Category: EDUCATION

Students need to be encouraged into startup culture: AICTE chairperson

There is a need to bring students into startup culture and to provide them a platform where they can convert their bright ideas into innovation, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairperson Anil D Sahasrabudhe said on Friday. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training […]

After the storm: Curiosity selfie reveals dust-covered rover and dark skies following massive Martian duststorm – but there’s still no word from missing rover Opportunity

In the wake of a massive dust storm on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover went dutifully back to work collecting samples at the surface. In the wake of a massive dust storm on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover went dutifully back to work collecting samples at the surface. On August 9, just over two weeks after the […]

Brain cells can help people feel brave, deal with anxiety

Ever wondered why some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire while others freeze at the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? It could be the presence of a certain type of cells in the brain’s hippocampus, a study has found. The findings showed that neurons known as OLM cells […]

Supermassive Black Hole Discovered in a Tiny Galaxy

Scientists have found a supermassive black hole (SBH) at the center of a tiny galaxy, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The galaxy, called Fornax UCD3, belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as ultracompact dwarfs (UCDs), which are populated by older stars. […]

The Woman Who Leads India’s “Manned Mission” To Space

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s first human space flights mission on a rocket built by ISRO on Independence Day, a widely-appreciated clause was his promise that it could be a “son or a daughter” who would take the Indian flag to outer space. At the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO, a part […]

Madras High Court orders CBSE to publicize ‘no homework’ rule in media

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to publicise in media that stringent action would be taken against institutes not following the board’s ‘no homework’ rule for Class 1 and 2 students. Justice N Kirubakaran passed the order on a plea by advocate M Purushothaman seeking direction to the […]