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
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.…
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 …
Can life be extended indefinitely? There is a renewed vigour among scientists looking for ways and means to cheat death
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
A river with a difference
Making sense of sexual swings
Is your sexual preference only a result of your genes or do environment and culture also influence it?
The edifice of Western science is built on generalisation, where homogeneity has replaced diversity
Mars' water connection
Channels and valleys observed on the Martian surface and meteorites of
Martian origin indicate that once there might have been water on the planet
The computer plays postman
India seems ready to cash in on electronic mail, a cheap and fast way of communication in which messages are exchanged through computer networks.
The concept of Virtual Reality -- simulating the real world -- is adding a new dimension to entertainment and education.
Maurizio Meloni's book is a fascinating social and political history of human heredity spanning over 150 years
The `feeling' in nature
Andrea Wulf resurrects the forgotten intellectual explorer, Alexander von Humboldt, whose work has left a lasting imprint on our understanding of …
The brew of `post-truth'
Popular opinion can now be engineered using fake news grapevines spawned by new technologies. Here's how
‘पोस्ट ट्रुथ’ का सच
सरकारों ने हमेशा से काल्पनिक तथ्यों के जरिए प्रोपेगंडा को बढ़ावा दिया है। जबकि सोशल मीडिया के तीव्र प्रसार ने झूठ बोलने की कला ...