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Japan develops novel antiviral coating that inactivates COVID variants even in dark
Health

Japan develops novel antiviral coating that inactivates COVID variants even in dark

The coating developed by researchers at Nara Medical University, Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, and Tokyo Institute of Technology is made using a combination of titanium dioxide and copper oxide compounds

Death toll from Philippines landslides, floods climbs to 115
World

Death toll from Philippines landslides, floods climbs to 115

The disaster-prone region is regularly ravaged by storms with scientists warning they are becoming more powerful, as the world gets warmer because of human-driven climate change

Book Review | In The Gutsy Girls of Science, Class 11 student Ilina Singh celebrates women scientists who paved the way
Arts & Culture

Book Review | In The Gutsy Girls of Science, Class 11 student Ilina Singh celebrates women scientists who paved the way

Ilina Singh adopts a friendly, conversational tone to ask her readers if they would like to consider a career in the fields that each of these women chose to work in. Her writing style is in in tune with what her peers would enjoy.

List of winners for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the fields of science and technology
science

List of winners for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the fields of science and technology

During the 80th Foundation Day celebrations of CSIR, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu spoke about the research centre reinventing itself and focusing on challenges that require long-term scientific and technological solutions.

Camel beauty pageants fuel demand for cloning in United Arab Emirates
World

Camel beauty pageants fuel demand for cloning in United Arab Emirates

Gulf clients are ready to pay between 200,000 and 400,000 dirham ($54,500-$109,000) to duplicate a dromedary

New international advisory group hopes to help public, govts understand climate science better
World

New international advisory group hopes to help public, govts understand climate science better

The Climate Crisis Advisory Group will help develop constructive proposals and policies to protect the environment.

Google Doodle shows its appreciation for all healthcare workers for their service
India

Google Doodle shows its appreciation for all healthcare workers for their service

We bow down to the nurses, doctors, researchers that are working to provide us with the best healthcare they can.

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens
India

Women directly handle natural resources, important to view climate crisis through a gendered lens

Women are affected are they are excluded from decision-making roles in water management and irrigation.

'Ghost particle' spotted in 2019 traced to shredded star by neutrino observatory in Antarctica
science

'Ghost particle' spotted in 2019 traced to shredded star by neutrino observatory in Antarctica

The high-energy neutrino was shot out across the cosmos, travelling over 700 million light-years to an observatory below the South Pole.

Doomsday clock stops at 100 secs to midnight to shine light on climate emergency
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Doomsday clock stops at 100 secs to midnight to shine light on climate emergency

Created in 1947, the clock moved to 100 seconds to midnight in January of last year — the closest to midnight it has been in its history.

Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data
science

Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data

Study authors suspect the low-frequency signal might be coming from gravitational waves, which serves an indicator of cosmic activity.

India develops a way for scientists to spend almost16 hours underwater, go beyond three km: Harsh Vardhan
India

India develops a way for scientists to spend almost16 hours underwater, go beyond three km: Harsh Vardhan

'Sagar Avneshika' can accommodate about 15-20 scientists for research purposes and has laboratories similar to research vessel 'Sagar Thara'.

After collapse of Arecibo Observatory, China allows international scientists to use its space telescope
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After collapse of Arecibo Observatory, China allows international scientists to use its space telescope

The data being collected by FAST should allow for a better understanding of the origins of the universe — and aid in the search for alien life.

Repair work for Arecibo telescope too dangerous, will be dismantled after 57 years of service
science

Repair work for Arecibo telescope too dangerous, will be dismantled after 57 years of service

The telescope is one of the largest in the world and has been a tool for many astronomical discoveries.

NASA's TESS completes its two year primary mission; begins extended journey
science

NASA's TESS completes its two year primary mission; begins extended journey

TESS had spotted 66 confirmed exoplanets during the primary mission and there are over 2100 celestial bodies.

Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say
World

Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say

The farming industry occupies a third of the world's landmass, and poses a threat to 62 percent of species considered endangered.

Researchers debate if infecting people on purpose to test Coronavirus vaccines is ethical
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Researchers debate if infecting people on purpose to test Coronavirus vaccines is ethical

Human challenge trials have been used to test other vaccines but there were rescue medicines to cure those who got sick. There is no cure for COVID-19.

Researchers have found that human and monkeys have similar thought patterns
science

Researchers have found that human and monkeys have similar thought patterns

The indigenous Tsimane' people in Amazon rainforest, American adults and preschoolers and macaque monkeys all have a flair for recursive skills.

New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers
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New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers

The FRB in question reports like clockwork, in one of the most definitive patterns seen from a source of these flashes.