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Union Minister Suresh Gopi meets ISRO officials in Bengaluru 

In the light of increasing incidents of extreme weather events across India, the Minister expressed an urgent need to evaluate the worst-case flood scenario linked to these dams

Ancient genomes reveal legacies of human sacrifice and medieval epidemics

Scientists have used archaeogenetics and evolutionary medicine to bring to light some of the inner lives and beliefs of the Mayan people

Catalytic boost for cheaper biodiesel production

A global team comprising Assam-based scientists developed a superhydrophobic catalyst that can cut biodiesel cost from about $1.2 now to 37 cents per litre

AI can help shipping industry cut down emissions, report says

Shipping, responsible for moving about 90% of global trade, contributes nearly 3% to the world's carbon dioxide emissions

More than 800 coal plants worldwide could be profitably decommissioned, research group says

Around 15.5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide are generated every year by 2,000 gigawatts of coal power

India's 'heat trap' cities make summers worse, says government official

The IMD has forecast above-normal temperatures for June in the northwest and central parts of the country including Delhi

‘Universal’ equation predicts how often bird, bat, insect wings beat

Using the rules of physics, scientists have found a universal law telling us why flying birds and insects fly the way they do

How diapers use quantum physics to attend to nature’s call | Explained

Whether something absorbs or repels water has to do with microscopic forces and the nature of a material

IN-SPACe announces pre-incubation programme for aspiring space startups

Applicants must be Indian citizens graduating in 2024, or already graduates, they should not have received any grants, funding, or monetary support from private or government schemes, and all submissions must be original work

Year after Titan’s fatal dive, explorers vow to pursue ocean mysteries

Numerous ocean explorers are confident undersea exploration can continue safely in a post-Titan world

Indirect evidence builds, yet the ‘dark’ universe remains murky

We don’t have direct evidence of dark matter or dark energy but scientists are continuing the search

Gene therapy offers hope for patients with hearing loss

It is widely estimated that approximately 50-60% of congenital hearing loss cases are attributed to genetic causes. Among the various populations, genetic variants play a significant role

Srinivas Hegde, Chandrayaan-1 mission director, passes away 

Hegde, who was with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for more than three decades, was associated with several landmark missions undertaken by the space agency

Unlocking the tortoise’s time capsule: Can we mimic their longevity?

What if I told you that a tortoise named Jonathan, who holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest living land animal, is 191 years old? While the cosmetic industry races to develop the latest anti-aging products, Jonathan appears to possess the true secret to long life. This phenomenon is known as negligible senescence.