Thursday, February 9, 2023


Chandrayaan-2 is out of Earth’s orbit, gets closer to destination moon

India's second lunar probe carried out a Trans Lunar Insertion process at 2.21 am Wednesday to leave the Earth's orbit & get on the path to moon.

How Modi govt will turn used cooking oil into biodiesel to cut oil imports

State-run oil firms will for 3 years procure biodiesel produced from used cooking oil. Govt's move also aims to promote alternate sources of energy.

IIT Guwahati scientists using Muga silk to create 3D-printed human organs, implants

IIT-Guwahati scientists have been working with silk proteins to create artificial implants that mimic biological architecture of real tissues & bone cartilage.

Humans aren’t naturally designed to be happy

The happiness and positive-thinking industry is worth $11 billion a year, but happiness is an abstract idea with no equivalent in actual human experience.

Building thick houses & eating tomatoes: The unexpected realities of living on the moon

The question is whether we as a society have the stomach for lunar settlement, as well as lunar lettuce, or not.

GM babies are possible, but do we really want them?

Scientists have found that it is remarkably straightforward to edit mammalian embryos using IVF technology.

Through the mirror world, scientists want to detect parallel universes & exotic matter

Scientists are setting up relatively cheap experiments that just might give concrete evidence for a strange notion known as the mirror world.

Chandrima Shaha, first woman set to head science academy, was also a cricketer, commentator

Chandrima Shaha, the president-elect of the Indian National Science Academy, says she will take initiatives to combat pseudoscience.

Food supply under threat, UN climate agency urges world to go vegan

According to the IPCC, the world may not have a lot of time to prevent food from running out.

This link between kumkum & solar cells could be the next big science breakthrough

IIT-Hyderabad researchers say dye used to convert turmeric to traditional vermillion kumkum could make solar cell manufacture cleaner, greener, cheaper.

On Camera


Rahul Gandhi speaking on Gautam Adani and Narendra Modi | ANI

TV knows what works. Get Rahul Gandhi to speak against Modi...

The debates on the Adani stocks dealt briefly with the impact on stakeholders before the goalpost shifted to theories on the motives behind the Hindenburg report.
Representative Image | ANI

‘Need to see a decisive moderation in inflation’: RBI Governor on...

While overall inflation is moderating, high and persistent core inflation remains a worry, as does the uncertain global growth & inflation environment, the governor said.


File photo of the Chinese spy balloon which was later shot down by the US | Reuters

China has spy balloons, India has aerostats. But IAF’s had mixed...

After Kargil Review Committee's recommendation, air force purchased 2 aerostats worth over Rs 300 crore for surveillance in 2007. IAF favours AWACS for vigilance operations.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.