Pinki Pramanik’s privacy violated

If of late you have been sickened by the way the West Bengal Police have treated Pinki Pramanik, then think again. The extreme voyeurism exhibited in the leak of her video (that is how she identifies herself) medical ‘screening’ [...]

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 [...]

India’s first robotic liver surgery on donor saves kid

For the first time in India, a robot has been used successfully for liver transplant. Doctors at Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon have performed the robotic surgery to take out a portion of the liver of the donor to be transplanted in a [...]

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 [...]

Partial lunar eclipse on Monday, no show in India

A partial lunar eclipse will grace the night sky tomorrow but astronomy lovers in India will miss the event as the celestial phenomenon will not be visible from any part in the country. “The eclipse will be partly visible from western [...]

World Health Statistics 2012: One in six adults obese, one in three … – India.Com Health

As per WHO’s The World health statistics 2012 report,one in six adults obese, one in 10 diabetic and one in three has raised blood pressure. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO says “this report is further evidence of the dramatic [...]

From cancer to quantum, teens’ scientific feats celebrated

Winners of the 2012 Intel ISEF show the promise of science for improving the world New ways to detect cancer, search online social networks and link atoms using quantum physics took the highest honors this week at the 2012 Intel International [...]

Indian winners of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS The world’s largest high school science research competition, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public, announced its top winners in Pittsburgh Raghavendra [...]

Young scientists, inventors and mathematicians score big

Cancer sensor, a better way to search tweets, and quantum teleportation are among research highlights at a global high-school-science competition Gordon E. Moore Award winner Jack Andraka is flanked by Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award [...]

Caecilians: The other amphibian

By Roberta Kwok / May 16, 2012 Caecilians may look like snakes or worms, but they are neither. They’re amphibians, which means the curious creatures’ closest relatives are frogs and salamanders. Credit: john@measey.com John Measey flew [...]