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Darwin Day, commemorating his birthday on February 12, has become an annual celebration in United Kingdom and 2009 marked his bicentenary and the 150th year of On the Origin of Species.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)

Charles Robert Darwin: He shed light on origin of species

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:47 PM IST
This English naturalist’s vital contribution was the theory of evolution by natural selection wherein je proposed that all species had descended from common ancestors. It became a basic concept in science and evolutionary theory.
The government has distanced itself from the bizarre and unscientific statements that drew flak and ridicule at the ongoing 106th Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar.(HT Photo)
The government has distanced itself from the bizarre and unscientific statements that drew flak and ridicule at the ongoing 106th Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar.(HT Photo)

Government distances itself from bizarre comments that drew flak at Indian Science Congress

Jalandhar | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:11 PM IST
India’s principal scientific advisor, professor K VijayRhaghavan, in a blogpost on Saturday night said the government has no role in selecting the speakers and the association has no filter on what scientists say.
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%.
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