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Caroline Tupcienko, during an experimental ocular implant procedure in Australia

Most people will rebel if they learn they’re being experimented on, even if it serves humanity

Some people pointed to a lack of consent, but the number was not very high. A fewer of them were concerned about unequal treatment.

Study finds multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria in chicken meat, eggs in Mumbai

The study published in Acta Scientific Microbiology says chicken liver meat and egg yolk samples showed resistance to commonly used antibiotics.

First mega-science show begins in Mumbai, on agenda Big Bang theory & evolution of stars

The multi-city exhibition, Vigyan Samagam, will have displays about humankind’s major discoveries, and India’s role in global scientific projects.
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Study gives teens an excuse to keep texting, watching Netflix way past bedtime

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.
First Image of a Black Hole

The world gets its first look at a black hole. Here’s how we got there

The black hole is located at the centre of the Messier 87 galaxy. It is 6.6 billion times the mass of the sun, and is located 53.5 million light years away.
Winston Churchill

Proved by science: Winston Churchill, not nature, caused 1943 Bengal famine

Researchers studied simulated soil conditions from 1870 to 2016, and found that while other famines during this period were caused by drought, the one in 1943 wasn’t.
Francis Bacon is credited with having invented the experimental method in science | Commons

Do Indians have a scientific temper? Ancient texts reveal we did, way before the West

While the West considers Francis Bacon to have invented the experimental method, Indian texts show that we have always had a scientific bent of mind.

A bigger Hadron Collider can wait & the money put in other scientific endeavours

Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder advocates it might not be a bad idea to take time to rethink the next big step in science, while saving money that could go to other scientific endeavours. 
A chytrid-infected frog

The apocalyptic fungus that is wiping out species around the world

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

If you’re losing sight to retina degeneration, UC Berkeley has a ray of hope for you

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.