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A comprehensive immunisation schedule for adult women is now ready

A recent report highlighted that women spend 25% more time in poor health compared to men; vaccination can help change this and safeguard women from vaccine-preventable diseases

Rapid, diagnostic test from India may help stem super bug crisis

The Longitude Prize winning device offers an affordable, quick, point-of-care test for urinary tract infections, which promise to revolutionise infection management and global efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance 

Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: On Solar Eclipse Photographers

This week’s Sci-Five quiz is on solar eclipse photographers

A strange intermittent radio signal from space has astronomers puzzled

Most radio transients come from rotating neutron stars known as pulsars, which emit regular flashes of radio waves, like cosmic lighthouses.

Why do popcorns pop?

Lights dim, projector whirring, and the smell of buttery goodness fills the air. Movie night is the perfect escape, but something seems missing... what could it be? Popcorn. Popcorn and movies go together. But have you ever wondered what makes the popcorn pop?

Fires ravage Brazil wetlands, incinerating snakes and monkeys

The El Nino weather pattern, supercharged by climate change, has dried the area's rivers and disrupted its usual seasonal flooding, leaving the ecosystem vulnerable to fires

Data from all-civilian crew details health effects of space travel

The data indicated that spaceflights - at least short-duration ones - do not pose significant health risks

Climate change funding talks stuck ahead of COP29 summit

The talks have again exposed the unyielding rifts among the world's biggest economies over who should be paying most to fight climate change – and how much

Four new studies report progress towards long-awaited HIV vaccine

Researchers have unearthed two promising vaccine candidates that could engage B-cells to make broadly neutralising antibodies to attack HIV

India is world’s second largest emitter of nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide emissions largely come from nitrogen fertilizer usage and from animal manure; though its current levels are a thousand times less than carbon dioxide, it lasts much longer and is rising rapidly

Three craters discovered on Mars by scientists of Physical Research Laboratory

On the recommendation of the PRL, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved naming the three craters on Mars.

New portable atomic clock offers very accurate timekeeping at sea

Optical atomic clocks lose/gain a second over 300 billion years; a new iodine clock loses/gains a second every 9.1 million years, trading some accuracy for mobility

Groundwater is heating up, threatening life below and above the surface

Warming beneath the land’s surface is trapping 25 times less energy than the ocean, but it is still significant.

2025 to be International Year of Quantum Science and Tech, UN says

Next year will be a century since Werner Heisenberg published a paper in which he laid the foundation of modern quantum mechanics

Study shows elephants might call each other by name

Could it be that elephants address each other by the equivalent of a name? A new study involving wild African savannah elephants in Kenya lends support to this idea

What is heat? How does it animate engines and global warming? | Explained

Understanding heat has changed metallurgy, materials science, mining, refineries, a large variety of chemical reactions, semiconductor electronics, meteorology, and transportation

ISRO releases images of Sun captured by Aditya-L1 during May solar storm

According to ISRO, these images will help in studying solar flares, energy distribution, sun spot, understanding and predicting space weather, monitoring solar activity and UV radiation over a wide wavelength range, and also aid in the study of long-term solar variations

CSIR-IICT scientists identify microalgae as a potential protein supplement

Microalgae are “under-exploited crops” and do not compete with traditional food crops for space and resources