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Natural spas, electricity: IIT-led team uncovers power of India’s Western Ghat geysers

A team of researchers led by IIT-Bombay recognises vast economic potential in the famous geysers of Maharashtra's Western Ghats.

Brain cancer: Why killing the fastest growing cells may not be the only treatment

Because of the lack of effective therapies, the average survival with glioblastoma is only 15 months.

A super voracious moth has arrived in India

The moth can fly long distances overnight to attack maize and a variety of valuable crops such as cotton, rice etc.

Your mobile phone is a major contributor to toxic e-waste in the country

Experts say phones are a major chunk, by quantity, of the 2 million MT of e-waste India generates annually

Stop measuring obesity with a ruler: We’ve discovered a far better predictor of health

Measuring metabolites in a drop of blood can predict health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, visceral fat and biological age.

Alia Bhatt’s TV burp is a good time to look at the science behind belching

Of course, burping is just another bodily function but social discomfort prevails around it, and possibly for good reason.

Stephen Hawking’s final theory on black holes has been published, and you can read it for free

The new research explains how at least some information could be preserved once a black hole disappears

IIT Hyderabad researchers devise way to crack new secrets of the universe

A team of researchers at IIT Hyderabad has combined the power of four algorithms to yield clear answers at great speed.

On its 10th anniversary, here are 5 key facts about India’s first space probe Chandrayaan

ISRO probe Chandrayaan was aimed at mapping the entire surface of the moon.

IISc probe of professor brings #MeToo lens on India’s ‘secretive’ science community

IISc is probing a celebrated scientist over a complaint of sexual harassment. But it may not be an isolated incident in science community.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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