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Gender Equality in Science

It is important to eliminate barriers to equality, celebrate diversity and promote inclusion to encourage a positive culture that will benefit the Nation’s scientific progress and achievement.

Parul R. Sheth
Trace Elements Affecting Health, Moulding Materials

Different materials behave in different ways. But what makes a material suitable for a particular application? The quality of all materials depends mainly on their composition – the concentration of constituent elements and their crystal structure.

N.L. Mishra
Remembering Har Gobind Khorana on his Birth Centenary Year 2022

The year 2022 is the Birth Centennial of India-born Nobel Laureate biologist Har Gobind Khorana, whom we know as the ‘Interpreter of the language of genetic code’ or ‘Decoder of genetic code’.

Subrato Ghosh
Sequencing Cobra Genome for Effective Anti-venom

The present sequencing of the genome of the Indian cobra may be a big step forward in this direction. It may help speed up the arrival of snakebite treatments that are safer and more effective than what Calmette came up with in 1895.

Ramesh Chandra Parida & Himansu Sekhar Fatesingh
Part of Lost Star Catalogue of Hipparchus… Found!

Three historians have reported that the lost star coordinates calculated by Hipparchus around 130-129 BC can be found in one of the leaves of a palimpsest (a manuscript which is cleaned of older writings for reuse) of antiquity recovered from a monastery of the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt.

Sanjeev Kalita
Nobel Prize for Quantum Entanglement

The 2022 Nobel Prize for Physics goes to Alain Aspect of the University of Paris, John Clauser of Caltech and Anton Zeilinger of the University of Vienna who have demystified the weird properties of particles that are in entangled states.

Smiles Mascarenhas
Svante Pääbo: The Paleogenome Hunter Wins Nobel Prize

Svante Paabo, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, took up this challenge. His work started the fiercely competitive field of palaeogenomics.

Biju Dharmapalan
Social Media to Amplify Scientific Research?

Not surprisingly, journals round the world are increasingly marking their presence on social media channels.

Hasan Jawaid Khan
5G: The Promise of Zippier Speeds!

In India, 5G services were formally launched on 1 October 2022. The 5th generation of wireless cellular networks may be its biggest incremental jump. What does that mean for the way we live, work and play? 

Anand Parthasarathy
Click Chemistry Earns Nobel Prize

Karl Barry Sharpless has been jointly honoured with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, with Morten P. Meldal of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Carolyn  R. Bertozzi of Stanford University, CA, USA.

Ramesh Chandra Parida & Pranab Kumar Ghosh

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5G: The Promise of Zippier Speeds!

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