Hypersonic missile scientists face 'very serious accusations' in treason probe, warns Kremlin
Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, said he was aware of an open letter from Siberian scientists defending the individuals, but said the case was a subject for the security agencies
Amid China crackdown, 1100 scientists and students barred from UK last year
Amid a major government crackdown on research collaborations with China, more than 1,000 scientists and postgraduate students were barred from working in the UK last year on national security grounds, according to a report
Why are scientists concerned about rain on snow in the California mountains?
The combination has resulted in some of the US' most destructive and costly floods, including the 1996 Midwest floods and the 2017 flood that damaged California’s Oroville Dam
Activism Goes Viral: How scientists are using TikTok to campaign for climate change
A growing number of scientists are using the short-form video app TikTok to increase climate change literacy, campaign for action, and combat online misinformation. Some of them have gone viral
Explained: Why minks falling sick to bird flu is worrying for humans
The bird flu virus drawing attention today — Type A H5N1 — was first identified in 1959 in Scotland. As bird flu affects more and more animals, such as those at the mink farm, there is concern that the virus will evolve to spread more easily between people, potentially triggering a pandemic
The city that didn't collapse: How one Turkish city survived the earthquake while others didn't
Erzin, located less than 50 miles from the epicentre of the quake, was spared casualties and suffered only minor damage. Engineers and scientists attribute its survival to a variety of factors, including better construction that adhered to the latest seismic codes and its advantageous location
Explained: What's eroding the Doomsday Glacier and why is it a big concern?
A 13-foot pencil-shaped robot is providing scientists with their first glimpse of the forces eroding the Thwaites glacier. Two recent studies show that the rate of melting isn't as fast as predicted, but fracturing is wreaking havoc on the glacier
Explained: How Twitter's new data fees are impacting scientists' research
Twitter is discontinuing free access to its application programming interface, or API, which allows users to collect and share data within and across organisations. This additional cost will most likely impede the scientific community's use of the Twitter API as a data source
Explained: How severe is China's COVID-19 outbreak?
In the absence of credible information from the Chinese government, determining the size and severity of the COVID-19 surge is a big scientific guessing game. Scientists from all over the world are looking for clues about the outbreak
Scientists still try to figure out why some people get long COVID and why some have lasting symptoms
Millions of people worldwide have had long COVID, reporting various symptoms including fatigue, lung problems, and brain fog and other neurological symptoms
Scientists try to bolster Great Barrier Reef in warmer world
Underwater heat waves and cyclones driven in part by runaway greenhouse gas emissions have devastated some of the 3,000 coral reefs making up the Great Barrier Reef. Pollution fouls its waters, and outbreaks of crown of thorns starfish have ravaged its corals
World Science Day for Peace and Development 2022: History and significance
From highlighting the significant role of science in society to engaging the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues, the day is dedicated to marking the importance of science in keeping the fabric of society intact
Toys for the rich: Do multimillion-dollar dinosaur auctions erode trust in science?
More and more palaeontologists are ringing alarm bells about high-profile auctions in which dinosaur fossils sell for outrageous sums. The most recent example involves a 77-million-year-old ‘Gorgosaurus’ skeleton that Sotheby’s sold for over US$6 million in August 2022
Mars is littered with 15,694 pounds of human trash: Why is it a concern?
The Mars rover Perseverance had spotted a piece of trash jettisoned during its landing, this time a tangled mess of netting. It's not the first-time scientists have found trash on Mars
COVID-19 vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives in first year, say scientists
The main finding — 19.8 million COVID-19 deaths were prevented — is based on estimates of how many more deaths than usual occurred during the time period. Using only reported COVID-19 deaths, the same model yielded 14.4 million deaths averted by vaccines
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
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
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.
How long to midnight? The Doomsday Clock measures more than nuclear risk – and it’s about to be reset again
The clock was originally devised as a way to draw attention to nuclear conflagration
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.