meter Telescope, to be built at an estimated cost of $1.47 billion by an international consortium consisting of institutions from India, the U... »

2 Americans, 1 German win Chemistry Nobel

A screen showing the names and pictures of the laureates of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, is pictured at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm October 8, 2014.


American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Germany's Stefan Hell won the 2014 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, the award-giving... »

Govt mulling raising scientists’ retirement age


The government is “seriously considering” raising the retirement age of scientists, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said. He, however, clarified that the proposal to increase the age... »

NASA selects new science teams for astrobiology research


NASA has awarded five-year grants totalling almost US $ 50 million to seven research teams in the U.S. to study the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. “W... »

NASA spots giant filament on the Sun

A dark snaking line in the upper right of these images show a filament of solar material hovering above the sun's surface. NASA's SDO captured the images in extreme UV light – different colors represent different wavelengths of light and different temperatures of solar material.


NASA astronomers have observed a snaking, extended filament of solar material that lies on the front of the Sun — some 1 million miles across from end to end. Filaments are clouds of solar... »

Viral infections in pregnancy may cause juvenile diabetes


Prenatal exposure to viruses may cause type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases in children, scientists have found.The exact cause of juvenile diabetes has eluded scientists, but a new... »

In this car, you can take your hands off the steering wheel

Brain network that controls use of tools identified

Gene linked to both ageing and cancer found

Total lunar eclipse on Oct 8

Cherry juice may help fight gout: study

US, India to collaborate on Mars exploration

Football sized underwater robot to provide port security

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