Niruj Mohan Ramanujam

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Free Internet access must be considered as a human right

It is hard to imagine life without the internet. It’s true and has been for some time that the Internet is connecting...

DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules

Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new drugs and a guide to searches for extraterrestrial biology.

Family relations matter more than love when it comes to health

Strained family relations may lead to the development or worsening of chronic health conditions.

Scientists discover mood-altering brain receptor

Anxiety, pain, possible targets of new medications.

Measuring gravity using floating atoms

New approach allows gravitational potentials to be measured by holding, rather than dropping, atoms.

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AstroSat unveils star that regained its youth by feeding on its companion

Every culture has stories of vampires and magical creatures that regain their youth by drinking the blood of their companion who in turn becomes old and wizened. Life imitates art, and sometimes on a celestial scale. Using...

AstroSat unravels how hot stars evolve in Globular Clusters in the Milky Way

Indian astronomers have peered deep into the Globular Cluster NGC 288, using the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) on AstroSat to uncover the nature of special kinds of stars. The image of this cluster is the AstroSat Picture of...

AstroSat discovers ultraviolet wings of Butterfly Nebula

Indian astrophysicists have discovered large ultraviolet lobes and jets that were hurled out from a dying star, using data from AstroSat – space observatory launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2015. The discovery has been...