Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicBiology

Topic: biology

There’s more than one way to grow a baby

We studied genes involved in pregnancy and live birth in six different live-bearing species.

Scientists have found a ‘second brain’. And it’s in your gut

The enteric nervous system can do what most neural networks in our bodies cannot — function independently of the brain and spinal cord.

Mullahs are supervising biology books. Imran Khan govt has put Pakistan in reverse gear

Clerics deciding PTI school curriculum will magnify body-related taboos. Pakistan is now on track to overtake Saudi Arabia as most stoutly conservative.

J.C. Bose — ‘Father of Radio Science’ who was forgotten by West due to his aversion to patents

Jagdish Chandra Bose was a man of many talents who made several significant discoveries in his life but believed in the importance of invention rather than inventor.

Developing anti-cancer drugs to making sugar sweeter — 5 women trailblazers in science

The contributions by these lesser-known Indian women in the field of STEM have set examples for the next generation to follow.

Humans (or something similar) were always destined to walk the Earth

The broad “rules” for evolution would remain the same no matter how many times we replayed the tape.

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.

On Camera

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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