Our brains are lazy and want to minimise cognitive load – meaning we repeat what we find pleasurable rather than consider many different and new options, which may be …
How an Indian PhD Student Made Sanskrit’s ‘Language Machine’ Work
A grammatical problem which has defeated Sanskrit scholars since the 5th century BC has finally been solved by Rishi Rajpopat, an Indian PhD student at the University of Cambridge.
In ‘The Song of the Cell’, Cellular Therapy Heralds the Rise of a ‘New Human’
With his third book in a planned quartet, Siddhartha Mukherjee once again demonstrates that he is a storyteller with the mind of a scientist and the heart of a …
What Indian Women Need to Deal With the Gendered Threat of Air Pollution
Gender-based social roles, lack of economic agency, caste structures and restricted access to healthcare shape women’s experiences of polluted air.
Knockin’ on Hospital Doors – But Is Anyone Listening?
How many lives will it take before we realise too many people have died because young doctors were working at the limit of their physical and mental capacities?
In India’s Unequal Research System, Frugal Labs Are Bittersweet Gems
In the spare rooms of colleges and homes, using very small living organisms, students are piecing together functional laboratories with day-to-day household items.
The Most Influential Climate Science Paper of All Time
A 1967 study by Nobel-winner Syukuro Manabe changed climate science forever
‘Ray’ – a Tribute to a Master Filmmaker – Is High on Ideas, Low on Execution
The anthology is a hat-doff to Satyajit Ray and has films directed by Srijit Mukherji, Abhishek Chaubey, and Vasan Bala.
Is an Assamese-Medium Medical College Just a Poll Gimmick?
Assam needs a robust language policy before it can host a functional Assamese-medium medical college.