Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: science

Volcanic eruption on tiny Tonga shook the world: What we know about the causes and impact so far

Tonga eruption triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami, a shockwave that travelled across the globe, and record lightning strikes. But, how all this happened is still not fully known.

If Pakistan doesn’t value work of non-Muslims like Har Gobind Khorana, science will remain dead

Ideology and science are like oil and water — they refuse to mix.

Feeling ‘blah’ after Christmas season? You are not alone, there’s science to it

The holiday season is usually joyous, but many feel “blah” soon after the celebrations. What is it that makes people feel this way?

No one thought I could make it: Ramanujan Prize winner Neena Gupta who solved Zariski problem

Gupta received the Ramanujan Award, announced on 10 December, in particular for her solution to the Zariski Cancellation Problem — a fundamental one in algebraic geometry.

Quad cooperation on science & tech ‘should be committed to human-centred values’, say experts

At Global Technology Summit 2021, organised by MEA & Carnegie India, panelists from India, Australia, US & Japan discuss the subject ‘Beyond Borders: Science & Technology Cooperation’.

Books about stargazers, mystery illness, and fungi are the best of science writing in 2021

The shortlist for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021 highlights the importance of accessible science writing.

Male, 50-59 years old and science teacher — what you should be for best work-life balance 

Study based on responses from 3 Indian universities says men among all genders, old people among age groups, and science faculty members enjoy greater work-life balance.

CBSE lets Class 9 & 10 students do experiments at home, teachers welcome ‘self-learning’

75 experiments have been deemed 'safe' for learners to perform with materials found at home. The move is designed to deal with loss of practical studies during pandemic.

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.

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.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.