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Explained | The James Webb telescope’s confirmation of its first exoplanet 

18/01/2023
While the first exoplanets were discovered in the 1990s, James Webb is the only operating telescope that can characterise the atmospheres of Earth-sized exoplanets 

Coimbatore’s Mango Education launches an astronomy calendar

18/01/2023
Keep your telescopes ready as this year is set to be a sky-gazer’s delight with plenty of celestial events. A newly-launched Mango Calendar 2023 has the details

Remembering Alex Müller and the 1987 ‘Woodstock of physics’

18/01/2023
Müller, who passed away on January 9, and Georg Bednorz were at the centre of a revolution in physics in the late 1980s.

Canadian and IISc astronomers detect radio signal in distant galaxy using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope 

17/01/2023
Using telescope data, the scientits detected a radio signal from atomic hydrogen in a distant galaxy at redshift z=1.29

Scientists use laser to guide lightning bolt for first time

17/01/2023
Lightning strikes between 40-120 times a second worldwide, killing more than 4,000 people

Astronomers detect radio signal originating from atomic hydrogen in extremely distant galaxy

17/01/2023
Atomic hydrogen emits radio waves of 21 cm wavelength, which can be detected using low frequency radio telescopes.

Explained | Why did Ooty have such a cold Pongal?

16/01/2023
At around 7 am on January 14, the ground temperature was measured to be –6.3º C in Fingerpost.

They say we know more about the Moon than about the deep sea. They’re wrong

16/01/2023
The idea we know more about the Moon than the deep sea is at best about 70 years out of date.

ISRO pushing Venus mission ‘Shukrayaan’ to 2031?

16/01/2023
ISRO’s Venus mission Shukrayaan was expected to be launched in December 2024

Are vegan pet diets as unhealthy as they’re claimed to be? Here’s what the evidence says

15/01/2023
People in many parts of the world have been increasingly adopting vegetarian or vegan diets.

Joshimath: a victim of the Himalayan development model

14/01/2023
Despite being warned that Joshimath township is situated on debris of earlier landslides and would slip someday, development continued at a rapid pace

Joshimath: a victim of the Himalayan development model

14/01/2023
Despite being warned that Joshimath township is situated on debris of earlier landslides and would slip someday, development continued at a rapid pace

We really need to think about a new kind of engagement between the scientific community and society: Cell biologist Ron Vale

14/01/2023
College level textbooks in the U.S. are very expensive and I’d imagine in India too. That seems wrong and that kind of knowledge should be free. We have a responsibility to make science interesting and accessible, says Ron Vale.

Sitting all day is terrible for your health – now, a new study finds a relatively easy way to counteract it

14/01/2023
A five-minute light walk every half-hour was the only strategy that reduced blood sugar levels.

Explained | Does ChatGPT have an ethics problem?

14/01/2023
Teachers and academicians have expressed concerns over ChatGPT’s impact on written assignments — as have those at risk of running malicious code.

Green hydrogen: Why low-carbon fuels are not benefiting from high fossil fuel prices

14/01/2023
It is hoped that a silver lining of today’s high gas prices will be green hydrogen becoming a cost-competitive alternative to dirty fuels.

Astronomers discover Milky Way galaxy's most-distant stars

13/01/2023
The researchers said these 208 stars inhabit the most remote reaches of the Milky Way's halo.

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