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Only 22% women in AI jobs — The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report.
File photo | Ooty Radio Telescope | Wikimedia Commons

How scientists built one of the world’s largest steerable telescopes in Ooty

In ‘Space Life Matter’, Hari Pulakkat writes that the Ooty Radio Telescope was built to prove the Big Bang model, but it really came in handy to study the sun.
An ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) is lifted into the water during an expedition of RV Sonne in 2017, as researchers from AWI, Germany, study the separation of the Indian plate from Antarctica | Photo: Marc Hiller

‘Not that complicated’ — study has new take on India’s split from Antarctica, union with Eurasia

German study that sampled ocean floor near Antarctica claims to reject currently-accepted theory on Indian plate's separation. Proponents of old theory have dismissed the new one as incorrect.
The CHIME radio telescope | Pic credit: CHIME Collaboration

Scientists find largest cache of mystery fast radio bursts from space

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
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Indian study learns how brain handles sudden distractions, could help create mental health tools

Study conducted by scientists from National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar. It was published in the journal NeuroImage last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Where are the gutsy girls of Indian science? They could help us against next pandemic

Indian girls need the right role models and advice from teachers. Because science needs them right now.
File photo of China President Xi Jinping | Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Xi’s China has big tech and science plans. But is looking worldwide for talent

It is said Chinese innovators work with one hand tied behind their backs. That won’t help the country’s tech ambitions.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

We need more Indian women to make a mark in science: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, I believe Indian women in science need more role models they can identify with.
A thylacine family at the Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, in 1910 | Wikimedia commons

Dog-like predator with kangaroo pouch, believed extinct since 1930s, possibly lived till 2000s

Last known thylacine or Tasmanian tiger died in captivity in an Australian zoo in 1936. New study suggests the animal possibly survived up until a few decades ago.
People ring in the New Year in Mumbai, 31 Dec, 2020 | PTI

If you predicted a better 2021, you didn’t take away the one lesson from Covid

Here we are, a few days into 2021, and nothing has become magically better than 2020.

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Cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. What can we do to become more resilient?

Effective collaboration between private and public sector leaders is key to ensuring a nation is cyber resilient. They must take a proactive stance.

Modi govt defers sale of 2 public sector banks to next financial year due to delays

Finance ministry is yet to finalise modalities to seek approval in Parliament for the sale, which leaves little time for the process to be completed this year.

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File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

Talks ‘constructive’, India & China say remaining issues to be resolved in expeditious manner

In a joint statement Monday, Indian Army and PLA said 12th round of Corps Commander level talks 'further enhanced mutual understanding' and resolved to maintain momentum of negotiations.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.