Worthy daughter of illustrious scientists and her alchemical successes (Sep 12 is Irene Joliot-Curie's 120th birth anniversary)
She discovered the missing part of the heart of matter but unfortunately didn't get the credit. Undeterred, she went on to advance her illustrious scientist mother's contribution by recreating in the lab a key natural phenomenon, thus achieving the long human quest to transform substances -- and laying the foundation for manipulating the atom's immense energy for purposes beneficial and destructive.
Chelsea Clinton's new book explores girl power with Malala, JK Rowling's stories
The book 'She Persisted Around the World: Thirteen Women Who...
From Rabindranath Tagore to Kailash Satyarthi, when burglars aimed for the Nobel
In 2016 a baul singer was arrested for stealing Tagore's Nob...
Digging up the past! From Bob Marley to Marie Curie, people whose remains have been exhumed
Recently, a Spanish court ordered artist Salvador Dali’s remains to be exhumed.
Moon was born when space rock hit Earth 4.5 bn years ago
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) The moon was formed by a planetary object hitting the infant Earth some 4.5 billion years ago, say researchers who studied a layer of iron and other elements.
What shaped Pluto's huge icy heart?
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers believe they now know the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier revealed in 2015 on Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft.
GIAN to help improve rankings of institutes like IITs; international faculty members to teach in India
After decades of failing to make it to global rankings, IITs may have a brighter chance of doing so as theGIAN project gets underway.
Relatively simple: The equation that explains our complex world (Book Review)
Title: E=mc2; Author: David Bodanis; Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK; Pages: 336; Price: Rs 499
US satellite debris threatens other space missions
In the case of the explosion of DMSP-F13, they detected 100 new catalogued objects, which suggest that more than 50,000 small fragments larger than 1mm were created.
EU to make it easier for Indian students to visit Europe
The European Union is working on a legislation which will make it easier for students and researchers from India to visit Europe.
Smarter use of nutrients will help clean up the planet, say scientists
A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme highlights how humans have massively altered the natural flows of nitrogen, phosphorus and other nutrients.
Indian-American IBM scientist bags inventor of the year award for improving AI capabilities
Dr Joshi, who is a master inventor with more than 250 patented inventions in the US, works at the IBM Thomson Watson Research Center in New York. He was presented with the prestigious annual award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association early this month during a virtual awards ceremony.
View: Nehru and science in the age of coronavirus
With 422,829 infections, worldwide and 18,907 deaths and still counting, Nehruvian vision of science and his efforts in creating a scientific society gains immense importance and relevance. Science, according to Jawahar Lal Nehru, was the major triumph of the human mind which could liberate humankind from illness, want and misery.
Bridging the gap for women in science and technology
We have learned that broadening access to education entails more than setting up the infrastructure, the school, classes, materials, and transportation.
Indira Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu, Amrita Pritam among 100 most influential women in history
A recent global poll ranked the 100 most influential women in history recently.
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