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Times of India, 22 October 2017
The 30th edition of Kerala Science Congress (KSC), a three-day event, will begin on Jan 28, 2018, at Government Brennen College in Thalassery, Kannur. This year's theme will be 'viruses and infectious diseases'. Read more...
The Hindu, 19 October 2017
S. Chandrasekhar is the first astrophysicist to have won a Nobel Prize for his theory on the evolution of stars. Read more...
The Hindu, 17 October 2017
The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, three members of which won this year’s physics Nobel Prize, strikes again, this time, to detect the merger of two neutron stars — extremely dense, massive but tiny, objects. Read more...
Firstpost, 17 October 2017
Within twenty months after announcement of the first confirmed detection of gravitational waves and within two weeks of the discovery winning the Nobel Prize, the LIGO-Virgo collaboration Read more...
The New York Times, 15 October 2017
When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. Read more...
Business Standards, 14 October 2017
Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has said that India is home to lakhs of grassroot innovators and it is important to empower them with modern entrepreneurial skills and assist them. Read more...
The Guardian, 10 October 2017
In order to tempt nuclear scientists from countries such as Iran or North Korea to defect, US spy agencies routinely send agents to academic conferences – or even host their own fake ones. Read more...
India Today, 9 October 2017
The Union Ministry of Science and Technology is all set to organise a four day India International Science Festival from October 13. Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the fest, to be held in multiple venues, including Anna University Read more...
Nature, 9 October 2017
Fifty years on, the agreement is being pushed to its limits by changing geopolitics, technology and commercial interests, warns Joan Johnson-Freese. Read more...
The New York Times, 9 October 2017
There is a powerful reason that automakers worldwide are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles — and that reason is China. Read more...
The Guardian, 8 October 2017
With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst Read more...
NASA Spaceflight.com, 8 October 2017
China launched the second remote sensing satellite for Venezuela using a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) launch vehicle on Monday. Read more...
NDTV, 6 October 2017
An international panel of judges from the Google Lunar XPRIZE who are here to review the moon mission plan of TeamIndus today said the team has made "substantial progress" and was in the "right direction". Read more...
European Commission, 5 October 2017
At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Read more...
The Hindu, 4 October 2017
About 25% of global cervical cancer deaths take place in India Read more...
Business Line, 3 October 2017
London’s Science Museum on Tuesday unveiled a new exhibition that traces India’s contribution to science and technology globally over the past 5,000 years. Read more...
The Hindu, 3 October 2017
The prize is shared by Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and discovery of gravitational waves.” Read more...
The Guardian, 1 October 2017
Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has a simple way to predict the future. The future is simply what rich people have today. Read more...
BBC News, 29 September 2017
People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur Elon Musk says. Read more...
The Telegraph, 28 September 2017
Scientists have coaxed the mutated DNA of human embryos back into healthy code in an experiment which could one day be used to cure a range of inherited diseases. Read more...

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