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Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and Works, Early Interim Results Show

Moderna was the first to start human testing of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus on March 16, 66 days after the genetic sequence of the virus was released.

The Unusual Story of How Woolly-Necked Storks Are Bouncing Back

The status of woolly-necked storks is tied to Indian and Nepali farmers – an unusual situation in a world where agriculture has often been the villain of conservation stories.

Why We Need to Look Beyond City Limits for Clean Air in Indian Cities

Delhi and Mumbai are classic examples of big cities with many satellite settlements.

Coronavirus Daily Updates: Odisha Govt Urges Recovered Patients to Donate Plasma

Important updates through the day about the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus, around the world, its consequences for living, healthcare and productivity, and the global response.

ICMR Says Biocon’s Drug Trial Not Good Enough to Prove Mortality Reduction

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Balram Bhargava. Photos: Reuters and YouTube. Indian Council of Medical Research…

How Effective Are the Drugs Approved to Treat COVID-19 Patients in India?

The CDSCO has approved five drugs in the last month for COVID-19 treatment.

Indian Scholars in the US Stare at Uncertain Future Under New Immigration Laws

Graduate students seem to be the worst affected by the new visa regulations.

The Complex Social Lives of Animals

The word ‘meme’ owes its origins to biologist Richard Dawkins, who wanted a word that sounded like ‘gene’ to describe the phenomenon where animals transmitted their culture.

Why Have Govt’s S&T Policy Meetings Skipped Social Science, Humanities Scholars?

Any science policy consultations must engage with the ideas of those who offer a critical view on the workings of science and technology, and their interaction with society.

COVID-19 Has Exposed a Rift Among Researchers Over Proving When Germs Are Airborne

More than 200 experts in aerosol science had publicly complained that WHO had failed to warn public about the risk of the coronavirus’s ability to spread through tiny droplets floating in the air.

Is Biocon’s Itolizumab Good News? Hard to Tell, Thanks to the Bad Science.

India’s pharmaceutical industry cannot become world-class on the back of shoddy clinical trials.