Dinesh C Sharma

Dinesh C Sharma is an award-winning journalist and author with over 30 years’ experience of reporting on science, technology, innovation, medicine and environment-related issues for national and international media outlets.

Recent articles

The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free till 2044, warns scientists

UCLA study narrows the predicted timeframe for one worrying result of climate change.

Ketogenic diet can protect from influenza infection in mice

The researchers wondered whether the dietary strategy would protect an organism from contracting influenza or make one more susceptible to the virus.

Scientists discover the body’s protection shield

A way to manipulate the body’s own immune response to help boost tissue repair.

A new way to measure Earth’s gravity

The technique also could be used to measure slight gravitational variations at different places in the world, which may help in mapping the seafloor or finding oil and minerals underground.

What causes the rotation of galaxies?

Sky survey provides clues to how they change over time.

Newsletter

See stories of the future in your inbox each morning.

My articles

Database of everyday chemicals harmful to human health

In our daily lives, we get exposed to dozens of chemicals either through products we use or consume as well as through exposure to the environment. Such chemicals are present in consumer products, pesticides and...

Scientists invented black gold- a wonder material

Indians are fascinated with gold, making India one of the largest consumers of the yellow metal globally. Now Indian scientists have tinkered with the chemistry of the material and turned it into ‘black gold’ which they say...

AI to determine Bat species believed to transmit Nipah virus to humans

Nipah, a deadly virus responsible for recent Nipah outbreak in Kerala following one that occurred in 2018, generally transmitted to human from fruits or date palm contaminated by body fluids of bats. Along with bats, domestic pigs...

BARC develops nanosilver coating that can kill bacteria

The antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles are being explored to develop new antimicrobials and to enhance the efficacy of existing antimicrobial agents. A group of Indian researchers has now developed a new method to prepare silver nanoparticle...

Indian scientists discover how serotonin helps brain cells cope with stress

Serotonin is a chemical that relays information from one part of the brain to another and is known to play a key role in a number of functions ranging from sleep to social behavior. Now Indian scientists...

New method can help predict reservoir levels three months in advance

As the mercury soars and countdown begins for the monsoon, storage levels in reservoirs keep the government and hydropower generators on tenterhooks. Now Indian scientists have found a potential solution - a new framework that can predict...

Scientists identify genetic factors responsible for infertility among Indian men

Male infertility in India is very high. It is generally due to low production and motility of sperm, abnormal shape of sperm or complete absence of it. Now a group of Indian scientists have found underlying genetic...

How dust storms are adding to pollution woes of North India

During May 2018, the national capital region and parts of North India were lashed by three strong dust storms in quick succession. In addition to widespread damage they caused to property and human life, these storms affected...