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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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India & Pakistan to get Ig Nobel Peace Prize, PM Modi among ‘Medical Education’ winners

Not to be confused with the prestigious Nobel Prize, the Ig Nobel is a satirical or parody prize awarded for unusual 'achievement'. The name plays on the word 'ignoble'.
DNA representational image. | Photo: Pixabay

27 genes in your body now have a new name because Microsoft Excel confused them for dates

Twenty-seven genes have got a new name over the past year to tackle a longstanding problem researchers faced while keying data into Excel, a powerful research tool.

NEP finally ends science-commmerce-arts school trauma. But will Indian parents ever grow up?

The Modi govt’s ambitious National Education Policy completely overhauls India’s education system, but one major decision is to eliminate ‘rigid’ separation of streams.
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Controversies over coronavirus research show science isn’t broken

In May, two papers were published on the safety of certain drugs for COVID-19 patients by the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. Both were retracted.
Lunar surface. | Photo: ISRO/Twitter

Moon’s surface more rich in metal than believed, sheds new light on its formation

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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Why online astrologers are secretly thanking their stars, Covid, and science-averse Indians

Covid-19 is an uncertainty astrology cannot predict. The pseudoscience won’t tell you when the virus will leave, or when the economy will pick up.
Sudarsanam Babu, former IIT alumni, was appointed to the US National Science Board | Twitter (@BabuSureshS)

Three IIT alumni part of top US science board now, Sudarsanam Babu latest to join

Sudarsanam Babu, who currently works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed as NSB member for 6-year term, White House says in statement.

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Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why Haryana’s new law reserving 75% private jobs for domiciles is self destructive politics

In episode 695 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains the provisions, politics and pitfalls of a new employment law in Haryana, and how it is suicidal for the state's growth story.

ArcelorMittal revives plan to set up steel plant in Odisha, to invest Rs 50,000 crore

ArcelorMittal’s move to expand in India comes at a time when the Modi government is planning to boost investment in sectors such as housing, roads, ports and railways.


Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

China will continue to assert itself, seeks to dominate Indian Ocean Region, says CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rawat also said India's armed forces will increasingly need to achieve more with less, which requires a relook at current force structures, doctrines & tech.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.