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SCI-TECH

 |  17-minute read
Narendra modi space warfare, Chandrayaan 2 technical glitch, Chandrayaan 2 launch delay, Chandrayaan-2

Let not the vested interests fool you: Chandrayaan-2 launch has not failed, it has only been delayed

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too — Chandrayaan 2 is the perfect exception to this rule.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Burkina faso, Africa, Health concerns, Malaria eradication

Mosquito Not? Have scientists created a venomous GM fungus that can kill 99% malaria mosquitoes, but without harming us?

Scientists develop a genetically-modified fungus that wipes out malaria vector mosquitoes with 99% efficiency. But what could be its other effects?

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
Climate change, Planetary health diet, Insect based diets, Gm foods

Eating insects to save the planet? Research suggests lab-grown insect meat could be the most sustainable way forward

But will this be easily digested by most of us out there?

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Nail art, Pedicure, Manicure, Nail paints

Getting your nails done? Wait! You might be safer off working in an oil refinery!

Levels of cancer-causing chemicals in nail salons are higher than in oil refineries and automobile garages, says a study. The news about chemicals in nail polish is not great either.

SCI-TECH

 |  7-minute read
Water scarcity, Air Pollution, Namami Gange, Pollution

Australia votes on environment. India is yet to wake up.

While Australia is set to decide its Prime Minister based on environmental policies, pollution seems to be a non-issue for the Indian electorate that breathes the most toxic air in the world.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
Microbial infection, Fungal infection, Deadly disease, Candida auris

The mystery predator on human immune system

The germ preys on those with weakened immune systems and it is silently invading the globe — continent by continent.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Iranian new year, Indian new year, Holi, Equator

Spring Equinox: Greet the date that gives you an equal amount of day and night

Tradition meets science as Holi falls a day after equinox — both heralding the end of winter.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
United Nations, Food wastage, Starvation deaths, Food security

Food security is looming large over our heads. Will we be able to digest this?

UN says that one-third of global edible food gets wasted and 56% of the wastage happens in the industrialised world. Millions in the other part of the world are starving.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
AIDS patient, Hiv-aids, Hiv-aids cure

Hope for millions as the scientists discover potential cure for HIV-AIDS

Two of three cases have responded positively to the treatment for HIV. Would this be the next breakthrough in medical science research?

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Environmental damage, Chemical cleaners, Infertility

Not as virile anymore? Blame those chemicals you cleaned your house with

Next time you are not able to "perform", blame those cleaners, paints and beauty aides — they have been degrading not only your fertility but also that of your dog.