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Chinese media on ISRO’s record launch: Well done India, but we are way ahead

India’s satellite-launch record has been noticed. The Chinese media in a backhanded compliment hailed the feat but not before reminding India it had the world’s largest number of ...
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With $18 million funding, IIT Madras professor breaks the glass ceiling

“I am glad that technologies from academic labs are getting venture funding in units of millions of dollars,” says Prof. T. Pradeep from the Department of Chemistry, Indian ...
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Why Indians, SE Asian Malays respond differently to some drugs

A couple of years after successfully mapping the genetic variants associated with differential responses to two widely used drugs — warfarin (an anti-coagulant drug) and clopidogrel (an antiplatelet ...
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Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home – virtual reality is not just about gaming, ...
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Walnuts may shield you from colon cancer

Eating 28 grams of walnuts everyday may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer, a new research has found. “Our results show for the first ...
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Amazon surprises with new reef system

Scientists have discovered a new reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty ...
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Scientists create bacterium with fewest number of genes

Researchers report the making of a living, replicating and stable cell that uses the minimum number of genes — 437 — to be considered biologically ‘alive.’ 42, according ...
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New Horizons collects only a few dust grains during Pluto flyby

 New York: The space environment around Pluto and its moons appears to be clean as an instrument riding on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft found only a handful of dust ...
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Dept. of Biotechnology launches fund to tackle anti-microbial resistance

The move is to encourage biotechnology start-ups as well as tackle the threat faced by India from resistance to antimicrobial drugs. In a move to encourage biotechnology start-ups ...
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NASA scientists reveal Pluto and its moons

NEW YORK: NASA scientists associated with interplanetary space probe New Horizons have revealed the former “astronomer’s planet” and its “intriguing system of small moons” in a comprehensive set ...
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