2015


The Wire

  1. SpaceX reuses Falcon 9 main stage in long-awaited first (December 22, 2015)
  2. Fabiola Gianotti set to become first woman to lead CERN (December 20, 2015)
  3. Hopes for a new particle at the LHC offset by call for more data (December 16, 2015)
  4. Physicists could have to wait 66,000 yottayears to see an electron decay (December 15, 2015)
  5. New LHC data has more of the same but could something be in the offing? (December 15, 2015)
  6. Searching for actual source of plutonium isotope also sets cap on gravitational wave detection (December 10, 2015)
  7. #ChennaiRains changes everything (December 3, 2015)
  8. Relativity’s kin, the Bose-Einstein condensate, is 90 now (December 2, 2015)
  9. ISRO scores big with this ASTROSAT instrument (November 21, 2015)
  10. NASA telescopes logs the 1,000th blackhole birth it’s spotted (November 17, 2015)
  11. Particle accelerators may soon be within reach of the developing world (November 15, 2015)
  12. Is the universe as we know it stable? (November 11, 2015)
  13. Is religion making our kids less altruistic? (November 10, 2015)
  14. An app for dissent in the 21st century (November 7, 2015)
  15. Cybersecurity, a horse with no name (October 22, 2015)
  16. Geoff Marcy sexually harassed his students for three decades because he had great help (October 16, 2015)
  17. Mobile network shutdowns could be human rights violations (October 10, 2015)
  18. Svetlana Alexievich gets literature Nobel for dark, emotional chronicles of Soviet life (October 8, 2015)
  19. Key studies on how DNA gets damaged and repaired win chemistry Nobel (October 7, 2015)
  20. Physics Nobel rewards neutrino work, but has sting in the tail for India (October 6, 2015)
  21. Physics Nobel for discovery that proved neutrinos have mass (October 6, 2015)
  22. How an ancient Chinese text fought malaria and won a Nobel, while India lags behind (October 5, 2015)
  23. Mars is there, waiting to be reached – bringing it home is the problem (October 2, 2015)
  24. NASA finds more signs of liquid water on Mars (September 28, 2015)
  25. PSLV lifts off with India’s first astronomical satellite (September 28, 2015)
  26. Stunning new colour image of Pluto released (September 25, 2015)
  27. Why ASTROSAT is not “India’s Hubble” (September 23, 2015)
  28. With new encryption policy, government wants to snoop on everything (September 21, 2015)
  29. India to put its first dedicated astronomical telescope in space (September 20, 2015)
  30. From unboiling eggs to the effects of kissing, rewards for good ol’ curiosity (September 20, 2015)
  31. Impoverishing science by its association with divisive social issues (September 19, 2015)
  32. Nobel archives shed new light on key omissions (September 15, 2015)
  33. Beyond the surface of Einstein’s relativity lay a chimerical geometry (September 10, 2015)
  34. The international fight against spyware needs a level playing field (September 8, 2015)
  35. Weak but recurring anomalous signal rivets particle physics (September 7, 2015)
  36. Why the F-91W keeps ticking (August 31, 2015)
  37. The GSLV D6 launch is a confidence booster (August 28, 2015)
  38. The Arab Spring ran out of steam but it did succeed in clearing the air (August 27, 2015)
  39. GitHub hit by DDoS attack (August 25, 2015)
  40. Not all waterworlds can host life (August 23, 2015)
  41. A hydrogen-based superconductor first predicted in 1968 comes to life (August 19, 2015)
  42. Behind the Tianjin explosions, a simple but deadly chemistry (August 18, 2015)
  43. Government invites comments on DNA Profiling Bill, even if belatedly (August 18, 2015)
  44. Eager-to-please AT&T brought NSA snooping success (August 16, 2015)
  45. What a little ooze on the ocean floor tells us about the big climate change picture (August 13, 2015)
  46. Government cites ‘security implications’ to deny RTI query on identity of Nehru vandal (August 9, 2015)
  47. How do you know when a nuclear weapon test has happened? (August 6, 2015)
  48. The devil in Obama’s new emissions target for the US lies in base year details (August 5, 2015)
  49. ISPs put their foot down, ask government to get clear on #PornBan (August 5, 2015)
  50. Govt. dials back on order to ban all porn (August 4, 2015)
  51. The government doesn’t want you accessing porn on the Internet anymore (August 3, 2015)
  52. #fieldworkfail, an endearing chronicle of scientists in their natural environments (July 31, 2015)
  53. The poor boy from Rameshwaram who gave flight to a nation’s dreams (July 28, 2015)
  54. The Wire replies to the government’s concerns with our criticism of the DNA Profiling Bill (July 25, 2015)
  55. Modi wants the DNA Profiling Bill passed right away. Here’s why it shouldn’t be. (July 24, 2015)
  56. The net can’t be neutral if regulators are biased against voice over Internet (July 21, 2015)
  57. Yoichiro Nambu, the silent revolutionary in particle physics, is dead (July 18, 2015)
  58. DoT backs net neutrality but wants end to free domestic Skype, WhatsApp calls (July 17, 2015)
  59. Of small steps and giant leaps of collective imagination (July 16, 2015)
  60. Instead of reaching the sky, Aakash ends up six feet below (July 15, 2015)
  61. Physicists find exotic particle with five quarks (July 14, 2015)
  62. What you need to know about the Pluto flyby (July 14, 2015)
  63. WikiLeaked emails of IT firm show India as ‘really huge’ market for snooping, spyware (July 10, 2015)
  64. Open defecation affects pregnancy outcomes too, new study finds (July 9, 2015)
  65. A telescope that gives India a new place in the Sun (July 8, 2015)
  66. Probe encounters glitch 10 days ahead of historic rendezvous with Pluto (July 6, 2015)
  67. Petition asks why Aadhar is a must to unlock Modi’s digital locker (July 4, 2015)
  68. Management school that made exaggerated claims to end admissions (July 3, 2015)
  69. A new particle to break the Standard Model? (July 2, 2015)
  70. SpaceX rocket blows up but let’s remember that #SpaceIsHard (June 29, 2015)
  71. Want anonymity on the Internet? ICANN thinks you can’t (June 29, 2015)
  72. How small universities can game rankings (June 28, 2015)
  73. Beijing’s buildings make for bad breathing but the news from India is worse (June 27, 2015)
  74. The Indus and Ganges-Brahmaputra Basins are drying up faster than we’d like (June 22, 2015)
  75. Pluto-bound probe takes first colour-images of dwarf planet and its moon (June 22, 2015)
  76. Is Reliance Jio sending unsecured Indian data into China? (June 19, 2015)
  77. Could there be life on Europa? NASA okays mission to find out (June 19, 2015)
  78. Indian coder, lawyer taken on Israeli company’s threats (June 16, 2015)
  79. Playing villains, he made a giant of himself (June 15, 2015)
  80. Israeli firm strong-arms Indian techie for exposing suspicious code (June 9, 2015)
  81. How we’ve let ourselves become anxious about monosodium glutamate (June 7, 2015)
  82. In the last decade, six times as many Indians as Chinese applied for green cards (June 5, 2015)
  83. LHC revs up to go where no collider has gone before (June 3, 2015)
  84. IMD revises monsoon forecast down by 5% but let’s not say drought yet (June 3, 2015)
  85. A call for a new human right, the right to encryption (June 2, 2015)
  86. Q&A with scientists from the world’s largest science experiment (May 31, 2015)
  87. Why you should care about the New Horizons probe nearing Pluto (May 29, 2015)
  88. Twitter isn’t impressed with what we’re doing about climate change (May 26, 2015)
  89. Remembering John Nash, mathematician who unlocked game theory for economics (May 25, 2015)
  90. ISRO keeps up steady trickle of photos from Mars Orbiter (May 23, 2015)
  91. Two of Alan Turing’s WW-II papers are now in the public domain (May 21, 2015)
  92. As seas exchange heat, the Indian Ocean is becoming a marine hothouse (May 21, 2015)
  93. It’s time for ISRO to reach for the (blue) sky (May 19, 2015)
  94. Why Indian science projects must plan for cultural conversations, too (May 18, 2015)
  95. Most antidepressant drug combos in India are unapproved (May 17, 2015)
  96. An upvote for Ayurveda from the Swiss government – alongside homeopathy (May 15, 2015)
  97. A look at India from the International Space Station (May 11, 2015)
  98. Forecasting quakes in the Himalaya with a peek into its past (May 11, 2015)

Quartz

  1. The most iconic photos captured by the 25-year-old Hubble space telescope (April 24, 2015)
  2. India’s tuberculosis epidemic could be stopped—if only the government had the will (March 26, 2015)
  3. The world’s largest science experiment is about to be restarted (March 24, 2015)
  4. Why there could be life on Venus (November 20, 2014)

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  1. Three overlooked reasons why India’s healthcare indicators remain abysmal (January 2, 2015)
  2. India’s latest space rocket is no ‘jugaad’ (December 18, 2014)
  3. Four charts show why India’s youth suicide rate is among the world’s highest (December 12, 2014)
  4. Who among India’s young are likely to become modern slaves? (December 2, 2014)
  5. Why India must quickly build a neutrino observatory under a Tamil Nadu hill (November 27, 2014)
  6. Sorry, Home Minister, the idea of uncertainty did not come from the Vedas (November 18, 2014)
  7. Why the US-China climate deal has pushed India into a corner (November 13, 2014)