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Representational image.(Christine Elegado)

For the first time, scientists spot an alien planet forming

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 06:26 PM IST
This large young planet is forming around a star called AB Aurigae that is about 2.4 times the mass of the Sun and located in our Milky Way galaxy 520 light years from Earth, researchers said on Wednesday.
DRDO Recruitment 2020.(HT file)
DRDO Recruitment 2020.(HT file)

DRDO Recruitment 2020: 167 vacancies of scientists ‘B’ on offer, check details

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Interested and eligible applicants can apply for the positions online at rac.gov.in on or before July 10, 2020.
Representational image.(Reuters Photo)
Representational image.(Reuters Photo)

Scientists outline how to re-purpose research labs into COVID-19 testing centres

Boston | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 05:09 PM IST
“As with other basic biology labs across the country, we were forced to shutter operations due to the pandemic,” said study senior author George Murphy from Boston University School of Medicine in the US.
Scientists have called for the urgent need for research to understand the potential impacts of COVID-19 in certain animal species, the transmissibility of infection between humans and those animals, and the impact infection could have on food security and the economy.(Unsplash)
Scientists have called for the urgent need for research to understand the potential impacts of COVID-19 in certain animal species, the transmissibility of infection between humans and those animals, and the impact infection could have on food security and the economy.(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Urgent need to study coronavirus impact on pets, livestock

New York | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Scientists have called for the urgent need for research to understand the potential impacts of COVID-19 in certain animal species, the transmissibility of infection between humans and those animals, and the impact infection could have on food security and the economy.
NIMR Recruitment 2020. (HT file)
NIMR Recruitment 2020. (HT file)

NIMR Recruitment 2020: 24 vacancies of MTS, scientists and others on offer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 07:32 PM IST
The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill 24 vacancies of Scientist - ‘C’, Project Officer, multi-tasking staff, and others.
A man wears a protective face mask at a lookout point as a general view of the city of Barcelona is seen in the background, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File photo(REUTERS)
A man wears a protective face mask at a lookout point as a general view of the city of Barcelona is seen in the background, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Barcelona, Spain May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File photo(REUTERS)

Coronavirus pandemic: App to track Covid-19 symptoms, inform users about hot spots

Boston | By Press Trust of India - Published by Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Scientists have developed an app that provides insights on COVID-19 hot spots, and the symptoms users must look out for, an advance that may aid public health officials in their efforts to contain the pandemic.
New Delhi, India- May 01, 2020: A medical professional takes a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection, during lockdown, at Filmistan Cinema Model Basti, in New Delhi, India on Friday, May 01, 2020. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India- May 01, 2020: A medical professional takes a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 infection, during lockdown, at Filmistan Cinema Model Basti, in New Delhi, India on Friday, May 01, 2020. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Bias, stress, fake news: Scientists outline ways to change behaviour and adapt to life during Covid-19 pandemic

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 09:09 PM IST
The review research, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, focuses on phenomena linked to COVID-19, connecting existing studies to potential courses of action in several areas, including group threat, fake news, social norms, stress, and coping.
Bhopal: A team of doctors wearing protective suits examine the residents of Vallabh Nagar locailty in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, during the nationwide lockdown, in Bhopal, Friday, May 1, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI01-05-2020_000239B)(PTI)
Bhopal: A team of doctors wearing protective suits examine the residents of Vallabh Nagar locailty in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, during the nationwide lockdown, in Bhopal, Friday, May 1, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI01-05-2020_000239B)(PTI)

Covid-19: Testing not enough, scientists examine sewage to gauge spread of coronavirus

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Given that most Indians are unlikely to be tested for COVID-19, scientists are taking a cue from the country’s surveillance programme for polio and turning to sewage to get a clearer snapshot of how many people are infected with the coronavirus.
Artificial Intelligence. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Artificial Intelligence. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Scientists use AI to crack novel coronavirus genome signature

Toronto | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 01:27 PM IST
This new data discovery tool will allow researchers to quickly and easily classify a deadly virus like SARS-CoV-2 in just minutes, according to the researchers, including Gurjit Randhawa from Western University in Canada.
Scientists sought a cumulative impact assessment of all the hydropower projects in the region, including the 3,097 MW Etalin and 2,880 MW Dibang multipurpose projects --- two of the country’s biggest hydel ventures in the same region(HT Photo)
Scientists sought a cumulative impact assessment of all the hydropower projects in the region, including the 3,097 MW Etalin and 2,880 MW Dibang multipurpose projects --- two of the country’s biggest hydel ventures in the same region(HT Photo)

More scientists write to FAC about treading carefully on hydropower projects in Dibang Valley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 12:44 AM IST
One of the letters highlighted that community-managed forests or what is termed as unclassed state forests outside the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, which is rich in biodiversity.
ISRO SAC Recruitment 2020. (Screengrab)
ISRO SAC Recruitment 2020. (Screengrab)

ISRO SAC Recruitment 2020: Application deadline for 55 vacancies of scientists and other posts extended till May 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2020 10:15 AM IST
ISRO is conducting the recruitment drive to fill 55 vacancies of a scientist, technical assistants, technician ‘B’, and draughtsman ‘B’ at SAC, Ahmedabad.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Scientists discover bacteria in solid rock deep beneath sea

Tokyo | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Researchers estimate that the rock cracks are home to a community of bacteria as dense as that of the human gut, about 10 billion bacterial cells per cubic centimeter (0.06 cubic inch).
Shah Rukh Khan had reportedly shot for his portion in Brahmastra earlier this year.(Instagram)
Shah Rukh Khan had reportedly shot for his portion in Brahmastra earlier this year.(Instagram)

Shah Rukh Khan plays a scientist in Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra: report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Actor Shah Rukh Khan will be seen essaying the role of a scientist in Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra, says a new report.
Any vaccine developed in Israel will presumably also need to go through a similar or even stricter process before it will be approved for use, the daily said.(AP)
Any vaccine developed in Israel will presumably also need to go through a similar or even stricter process before it will be approved for use, the daily said.(AP)

Scientists in Israel likely to announce they developed coronavirus vaccine: Report

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:11 PM IST
The normal process of development of such a vaccine requires a long process of pre-clinical trials on animals, followed by clinical trials.
A robotic arm first observed randomly selected human demonstrations of setting the table with the objects.(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))
A robotic arm first observed randomly selected human demonstrations of setting the table with the objects.(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))

Indian-origin scientist developing robots to do tough tasks

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The team has designed a system that lets such types of robots learn complicated tasks that would otherwise hinder them with too many confusing rules.
BIS Recruitment 2020. (Screengrab)
BIS Recruitment 2020. (Screengrab)

BIS Recruitment 2020: Registration process to fill 150 vacancies of scientists begins at bis.gov.in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 09:40 AM IST
BIS is conducting the recruitment drive to fill 150 vacancies of Scientist-‘B’ in the specified disciplines and categories.
BIS Recruitment 2020. (HT file)
BIS Recruitment 2020. (HT file)

BIS Recruitment 2020: 150 vacancies of Scientists notified, check details here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The recruitment drive is being conducted to fill 150 vacancies of Scientist-‘B’ in the specified disciplines and categories.
NIC Recruitment 2020(NIC)
NIC Recruitment 2020(NIC)

NIC Recruitment 2020: Apply for 495 vacancies of scientist, technical posts, direct link here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:47 AM IST
NIC Recruitment 2020: National Informatics Centre has invited online application for the recruitment of 288 scientists and 207 scientific/technical posts. Here is the direct link to apply.
US scientists announced Wednesday they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus(REUTERS)
US scientists announced Wednesday they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus(REUTERS)

Scientists announce ‘breakthrough’ atomic map of coronavirus

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 12:02 AM IST
It came as the death toll from the COVID-19 virus jumped past 2,000, almost all of them in mainland China where 74,185 cases of infection have been confirmed since it first emerged in late December.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country(REUTERS)

PM Modi chairs CSIR Society meet, urges scientists to focus on real-time social issues

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Chairing a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society here on Friday, Modi emphasised on the importance of developing virtual labs so that science can further be taken to all students in each and every corner of the country.
Researchers found that there is no male advantage in mental rotation abilities associated with spatial cognition competences, so men and women perform the task differently but achieve the same result.(Unsplash)
Researchers found that there is no male advantage in mental rotation abilities associated with spatial cognition competences, so men and women perform the task differently but achieve the same result.(Unsplash)

Are men better than women? Scientists say not really

Washington D.C. [USA], | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 11:18 AM IST
Researchers found that there is no male advantage in mental rotation abilities associated with spatial cognition competences, so men and women perform the task differently but achieve the same result.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (AP)

UK to unveil fast-track visa for scientists in Feb

London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 03:11 PM IST
The Global Talent visa will be open from February 20 to those who work in a qualifying field and have been endorsed by a recognised UK body, the BBC said in a report. Read on to know more...
Marie Antoinette’s hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution.(UNSPLASH)
Marie Antoinette’s hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution.(UNSPLASH)

Hairy situation: Scientists explain how stress-related graying occurs

Washington DC | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Marie Antoinette’s hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of the hair.
Earth based on Nasa image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto file photo for representation)
Earth based on Nasa image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto file photo for representation)

7 billion years: Scientists say Earth’s oldest solid material found

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:00 PM IST
The stardust, formed five to seven billion years ago, came from a meteorite that fell to Earth 50 years ago in Australia, they said in a paper published in the journal PNAS.
Turai has been described as a ‘rocket scientist, millionaire, adventurer, and an aspiring entrepreneur’ on social media
Turai has been described as a ‘rocket scientist, millionaire, adventurer, and an aspiring entrepreneur’ on social media
ISRO Recruitment(PTI)
ISRO Recruitment(PTI)

ISRO Recruitment: Apply for scientist/ engineer, medical officer posts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2020 12:01 PM IST
The recruitment drive is conducted for ISRO SDSC SHAR. Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR is a lead Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)situated at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The new plan is one of the measures the Johnson government is taking in the near future to attract professionals and experts needed in the country, as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on January 31.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)
The new plan is one of the measures the Johnson government is taking in the near future to attract professionals and experts needed in the country, as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on January 31.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)

New UK plan to fast-track visas for scientists, experts

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Home secretary Priti Patel said the number of eligible fellowships which can offer accelerated endorsement for visas for scientists wanting to conduct research in the UK will double from 62 to over 120 from early next year.
A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a dead probiotic that can reduce age-related leaky gut and control harmful, ageing-related inflammation.(wakeforestuniversity)
A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a dead probiotic that can reduce age-related leaky gut and control harmful, ageing-related inflammation.(wakeforestuniversity)

Indian-origin scientist finds dead probiotic that can fix leaky gut

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Leaky gut, in which microbes and bacteria in the gut leak into the blood stream through holes or cracks in the intestinal lining, causes an increase in low-grade inflammation, and these conditions are common in older people.
Full disc image of Mars, taken by the Mars Orbiter, from an altitude of 66,543 km.(ISRO Photo)
Full disc image of Mars, taken by the Mars Orbiter, from an altitude of 66,543 km.(ISRO Photo)

Photos show evidence of life on Mars, claims US scientist

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 05:07 PM IST
Numerous photos show images where arthropod body segments, along with legs, antennae and wings, can be picked out from the surrounding area, and one even appears to show one of the insects in a steep dive before pulling up just before hitting the ground.
More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Over 11,000 scientists around the world declare climate emergency

Bloomberg | By Eric Roston
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 07:25 AM IST
More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.
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