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E.C.G. Sudarshan, theoretical physicist nominated for Nobel 9 times, passes away

His most notable contribution was the Sudarshan-Glauber quantum representation of light, for which the Nobel was infamously given to Glauber only.
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Indian study finds unique behaviour in monkeys that could be precursor to human language

The first-of-its-kind study, by NIAS, Bengaluru, could have huge implications for areas such as anthropology and evolutionary biology.
Bangabandhu Satellite-1

With Bangabandhu-1 launch on SpaceX rocket, Bangladesh aims to compete with India in space

A Bangladeshi satellite in the vicinity could offer stiff financial competition to India when it comes to providing satellite-based services to other south Asian nations.

What do religious fanatics & conspiracy theorists have in common? They believe fake news

It turns out that people who “endorse delusion-like ideation” are more likely to believe fake news — as are “dogmatic individuals and religious fundamentalists.”
Duststorm hits the capital | Twitter | @TrumpDiatribe

So, the superstorm warning was a dud. Here’s why the Met often gets it so wrong

Our most accurate models can predict weather only up to five days in advance, with nearly a 90 per cent probability of getting the next 24 hours spot-on.
Karttikeya Mangalam

How an IIT grad saved the life of a diabetic on a Moscow-New Delhi flight

Thomas already had some cartridges of short-term fast-working insulin, all he needed was a method to inject them. But he didn’t have one handy.
Massive storm at Cheet village in Agra district on Friday

Frequent thunderstorms and dust storms another gift of a warming world

The mechanisms for thunderstorms and dust storms are essentially the same; the only difference being that it’s a thunderstorm when there’s moisture, and a dust storm when it’s dry.
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For people with brain injuries, smartphones may come to their rescue in more ways than one

Smartphones have the potential to address the limitations of traditional memory aids. They are familiar to most people and are highly portable.
Ants | Nurcholis Anhari Lubis/Getty Images

Ants may just save the world from antibiotic resistance

Not only do ants produce their own antimicrobial agents, but they can also encourage other beneficial microbes to grow.

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Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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