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Charles Darwin was a student at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.(Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Cambridge launches appeal for missing Darwin notebooks

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:34 AM IST
Following an exhaustive search, the library curators concluded that the priceless notebooks, first listed as missing in January 2001, have likely been stolen, the university said in an appeal on its website
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born (Representational).(Movie Still)
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born (Representational).(Movie Still)

Sex, bonding or ‘auditory cheesecake’? New evolutionary theory delves into origins of music

Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Love is not the reason why we sing and create symphonies--at least not the primary reason, according to a new evolutionary theory of the origins of music.
A giant tortoise is seen on a road at Santa Cruz island at Galapagos National Park.(REUTERS)
A giant tortoise is seen on a road at Santa Cruz island at Galapagos National Park.(REUTERS)

100-year-old Diego saves Galapagos turtle species, heads back home for retirement

Galapagos Islands | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Diego, estimated to be around 100 years old was renowned for his fertility. He alone has fathered some 800 offspring.
Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, John Milton and Lord Byron used such time to add to their formidable body of work in science and literature.
Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, John Milton and Lord Byron used such time to add to their formidable body of work in science and literature.

When self-isolation led to great works of science and literature

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:24 AM IST
Isaac Newton (Trinity College): Considered Trinity’s most accomplished alumni, he exemplified productivity during a pandemic.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut asked the government to declare chicken as vegetarian.(HT Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut asked the government to declare chicken as vegetarian.(HT Photo)

Our politicians get sillier by the day

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 12:43 AM IST
The Rajya Sabha is no forum for jokes and should be debating serious bread and butter issues
A frame from Dom’s Guesthouse, a work by Sarnath Banerjee on display at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum(PL Rao, Sarnath Banerjee & Project 88)
A frame from Dom’s Guesthouse, a work by Sarnath Banerjee on display at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum(PL Rao, Sarnath Banerjee & Project 88)

Sarnath Banerjee explores the supernatural in new exhibition

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 03:19 PM IST
Delve into natural history with, Darwin, Browne and some ghosts at the Spectral Times exhibition in Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Children dressed as Lord Ram and Sita take a selfie during ‘Diwali’ celebrations in Ajmer.(HT File Photo)
Children dressed as Lord Ram and Sita take a selfie during ‘Diwali’ celebrations in Ajmer.(HT File Photo)

Rename gravitational waves as Modi waves, says speaker at Science Congress

Jalandhar | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 11:57 PM IST
Dr Kannan Jagathala Krishnan said if his theory is accepted, gravitational waves would be referred to as ‘Narendra Modi Waves’.
Children dressed as Lord Ram and Sita take a selfie during 'Diwali' celebrations in Ajmer.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Children dressed as Lord Ram and Sita take a selfie during 'Diwali' celebrations in Ajmer.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Kauravas were first test-tube babies, Dashavatar better evolution theory, says Andhra University VC

Jalandhar | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 08:49 PM IST
Andhra University vice-chancellor G Nageshwar Rao has claimed that Dashavatar, which talks about ten avatars of Lord Vishnu in Bhagavad Gita, has a better theory of evolution than Charles Darwin.
Union minister Satyapal Singh in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Union minister Satyapal Singh in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

I’m a science student, I believe my ancestors were not apes, says minister Satyapal Singh

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 10:48 AM IST
The junior minister in the HRD ministry said people will accept what he said in 10-20 years if not immediately.
Scientists and scholars take part in March for Science protest in New Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Scientists and scholars take part in March for Science protest in New Delhi on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Scientists take to streets to protest unscientific claims, demand more funds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2018 07:09 PM IST
The organisers demanded that funds for research and development in India, which remains a paltry 0.8% of the GDP, be ramped up to at least 3% of the GDP and for education to 6%.
Science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan said astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had said Vedic theories were superior to Einstein’s famous equation: e=mc2.(PTI File Photo)
Science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan said astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had said Vedic theories were superior to Einstein’s famous equation: e=mc2.(PTI File Photo)

Science minister victim of fake news on Hawking’s Veda comment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 12:06 AM IST
This is not the first time senior ministers have made controversial claims about modern inventions and discoveries made in ancient India not backed by scientific evidence or documentary proof.
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