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Ironical that Bose did not get Nobel Prize: CERN chief (Interview)


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) India is like the "historic father" of the Higgs boson project, the search for what could be the basic building block of the cosmos, says CERN ... Read more...

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Indian wins Ramon Magasaysay Award


July 26th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) India's Kulandei Francis is one of the six winners of the prestigious Ramon Magasaysay Award for 2012, announced by the organisers in Manila Wednesday.Francis is being ... Read more...

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Garcia Marquez suffering from dementia, says brother


July 7th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Cartagena (Colombia), July 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez suffers from senile dementia but still maintains his good sense of humour, joy and enthusiasm, his brother said ... Read more...

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After particle discovery, spotlight on Satyendra Nath Bose


July 5th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) The discovery of a new subatomic particle, possibly the Higgs boson considered "a key to the cosmic riddle", has put the spotlight once again on Satyendra ... Read more...

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Riot control weapon that makes guys wet themselves (The Funny Side)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
A new riot control weapon is being launched this month. You zap the sonic cannon at a bad guy and he immediately needs to go to the toilet. It penetrates ... Read more...

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After Nobel prize, Suu Kyi felt Myanmar was not forgotten


June 16th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 16 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here Saturday that receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 had made her feel "real again" and reassured ... Read more...

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IMF hails China’s monetary adjustment


June 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) China's adjustment of monetary policies to stabilize growth and its determination to support higher quality growth has won praise from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)."We support ... Read more...

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poems translated into German


May 27th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Works of noted subcontinental Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, globally recognised as one who believed in social reform and devoted his poetry to the uplift of ... Read more...

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Knowledge Graph: Google unleashes the Big Boy


May 17th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) After revolutionising the Internet, Google has now unleashed its next-generation technology - 'Knowledge Graph' - which can locate even more relevant information for you than ever ... Read more...

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Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes dies at 83


May 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Carlos Fuentes, one of the best-known novelists and essayists in the Spanish-speaking world, passed away at a hospital in the Mexican capital on Tuesday. He was 83.The ... Read more...

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Nobel laureate seeks reversal of US austerity measures


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy ... Read more...

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Now, a peek into secretive Nobel selection process


March 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Nobel prize-awarding institutions, known for their secrecy, are making public the process of nomination and selection of this year's laureates.Details such as the number ... Read more...

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Einstein’s letters, documents go online


March 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 20 (IANS) A website launched by a university in Israel has catalogued more than 80,000 of Albert Einstein's collected papers and notes and personal correspondence, including love letters.The ... Read more...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez turns 85


March 7th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was celebrating Tuesday his 85th birthday together with his family at his home in the Mexican capital, EFE said.The Nobel ... Read more...

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Ecuador nominates Lenin for Nobel Prize


February 4th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A namesake of Vladimir Lenin, the late Russian communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize ... Read more...

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Special ‘Gitanjali’ to mark Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary


February 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) A special edition of "Gitanjali", the Nobel Prize-winning anthology of Rabindranath Tagore's poems, was Saturday launched by union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as part ... Read more...

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Indian education needs more flexibility: Indian American mathematician


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Shortage of top quality mathematicians in India today could be due to lack of flexibility in the education system, feels prize-winning Indian American mathematician ... Read more...

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Pachauri backs green building technologies


January 16th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Warning that India is facing an energy security challenge, renowned environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Monday said use of ... Read more...

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India, France sign pacts on three science projects


January 10th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 10 (IANS) India and France will soon jointly work on three international science projects in the field of mathematics, informatics and immunology to strengthen cooperation between their research ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

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Indian languages fest ends


December 18th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The curtain came down on the three-day Samanvay IHC Indian Languages Festival here Sunday with a call to renew the literary fraternity's commitment to promoting ... Read more...

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Jamia honours Amartya Sen (With Image)


December 16th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Friday conferred the degree of 'Doctor of Letters' (D.Lit) on renowned economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen in a special ... Read more...

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Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

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‘Golden question’ that made Indian scientist probe nanotech


December 8th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) How many atoms are required to keep gold shining? It was this question asked by a student that made India's noted scientist C.N.R. Rao take up ... Read more...

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Unknown Tagore notebook to go under hammer in New York


December 7th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) A previously unknown notebook belonging to India's Nobel Laureate and Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore will be auctioned here next week, according to Sotheby's New York ... Read more...

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Punjab before elections; Nobel rhetoric sans substance (Punjab Newsletter)


December 4th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Imagine Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the august company of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to speak of happiness at Penguin Lecture


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Happiness and the art of being happy will be the focus of the fifth edition of the annual Penguin Lecture when the Tibetan Buddhist leader, ... Read more...

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A health resort turns toxic due to industrial pollution (Postcard from Giridih)


November 25th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gadi Srirampur (Jharkhand), Nov 25 (IANS) Four-year-olds Kaushal Kaul and Priti Kumari are unlike the chirpy children one would expect them to be -- both have been blind since birth. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana revolutionised biotechnology’


November 12th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana, the Punjab-born Indian American scientist who died in the US, "revolutionised biotechnology" and his work "continues to propel new scientific discoveries", ... Read more...

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Off beat films keep me grounded: Mithun


October 19th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Three-time national award winning actor Mithun Chakraborty says it is important for him to work in off-beat films because this keeps him grounded."Such films (off-beat films) ... Read more...

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Dine on Nobel 2010 spread for Rs.8,000


October 16th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) You need not go to Stockholm in Sweden for the Nobel prize banquet. For Rs.8,000 a head, you can do it right here in Delhi. The ... Read more...

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Nobel economics laureates urge fiscal union for Eurozone


October 11th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) Eurozone needs a more centralised fiscal system for the sake of its own survival, according to two US professors awarded this year's Nobel economics prize.If ... Read more...

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Nobel medicine laureate Steinman dead: Rockefeller University


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The US' Rockefeller University said its Canadian-born cell biologist Ralph Steinman died three days before being awarded the Nobel Prize Monday as the Nobel committee was ... Read more...

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Chinese scientist wins US award for malaria drug


September 15th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) A Chinese scientist has won a prestigious award in the US for her discovery of a new drug therapy for treatment of malaria.Pharmacologist Tu Youyou, 81, ... Read more...

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Two-day special UNESCO tribute to Tagore’s legacy


September 11th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Rabindranath Tagore is the flavour at the UNESCO House on Avenue de Suffren in Paris this week as part of a literary initiative to commemorate ... Read more...

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