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Nobel Prizes and Covid-19: Slow, basic science may pay off

Slow and steady success in science has made researchers hopeful in the fight against the pandemic. It even offers a glimmer of climate optimism.
Backdropped by a poster with a European Union flag, people, wearing masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk in Istanbul. Image used for representational purpose.(AP)
Backdropped by a poster with a European Union flag, people, wearing masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk in Istanbul. Image used for representational purpose.(AP)
Published on Oct 03, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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200 stolen books, including by Newton and Galileo, recovered in Romania

The nearly 200 ‘irreplaceable’ books were stolen by a Romanian gang in a sophisticated burglary in west London in January 2017.
The books from the 16th, 17th and later centuries included those by Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei (in picture).(Wikimedia Commons)
The books from the 16th, 17th and later centuries included those by Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei (in picture).(Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Isaac Newton: One of the greatest scientific geniuses

This extraordinary man and leading figure in the 17th-century Scientific Revolution wrote Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, the most influential book on Physics. Newton and Albert Einstein are considered the greatest physicists of all time.
Isaac Newton(Mohit Suneja)
Isaac Newton(Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 04:24 PM IST
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Creativity in the times of coronavirus: Here’s how creative outlets helped Shakespeare, Newton and now, you, amid pandemic

Amid quarantine and the coronavirus pandemic, we may be struggling to get out of bed, and relive the same day, over and over again, but it won’t hurt to get the creative juices flowing, especially for your physical and mental health. Read on about how creativity helped Shakespeare, and can benefit you too.
Man is a social animal, and constantly being confined can cause a lot of negative feelings, stress, anxiety and even depression.(Pixabay/Unsplash)
Man is a social animal, and constantly being confined can cause a lot of negative feelings, stress, anxiety and even depression.(Pixabay/Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 10:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByNaisha Bansal | Edited by: Alfea Jamal

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

Isaac Newton (Trinity College): Considered Trinity’s most accomplished alumni, he exemplified productivity during a pandemic.
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.
Updated on May 03, 2020 02:24 AM IST
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When lockdowns led Newton, Darwin, Milton to new highs

It was not called ‘lockdown’ in their time, but Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, John Milton and Lord Byron spent long spells in isolation, when medicine was not as developed as now.
Vintage engraving of Sir Isaac Newton.(HT Archive)
Vintage engraving of Sir Isaac Newton.(HT Archive)
Updated on May 02, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Life Hacks: Seeking beauty in the monotony of the lockdown effect

Because we’re fed on clichés such as ‘Strive to make every day a masterpiece’, it is inevitable that most of us feel despondent at times like these. Despite starting out with the best intentions, our days become monotonous because we’re locked down.
Seeking beauty in the monotony of the lockdown effect. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Seeking beauty in the monotony of the lockdown effect. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 09:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByCharles Assisi

The holy grail of modern physics rediscovered in a library in Corsica

The Latin text, “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) was first published by Newton in 1687.
Principia Mathematica(File photo)
Principia Mathematica(File photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 02:44 AM IST
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Ajaccio, France | ByPress Trust of India

Einstein, Newton didn’t have access to fancy schools: CBSE secretary

Anurag Tripathi on Saturday said eminent scientists like Albert Einstein, Thomas Alva Edison and Isaac Newton did not have access to fancy schools.
CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi in Lucknow for teachers training organised by City International School in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi in Lucknow for teachers training organised by City International School in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 14, 2019 03:52 PM IST
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Piyush Goyal’s ‘Einstein discovered gravity’ gaffe sets Twitter abuzz

The slip up involving Einstein and gravity by Union minister Piyush Goyal didn’t go unnoticed and led to massive trolling on social media.
Several people took to Twitter to correct the mistake.(Twitter/@followTheGupta)
Several people took to Twitter to correct the mistake.(Twitter/@followTheGupta)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 07:45 PM IST
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On ‘Einstein discovered gravity’ gaffe, Piyush Goyal issues clarification

Piyush Goyal’s slip up was not lost on the netizens who quickly took to Twitter to point out that gravity was discovered by Isaac Newton and Einstein is credited for his theory of relativity.
Union Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal
Union Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 09:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Blue sky thinking and Matsyanyaya’: Things to take note of in Economic Survey

The survey, tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, opens with acknowledgements by Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian who apart from thanking officials also expresses gratitude to their families.
Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanianin releases Economic Surve at a press conference in New Delhi(AP)
Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanianin releases Economic Surve at a press conference in New Delhi(AP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.(HT File Photo)
Children dressed as Lord Ram and Sita take a selfie during ‘Diwali’ celebrations in Ajmer.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Newton’s apple tree, that inspired the theory of gravity, may find root in India

People have tried growing apple trees far and wide from the temperate, shady garden in Newton’s home in Lincolnshire, England. One such effort was made in India in 1997 by the director of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune.
Clones and descendants of Newton’s apple tree have reached many countries of the world, with a genetically identical tree growing at Newton’s alma mater, Trinity College, Cambridge.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Clones and descendants of Newton’s apple tree have reached many countries of the world, with a genetically identical tree growing at Newton’s alma mater, Trinity College, Cambridge.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 01:05 PM IST
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Donation from Stephen Hawking’s family pays for homeless meals

“Today’s lunch is a gift from Stephen. From the Hawking family.”
British scientist Stephen Hawking.(Getty Images)
British scientist Stephen Hawking.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 07:00 PM IST
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Family, friends bid farewell to Stephen Hawking at private funeral service in Cambridge

The service was open to around 500 guests who knew Stephen Hawking. A wider audience will attend a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey in London on June 15, when his remains will be buried near the grave of Isaac Newton.
A floral tribute left outside Great St Marys Church, where the funeral of theoretical physicist Prof Stephen Hawking is being held, in Cambridge, Britain on March 31.(REUTERS)
A floral tribute left outside Great St Marys Church, where the funeral of theoretical physicist Prof Stephen Hawking is being held, in Cambridge, Britain on March 31.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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