Science (India)

New method developed for faster typhoid diagnosis

Highly-sensitive detection of Salmonella typhi in clinical blood samples by magnetic nanoparticle-based enrichment and in-situ measurement of …

Science (India)

New book explodes myth about cost of instruments used by Sir C V Raman

…........ Book review<p>It is a part of folklore about Indian science that Sir C V Raman made his Nobel-prize winning discovery in 1928 using …

Nobel Prize

Diamonds from meteorite came from lost planet

A car-sized asteroid that exploded in Earth's atmosphere in 2008, raining down diamond-bearing rocks, was a fragment of a Solar System planet that …

Earth Science

The chicken and egg story: The vital role of the shell

The chicken egg and its shell have been the subject of research by various groups of scientists. Typically, a hen lays about 300 eggs per year, so …

Breakthroughs

Strengthening the disease fight

One of the most important advancements in modern medicine is at risk of becoming obsolete. The discovery of antibiotics almost a century ago, and …

Microbiology

New 'exploding ant' species puts on a gory, goo-filled show

A new kind of exploding ant found in Borneo will simultaneously fascinate you and gross you out with its toxic "yellow goo."<p>Nature has invented some wonky defense mechanisms, but ants that explode raise the concept to a new level of horror. A type of tree-dwelling ant found in Borneo has a class of …

Technology (India)

AI helps grow 6 billion roaches at China's largest breeding site

The system ensures an optimal growth environment for the cockroaches, which are eventually crushed to make a "healing potion" that cures ailments like stomachache.<p>If your worst nightmare is to be trapped in a room with six billion roaches flying around you, here's the bad news.<p>With the help of …

Technology (India)

SpaceX will build Mars rockets on an island full of history

Elon Musk's planned BFR Mars rocket finds a home in Los Angeles. It's oddly fitting for what could be a very historic spacecraft.<p>Elon Musk's SpaceX has received a key thumbs-up to build the so-called BFR -- for Big Falcon Rocket or Big F****ing Rocket -- on an island steeped in history, both dark …

Technology (UK)

There might come a time when the cow will be largest mammal on Earth: Study

The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the …

Habitats

Smart probiotics from the skin of Indians

doi:10.1038/nindia.2018.45 Published online 20 April 2018<p>By sequencing and comparing the genomes of different strains of a skin bacterium from …

Microbiology

India's space agency sets its sights on the Sun

The recently appointed chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Kailasavadivoo Sivan, spoke to DW about the agency's humanitarian …

Space Exploration

Nature India Annual Volume 2017 is out

<i>Nature India</i> stepped into its 10th year in 2018. To mark the occasion, we gave a face lift to our annual volume with a new international design, very …

Ecology

Vice sets sights on big screen with Motherboard science documentary

<i>Vice</i>-owned <i>Motherboard</i>'s documentary <i>The Most Unknown</i>, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical run. The publication sent nine scientists around the world to get answers to big topics like the definition of consciousness, what exactly comprises dark matter …

Technology (India)

Seeing a green moon on 420? You must be high...

Puff, puff, science. A glaring-green-moon rumor has reappeared in time for 420 "weed day" celebrations of all things pot.<p>After laying low for a year, a particularly entertaining celestial rumor has reappeared for 2018. Back in 2016, word spread around the internet that the moon was going to glow …

Technology (India)

Catalog Page for PIA09410

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Image PSP_001381_2485 was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the …

Imaging

Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary

NASA and the European Space Agency celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope with a look at the dreamlike Lagoon Nebula.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope knows how to celebrate its anniversary in style. Each year, the telescope team releases a new, mind-blowing image of something gorgeous. The Lagoon Nebula is …

Science

No-go warning issued in southern Japan as volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

TOKYO: A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years today, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as …

Geology

Great Barrier Reef 'cooked' by extreme temperatures: report

In 2016, rising water temperatures caused a mass bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Now, researchers know just how bad the damage was.<p>Extreme water temperatures that led to a massive coral bleaching event in 2016 effectively "cooked" large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and …

Technology (India)

Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

Persistent overuse of fertilizers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem has now come

Farming

Lyrid meteor shower to light up Earth Day sky

One of the oldest skywatching traditions on Earth is underway and set to peak this weekend. So lay back, relax and look up at the sky.<p>The best chance to see "shooting stars" in months comes this Earth Day weekend to those who are willing to head outside before dawn (or stay up all night long).<p>The …

Technology (India)

Glycogen in neurons of degenerating brains is beneficial: study

Healthy neurons do not store glycogen - the main source of energy storage for cells - while they do possess the machinery for glycogen synthesis in …

Neuroscience

This new protein can help beat breast cancer

A new protein has been found that is associated with breast cancer patients' survival.According to a study conducted by the UT Southwestern Medical …

Cancer

Singapore scientists built a bot that builds IKEA chairs

It takes away the pain -- and satisfaction -- of assembling an IKEA furniture on your own.<p>If you find yourself shedding blood, sweat, tears and missing screws every time you try to build an IKEA furniture, here's some good news: there is now a robot that can do the hard work for you.<p>A team of …

Technology (India)

A bidding war is brewing over $50 billion drugmaker Shire

Shire rejected Takeda's $60 billion takeover bid, and now Allergan's reportedly looking at getting in on the takeover action.<p>Reuters reported Thursday that Allergan is in talks to acquire Shire, a $47 billion drugmaker. Shire was up about 11% Thursday on the news. Allergan fell about 3%.<p>Shire said …

Biotechnology

Crater on Pluto's largest moon named after Mahabharata character 'Revati' by International Astronomical Union

Share Email<p>The International Astronomical Union (IAU) in a press release dated 11 April announced various names for the craters crevices and valleys …

Astronomy

Aryabhata was launched on this day in 1975: 10 interesting facts about India's first satellite

As Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scales new heights in the field of space exploration, date April 19, 1975 has special significance in …

Space Exploration

Magnetic nanoparticles can deliver anticancer drugs with precision

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati<p>Effective delivery of anticancer drugs is a major challenge so as to avoid toxic side effects. Indian …

Nanotech

New silicon-based model useful for studying an ailing heart

doi:10.1038/nindia.2018.44 Published online 19 April 2018<p>Researchers have created a silicon-based platform that can be used to grow cardiac muscle …

Study Skills

Senate confirms James Bridenstine as next NASA administrator

The confirmation fills the longest vacancy for the top spot in the agency's history.<p>NASA has a new head.<p>On Thursday, the US Senate narrowly voted to confirm James Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, to run the space agency. The vote fell closely on party lines with 50 Republicans …

Technology (India)

Gene therapy for blood disorder may be effective

New York, April 19 (IANS) Gene therapy for patients with a severe form of the blood disorder beta-thalassemia could be safe and effective as well as …

Gene Therapy