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#ChennaiSeaSparkle: NCCR researchers are still trying to find why Chennai Beach turned blue

Although samples have been collected, more of it were felt needed to arrive at a firm conclusion, Pravakar Mishra, Scientist, NCCR, said

Published on 22nd August 2019
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#HikeResearchFellowship: Five months after protests, only 10 IITs have actually hiked stipends for researchers

A crowdsourced list says that most public institutes of higher education in the country are yet to disburse the hiked stipends 
 

Published on 1st June 2019
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#WhatTheFAQ: European researchers revive 'zombie viruses'. Do we have what it will take to fight them?

The finding which caught everyone's eye is the Pandoravirus yedoma which is 48,500 years old. This is a record age for a frozen virus returning to a form where it may infect other creatures

Published on 30th November 2022
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'First discovery of many potentially habitable planets': Researchers discover vapour in exoplanet's atmosphere

The search also detected signs of water vapour in the atmosphere and Earth-like temperatures that could potentially support life

Published on 12th September 2019
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A month on, termite infestation still not cleared from JNU's state-of-the-art lab, claim researchers, JNUSU

Termite infestation had allegedly destroyed rare samples from the lab. The situation of the lab is still the same, they say

Published on 9th January 2021
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A user will need Rs 70,000 on average to quit Facebook, say researchers

The results were derived using a series of auctions, in which people were actually paid to close their accounts for as little as one day or as long as one year

Published on 20th December 2018
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A World School of a different kind: How these students and researchers are running a school for kids across Bengal

The Quarantined Student-Youth Network has set up 41 schools since July 2020 which would be run by students pursuing higher education and contributors

Published on 30th December 2020
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A year after the fellowship hike protests, plenty of researchers across India haven't got their stipends ever since  

An IIT Delhi researcher has started an open Google Document to get an exact number of research scholars who are yet to receive their stipends

Published on 6th February 2020
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Aalok Khandekar, IITH researcher is coordinating an air pollution governance study on Indian cities

The study has now been expanded to include four more Indian cities including Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Pune besides Los Angeles as well

Published on 22nd January 2019
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Actions of the government will discourage critical research, Tharoor writes to FM, condemning decision to defer research stipends

In a letter addressed to the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Shashi Tharoor criticises the decision to defer PhD and MTech stipends

Published on 20th October 2020
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Addressing the baby elephant: How this IISc researcher's cartoons are spreading awareness on elephant exploitation

Sanjeeta Sharma Pokharel has been researching elephants and creating cartoons about them to educate more people about the animal and the need to protect them

Published on 12th March 2020
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After 8-month haitus, higher education institutions reopen for final year PG students, researchers

Based on the feedback from stakeholders, and as per the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission on November 5, colleges and universities can be opened from December 2

Published on 2nd December 2020
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After class Aftermath: Meet the Centurion University professor who  proposed techniques to form a new class of uniquely decodable signature matrices

Amiya Singh, a professor at Centurion University, talks about his vision to leverage skill-based labs to expose students to industrial skill sets, even if it’s after hours

Published on 1st June 2017
Anna University Chennai

After political storm, Anna University researchers back VC over sending Institute of Eminence letter

The university's Vice-Chancellor Dr M K Surappa had previously written to the Union Government seeking an Institute of Eminence tag for the university

Published on 16th October 2020
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AI will predict how patients with past viral infections will respond to new ones, find researchers

One, a set of 166 genes, reveals how the human immune system responds to viral infections. A second set of 20 signature genes predicts the severity of a patient's disease

Published on 12th June 2021

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