The secret sex life of the sea urchin
With the unravelling of how fertilisation occurs in sea urchins, scientists may now better understand the reproduction process in higher mammals, …
Helping computers keep a tight hold on power
Scientists are trying to integrate a new type of circuits - called reversible circuits -- into computers to make them more energy efficient
Why some bumble bees spend the night out
Bumble-bees infected with the larvae of parasitic flies stay the night out in the cold to hinder the development of the eggs
In search of gravitational waves
Two projects are under way to detect an elusive phenomenon that are thought to be produced by violent events in outer space
Wanderlust heats up the blood of some fish
Biologists have found that some fish evolved into warm-blooded creatures because their adventurous ancestors were exposed to large temperature …
Relying on intrigue to survive
Some insects come up with amazing answers to the question of survival.
Penguins gauge sea resources for scientists
Scientists are relying on the emperor penguins to find out the state of sea resources in the inhospitable Antarctic region.
Birth of a galaxy
Male flowers enhance pollination
Plants normally have only bisexual flowers. Some species,
however, also produce male flowers to make the dispersal
of pollen more efficient.
Eight hearts do the work of one
US scientists postulate the Barosaurus needed more than one heart to pump blood throughout its 15-metre height
Good night, sleep tight
Yeast genes spring surprise on scientists
Chromosome III in yeast, the first to have its DNA fully described, opened up a wealth of new genes whose functions are completely unknown
New words for hydrology
Introducing the bacteria
Diamonds for dinosaurs
A stale session of scientists
The 81st session of the Indian Science Congress failed to inspire interaction among scientists and was reduced to a forum for criticising the …
By God, it's Tipler!
THE PHYSICS OF IMMORTALITY Frank J Tipler . Doubledey (New York), 1994 Price: US $24.95
Celebrations of the new century might be accompanied by multiple nuclear meltdowns wrought by the millennium bug. Is there a way out?
A new light
New findings suggest that our ancestors did not tame fire as early as is believed
Weighing those words
Scientists have come up with yet another software to assess writing skills