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Delhi: JNU VC meets student who went from being flower seller to doing PhD in US

May 12, 2022 10:58 am

Sarita Mali joined the JNU for her MA in Hindi and will now join the University of California for PhD in Hindi on the topic 'Subaltern Women's Writing During The Bhakti Period'.

28-year-old's journey from Mumbai slum to US university, via JNU

May 13, 2022 10:53 am

For Sarita Mali, who had grown up in a slum in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar and studied in a municipal school there, life has had challenges, however, she also believes she has had many opportunities.

This fire-loving fungus eats charcoal, if it must

November 29, 2021 6:55 pm

If this fungus is breaking down charcoal after a fire, then that could help open up a food source for the next generation of microbes that can’t eat charcoal, making Pyronema an important player in post-fire recovery.

A Covid test as easy as breathing

July 12, 2021 11:22 am

The SpiroNose, made by the Dutch company Breathomix, is just one of many breath-based Covid-19 tests under development across the world. In May, Singapore’s health agency granted provisional authorization to two such tests, made by the domestic companies Breathonix and Silver Factory Technology.

Social distancing norms of 6 ft insufficient, virus can travel nearly 20 ft: Study

May 27, 2020 8:51 pm

The researchers warned that the current pandemic may not stop in the summer of the northern hemisphere without proper intervention since there is an increasing chance of aerosol transmission in these parts of the world. The study noted that in hot and dry weather, respiratory droplets more easily evaporate into aerosol particles capable of long-range transmission.

Novel COVID-19 test can give results in just 45 minutes

April 29, 2020 2:58 pm

Much like the diagnostic kits currently in use, the new test can detect the novel coronavirus in samples obtained from respiratory swabs, the researchers said.

More than 700 at two California Universities under quarantine amid measles outbreak

April 27, 2019 12:01 pm

Los Angeles is the latest metropolitan area to be hit by measles. On Wednesday, federal health officials said the number of measles cases in the US had risen to 695, the highest annual number recorded since the disease was declared “eliminated” in the country in 2000.

Transparent eel-like soft robot can swim underwater without propulsion: Study

April 27, 2018 9:03 pm

Researchers have created a soft robot eel that is transparent, and able to swim 'silently' on salt water.

Fossil shows that life existed 3.5 billion years ago: Study

December 19, 2017 6:34 pm

A study of rocks in Western Australia found microorganisms preserved, that prove that life existed on Earth as early as 3.5 billion years ago.

Slain UCLA professor's wife pays him tribute

June 03, 2016 8:11 am

Mary Elise Klug says she is grateful for the outpouring of support from UCLA and elsewhere for what she calls an indescribable loss.