Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: science

Should lab-grown brain cells have rights? They have sentience, play ‘pong’, research shows

If sentient, these lab-grown neurons are capable of suffering—perhaps through feeling pain or other avoidable discomfort.

38% Americans think US is ‘losing ground’ on scientific advancements since Covid, finds study

Conducted by Pew Research Centre, the survey also found that only 14% US citizens thought the country was excelling in scientific achievements.

Snapshot of a starburst — Webb telescope captures image of entwined galaxies forming new stars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Partial solar eclipse today — when to watch and which Indian cities will witness it

The eclipse is visible for most people across the country, provided visibility is clear, and should be viewed only with safe solar viewing glasses or handheld viewers.

Opposed to genetically modified crops until 2015, Ethiopia approves GM potato and maize trials

GM potato is resistant to the devastating fungal disease late blight, while GM maize is drought-resistant. Ethiopia is also also holding trials of GM enset (a type of banana).

Modi govt discontinues 300+ science awards to prune winners’ list to ‘really deserving’ candidates

New Delhi: More than 300 government awards for scientists from the ministries of science, space, health and family welfare, and earth sciences have been...

Dinosaurs may have been on a decline long before the fateful asteroid hit Earth

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Lack of sleep can change how generous you are, this US study says

Sleep deprivation affects most aspects of our behaviour, not least our basic thinking skills like memory and decision-making.

Scientists have found a mysterious deep-sea crater. A dino-killing asteroid could’ve made it

Named ‘Nadir’ after nearby volcano Nadir Seamount, the crater is as old as the Chicxulub impact, caused by a huge asteroid at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Indian Antarctic Bill — all about legislation aimed at protecting pristine Antarctica

Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, passed in the Lok Sabha on 22 July, aims to extend India’s jurisdiction to the country's research stations at the South Pole.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.