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Male or female, mating is equally risky for these insects, finds IISc study

According to an IISc study, insects who call out to potential mates face as much of a risk of attracting predators as the ones who answer their call.
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PM Modi modifies Shastri’s ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ slogan to include ‘Jai Anusandhan’

Referring to the scientific progress in the country, Prime Minister Modi said that it was through science that India was transforming its present and securing its future.
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Remembering Vikram Sarabhai, a man of science, lover of arts, student of space

Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space programme, died this day 47 years ago.
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Explosion at Indian Institute of Science kills 1, injures 3 in Bengaluru

Four technicians of a private company were carrying out an experiment when the explosion occurred suddenly at around 2.20 pm, police said.
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Indo-French math whiz & ‘original’ economist among winners of Infosys science prize

The Infosys Science Foundation prizes seek to recognise stalwarts of the science and academia community for their contribution to the growth of the IT sector in India.
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Celebrated IISc professor told to step down following sexual harassment charges

Professor Giridhar Madras was accused by one of his former students of making “sexually coloured” remarks and harassing her with late-night phone calls.
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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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IIT-Bombay tops first QS India University Rankings, IISc Bengaluru second

QS has launched its first India-specific rankings, in which 7 of the top 10 are IITs. Universities of Hyderabad & Delhi also feature in the 10.
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Shekhar Mande, leading expert on DNA fingerprinting, to head scientific research in India

Mande has been appointed director general of CSIR, having served as director at the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, since 2011.
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Why the physics community has lost interest in breakthrough discovery

There’s deep scepticism about an IISc duo’s claims of achieving superconductivity at room temperature owing to their silence on the study.

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?