Secret life of plants
A new book reinforces the fact that plants have intelligence and a complex sensory network
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
Call the bluff
The JNU episode must force us to decipher the modus operandi of the modern `truth-telling' information machinery
Henrich attempts a thrilling adventure in the fierce interplay between genes and culture in human evolution
The rise of the machines
Artificial Intelligence is riding on both hope and fear. Here's why
The great science robbery
A Kazakh neuroscientist triggers the 'who owns public-funded science' debate by taking on a publishing giant
Making sex count
In the annals of modern medicine, medical research experiments have always been sexist. The tide is finally turning
The genesis of a knot
If our early ancestors were polygamous, then how did we become monogamous?
Summing up the golden ratio
What's behind our puzzling fetish to find beauty in numbers?
Any utopia, whether founded on reason or faith, contains the seeds of dystopia within
No consensus on consciousness
Despite fanciful theories by psychologists, physicists, neuroscientists and computer scientists, consciousness remains an abiding mystery
Bet your brain
The market is flooded with brain boosters, even though there is little evidence to show for it
Chimeras of afterlife
A growing number of the elite are freezing their bodies in the hope for a rebirth. Is it possible?
Do animals have a language, and hence a mind, of their own?
Scientists are trying to bring back extinct animals from the dead, throwing open the Pandora's box
Can life be extended indefinitely? There is a renewed vigour among scientists looking for ways and means to cheat death
Unmasking the monsoon
Putting together the finer pieces of the monsoon puzzle remains a challenge as new key drivers have emerged
‘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 ...
The edifice of Western science is built on generalisation, where homogeneity has replaced diversity
The brew of `post-truth'
Popular opinion can now be engineered using fake news grapevines spawned by new technologies. Here's how
What if the Lazarus returns
We may never be able to bring extinct species back to life. Yet, scientists are drawing up secret plans for their resurrection
Statistical data has been used and abused for centuries by a range of people for a variety of reasons. Is there a way out?
Making sense of sexual swings
Is your sexual preference only a result of your genes or do environment and culture also influence it?
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 …