डीएनए ने उलझाए अतीत के रहस्य
डीएनए ने अतीत की अनिश्चितता को और उलझा दिया है, अतः इतिहासकारों, पुरातत्ववेत्ताओं और आनुवांशिकी विज्ञाानियों को मिलकर यह पता लगाना होगा कि क्या ...
Can life be extended indefinitely? There is a renewed vigour among scientists looking for ways and means to cheat death
The edifice of Western science is built on generalisation, where homogeneity has replaced diversity
Maurizio Meloni's book is a fascinating social and political history of human heredity spanning over 150 years
Any utopia, whether founded on reason or faith, contains the seeds of dystopia within
Altering the structure of peptides can fashion them into loyal and hard-to-beat soldiers of the body's immune syustem
Writings on the interplay of science, history, gender, culture and politics
Scientists are trying to bring back extinct animals from the dead, throwing open the Pandora's box
Do animals have a language, and hence a mind, of their own?
Bet your brain
The market is flooded with brain boosters, even though there is little evidence to show for it
Unbuttoning the gender straitjacket
Attempts at subverting the delusions of gender should begin with a progressive fashioning of young minds
DNA as history and sophistry
Genetics is only giving us some clues about our identity and lineage
Putting faith back in science
Pope Francis may have just succeeded in creating a kind of middle ground, albeit a slippery one
अंग्रेजी बनाम स्थानीय भाषाएं
अंग्रेजी की जगह स्थानीय भाषाओं में विज्ञान पढ़ाना कितना तार्किक और यथार्थवादी है?
Statistical data has been used and abused for centuries by a range of people for a variety of reasons. Is there a way out?
Chimeras of afterlife
A growing number of the elite are freezing their bodies in the hope for a rebirth. Is it possible?
A protein found in almost all life-forms not only offers protection against toxins but also preverits errant behaviour in other proteins
Indian scientists thwart Western embargo on manufacture of carbon composites
An indigenous technique of manufacturing carbon-carbon composites -- state-of-the-art materials of immense commercial and military importance.…
Death of a genius
Nonconformist to the core, Linus C Pauling epitomised the spirit of science and peace
Evolution with full stops and commas
Darwinian sapience takes a beating as the notion of 'punctuated equilibrium' - which postulates that evolution occurred in sudden fits and starts -…
Humanity's puzzling past
The 4.5 million year blind leap from "almost human" to Homo sapiens continues to baffle palaeontologists, but 2 new finds offer a new …
The dark side of big data
Latest Facebook data breach episode is a reminder that rise of Big Data represents a massive engineering of society with ominous implications for …
Henrich attempts a thrilling adventure in the fierce interplay between genes and culture in human evolution
Fingering the keyboard
Indian scientists are developing computers that can understand and respond to the spoken wordIndian scientists are developing computers that can …
Tongue-twisting in easy steps
A software package allows material in unfamiliar Indian languages to be read in 10 others