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Diabetes: New test could detect the disease much earlier

New study recommends replacing glucose in standard diabetes detection test with a calorific milkshake containing glucose, fat and protein.

Climate change and bad development practices to blame for Kerala floods, says expert

Destruction caused by the Kerala floods would have been less severe if the government followed the recommendations of the Gadgil Committee report on preservation...

No more chocolate by 2050? Why we need to understand what’s at stake

Indians have a fling for anything sweet and chocolate has become one of their favourite treats as they perceive it as healthy, hence they do not hesitate when it comes to snacking.

Pioneer sees gene-editing therapy in your local clinic in five to 10 years

Concerns remain about the safety of disrupting or repairing defective genes, but experts say they are not a 'show-stopper'

Harvard professor claims coconut oil ‘pure poison’. Don’t take her word for it just yet

Karin Michels says coconut oil ranks among the top worst foods one can eat, but studies in the West make a compelling case for the oil as a 'superfood'.

The story of a very special 90,000-year-old girl

The fossil of a 13-year-old found in Siberia reinforces the theory that different subspecies of human predecessors courted each other and interbred often.

Beijing’s air is the cleanest it has ever been in a decade, and this is how it happened

China is hoping to reduce the amount of energy it derives from coal by substituting it with natural gas and nuclear reactors.

Kerala floods: The science behind what went wrong, and what we have to learn

There has been excessive rainfall in Kerala this year, but there are several more factors why it has become the state’s greatest disaster in almost a century.

Here’s how nanomedicine can revolutionise the way we treat tuberculosis

Researchers believe that nanomedicine can help tuberculosis patients enormously.

Climate models predict world will be ‘anomalously warm’ until 2022

A new prediction system, PROCAST (PROabilistic foreCAST), combines various climate models to predict natural variability of the climate system.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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