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7 Must-Read Stories In May 2018

Prominent personalities, therapies for HIV infection and cool feats of engineering were topics of interest in the month of May.

Indian Engineering Student Saves Diabetic Passenger On Flight

Thanks to the quick thinking of IITK engineering student Karttikeya Mangalam aboard a flight from Geneva to New Delhi, a diabetic passenger’s life was saved.

7 Must-Read Stories In December 2017

December 2017 was abuzz with news about the people who push the frontiers of science.

Asia’s Rising Scientists: Arun K. Shukla

Arun K. Shukla is tackling some of the most challenging questions in the field of G protein-coupled receptor biology.

Four From Asia Among EMBO Young Investigator 2017 Cohort

The European Molecular Biology Organization has inducted 28 new researchers into its Young Investigators Program, including four based in Asia.

Tuning Carbon Nanotubes To Capture Greenhouse Gases

By tweaking the physical parameters of carbon nanotubes, researchers were able to increase the absorption of greenhouse gases.

Light Powered By Silk Cocoons

Wet silk could be used to conduct electricity, although scientists say that any absorbent material would have the same effect.

How Badly Do India’s Universities Need To Chase World Rankings?

Prof. Pushkar of BITS Pilani discusses whether India’s higher education sector should focus on chasing world university rankings.

OPINION: India’s Underperforming Higher Education Sector

With the exception of a handful of universities, institutes, and research centers, India's higher education institutions are of poor quality, writes Dr. Pushkar.

Webometrics Web Ranking 2011: National Taiwan University Top In Asia

The latest results of the Webometrics Web Ranking of World Universities released on July 29, 2011 ranked National Taiwan University as number one in Asia for its web presence.