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Scientists win Nobel chemistry for 'genetic scissors'

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2020 was jointly awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna "for the development of a method for genome editing." IMAGE: Emmanuelle Charpentier and......

Roger Penrose, 2 others share Physics Nobel for black hole research

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was jointly awarded to three scientists for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole.   IMAGE: David Haviland,......

Serum gets nod for phase 2, 3 trials of Covid vaccine in India

The Drugs Controller General of India has given a nod to Serum Institute of India for conducting phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the......

2019: The year in photos

We sorted through countless photographs taken around the world to come up with the top images of 2019. Together these tell the story of the year -- capturing moments of hope and heartbreak,......

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Literature Nobels

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian novelist Peter Handke have been named the 2018 and 2019 winners of Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday. The 2018 Nobel......

Innovative field research in India helped Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo win Economics Nobel

This year's Laureates have shown how the problem of global poverty can be tackled by breaking it down into a number of smaller - but more precise - questions at individual or group levels, he Royal......

Economics Nobel for India-born Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, M Kremer

The trio introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty IMAGE: The portraits of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kreme, who......

7 things you must know about Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee

On Monday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer had won the 2019 Nobel Prize for economics "for their experimental approach to......

What 2018 Economics Nobel means for growth-hungry India

William Nordhaus believes that climate change can best be addressed by ensuring the correct pricing for polluting resources like fuel through government intervention – in other words, through......

American Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel prize for economics

"He's made economics more human," the Nobel jury said. US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioral economics, showing how human......

What's HOT on OTT this week

The streaming scene is bustling with so much action that Just Watch, an international streaming guide, wrote to us and shared a cool new tool Ghostwrite me a story (external link) where all you......

When Elli Avram wanted to scream

'When I went home to Sweden after Bigg Boss, people recognised me as they were following the show!''In New York, they were calling out my name on the streets!' IMAGE: Sunny Deol and Elli Avram in......

The women who won Cannes

And other top moments from the closing of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. India's real Cannes star: Nawazuddin Siddiqui IMAGE: Director Sofia Coppola at the photo call for The Beguiled.In 2003,......

Oscar nominees 2015: Everything isn't awesome (but that's okay)

'Something for everything may be fine for the Golden Globes, but the Oscars should (ideally) look for individual excellence' Raja Sen takes stock of the Oscar 2015 nominations.First things......

Raja Sen's Oscar Nominations Wishlist 2015

Birdman. Boyhood. The Grand Budapest Hotel... Before you, dear reader, go over my choices for nominations in the major categories, do be warned that this is an exercise in fanhood and......

Badminton great Padukone recovering from COVID-19

IMAGE: Prakash Padukone, who is the first Indian to win the prestigious All England Championships title in 1980, is likely to be discharged later this week. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters......

Sportsperson who have tested positive for coronavirus

IMAGE: Loftus Road Stadium, home to Queens Park Rangers is pictured on March 23, 2020 in London. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images While the whole world grapples to contain the spread of the......

End of the race for Mahalaxmi Race Course?

Derby regulars and riding enthusiasts are a worried lot as municipal authorities contemplate replacing the iconic Mahalaxmi Race Course with a public park, says Ranjita Ganesan. In 1984, renowned......

It's all about enjoying the sport!

The monsoon has suddenly revived in recent days, giving India much respite from the heat. Bikash Mohaptra picks his favourite games to be played on a rainy day. Raindrops keep fallin' on my......

Olympic medal not impossible: Padukone

Badminton ace Prakash Padukone held out reasonably good hope for India's Beijing Olympic hopefuls Anup Sridhar and Saina Nehwal, saying their task of climbing the medal rostrum at Beijing is......

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