Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicScientific research

Topic: Scientific research

Polite, unofficial warnings can reduce hate speech on Twitter, New York University study finds

Research finds that users who received polite suspension warnings from unofficial handles reduced hate speech by 15-20%, although the effect tended not to last longer than a month.

Indians got shorter over last decade, trends in ST women need urgent attention, JNU study says

JNU researchers study data from three consecutive national health surveys to find trends in average height in two age groups across different socio-economic backgrounds.

11 papers by JNU scientist & BJP candidate Das flagged for ‘manipulation’, he blames politics

Gobardhan Das, a professor at JNU's Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, claims people are trying to pull him down ever since he applied for a directorship position at a 'big institute'.

Is every scientific study genuine? BMJ throws light on ‘data fraud’ by countries, including India

In an article in BMJ, former editor Richard Smith says prevalence of fraudulent studies has reached a point where one can now assume health research is fraudulent until proven otherwise.

What scientists now say on Covid origin in Wuhan lab and what they dismissed prematurely

Wuhan lab researchers created new viruses by using reverse genetics on bat coronaviruses. Some of this research was funded by the US.

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'.

Do cats like girls more? Chinese study divides Twitter, gets taken down

Five researchers at Nanjing University published a study that drew a correlation between an increase in stray cats where human female population was higher

What makes nanoscience so crucial and how it can impact our lives

Nanoscience isn’t magic, it’s a mirror of what nature has already created. But like other major fields, it requires the usual steady research & development.

China’s footprint in the Antarctic is growing and is set to match the US soon

China is building its fifth research station in Antarctica and is the second biggest source of tourists to the frigid continent.

IIT Hyderabad researchers devise way to crack new secrets of the universe

A team of researchers at IIT Hyderabad has combined the power of four algorithms to yield clear answers at great speed.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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