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2017

  1. A beacon of hope for the Middle East, with love from electrons (December 31, 2017)
  2. ‘When do we become scared?’ (December 3, 2017)
  3. In setback to ‘Saraswati’ theory, study says Sutlej had bigger role to play in Indus civilisation (November 28, 2017)
  4. X-ray camera on ISRO’s Astrosat makes strange pulsar discovery (November 7, 2017)
  5. Astro institute bullying case offers peek into fraught ties between PhD students, supervisors (November 1, 2017)
  6. How much of a problem is an astrology workshop at IISc? (October 29, 2017)
  7. Scientists in the lurch after imprecise MHRD notice about ‘paid journals’ (October 16, 2017)
  8. Are the papers behind this year’s Nobel Prizes in the public domain? (October 5, 2017)
  9. Chemistry Nobel for cryo-electron microscopes, machines that can ‘see’ the atoms of life (October 4, 2017)
  10. Nobel Prize for physics goes to trio that pioneered gravitational wave astronomy (October 3, 2017)
  11. Medicine Nobel for experiments that worked out how our internal body clocks tick (October 2, 2017)
  12. Gravitational waves from colliding black holes detected for fourth time – with many firsts (September 28, 2017)
  13. Dear minister: An Indian did try to fly but he definitely didn’t invent the aeroplane (September 20, 2017)
  14. Meet the Hunter S. Thompson of elementary particles (September 20, 2017)
  15. Hail and farewell, Cassini (September 15, 2017)
  16. Before we fixate on ‘Blue Whale’, let’s remember the real monsters out there (September 6, 2017)
  17. ‘India’s GPS’ remains unfinished as an ISRO PSLV mission fails after 20 years (September 2, 2017)
  18. This is no way to remember P.M. Bhargava and Yash Pal (August 8, 2017)
  19. The DNA profiling bill is back in a new avatar – here’s the lowdown (August 2, 2017)
  20. Do we finally have evidence that there are particles that are their own antiparticles? (July 20, 2017)
  21. Indian, Portuguese scientists devise tabletop test to explore Sun’s magnetic fields (July 20, 2017)
  22. Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman and Iranian to win Fields Medal, dies at 40 (July 15, 2017)
  23. Fiat Luxembourg: How a tiny European nation is leading the evolution of space law (July 15, 2017)
  24. The storied history of the spooky physics behind China’s teleportation success (July 14, 2017)
  25. Why a new idea to search for extra dimensions in the pulse of spacetime is turning heads (July 7, 2017)
  26. IISc scientists widen scope to find materials with odd, but coveted, traits (June 13, 2017)
  27. Parsing the math in D.D. Kosambi the polymath (June 13, 2017)
  28. How machine-learning helps us understand strange materials and their stranger physics (June 6, 2017)
  29. What ISRO must do to take India’s space story to more people (June 6, 2017)
  30. After GSLV Mk III cruises to success, ISRO is back to its hectic schedule (June 5, 2017)
  31. The place of science when the ‘peacock’ judge struts his faith (June 3, 2017)
  32. Scientists playing molecular LEGO unlock new achievement: synchronous rotors (June 1, 2017)
  33. India’s star rises higher with LIGO’s third gravitational wave detection (June 1, 2017)
  34. Why it’s more wrong when role models are insensitive (May 30, 2017)
  35. ISRO’s new cryogenic engine marks occasion to forget Cold War era scandal (May 23, 2017)
  36. What we know and what we don’t know about AAP’s vote tampering demonstration (May 10, 2017)
  37. Mysterious gamma-ray glow from Milky Way’s centre may not be from dark matter (May 4, 2017)
  38. ISRO set to take Modi’s foreign policy to space with next GSLV launch (May 1, 2017)
  39. Let’s talk (right) about Eman Ahmed (April 30, 2017)
  40. The marsh of failures that the India-based Neutrino Observatory is stranded in (April 26, 2017)
  41. ISRO is not going to mine the Moon for helium-3 (April 22, 2017)
  42. A similar anomaly has showed up in three physics experiments since 2009. What’s happening? (April 20, 2017)
  43. ‘Magic islands’ of Titan’s lakes could be streams of nitrogen bubbles (April 20, 2017)
  44. Moo outta the way: Gujarat researchers build ‘cow avoidance’ system for cars (April 10, 2017)
  45. New paper hints at solution for 160-year-old, million-dollar math problem (April 3, 2017)
  46. New mathematical idea mops up Higgs boson’s mass problem like clockwork (March 30, 2017)
  47. Why Titan’s ‘long’ dunes could be the work of a sand that sticks (March 29, 2017)
  48. Next-gen telescope set to be the next big thing in gamma-ray astronomy (March 28, 2017)
  49. Science journals sting raises troubling questions about UGC’s PhD plans (March 22, 2017)
  50. In Dalit student’s notes, an intimate portrait of life, loss and longing on the margins (March 14, 2017)
  51. The radioisotope generator pulsing in ISRO’s future (March 13, 2017)
  52. Indian science journals produce March editions authored entirely by women (March 10, 2017)
  53. What are time crystals? And what have two new experiments found about them? (March 9, 2017)
  54. Revisiting the super-bright supernova 1987A after 30 years (February 25, 2017)
  55. Astronomers find extrasolar system with six Earth-like planets, maybe seven (February 22, 2017)
  56. Wheat production forecasts and more – 20 points from ISRO’s 2016 annual report (February 22, 2017)
  57. Apples and oranges: Why ISRO rockets aren’t comparable to Falcons or Arianes (February 18, 2017)
  58. Astronomers catch star just six hours after it goes supernova (February 14, 2017)
  59. Centennial: Einstein’s desperate mistake, the cosmological constant (February 9, 2017)
  60. Review: Enrico Fermi, the quiet ‘Pope’ in a collapsing world (February 5, 2017)
  61. Famous exoplanet detected in 1995 found to have water in its atmosphere (February 2, 2017)
  62. All that is shiny may not be metallic hydrogen (January 31, 2017)
  63. Three atomic clocks have failed onboard India’s ‘regional GPS’ constellation (January 30, 2017)
  64. Tamil Nadu researchers unravel how a common insecticide can cause diabetes (January 29, 2017)
  65. After dubious BGR-34 claim, AYUSH ministry pushes homeopathy for diabetes (January 21, 2017)
  66. Would ISRO launches be so cheap if Indian labour were not underpaid? (January 16, 2017)
  67. Knabenphysik at 92: Remembering the boys’ club of early quantum mechanics (January 13, 2017)
  68. Why is there little trust across the aisle on issues of climate change? (January 10, 2017)
  69. Science Congress honour for Hyderabad University VC raises hackles (January 4, 2017)
  70. By itself, the question ‘what to expect in science in 2017’ misses the point (January 1, 2017)

Video – scripts

  1. What exactly did China teleport into space? (July 14, 2017)
  2. Asteroid Ceres as many ingredients for the recipe of life (February 17, 2017)
  3. All you need to know about ISRO’s PSLV C37 mission – 1 launch, 104 satellites (February 14, 2017)