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Fire in Iranian space center kills 3 scientists. (Representative Image)(PTI)

Fire in Iranian space center kills 3 scientists

Tehran (Iran) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 07:31 PM IST
In January, the country launched a satellite, but authorities said it failed to reach the “necessary speed” in the third stage of its launch.
A Chinese scientist responsible for what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune.(AP)
A Chinese scientist responsible for what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune.(AP)

Chinese scientist who made gene-edited babies fired by university

Shenzen (China) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month, sparking an international outcry about the ethics and safety of such research.
Scientist He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month, sparking an international outcry about the ethics and safety of such research.(AP Photo)
Scientist He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month, sparking an international outcry about the ethics and safety of such research.(AP Photo)

Chinese scientist who made gene-edited babies evaded oversight to seek fame: Report

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Chinese Scientist He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month, sparking an international outcry about the ethics and safety of such research.
Ultima Thule, as it’s known, is still not showing any signs of craters, moons or rings.(Brian May)
Ultima Thule, as it’s known, is still not showing any signs of craters, moons or rings.(Brian May)

Scientists show off space snowman, Ultima Thule, in 3D

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 09:50 AM IST
At a news conference Thursday, scientists and others put on 3D glasses to see the city-size, two-sphered cosmic body in stereo, revealing possible curvy ridges.
Sound exerts a small acoustic force and by turning up the volume of ultrasonic waves(Photo by Denisse Leon on Unsplash)
Sound exerts a small acoustic force and by turning up the volume of ultrasonic waves(Photo by Denisse Leon on Unsplash)

Scientists ‘sew’ with just sound waves

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 02:04 PM IST
Sound exerts a small acoustic force and by turning up the volume of ultrasonic waves, too high pitched for humans to hear, scientists create a sound field strong enough to move small objects.
A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. (PTI photo)(PTI)
A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. (PTI photo)(PTI)

Scientists at IIT Kharagpur developing city-level maps to help cut damage from earthquakes

Roorkee | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 01:41 PM IST
The research will help state governments quickly identify areas with high hazard risk and send in rescue and relief teams when a disaster strikes, without losing precious time manually surveying the affected region.
India has many grassroots organisations opposed to GM crops.(AFP)
India has many grassroots organisations opposed to GM crops.(AFP)

Government eyeing GM options but facing resistance, says scientist

New Delhi | By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2018 08:29 AM IST
The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India’s biotech regulator, has asked Pental to conduct two more sets of tests to assess seed-production efficiency and impact on honey bees.
A scientist was killed and 3 people were injured in a cylinder blast at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, news agency ANI reported.(HT Photo)
A scientist was killed and 3 people were injured in a cylinder blast at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, news agency ANI reported.(HT Photo)

Researcher killed in cylinder blast at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 07:46 PM IST
A researcher was killed and 3 people were injured in a cylinder blast at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, news agency ANI reported.
Exoplanets, which revolve around stars other than the sun, have been actively researched in recent years.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Exoplanets, which revolve around stars other than the sun, have been actively researched in recent years.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Using NASA’s Kepler Space telescope, scientists discover over 100 new exoplanets

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Scientists have discovered a cache over 100 new exoplanets using data from NASA’s Kepler Space telescope as well as ground-based observatories. The diverse planets are expected to play a large role in developing the research field of exoplanets and life in the universe.
Scientists have made four new detections of gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of space and time -- emanating from separate black hole mergers.(AFP)
Scientists have made four new detections of gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of space and time -- emanating from separate black hole mergers.(AFP)

Ripples in space and time: Scientists detect four new gravitational waves

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 01:10 PM IST
In this coalescence, which happened roughly 5 billion years ago, an equivalent energy of almost five solar masses was converted into gravitational radiation, researchers said.
China’s National Health Commission has ordered an investigation into He Jiankui’s (pictured) experiment, which was condemned by the scientific community in China and abroad.(AP)
China’s National Health Commission has ordered an investigation into He Jiankui’s (pictured) experiment, which was condemned by the scientific community in China and abroad.(AP)

China halts activities of scientist who created genetically-edited babies

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2018 07:08 PM IST
He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist who stoked criticism over his claim that he had created the world’s first genetically-edited babies faced mounting pressure on Thursday as China ordered a halt to his scientific activities and warned he may have broken the law.
He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.(AP)
He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.(AP)

World’s first gene-edited babies: Chinese scientist’s claim panned by peers

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 06:43 PM IST
In a rare move, a group of 122 leading scientists from China condemned “gene editing”, saying there was a huge risk to perform human embryo transformation and attempt to produce a baby before rigorous further testing.
Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 2018. Picture taken October 9, 2018.(Reuters)
Small marijuana plants grow in a lab at the new Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 2018. Picture taken October 9, 2018.(Reuters)

Indian scientists working on cannabis-based painkillers

Hindustan Times | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 11:21 PM IST
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) are working with two compounds derived from cannabis to create potential drugs for treating epilepsy and extreme pain in cancer patients. The drug will contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), two of the nearly 120 components of cannabis.

Global race to create better climate change simulations: Indian-origin scientist

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Sibi Arasu
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 08:16 PM IST
India-origin scientist V Balaji is part of the team engaged in developing models that simulate climate change and its effects and are used in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has also ensured that Indian and South African models figure in the next global ‘competition’ of climate models which is currently underway and whose assessment be available by 2021
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a cyborg cockroach powered by a tiny neuro-controller that could be used in search and rescue missions to find people trapped under collapsed buildings.(Representative Image/AFP Photo)
Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a cyborg cockroach powered by a tiny neuro-controller that could be used in search and rescue missions to find people trapped under collapsed buildings.(Representative Image/AFP Photo)

Scientists develop Cyborg cockroach, could save people trapped under debris

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2018 01:26 PM IST
The neuro-controller micocircuit developed by researchers at the University of Connecticut in the US is part of a tiny electronic ‘backpack’ that can be attached to the insect with its wires connected to the insect’s antennae lobes.
A major focus for the 1.1 million pound initiative is the endangered black rhino, a species successfully bred in captivity at Chester Zoo in recent years and whose excrement is a source of useful data to understand the health of the animal.(AFP/File Photo)
A major focus for the 1.1 million pound initiative is the endangered black rhino, a species successfully bred in captivity at Chester Zoo in recent years and whose excrement is a source of useful data to understand the health of the animal.(AFP/File Photo)

Scientists collect rhino poo in conservation initiative

Chester (England) | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 05:47 PM IST
In a collaboration dubbed “Saving species with faeces”, the team from Chester Zoo and University of Manchester, aims to identify causes of poor population growth of Africa’s “mega-herbivores”, including Eastern black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, and Cape mountain zebras.
RIchard D’Souza is a Jesuit priest who hails from Goa’s Mapusa town and is a staff astronomer attached to the Vatican observatory in Rome. He is currently pursuing his post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan.(Picture courtesy: Richard D’Souza)
RIchard D’Souza is a Jesuit priest who hails from Goa’s Mapusa town and is a staff astronomer attached to the Vatican observatory in Rome. He is currently pursuing his post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan.(Picture courtesy: Richard D’Souza)

Indian priest discovers proof of long-lost galaxy. He’s also an astronomer

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 07:05 AM IST
The researcher discovers conclusive proof of a galaxy that was cannibalized by neighbouring Andromeda.
Astronomers long have relied upon electromagnetic observations – studying light – but this approach has limitations because too many aspects of the universe are indecipherable using light alone.(Getty Images)
Astronomers long have relied upon electromagnetic observations – studying light – but this approach has limitations because too many aspects of the universe are indecipherable using light alone.(Getty Images)

Ghostly particles give scientists a new understanding of the universe

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Researchers have located a deep-space source for ubiquitous subatomic particles called high-energy neutrinos. The breakthrough will help scientists expand our understanding of the cosmos.
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

Scientists develop kit to predict pre-mature birth

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 12:28 PM IST
Premature births, one of the leading cause of death of children under five years of age.
It is hoped that the findings could help fine-tune treatment for cancer patients.(Shutterstock)
It is hoped that the findings could help fine-tune treatment for cancer patients.(Shutterstock)

New technique to combat cancer developed by scientists

Asian News International, Washington DC | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 04:38 PM IST
Cancer therapies that cut off blood supply to a tumour could be more effective in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, say researchers.
The use of ferromagnetism, or the basic mechanism by which certain materials (such as iron) form permanent magnets or are attracted to magnets, reaches back as far as ancient times when lodestone was used for navigation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The use of ferromagnetism, or the basic mechanism by which certain materials (such as iron) form permanent magnets or are attracted to magnets, reaches back as far as ancient times when lodestone was used for navigation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Scientists discover new element with magnetic properties

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 01:49 PM IST
The discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US, could be used to improve sensors, devices in the computer memory and logic industry, or other devices using magnetic materials.
Australian scientist David Goodall attends a press conference on Wednesday, on the eve of his assisted suicide in Basel.(AFP photo)
Australian scientist David Goodall attends a press conference on Wednesday, on the eve of his assisted suicide in Basel.(AFP photo)

104-year-old Australian scientist commits assisted suicide in Switzerland

Geneva | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 05:28 PM IST
David Goodall, who had been barred from seeking help to end his life in his home country Australia, did not have a terminal illness but said his quality of life had deteriorated significantly and that he wanted to die.
Child sexual abuse has been in focus after the gang-rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district hit the headlines and sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.(REUTERS File)
Child sexual abuse has been in focus after the gang-rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district hit the headlines and sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.(REUTERS File)

Senior scientist held for attempting to rape junior’s six-year-old daughter in Agra

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent, Agra
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:56 AM IST
The girl’s parents said in their complaint that Sharma had been making advances towards their daughter for over the past two months. On Monday, he allegedly took the girl to the roof of the institute’s residential wing.
This undated photo provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows Nerses "Krik" Krikorian. Krikorian, who escaped the Armenian genocide as a boy and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97.(AP)
This undated photo provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows Nerses "Krik" Krikorian. Krikorian, who escaped the Armenian genocide as a boy and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97.(AP)

Nerses Krikorian, legendary scientist at lab that made atomic bomb, dies

Associated Press, Los Alamos | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 09:20 AM IST
Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed that Krikorian died Wednesday at his home in Los Alamos, the mountain town he had called home for more than 70 years.
Scientists started working on this drug in 2015.(Shutterstock)
Scientists started working on this drug in 2015.(Shutterstock)

Ayurvedic dengue cure: Indian scientists create first of its kind drug to treat the disease

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 05:23 PM IST
This drug has been made with seven herbal ingredients which are in use in Ayurveda system of medicine since centuries.
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%.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the 105th session of Indian Science Congress at Manipur University in Imphal on Friday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the 105th session of Indian Science Congress at Manipur University in Imphal on Friday.(PTI)

Extend research from labs to land, PM Modi tells scientists

Press Trust of India, Imphal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 10:59 PM IST
PM Modi said India has to be “future-ready” in implementing technology vital for the growth and prosperity of the nation.
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