Dr Niruj Mohan Ramanujam

Astronomy EPO, public ownership of science, LGBT archives, cooking as a science.

Recent articles

Reconstructing English words from neural signals

Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as the words were spoken.

Astronomers discovered most distant galaxy ever

The light from MAMBO-9 traveled about 13 billion years to reach ALMA’s antennas.

This brain circuit is responsible for regulating alcohol consumption

Discovery could lead to a better understanding of why some casual drinkers develop an alcohol use disorder.

Scientists found a killer electron hot spot in Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts

JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth.

Evidence for more dark-matter-deficient dwarf galaxies found

Scientists identified 19 dwarf galaxies with less dark matter.

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Everything you wanted to know about the first ever image of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope has released the first direct image of a black hole and its neighbourhood. This black hole lurks in the centre of a nearby galaxy called M87. This historic image shows a ring of...

AstroSat discovers new group of stars in globular cluster NGC 2808

The Indian multi-wavelength space observatory AstroSat launched in September 2015 continues to yield exciting results. Using this observatory, astronomers from Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai have identified a new population of ultraviolet stars in the globular cluster NGC 2808. Globular...