Rakesh Kalshian is a Delhi-based writer on science, environment and development
Bet your brain
The market is flooded with brain boosters, even though there is little evidence to show for it
Uncanny truth about germs
Building immunity may be a matter of keeping company with microbes, argue some immunologists
Any utopia, whether founded on reason or faith, contains the seeds of dystopia within
Summing up the golden ratio
What's behind our puzzling fetish to find beauty in numbers?
The genesis of a knot
If our early ancestors were polygamous, then how did we become monogamous?
To cull or not
The killing of a gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo renews the moral existential dilemma
The rise of the machines
Artificial Intelligence is riding on both hope and fear. Here's why
Henrich attempts a thrilling adventure in the fierce interplay between genes and culture in human evolution
Call the bluff
The JNU episode must force us to decipher the modus operandi of the modern `truth-telling' information machinery
Talk about delusions
Non-drug therapies are gaining ground worldwide to treat patients with schizophrenia
I think, therefore I get well
Cures based on the mind-body nexus are gradually finding favour
DNA as history and sophistry
Genetics is only giving us some clues about our identity and lineage
Don't worry, be...
Science has not yet clearly established the link between happiness and longevity
The blind spot of science
Will scientists ever concede that science and politics are bedfellows, no matter how strange?
What the increase in caesarean operations worldwide tells us about the science and politics of birthing
Secret life of plants
A new book reinforces the fact that plants have intelligence and a complex sensory network
Is anyone out there?
The Hawking-Milner initiative promises to offer the quest for alien intelligence a new lease of life