Nepal Earthquake: Ready for the Big One?

RK Chadha

Science warns us against complacency

Fear of Spiders

Arachnophobia isn’t a sign of emotional weakness, but a product of human evolution

Over the Horizon

What are the forces transforming India's education and how they reflect on the present


The biggest Indian pure science project ever conceived—digging a huge cavern in the middle of a mountain to detect an elusive subatomic particle—is underway in the face of unexpected opposition

Beyond Ganesha and Vedic Surgery

Our science debate resembles a confederation of illiteracies

Jairam Ramesh and the Radiation Threat

Sir, did you know that the book you endorsed was bullshit?

Ayurveda: Hoax or Science?

Can this ancient, hidebound system survive the scrutiny of modern medicine?

Men of Cutting-edge Science

A renowned algebraic number theorist who plays the tabla, a biologist trying to unravel the mysteries of the human cell, a scientist who can transform the industrial-scale production of plastic materials, and another who is working on a cancer screener that can be used at home—all of them Indians at the cutting edge of science and technology who were awarded the Infosys Prize 2012

Anything but ‘The God Particle’

In science, an idiot’s guide is just that

The Science of DNA Testing

If you are interested in the story of your own ancestry and how you can submit your own DNA sample for testing (all it needs is a simple scrape of the cheeks)


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