Pratik Kanjilal

Would you accept a pig’s heart or a cow’s skin?

Advances in organ transplant could pave the way for the use of animal tissues in human beings

Would you accept a pig’s heart or a cow’s skin?

‘There are times in history when you have to stand up and be counted. This is one of them’

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Pratik Kanjilal of The Indian Express, author Nayantara Sahgal says she sees no distinction between the RSS and the BJP, believes the Congress is still capable of ‘reinventing itself’ an

‘There are times in history when you have to stand up and be counted. This is one of them’

Developing drugs from nature

All three Medicine Nobel winners were inspired by natural substances which are either found just lying about or have existed in the traditional pharmacopoeia for millennia

Opinion News

The Holy Grail of authentication

A mix of identification strategies will have to be used for foolproof authentication; labs are exploring an emerging market for alternative bio-markers

The Holy Grail of authentication

Supermoon eclipse: Scooting about the solar system

News of the supermoon eclipse due on the night of September 27-28 has recommended the heavens yet again to public attention. It’s a rarity, a blood moon about 14% bigger than normal.

Supermoon eclipse: Scooting about the solar system

Dead men’s secrets

The mass grave of Schöneck-Kilianstädten throws new insights into collective violence by the ancient human race

Dead men’s secrets

The internet of the future

OneWeb promises to revolutionise the geography and demographics of the connected world, and thereby the nature of the internet itself

The internet of the future

The internet of the future

OneWeb promises to revolutionise the geography and demographics of the connected world, and thereby the nature of the internet itself.

internet future News

Let’s turn to science

Food safety testing could be separated as a purely technical function which can be rapidly performed outside bureaucracies

Let’s turn to science

Thinking beyond Maggi

The larger objective of public health would be poorly served by a single-point agenda

Thinking beyond Maggi

Patenting science fiction

Patents are taking a step towards an imagined future

Patenting science fiction

Honey, I am shrinking the device…

Beyond Apple watches and Google Glass, there is a world of ever-tinier systems being hatched. They are designed like accessories rather than garments

Honey, I am shrinking the device…

Mining Wikipedia for health data

The use of internet media to track the wavefronts of fast-moving infections such as the flu is a successful strategy.

Mining Wikipedia for health data

A fork that could worry Android

Having taken venture capital on board, will Cyanogen take the market away from Google?

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Borrowing from nature

News of the remarkable hardness of the teeth of Patella vulgata has restored the lost importance of the limpet

Borrowing from nature

Coming back to life

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN gets a new purpose, while GPG, an open-source encryption programme, gets a new lease of life.

Coming back to life

Treating vaccine-phobia and GM-aversion

The remedy is political persuasion rather than scoffing at fears and pushing them aside with the bludgeon of science

Treating vaccine-phobia and GM-aversion

Taming the demon

Those warning about the need for artificial intelligence policy research may be articulating the fear of the unknown...

Taming the demon

Speech bubble

PM’s address to Indian Science Congress reveals tensions between India’s present needs and future prospects

Speech bubble

Innovation India-style, by IBM

IBM has brought fresh cheer to neighbourhood vegetable-sellers...

Innovation India-style, by IBM

The business of life

It’s a huge market but, in the short term, smart spoons and in-eye glucometers will do better than world-altering projects such as driverless cars and Google Glass

The business of life

New pathways for pathogens

Thanks to urbanisation, viruses are jumping species barriers

New pathways for pathogens

Next stop, a comet

Mangalyaan has completed one month in orbit around Mars .

Lifestyle News

Next stop, a comet

Rosetta’s landing will open a new chapter in space science...

Next stop, a comet
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