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Health crisis, stigma and images of people dying alone: Here's what the pandemic taught  this young doctor

Dr Kamna Kakkar was among the first few to speak up about the health crisis. She tells us about how she battled the pandemic

Published on 6th March 2021
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Women's Day: Swapnamita Vaideswaran is a geologist specialising in the Himalayas and Northeast. This is her story! 

From understanding the behaviour of the Shillong Plateau to determining the rate of depletion of Himalayan glaciers and its impact, Swapnamita Vaideswaran has studied the mountains like never before

Published on 6th March 2021
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30,000 organisations across US hacked by Chinese threat actors

The vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Exchange Server Software allowed hackers to gain access to email accounts, and also gave them the ability to install malware

Published on 6th March 2021
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Study finds that CO2 emissions cuts must increase tenfold to tackle climate emergency

The researchers examined the progress in cutting fossil CO2 emissions since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015

Published on 5th March 2021
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NEP is the theme at New Delhi World Book Fair, to be held virtually from March 6

The event, which is organised annually at the Pragati Maidan grounds in January, has been moved to the virtual medium as pandemic-related restrictions are in place

Published on 4th March 2021
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CO2 emissions cuts must increase tenfold to tackle climate emergency, study says 

The findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, show the need for far greater ambition ahead of the important UN climate summit in Glasgow, UK, in November

Published on 4th March 2021
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New studies suggest COVID-19 evolves naturally, more widespread than believed

The study identified coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic strain in bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia and Japan, a sign that these pathogens are more widespread than previously known

Published on 4th March 2021
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Big Data expert Devika Subramanian: I love science, but I want science to help someone else

Professor Devika Subramanian spoke about finding socially relevant problems and using data and Machine Learning to solve them

Published on 3rd March 2021
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US President Biden's admin undecided on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban 

In January, then-President Donald Trump had extended the ban on issuing new H-1B visas till March 31, arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate

Published on 2nd March 2021
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Global Student Survey: Indians rank high on positivity about finances, prefer online learning

Around two-thirds (65 per cent) of students across the surveyed countries say they would rather want their university offered the choice of more online learning if it meant paying lower tuition fees.

Published on 26th February 2021
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This new Cancer-drug from IIT Madras will save endangered trees in India and China. Here's how

Camptothecin, the third most in-demand alkaloid, is commercially extracted in India from the endangered plant, Nothapodytes nimmoniana

Published on 25th February 2021
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Stanford University researcher charged for lying about her membership with Chinese military

A federal grand jury charged Chen Song with visa fraud, obstruction of justice, destruction of documents, and false statements

Published on 24th February 2021
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NASA releases Mars landing video, calls it 'stuff of dreams'

The three-minute trailer showed the enormous orange and white parachute hurtling open and the red dust kicking up as rocket engines lowered the rover to the surface

Published on 23rd February 2021
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English Blues: Don’t make these errors on Twitter!

The authentic language produced by social media users who have different levels of proficiency serves as a good resource. Here's how one can make sure they tweet correctly

Published on 22nd February 2021
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Did not misuse Facebook, Twitter: China defends use of social media platforms during COVID-19

When asked about the report, the Foreign Ministry's top spokesperson, Hua Chunying, didn't directly address the allegations about China's role in spreading virus disinformation

Published on 18th February 2021

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