Douglas Engelbart, Father of the Computer Mouse, Dies at Age 88

Douglas C. Engelbart, founder of the Augmented Research Center (ARC) at SRI one of the inventors of the computer mouse and a computer visionary, has died at the age of 88. He also who foresaw the modern internet. His death was announced today [...]

Srishti Asthana named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013

Chandigarh girl’s search for success with Google Gist: Srishti Asthana, daughter of Punjab IGP S.K. Asthana, named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013 Srishti Asthana, a XI standard student from Millenium School, Mohali [...]

Sleights of Mind

What the neuroscience of magic reveals about our brains Neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of NeuroMagic — and also members of the Magic Castle, Magic Circle, International [...]

The Piramal Healthcare Director runs the business with a smile

In the mid-1970s, a medical student at the University of Mumbai was driving in the city’s Parel mill district, when she saw a girl, about four years old, hobbling on tiny crutches. The child had polio. The future Dr Swati Piramal, then [...]

Swati Piramal, Director of Piramal Healthcare || The Forum at HSPH

Dr. Swati Piramal (MPH ’92) is the Director of Piramal Healthcare, a drug discovery company that aims to bring affordable medicines to reduce the burden of disease globally. Dr. Piramal leads a team of scientists in cancer, diabetes, inflammation [...]

1963: Soviets launch first woman into space

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova: The First Woman in Space Colonel-Engineer Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (March 6, 1937- ) was a Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman in space. She was on the Vostok 5 mission which launched on June 16, [...]

Meet Liver Uncle Aka Grandpa

Saving someone’s life often brings with it the nickname ‘God’. In case of Dr AS Soin, Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon in Medanta Medicity, it is invariably so every time a patient, getting gift of life through transplant, comes to greet [...]

World’s First Liver Transplant Chain saves 3 child

Gist: Chain of liver transplant surgeries saves three children The world’s first transplant chain, first-of-its-kind chain of liver transplants in the world, saving the lives of three children Six simultaneous liver transplants save lives [...]

History created by Indian Women Pugilists

Indian women boxers created history as six of them entered the finals of the 6th Asian women Boxing Championships at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Pinky Jangra (48 kgs), Mary Kom (51 kgs), Sonia Lather (54 kgs), Sarita Devi (60 kgs), Monica Saun (64 [...]

Transit of Venus pioneer William Crabtree celebrated in Salford

William Crabtree’s observation of the transit was celebrated by Ford Madox Brown in his Manchester Murals in Manchester Town Hall Astronomers in Salford will use a viewing of the latest transit of Venus to celebrate a local’s role [...]