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2018

  1. After another year, finding solace in our subjective experience of time (December 31, 2018)
  2. As ISRO works on human spaceflight, a glimpse of its challenges from 45 years ago (December 30, 2019)
  3. The Wire’s top 10 science stories of 2018 (December 30, 2019)
  4. Cabinet okays ISRO’s human spaceflight programme for Rs 10,000 crore (December 29, 2018)
  5. Why physical networks aren’t like their on-paper counterparts (December 10, 2018)
  6. Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’ should encourage questions, not paranoia, about phone radiation (November 29, 2018)
  7. China, Japan prepare to transform Asia into hub of particle physics research (November 19, 2018)
  8. Ex-naturopath wins award for standing up for science. Is the Indian govt listening? (November 15, 2018)
  9. ISRO gears up for next Mk III launch (November 14, 2018)
  10. The story of dust, through space and time (November 10, 2018)
  11. Earth has many natural satellites – but how many can be called ‘moons’? (November 9, 2018)
  12. NGT rules troubled science project can keep environment ministry clearance (November 4, 2018)
  13. Danish group’s doubts that LIGO discovered gravitational waves resurface (November 4, 2018)
  14. Weak signal suggests neutrino sector may upset cherished particle physics idea (October 29, 2018)
  15. Scientists and Buddhists discuss physics, reality at three-day conference (October 10, 2018)
  16. CERN suspends physicist for sexism, acting sooner than other institutions have (October 6, 2018)
  17. Do you speak differently of the physics Nobel Prize if a woman wins it? (October 2, 2018)
  18. Donna Strickland first woman to win physics Nobel Prize in 55 years (October 2, 2018)
  19. 2018 medicine Nobel Prize: Who are James Allison and Tasuku Honjo? (October 1, 2018)
  20. What the Nobel Prizes are not (October 1, 2018)
  21. The Modi government’s pseudoscience drive is more than an attack on science (September 27, 2018)
  22. Seeking more funds, University of Hyderabad charges students for lab water (September 19, 2018)
  23. US court settles bitter gene editing patent case, confusion lingers (September 11, 2018)
  24. IIAD: How do you figure if homosexuality is ‘natural’? (September 7, 2018)
  25. DotA redux: AI played complex video-game against human pros, and lost (September 3, 2018)
  26. IIAD: Singularities in science, absolute hot and others (September 1, 2018)
  27. IIAD: A science workshop and why ‘vyomanaut’ is not cool (August 23, 2018)
  28. Say ISRO sends an Indian to space on an Indian rocket. What happens after? (August 16, 2018)
  29. The role of science journalism in a world with preprints (August 14, 2018)
  30. Preprints don’t promote confusion – so taking them away won’t fix anything (July 27, 2018)
  31. The graceful, and graceless, pursuits of peace in the quantum world (July 22, 2018)
  32. Why are we going over the moon on helium-3 all over again? (June 28, 2018)
  33. Long-sought Higgs boson detail finally confirmed (July 10, 2018)
  34. 35,000+ scientific papers may need to be retracted for image duplication (July 6, 2018)
  35. All you need to know about the ISRO test taking us closer to manned missions (July 5, 2018)
  36. What makes manholes so lethal? (June 27, 2018)
  37. Catching a glimpse of S. Pancharatnam in history’s precisest chemical reaction (June 21, 2018)
  38. ‘Kaala’ is not ‘Kabali’, but it questions Rajinikanth’s politics more (June 14, 2018)
  39. Success of new scheme to get scientists to write more needs community effort (June 4, 2018)
  40. Now playing on your timeline, the cult of Elon Musk (May 29, 2018)
  41. There is neither truth nor news in Elon Musk’s ‘Pravda’ – forget usefulness (May 25, 2018)
  42. UGC excises over 4,000 titles from its ‘master’ list of preferred journals (May 3, 2018)
  43. How cut-throat competition forces scientists to act against the collective (May 1, 2018)
  44. ISRO recalls GSAT-11 from spaceport to perform additional tests (April 28, 2018)
  45. India’s blind faith in DNA and Aadhaar profiling will lead to no good (April 27, 2018)
  46. HAL from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ still has very contemporary lessons for us (April 22, 2018)
  47. Science academies issue joint statement in favour of neutrino project (April 18, 2018)
  48. The ‘March for Science’ should ask for structural reforms, not just money (April 14, 2018)
  49. Fifteen of 45 companies have defaulted on CSIR loans (April 7, 2018)
  50. GSAT 6A comms satellite in trouble as ISRO loses contact (April 1, 2018)
  51. Perumal Murugan’s poem in solidarity with statues set to music by T.M. Krishna (March 22, 2018)
  52. Centre grants environmental clearance to ambitious neutrino lab on ‘special’ basis (March 21, 2018)
  53. A science minister – and an event – that insults Indian science (March 17, 2018)
  54. Stephen Hawking, the cosmic bard (March 14, 2018)
  55. ‘India’s GPS’ delayed by deadline overruns, ISRO’s ‘administrative laxity’: CAG (March 14, 2018)
  56. The Narendra Modi government’s pursuit of scriptural authority is a war against doubt (March 12, 2018)
  57. Hopes for ‘new physics’ pave the road to rencontres (March 10, 2018)
  58. Let’s talk about the misogyny pervading Holi, not the science of ‘semen-filled balloons’ (March 3, 2018)
  59. With ministers like these, every day must be science day (February 28, 2018)
  60. Exam question asks students to explain why HRD minister was wrong on Darwin (February 23, 2018)
  61. For space, and ISRO, frugality is a tightrope walk not worth celebrating (February 21, 2018)
  62. ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is a textbook case of how not to use physics in a movie (February 8, 2018)
  63. Economic Survey strikes right notes on R&D, research spending (January 29, 2018)
  64. Scientists and three science academies protest Satyapal Singh’s creationist remark (January 22, 2018)
  65. With Ram Madhav and Satyapal Singh in charge, even Lord Ram can’t help Indian science (January 21, 2018)
  66. India’s first private lunar rover on the line after Antrix contract collapses (January 9, 2018)
  67. Why a test used to spot gender bias in science reports can be myopic (January 8, 2018)
  68. Nuclear physicist and NIAS director Baldev Raj no more (January 7, 2018)