Manish Jain

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Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year<p>As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I …

Small steps to Mars are a big leap for Indian companies | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian companies that built most of the parts for the country’s recently launched Mars mission are using their low-cost, high-tech expertise in frugal space engineering to compete for global aerospace, defence and nuclear contracts worth billions.<p>An employee works on the …

Bitcoin banned from Chinese banks amid fears of laundering

Regulators say individuals are still free to use the virtual currency at their own risk<p>Chinese regulators have banned financial institutions from using Bitcoin, warning that the virtual currency could be used for illegal activities and speculation. China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, …

Its 'World's Cheapest Car' Tag Made The Nano Undesirable In India

Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of one of India’s largest conglomerates, Tata, has spoken out. The patriarch recently told a television channel that the ‘cheapest car’ tag - a label that his group company Tata Motors proudly and repeatedly touted to emphasize its own prowess in thrifty innovation and …