Science

‘Filling vacant posts in emergency services is not rocket science’

Neelam Krishnamoorthy, convener of the Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT), says there is an urgent need to fill up vacancies in the Delhi Fire Service. Ms. Krishnamoorthy lost her two teenaged children in the Uphaar cinema fire tragedy in 1997 that claimed 59 lives. Since then, the AVUT has been fighting for justice for the victims of the Uphaar tragedy, and for improvements in fire laws and regulations in the country. The Delhi Fire Service (DFS), as per ...

What is ‘Madman theory’ in Political science

CONCEPTUAL Opinion May 21, 2018 00:15 IST Updated: May 20, 2018 23:10 IST May 21, 2018 00:15 IST Updated: May 20, 2018 23:10 IST This refers to the strategy of deterrence adopted by a leader to portray himself as irrational and unpredictable in order to convince his enemies that it is better to stay away from him and avoid trouble. It is linked to former U.S. President Richard Nixon who apparently tried to portray himself as an unpredictable and volatile ...

Do falling rocks cause sea level rise? Science weighs in

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Quickest Draws in Science Town

By Debkumar Mitra Research scientists often complain that peer-review journals have a prohibitive paywall that deters readers from accessing research that has been conducted, in the first place, for greater public good. The recent ‘boycott’ by artificial intelligence (AI) scientists of Nature Machine Intelligence has brought the growing discontent to the forefront. In his essay, ‘Two Cultures’, CP Snow talks about science being the most democratic knowledge system where the practitioners’ produce is for the people at large. In other ...

Science and commerce go hand in hand, says Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said that science and technology have a symbiotic relationship with business and industry, and the combination of research institutions, technology start-ups incubated on campuses, and a knowledge-based business culture can be transformational. Mr. Kovind said that Silicon Valley in California and Bengaluru in India are examples of this. “There is so much science and commerce can do together — product invention and process innovation, converting the learning of the lab into commercially viable products, ...

Listen to one of the best short science fiction podcasts ...

Audiobooks are in the midst of a boom. Last June, the Audio Publishers Association reported that the field grew a whopping 34 percent between 2015 and 2016, and by all accounts, that growth is continuing. Readers are increasingly listening to fiction, and some of the most successful science fiction magazines have begun recording audio adaptations of their stories. One of the best out there is the Clarkesworld Magazine Podcast, narrated by Kate Baker. Founded in 2006 by Neil Clarke, Clarkesworld ...

Introducing A Digital Science Program For Incarcerated Kids

One thing Michael Krezmien noticed about working with incarcerated teens, is that they’re not a population that typically catches the attention of education researchers –or educational funding organizations. And this is a problem, he realized, as research suggests that the consequences of failing to address the educational needs of incarcerated juveniles are dire. Because incarcerated teens are usually left out of the educational system–having either no access to good education or having been kicked out of school–they often fail to ...

Science Sunday: The science of golf

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Martin Fisher of Science Central joined First News for another morning of Science Sunday. This time, he used the science of golf to teach science basics. Science Central is an exciting mix of inspiring and fun hands-on learning and engaging fun. Each year through attendance, programming, and outreach they impact over 140,000 individuals and have served nearly 2 million people since opening. You and your family can check out Science Central Wednesday through Sunday. It’s ...

The Hindu Science Quiz: Of Hawking’s last paper and time ...

Physicist Stephen Hawking delivered his last thoughts about the nature of the cosmos in the new paper   | Photo Credit: REUTERS What did Stephen Hawking talk about in a paper submitted days before his death? To know the answer and other interesting science nuggets take this quiz. Receive the best of The Hindu delivered to your inbox everyday! ‘, nextArrow: ”, responsive: [{ breakpoint: 1599, settings: { slidesToShow: 3 } }] }); });

Scientists find water plumes on Jupiter moon Europa, which could ...

We first saw it as a little blob on a picture of a distant moon. And now it might be one of our best hopes of finding alien life in our own solar system. Scientists announced this week that there is a water plume coming out of Europa, a moon of Jupiter and one of the prime candidates for life in our solar system. This comes in the wake of discovering plumes on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, during the Cassini mission, which suggested the ...