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Could groundbreaking CAR-T cancer therapy trigger more cancer?

03/07/2024
Car-T therapy, short for “chimeric antigen receptor T-cell”, is a cutting-edge treatment that reprogrammes a patient’s immune cells to fight their cancer.

Rush to return humans to the moon could threaten opportunities for astronomy

03/07/2024
Only recently have astronomers started thinking about potential conflicts between the desire to expand knowledge of the universe on one side and geopolitical rivalries and commercial gain on the other

How do vapes work? A look inside

03/07/2024
Australia has just passed a world-first bill that will ban all vapes from general retail later this year.

How was popcorn discovered? An archaeologist explains

03/07/2024
There’s evidence of maize farming from dry caves in Mexico as early as 9,000 years ago.

World UFO Day feted amid surge in sightings, government denials

03/07/2024
The occasion has its roots in the so-called Roswell Incident on July 2, 1947

The two vaccines that brought us to the brink of eradicating polio | Explained

03/07/2024
The wild poliovirus is restricted to pockets of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and is beginning to reappear from here in big cities in these two countries

‘Not considering women pilots for first Gaganyaan flight huge missed opportunity’

02/07/2024
‘Flying to space is now accessible to ordinary citizens who haven’t been part of a military environment,’ space diplomat Susmita Mohanty said

Why are scientists looking for the Higgs boson’s closest friend?

02/07/2024
Physicists have reported the most precise estimate yet of the top quark’s mass, which is closely connected to the universe’s existence

In China, rocket accidentally lifts off during test and crashes

01/07/2024
According to Space Pioneer, the first stage of the Tianlong-3 ignited normally during a hot test but later detached from the bench due to a structural failure

Indian can be part of human space flight programme of Blue Origin for just $2.50, needs votes to get a seat on New Shepard

01/07/2024
On July 1, SERA announced that it will offer citizens from across the world six seats on a future mission of New Shepard, which is the reusable sub-orbital rocket of Blue Origin

Study finds gene mutation that turns familiar faces into strangers

01/07/2024
Individuals carrying the mutant gene took much longer than socially acceptable to recognise people with whom they were expected to be familiar

India adds 641 new animal species, 339 new plant taxa in 2023

30/06/2024
Kerala adds highest number of animal species; West Bengal records the most plant discoveries; Himalayan ibex proved to be distinct from Siberian ibex; new portal hosts exhaustive checklist of Indian fauna

ISRO will launch first dedicated SSLV commercial mission in 2026 

30/06/2024
The announcement was made jointly by NewSpace India, Ltd. and Space Machines Company at the India Space Congress

International Asteroid Day: Asteroids fly-by Earth in serendipitous celebration

30/06/2024
The fly-by is perfectly timed to coincide with International Asteroid Day on June 30.

What was the tussle over Covaxin IPR? | Explained

30/06/2024
What are the rules for patenting the intellectual property rights of a vaccine? Why was the ICMR not included?

Chasing an eclipse… on a Concorde!

30/06/2024
The total solar eclipse that took place on June 30, 1973 was a long one. A bunch of scientists aboard Concorde 001, however, made it the longest observed total eclipse ever by following the path of totality. A.S.Ganesh details how aviation met astronomy to make this incredible feat possible…

India is a powerhouse of mathematics, says Krishnaswami Alladi

29/06/2024
His autobiography My Mathematical Universe-People, Personalities and The Profession has been released

Endemic dengue may have helped stem severity of early COVID wave in India: study

29/06/2024
Results of the research suggest that the antibodies following a dengue infection were able to ‘neutralise’ these coronavirus.

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