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Katalin Kariko, scientific maverick who paved way for mRNA vaccines

2 hours 47 min ago
She believed mRNA held the key to treating diseases where having more of the right kind of protein can help

Medicine Nobel 2023 awarded to Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman for their work in mRNA vaccines

4 hours 42 min ago
The Nobel Prizes for 2023 in Medicine or Physiology has been awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman

Interview with ISRO Chairman Somanath on Chandrayaan-3, Aditya-L1, and more

An interview with Dr. Somanath about the Chandrayaan-3 mission, the Aditya-L1 mission, and India’s plans to explore space.

Why BSL-3 lab for Nipah confirmation is unnecessary

Samples sent for Truenat testing are collected in a transport medium, which inactivates the virus. Inactivated viruses are not viable and so cannot infect people. A BSL-3 facility for virus confirmation is thus redundant

India's Aditya-L1 spacecraft successfully escapes sphere of Earth's influence

The launch of Aditya-L1 by PSLV-C57 rocket was successfully accomplished by ISRO on September 2.

Things to know about the Nobel Prizes

It’s that time of the year in Scandinavia when the wind turns colder, the days get shorter and academics in Stockholm and Oslo grab the world spotlight as they announce the winners of the Nobel Prizes

Social media and private partnership: inside the changes at India's space agency

The landing was a win for India's low-cost space engineering, and science, as well as a quiet initiative to rebrand India's 54-year-old space agency as approachable

What are the Lagrange points and why is Aditya-L1 headed to one? | Explained

Lagrange points exist throughout the Solar System due to the gravitational interaction between the sun, the planets, and their moons.

Nature to retract major Ranga Dias superconductivity paper: reports

In March 2023, Dias et al. reported an unusual finding that drew the physics community’s attention – and then criticism.

DNA remnants found in fossil of 6 million year old turtle

The fossil is partial, with a relatively complete carapace - the turtle's shell - but not the rest of the skeleton

Mathematician Ruixiang Zhang to receive 2023 Sastra Ramanujan Prize

The cash prize of $10,000 will be given at an international conference in Number Theory during December third week at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s hometown.

Clues to ancient Kosi superflood say it could happen again today

A study led by an IIT Kanpur scientist has found that an ‘extreme monsoon event’ occurred around 11,000 years ago.

Pragyan rover has done what it was expected to do: ISRO chief

On the status of Pragyan, currently in sleep mode on the moon, the ISRO chief said it will wake up if its electronic circuits have not been damaged due to the extreme weather on the moon as the temperature dipped nearly 200 degrees Celsius below zero

Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: On Domesticating Animals

This week’s Sci-Five science quiz is on domestication of animals.

Japanese scientists find microplastics are present in clouds

When microplastics reach the upper atmosphere and are exposed to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, they degrade, contributing to greenhouse gasses

Brain implants could restore paralysed patients' arm movements

The treatment, a combination of a brain-computer interface and a spinal implant, had previously allowed a paraplegic patient to walk again