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Bamboo and mud, which have lost their pre-eminent status as construction materials, are making a comeback. Albeit slowly.

Biopiracy: Right over Tibetan medicine

China tries to stake claim over Sowa Rigpa which has a significant Indian influence on the Tibetan medicine.

12 Oct 2017 6:50 AM

Grey matter: The brain’s exhaustive memory bank

Studies by scientists have shown in many ways that forced activation of ‘memory engram cells’ can result in recall of the memory.

12 Oct 2017 6:46 AM

Pet therapy: Pet power at work

Companies the world over are using animal power to reduce stress and help in staff retention.

12 Oct 2017 6:30 AM

Runversation: Tour of Giants, a race so beautiful in all its brutality

It’s the aptly named Tor des Geants (Tour of Giants) — a week-long ultra running race through Italy’s Aosta valley.

04 Oct 2017 2:16 AM

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Energy efficient: Nuclear fusion can save the world

Every few years, shouts of electrical “Eureka” are heard as incremental improvements crop up in potential fusion methods.

04 Oct 2017 2:14 AM

Diet hacks: Cheat to lose weight

A cheat meal is also a very good reward or incentive that makes sure the other meals are healthy and as per the prescribed diet.

04 Oct 2017 2:11 AM

Spin doctor: A spin for the fidgety soul

Fidgeting is an involuntary but relentless activity that we all indulge in, be it biting nails, tapping foot, or clicking a pen.

24 Sep 2017 6:27 AM

Cutting edge: Detecting cancer tissue in 10 seconds

The revolutionary MasSpec Pen accurately identifies cancerous tissues and the words ‘Normal’ or ‘Cancer’ automatically appear on a computer screen.

24 Sep 2017 6:24 AM

Final frontier: Sky is the limit for 2 IISc start-ups

Rocket science? Bellatrix Aerospace and Astrome Technologies could well be one up on SpaceX, OneWeb, Boeing.

24 Sep 2017 6:19 AM

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Taste of waste: Deadly popsicles up for grabs!

These delicious-looking but deadly ice candies cleverly highlight the global problem of water pollution.

17 Sep 2017 6:29 AM

Runversation: Triathletes have the will, the body follows

Deepak ranks among the top triathletes in India with 18 full ironman finishes to his credit.

17 Sep 2017 6:23 AM

Subtle racism: Stories of an ‘invisible’ prejudice

A blog and digital project records accounts of microaggression or subtle slights faced by minorities all over.

17 Sep 2017 6:19 AM

Living daylight: Open the doors for smart windows

As compared to the electrochromic window, they can go up to more than 5,000 cycles of switching with minimum degradation and thus are more durable.

10 Sep 2017 2:29 AM

Health and you: Too much good cholesterol is also too bad

“While cholesterol cannot be the only factor for cardiovascular diseases, it is definitely one of the markers for the same,” says Dr Aanand.

10 Sep 2017 2:21 AM

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Mind matters: Exploring Philosophical fundamentals of peace

Even after the victory in war, the Pandavas did not find peace with themselves and did not become people who happily-lived-ever-after.

10 Sep 2017 2:15 AM

Runversation: The Mont Blanc at your feet

You run in the shadow of the Mont Blanc, you reach 10 summits, and you run in three countries.

03 Sep 2017 2:33 AM

Tech that: Size up a crowd the neural way

Just how do you count crowds, stand by with an emergency evacuation plan to prevent a catastrophe triggered by a stampede, and all in a few seconds?

03 Sep 2017 2:28 AM

Ad Nauseam: Bot attack!

Fraudulent clicks by robot programmes inflate Google advertisers’ billings. The episode unveils the larger risks of digital marketing.

03 Sep 2017 2:23 AM

Cell wise: Storing movies in bacteria

CRISPR technology converts bacteria into a hard disk in which information can be stored.

31 Aug 2017 3:41 AM

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