Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicScientific research

Topic: Scientific research

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.

Shekhar Mande, leading expert on DNA fingerprinting, to head scientific research in India

Mande has been appointed director general of CSIR, having served as director at the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, since 2011.

What we can learn from Shakespeare when it comes to online dating

While Shakespeare and other artists show lovers they must win their suitors by proving their courage and character, scientists tell us we’re in a “market model” of mating.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.