Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: science

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.