Science News

‘March for Science’ seeks promotion of scientific temper in Mumbai

While the event was held worldwide on May 4, Lok Sabha elections were then in progress in the country. On Friday, a symbolic march was held in several cities. In Mumbai, the march started from DG Ruparel College in Matunga and concluded at Shivaji Park, Dadar.

In her new book, Angela Saini shines a light on the racism at the roots of modern science and why far-right identity politics could hijack it again

Angela Saini's work uncovers how power structures influence the questions science asks and the answers it supplies.


Why computing pioneer Alan Turing was prosecuted, pardoned and now will be on 50-pound notes

Turing developed a machine to crack German encrypted messages and also came up with a test that was later called the Turing Test. to determine whether machines had acquired intelligence.

Hybrid microbes can convert CO2 to plastics, fuels

Scientists have developed hybrid organisms that use ambient carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels.

We might enter an 'RSS meets Jio' ideological world

What is of interest is that in the new techno-nationalist imagination, the issue is not protecting small producers or indigenous technology etc. The focus is on creating what people believe to be the carriers of national power in the form of large companies.

Life on Earth may have arisen in ponds, not oceans: Study

The more shallow the pond, the greater the chance nitrogenous oxides would have had to interact with other molecules, and particularly RNA, to catalyse the first living organisms.


Apps that can help improve your child's Maths and Science grades

Learning apps can aid in studying Maths and Science, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to helps students learn at their own individual pace, which is often missing in classrooms.

Simple, inexpensive frame to boost solar cell efficiency

While solar panels offer a clean source of renewable energy, they are typically mounted on a fixed frame and only optimally oriented towards the sun during specific hours of the day.

'Haptic baton' offers new ray of hope for visually impaired musicians

A conductor's baton has been created that allows the visually-impaired to follow its movements, opening up the potential for blind people to join more orchestras.

Scientists upcycle plastic bags to create battery parts

According to researchers from Purdue University in the US, polyethylene in plastic bags could be an inexpensive source of energy-storing carbon.

Science Photos

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing: Here's everything you need to know

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the third time on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean. Here's all you need to know.

Science Videos

NYT ScienceTake: What ducks hear underwater

Scientists from the University of Delaware have created a hearing test for ducks. This is an important step. Watch here what they found.

Origin stories: Where the Global Positioning System or GPS came from

Can you imagine your smartphone without the GPS? If not, you might want to thank god (or the scientists at MIT) for this day. See more: