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2017

20 Mar A single ride in London could wind up costing Uber hundreds of millions of dollars (Quartz)
28 Feb A genetic tool maps the spread of deadly viruses in real time (Quartz)
20 Feb An ingenious European lawsuit could finally provide a realistic way to stop Brexit (Quartz)
24 Jan An elegy for Antarctica’s Larsen C, the 10,000-year-old ice shelf that’s about to break away (Quartz)
09 Jan Two Indian engineers have found a way to radically reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions (Quartz)

2016

22 Dec Scientists are closer to finding alien life than they have ever been (Quartz)
09 Nov The greatest threat from a Trump presidency may be his toxic brew of unscientific beliefs (Quartz)
24 Oct A 1912 news article ominously forecasted the catastrophic effects of fossil fuels on climate change (Quartz)
12 Sep The illegal trade in wild-animal meat could cause the next global pandemic (Mosaic/Quartz)
12 Sep North Korea’s nuclear test was a sales pitch to other rogue states (Quartz)
08 Aug Alien hunters are fixated on a mysterious star, which refuses to reveal its secrets (Quartz)
26 Jul Why we still don’t know all of the ways you can contract Zika (Quartz)
23 Jun Why it sometimes seems like everything causes cancer (Quartz)
03 May Should I sleep train my baby? (Quartz)
13 Apr Should your baby share your bed? (Quartz)
26 Mar A Cambridge professor on how to stop being so easily manipulated by misleading statistics (Quartz)
24 Feb The WHO botched Ebola—but it’s winning praise for handling the terrifying Zika epidemic (Quartz)
07 Jan Why it’s so difficult to build a hydrogen bomb (Quartz)

2015

22 Dec 2015 was the year it became OK to genetically engineer babies (Quartz)
30 Nov I failed to get into an IIT—and 10 years later I could not be happier (Quartz)
20 Nov How gene drives could be the next weapon of mass destruction (Quartz)
09 Oct A man who recorded every detail of his life for five years has the ultimate way to live in the moment (Quartz)
24 Sep A man who tracked five years of sneezes might have a fix for your pollen allergy (Quartz)
03 Sep It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep (Quartz)
01 Aug Separating fact from ancient Indian science fiction (LiveMint)
01 Jul Why China won’t listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the human embryo (Quartz)
18 Jun I once tried to cheat sleep, and for a year I succeeded (Quartz)
27 May John Nash: A life of brilliance, madness, and reawakening (Quartz)
27 Mar Rotavac is not India’s first indigenous vaccine (Lokmat Times)

2014

23 Sep One small step for India may become a big step for humanity (Down to Earth)
30 Apr Search for alien life could remain fruitless (The Conversation)
12 Apr Massive asteroid may have kickstarted the movement of continents (The Conversation)
12 Feb India’s urban work boom is leaving women behind (The Conversation)

2013

05 Dec Metals in your smartphone have no substitutes (The Conversation)
30 Sep Nanoparticles that can find specific targets before delivering a drug could change medicine (Chemistry World)
21 Sep Small creatures with fast metabolisms see the world like an action replay (The Economist)
11 Aug New meta-analysis checks the correlation between intelligence and faith (Ars Technica)

2012

27 Oct A new technique to help cure mitochondrial diseases should be permitted by the law (The Economist)
06 Oct Slowly the influence of genes in shaping political outlook and behaviour is being recognised (The Economist)

2011

01 Mar Last Retort: Get real (Chemistry World)


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March 2017
20 A single ride in London could wind up costing Uber hundreds of millions of dollars (Quartz)
16 Mass coral die-offs at the Great Barrier Reef are a sign of far worse things to come (Quartz)
14 The British parliament has finally won the battle to not give itself a say on Brexit (Quartz)
13 A brief history of Pluto’s 87-year planetary identity crisis (Quartz)
10 For the first time ever, scientists have edited the genetic makeup of viable human embryos (Quartz)
10 Physicists have created an “impossible” state of matter that could power quantum computers (Quartz)
09 The British government is finally ditching the word “Brexit” (Quartz)
07 Carbon emissions in the UK have fallen to a 120-year low (Quartz/Highlight: Nature)
02 Your plastic bottle of water could soon be made from wood (Quartz)
01 The oldest evidence of life on Earth could radically change how we search for life on Mars (Quartz)

February 2017
28 A new genetic tool maps how deadly viruses spread around the world in real time (Quartz)
27 The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness (Quartz/Highlight: Bloomberg)
25 Is spending billions on space research worth it?
24 In a science fiction-like twist, scientists are weaponizing humans to passively kill mosquitoes (Quartz)
23 What life would be like on the seven newly discovered Earth-like planets (Quartz)
23 Even free money can’t convince Australian energy companies to build new coal plants (Quartz)
22 NASA’s discovery of a solar system with seven Earth-like planets will change how we hunt for alien life (Quartz)
20 An ingenious European lawsuit could finally provide a realistic way to stop Brexit (Quartz/Highlight: Bloomberg)
17 Is a scientist’s attempt to resurrect the woolly mammoth ethical? (Quartz)
16 Despite religious opposition—and vegans—the Bank of England will keep animal fat in its banknotes (Quartz)
15 These are the science concepts you need to know to understand political life in 2017 (Quartz)
14 IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers (Quartz)
13 An algae that survived two years in outer space may hold the secret to growing food on Mars (Quartz)
12 The scientific tricks that can age whiskey in days instead of years (Quartz/Esquire)
08 A Republican group is framing its proposed carbon tax as “environmental insurance,” not a tax (Quartz)
08 “Smart drugs” may help intelligent people to become deeper thinkers, a study involving chess players has found (Quartz)
07 The ambitious plan to send a spacecraft in search of life to the nearest habitable planet beyond our solar system (Quartz)
06 An unstoppable “firehose” of lava in Hawaii shows Earth’s fury as it meets the sea (Quartz)
03 Scientists have invented paper that you can print with light, erase with heat, and reuse 80 times (Quartz)
02 A leaked memo reveals Trump could undo Obama’s climate legacy by manipulating a single number (Quartz)
01 If we’ve missed signs of life on Mars, a new chemistry technique could finally find it (Quartz)

January 2017
31 Scientists have achieved a 60-year-old dream to engineer life with an alien genetic code (Quartz)
31 Seven years of data went into this mesmerizing video of planets orbiting a star 129 light years away (Quartz)
25 Scientists have discovered a process that could transform human organ transplants (Quartz)
24 Britain’s Supreme Court has made leaving the EU easier and keeping the UK together harder (Quartz)
24 An elegy for Antarctica’s Larsen C, the 10,000-year-old ice shelf that’s about to break away (Quartz)
23 Scientists have invented a tool that lets smartphones analyze DNA, and it could usher in a new era of healthcare (Quartz)
22 Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs (Quartz)
18 A global alliance is investing $500 million to stop the spread of deadly outbreaks we are utterly unprepared for (Quartz)
18 NASA’s new analysis of 2016 global temperatures is as alarming as you thought it would be (Quartz)
18 The world’s second three-parent baby has been conceived using a controversial technique (Quartz)
16 An analysis of 10,000 scientific studies on marijuana concretely supports only three medical benefits (Quartz)
13 A strange new theory may finally solve the mystery of an “alien megastructure” that has confounded scientists for months (Quartz)
11 One of the largest train companies in Europe now runs entirely on wind power (Quartz)
10 An iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break away from Antarctica (Quartz)
09 Two Indian engineers have found a way to radically reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions (Quartz)
07 Bitcoin might just be a plausible response to the “war on cash” declared by governments around the world (Quartz/Weekend Brief)
04 The US navy is retraining its mine-hunting dolphins to help save an elusive, endangered species (Quartz)
03 The Swiss Alps missed the snow this December (Quartz)
02 A theory that challenges Newton’s and Einstein’s gravity and nixes dark matter passed its first test (Quartz)
02 The WHO has a plan to save the world from the next pandemic—but it doesn’t have the money (Quartz)

2016

December 2016
30 A chemical imbalance in the brain could be causing people to exercise less (Quartz)
28 Scientists have developed a breathalyzer to diagnose 17 diseases with one breath from a patient (Quartz)
22 Scientists are closer to finding alien life than they have ever been (Quartz)
04 A philosophy professor explains why you’re not entitled to your opinion (Quartz)
04 This doctor believes an experiment he tried in Liberia could bring health care to everyone in the world (Quartz)
02 If high-school kids in Australia can replicate a $750 drug for $2, why is it still so expensive to buy? (Quartz/Highlight: Newser)
01 Scientists have officially named the four newest elements of the periodic table (Quartz)

November 2016
30 If sleep deprivation is indeed costing the economy billions, it’s not hard to fix it (Quartz)
27 Physicists plan to test a new theory about the speed of light to explain what Einstein’s theory can’t (Quartz/Highlight: Morning News USA/Inquisitr)
27 This one chart explains why Donald Trump’s plan to bring back coal is doomed (Quartz)
23 One of the most promising Alzheimer’s drug has failed in the last phase of clinical trials (Quartz)
23 A new equation suggests scientists are about as good at the start of their careers as they’ll ever get (Quartz)
22 The latest earthquake in Japan was an aftershock of the one five years ago (Quartz/Highlight: Dave Pell)
22 The many measures of human progress that will keep improving no matter what Donald Trump does (Quartz)
18 A 14-year-old terminal cancer patient didn’t want to die. So she went to court to fight to preserve her body (Quartz)
15 Infant mortality rates in the US seem to go up during a Republican presidency and down during a Democrat presidency (Quartz)
09 The greatest threat from a Trump presidency may be his toxic brew of unscientific beliefs (Quartz/Highlight: Bloomberg, Dave Pell)
09 The Shattered Glass, a Quartz cocktail to drink if Hillary Clinton wins (Quartz/ Highlight: OPB)
08 America’s Requiem, a Quartz cocktail to drink if Donald Trump wins (Quartz/ Highlight: OPB)
08 Is Brexit over after today’s British High Court ruling? (Quartz)
03 A new report shows that our efforts to fight global warming are paying off in the biggest way yet (Quartz/Highlight: WSJ)

October 2016
31 Lisbon will likely be in the middle of a desert by 2100 if we don’t mitigate climate change (Quartz)
28 Photos: The amazing creatures of the world’s newest marine protected area in Antarctica (Quartz)
28 A weird hexagon pattern on Saturn that’s as big as the Earth has changed color—and nobody knows why (Quartz)
26 This glitch is the most likely reason the European Mars lander failed (Quartz)
25 Theresa May is so evasive, a psychologist had to invent a new term to describe her behavior (Quartz)
24 A 1912 news article ominously forecasted the catastrophic effects of fossil fuels on climate change (Quartz/Highlight: BCBusiness, Inside Automotive)
22 Russia’s space program is great at launching rockets, but not much else (Quartz/Weekend Brief/Highlight: Balt News)
21 We are eating the world’s wild mammals to extinction (Quartz/Highlight: Newser)
19 Everything you need to know about the court case that could stop Brexit from happening (Quartz/Highlight: The Week)
19 Researchers have built molecular cages that defy the first thing you learned in science class (Quartz)
17 IITs are showing Indian institutions how to become more LGBT friendly (Quartz)
13 Want to go to Mars? Be prepared for irreversible damage to your brain (Quartz)
11 This chart of Nobel Prize winners shows liberal-arts degrees aren’t worthless (Quartz/Highlight: BBC, Forbes)
10 The Nobel Prize in economics goes for explaining how we cope with the fact that you just can’t trust people (Quartz)
07 Traffic deaths in the US have seen the biggest increase in 50 years—and nobody knows why (Quartz)
06 Winning a Nobel Prize will still make you famous, but it used to make you richer (Quartz)
05 The work that won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry—in terms a high-school student would understand (Quartz)
04 An Oxford University professor explains this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics in terms a high-school student would understand (Quartz/Highlight: Dave Pell)
04 A quarter of all Nobel prizes in medicine have been for research on the smallest unit of life (Quartz)
03 The Nobel Prize in medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi, for his research on how cells recycle their own parts (Quartz)

September 2016
29 A new device approved by the FDA could radically change the lives of diabetics (Quartz)
29 The illegal trade in wild-animal meat could cause the next global pandemic (Quartz/Mosaic)
28 Can’t lose weight? You might be able to blame it on your parents—and their gut bacteria (Quartz)
28 What could wreck Elon Musk’s plan to colonize Mars isn’t science, technology, or money—it’s ethics (Quartz)
27 To conceive the world’s first three-parent baby using a controversial new technique, scientists went to Mexico where “there are no rules” (Quartz)
27 Thanks to stem cells, some totally paralyzed patients can now move their arms again (Quartz)
25 Scientists have been caught manipulating data too many times. They must mend their ways before they lose public trust (Quartz/Weekend brief/Highlight: New.co)
22 “To have strong innovation, you need a strong state”: How Silicon Valley gets the future wrong (Quartz/Highlight: RealClearMarkets)
21 Your wearable device won’t do the thing you desperately want it to do (Quartz)
20 The Goldman Sachs economist who coined the term BRIC is helping tackle the antimicrobial resistance crisis (Quartz)
20 The man who made scientists question themselves has just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions (Quartz/Highlight: Inverse)
14 The horseshoe crab has survived the last five mass extinctions, but now it’s mysteriously dying (Quartz/Highlight: Science Alert/International Business Times)
12 North Korea’s nuclear test was a sales pitch to other rogue states (Quartz)
08 Men caused most of our environmental problems, and now we need to coddle them to save ourselves (Quartz)
07 Your smartphone performs better in one hand than the other (Quartz/Highlight: Business Insider/Digg/Time)
06 The story of Philae, the little robot that flew across the solar system to land on a comet (Quartz)
05 Why Harvard raising a record-breaking $7 billion is bad news for US education (Quartz/Highlight: University Herald)
03 Photos: This is the damage that tiny space debris traveling at incredible speeds can do (Quartz)
01 By next century the UK might be hosting every other Olympics, because of climate change (Quartz)

August 2016
16 Hints of an exotic new particle has physicists geeking out about a mysterious fifth force in the universe (Quartz)
09 What sports psychologists do for Olympic athletes that coaches can’t (Quartz)
08 Alien hunters are fixated on a mysterious star, which refuses to reveal its secrets (Quartz)
05 Why it takes so long to develop a vaccine against a new epidemic (Quartz)
03 For $8,000, a clinical trial will inject you with young blood to see if it makes you younger (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
02 Sleeping with your light on could mess with your body clock and accelerate aging (Quartz/Featured: The Week)
01 Pharma and tech giants are teaming up to design devices that can hack your body’s electrical signals (Quartz)

July 2016
28 A new drug claims to be the first to halt Alzheimer’s, but is it science or spin? (Quartz)
27 Scientists say they’ve just discovered a new species of whale (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
26 The most ignored aspect of the South China Sea brawl might be the key to solving it (Quartz)
26 Why we still don’t know all of the ways you can contract Zika (Quartz)
22 Why is decaf coffee sometimes okay, and other times it tastes like crap? (Quartz)
22 Scent of a chicken: Scientists may have found an incredibly effective, all-natural mosquito repellant (Quartz)
21 Researchers say one of the most powerful tools to diffuse hate is the hardest to master: genuine empathy (Quartz/Highlight: BuzzFeed)
20 The rare weather phenomenon that produced a giant mushroom cloud in Arizona (Quartz)
19 A pink algae bloom in Greenland is speeding up the terrifying rise of sea levels globally (Quartz)
18 A century later, science backs some of the crazy ideas in Freud’s book on the interpretation of dreams (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
15 Scientists have found a way to genetically engineer the goodness of fish oil in a widely used plant oil (Quartz)
13 This is the majesty of Jupiter and its moons, captured by Juno in orbit (Quartz)
12 There’s a new app to treat insomnia that seems to really work (Quartz)
11 Parts of Florida are in a state of emergency over a toxic algae bloom that can be seen from space (Quartz)
07 The most nerve-wracking moment of the mission to Jupiter, in the words of NASA scientists (Quartz)
06 How the end of the Cold War forced NASA to make its Jupiter spacecraft solar-powered (Quartz/GovExec/Highlight: The Wall Street Journal)
05 The incredible things that had to go just right for Juno to reach Jupiter (Quartz/Highlight: Next DraftBloombergThe Journal)
04 What it’s like to chase Iceland’s biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years (Quartz)
04 The curious case of crabs crawling crazy ’cause of climate change (Quartz/Lokmat Times/Featured: Nuvo Mag)

June 2016
30 How to intervene in a racist attack (Quartz)
25 Four ways the UK can reverse Brexit if it really, really wants to (Quartz)
25 The science of getting your kids to eat more vegetables (Quartz)
24 Brits can’t believe Brexit is really happening, so they’re petitioning for another EU referendum (Quartz)
23 Why it sometimes seems like everything causes cancer (Quartz)
22 The Brexit polls are too close to call, which means the UK will vote “remain” (Quartz)
20 There’s a powerful hack to remember something new you’ve just learned (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
15 France will enlist thousands of volunteers to catch shooting stars (Quartz)
15 Before the WHO ruins your hot drink with claims of cancer, read this (Quartz)
14 The medical industry is plundering a 450-million-year old species for its rare blue blood (Quartz)
09 All the things that elements in the periodic table are named after (Quartz)
07 How Brexit opinion breaks down by age, class, and political views (Quartz)
03 What does alcohol do to your body and brain? (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
02 The simple math that helped mathematicians solve a vexing problem in the kids’ card game “Set” (Quartz/Highlighted: MSNBC)

May 2016
31 I’m not going to stop using my mobile phone based on a new study claiming links to cancer—neither should you (Quartz)
27 Why does gin and tonic taste so good? (Quartz/Lokmat Times/Highlighted: Vox, Real Clear Science)
25 A new theory is close to solving one of the greatest mysteries of how life began on Earth (Quartz/Lokmat Times/Highlighted: Huffington Post)
24 A new study shows how government-collected “anonymous” data can be used to profile you (Quartz)
19 Scientists have found a way to make wood transparent (Quartz)
17 How long can you cycle before the harm from pollution exceeds the benefits of exercise? (Quartz)
14 Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes (Quartz/Highlighted: Minneapolis Star Tribune)
13 What the world’s sleeping patterns look like (Quartz)
12 Why the discovery of Earth-like planets could spell doom for humanity (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
11 The straight-faced parliamentary debate about Boaty McBoatface is what makes Britain great (Quartz)
10 Five Pacific islands have been drowned by climate change, and more are sinking fast (Quartz)
06 All hail the rise of India’s urban stupid (Quartz/Highlighted: Scroll, The News Minute)
06 This couple gave up their careers to train as scientists and find a cure for her rare genetic disease (Quartz)
05 In a world first, scientists have found a way to use bacteria to fight the Zika virus (Quartz/Highlighted: Atlanta Business Chronicle)
04 A contagious disease is destroying wheat fields in Bangladesh, and scientists are afraid of it spreading (Quartz)
03 Should I sleep train my baby? (Quartz)

April 2016
27 For one age group, getting the flu shot in the morning could be life-saving (Quartz)
26 Humans were a cause extreme weather events as far back as the 1930s (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
25 It’s possible to reverse type-2 diabetes in some people (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
24 The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change (Quartz)
23 A contagious brain disease has hit Norway’s reindeer, and scientists are afraid of it spreading (Quartz)
22 The chart that shows how close we are to a climate catastrophe (Quartz)
21 This technology is designed to predict big earthquakes and save lives, but it can’t get funding (Quartz/NextGov)
20 There’s a mysterious new planet hiding in our solar system. What do we know about it so far? (Quartz)
18 Scientists in the UK are about to lose their chance to speak out against the government (Quartz)
15 A loophole is letting genetically modified foods sidestep American GMO regulations (Quartz)
14 The first ever scientific study to capture images of your brain on LSD had to be crowdfunded (Quartz)
13 Should your baby share your bed? (Quartz)
09 Chinese researchers have genetically modified human embryos—yet again (Quartz)
06 In drought-ridden Maharashtra, some residents are given four times as much water as others (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
06 A pig’s heart can now live inside a baboon—and the breakthrough could prove vital for humans needing organ transplants (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
03 A 19th-century disease is on the rise in the UK—and nobody knows why (Quartz)

March 2016
29 These tiny, autonomous robots don’t need computer programs to repair circuits (Quartz)
26 A Cambridge professor on how to stop being so easily manipulated by misleading statistics (Quartz/Featured: Naked Capitalism)
25 Scientists have taken a huge leap toward creating artificial life (Quartz)
23 A rare infection has killed 18 people in two US states. What do we know about it so far? (Quartz)
21 A new kind of metal could make nuclear reactors stronger and last longer (Quartz/Featured: ScienceAlert)
18 A new performance enhancer for athletes boosts the brain—and is completely undetectable (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
16 Science gave us genetic tests. Why are we failing to act on them? (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
15 Mathematicians are geeking out about a bizarre discovery in prime numbers (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
14 There’s no need to freak out about genetically modified mosquitoes (Quartz)
10 Remarkable surgery uses stem cells to regenerate an eye’s lens and restore vision (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
08 Your entire genome can now be sequenced for $999—and the results sent to your smartphone (Quartz)
07 Scientists think they’ve spotted clouds on Pluto, so they want to call it a planet again (Quartz)
04 Scientists just found the strongest evidence yet that Zika might cause newborns’ brains to shrink (Quartz)
04 With only their minds, monkeys are driving these wheelchairs (Quartz)
02 Astronaut Scott Kelly would spend another year in space—if only for the exhilarating last 20 minutes of the mission (Quartz)
01  Why a lack of sleep often makes you crave late-night snacks (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
01  There’s a Facebook hack that lets you track your friends’ sleeping habits (Quartz)

February 2016
29  You can now 3D print one of the world’s lightest materials (Quartz/MSN Featured: Fox Business)
29  This clever device can analyze the chemistry of your tears to help stop contact-lens infections (Quartz)
25  Male infertility could one day end thanks to a scientific breakthrough in mice (Quartz/Featured: Science Alert)
25  Researchers think Zika may be linked to more fatal birth defects (Quartz)
25  We know exercise reduces the risk of cancer. Now we also know how (Quartz)
24  The WHO botched Ebola—but it’s winning praise for handling the terrifying Zika epidemic (Quartz/Featured: Kaiser Family Foundation)
23  A solution to one of the world’s biggest health problems could be fecal pills (Quartz/Lokmat Times/Featured: Real Clear Science)
18 Certain forms of exercise are not just good for the body but also for the brain (Quartz)
17 Living with you partner makes you more similar at the molecular level (Quartz/Lokmat Times/Featured: NYMag, BBC, Jezebel, Bustle)

January 2016
25 In Latin America, the one crucial thing that can help fight Zika is almost impossible to obtain (Quartz/Featured: Vox, Huffington Post)
22 The rapidly spreading Zika virus has now been linked to another life-threatening disease (Quartz)
20 Brazil is fighting its biggest epidemics with weaponized mosquitoes (Quartz/Featured: WDEL)
19 How to achieve meaningful goals (Quartz)
19 What you eat could be stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep (Quartz)
16 There may be a way to allow mass surveillance and preserve our privacy at the same time (Quartz)
15 Italy: where expensive cancer drugs come with a refund if they don’t work (Quartz)
12 Tens of thousands of doctors are going on strike in England today (Quartz)
12 A killer fungus is decimating the world’s frogs—but there might be some ways to stop it (Quartz)
11 Blame your allergies on the Neanderthals, scientists say (Quartz)
07 Why it’s so difficult to build a hydrogen bomb (Quartz/Featured: firstFT)
06 Why North Korea’s nuclear test probably wasn’t a hydrogen bomb (Quartz)
05 The strange rules that dictate how new elements get their names (Quartz)
04 The periodic table’s seventh row is now complete (Quartz/Featured: PBS)
03 A virus linked to shrinking newborns’ brains is spreading rapidly beyond Brazil (Quartz/Featured: ScienceAlert)

2015

December 2015
31 Want to succeed at keeping your new year’s resolution? Try this (Quartz)
24 Teen pregnancies in the US have hit an all-time low—and are falling fast (Quartz)
23 America’s addiction to painkillers has gotten so bad that people are now robbing pharmacy vans (Quartz)
22 2015 was the year it became OK to genetically engineer babies (Quartz)
21 Every breath of polluted air in childhood decreases your salary when you grow up (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
20 Advertisements masked as free online games are making your children obese (Quartz)
20 Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet (Quartz)
18 The balmy weather isn’t just confusing us—it’s puzzling flowers, too (Quartz)
12 Meet the woman who helped seal an unprecedented climate-change pact (Quartz)
12 Hundreds of medical studies are worthless and the reason is pretty embarrassing (Quartz)
12 This simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus (Quartz/Featured: The New Republic, Lifehacker)
12 A historic climate-change deal has been unveiled in Paris (Quartz)
11 Those eerie bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres aren’t aliens after all (Quartz/GovExec)
10 The data on plain cigarette packaging that tobacco companies don’t want you to see (Quartz/Interview: Monocle 24)
09 Can’t fall asleep? Try drinking “night milk” (Quartz)
08 Fossil fuels kill more people every year than wars, murders, and traffic accidents combined (Quartz)
07 Research shows there are better alternatives to the dreaded dentist drill (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
06 Running very long distances can make your brain shrink (Quartz)
03 The pros and cons of genetically engineering your children (Quartz/Lokmat Times)

November 2015
30 I failed to get into an IIT—and 10 years later I could not be happier (Quartz)
25 We now have a weapon that could wipe out one of the world’s biggest killers (Quartz)
24 In 20 million years, humans could watch Mars get its own Saturn-like ring (Quartz)
23 A parasitic worm could be making some women more fertile (Quartz)
21 The success of scientists’ funding requests seems linked to their race (Quartz)
20 How gene drives could be the next weapon of mass destruction (Quartz)
18 Scientists commit fraud more often than you think. But there may be a way to spot it early (Quartz) 
17 There is another tribe that created modern Europeans (Quartz)
16 Why are cats such fussy eaters? (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
14 “Complicity from the inside”: France’s biggest worry after the attacks in Paris (Quartz)
13 Scientists have developed a more efficient way of turning saltwater into drinkable water (Quartz)
13 When homeopathy is pure bunkum, why do people still believe it works? (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
12 These powerful smart glasses could help the blind “see” (Quartz)
11 The world’s largest scientific society wants to help make cannabis safer for everybody (Quartz)
10 A futures market could help fix one of the biggest problems in science (Quartz)
09 This simple solution might stop doping in sports once and for all (Quartz)
09 Watch scientists move this new material around without ever touching it (Quartz)
09 Two weeks of intense staring at this mysterious star—but no sign of aliens yet (Quartz)
06 Are religious children really more selfish than atheists? (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
05 A lot more people than we thought have psychotic episodes (Quartz)
03 The one metric that defines science has been vindicated (Quartz)

October 2015
29 Domestic violence may be the cause of one-tenth of all infant deaths in India (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
26 If you won’t give up meat to prevent cancer, how far should you go to eat sensibly? (Quartz)
26 Why so many alien hunters are looking at this one mysterious star in the sky (Quartz)
22 Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
19 To tame bitter coffee, skip the sugar and add some salt instead (Quartz/Featured: Chron)
16 Why the placebo effect is getting stronger (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
15 From barnacles to vodka: the many weird uses of antibiotics that worsen drug resistance (Quartz)
14 Why these elephants and naked mole rats can resist cancer (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
13 If we had acted just a month earlier, we could have halved the number of Ebola deaths (Quartz)
13 Most worker ants are lazy slackers (Quartz)
09 A man who recorded every detail of his life for five years has the ultimate way to live in the moment (Quartz/Featured: Slate, Wirecutter)
07 The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded for understanding how cells repair DNA damage (Quartz)
06 Dear Tu Youyou, use your Nobel Prize to combat the single worst practice of traditional Chinese medicine (Quartz)
06 The Nobel Prize in physics is awarded for discovering that the universe’s most elusive particles have mass (Quartz)
06 How traditional Chinese medicine finally won its Nobel Prize (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
05 The Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded for cures against malaria and roundworms (Quartz)
02 How gut bacteria can predict asthma in children (Quartz)

September 2015
30 India has now achieved the rare feat of owning a space observatory and a Mars orbiter (Quartz)
29 If there is liquid water on Mars, no one—not even NASA—can get anywhere near it (Quartz/NextGov/Lokmat Times/Featured: CNET, Yahoo, ScienceAlert, Bustle, Christian Science Monitor)
26 Could allowing alcohol sales in “dry” US counties cut the number of meth labs? (Quartz)
24 You are expelling a million microbes an hour, and they could be used to identify you (Quartz)
24 A man who tracked five years of sneezes might have a fix for your pollen allergy (Quartz/Featured: Smithsonian, Slate, Daily Mail)
16 Why scientists make bad entrepreneurs—and how to change that (Quartz)
16 Antibacterial soap don’t seem to make a lick of difference (Quartz)
14 The best way to figure out how many hours of sleep you need (Quartz)
11 If you think you aren’t dreaming at night, you’re probably wrong (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
11 How the human brain has evolved in size—measured using tennis balls (Quartz)
10 Scientists have discovered a new species of ancient human in South Africa (Quartz/ Featured: Marketplace)
10 Alzheimer’s disease could be transmitted through some medical procedures (Quartz)
09 The whisky astronauts took into space is back, and it tastes unexpectedly different (Quartz)
07 You’re more likely to die in a hospital if admitted on the weekend (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
06 Asking for advice at work makes you seem smart, not stupid (Quartz)
03 It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep (Quartz/Featured: Baltimore Business Journal)
01 Senior citizens’ use of computers and mobile phones might shave 10 years off their mental age (Quartz/Lokmat Times/Featured: re/code, TechREDEF, FirstFT )

August 2015
30 Oliver Sacks—author, scientist, and a man of immoderate passions—has died at the age of 82 (Quartz)
28 This is how science can finally start to fix itself (Quartz)
27 There’s a new way to tell the difference between a normal memory lapse and dementia (Quartz)
27 There is still scientific research that says man-made climate change is a myth. Here is why it’s wrong (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
26 Why these colored water droplets seem to be alive (Quartz)
25 Cancer cells can be programmed to become normal again (Quartz)
25 The only region in Asia where air pollution is declining is the Middle East (Quartz)
24 Software has changed the world, but here’s why it hasn’t improved healthcare (Quartz/Featured: mHealth Insight)
24 What life is like in the most remote corner of the world (Quartz)
24 The Holocaust is still traumatizing the children of survivors on a genetic level (Quartz)
21 The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts (Quartz/Featured: Reason)
20 Long work hours increase your risk of stroke and heart disease (Quartz)
20 Even wild animals are becoming resistant to antibiotics (Quartz)
13 The UK is testing roads that can charge your electric car as you drive it (Quartz)
12 China’s ozone pollution is wafting over and offsetting half the reductions the US has achieved (Quartz)
11 There’s a simple way to reverse America’s dangerous drop in vaccination rates (Quartz/Featured: Slate)
10 All of Google’s—er, Alphabet’s—companies and products from A to Z (Quartz)
10 Children who watch TV at night are more prone to nightmares and sleep talking (Quartz/Featured: MediaREDEF)
10 The “second brain” in your gut can control your brain (Quartz/Featured: Globe and Mail)
07 The contraceptive pill protects against womb cancer for decades after you stop taking it (Quartz)
06 Spicy food may help you live a longer life (Quartz)
06 An India-born Nobel laureate’s solutions for fixing science in India (Quartz)
05 Looks like the Apple Watch may have saved this man’s life (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
04 Why there has never been a better time to trust journalism (Quartz)
04 When it comes to determining dawn, roosters believe their rooster bosses over their own lying eyes (Quartz)
04 Britain is so devoid of sunlight that everyone is being told to take supplemental vitamin D (Quartz)
03 This cancer drug may be our best hope yet for eliminating HIV once and for all (Quartz)
01 Comets are less like floating rocks, and more like deep-fried ice cream (Quartz)

July 2015
31 Philae has found the building blocks of life on a comet. Is this how life on Earth began? (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
30 Scientists have built a robot that can jump on water (Quartz/Featured: NPR)
29 Mice put on a shift-worker’s sleep schedule suffer from a greater risk of breast cancer (Quartz)
27 Why are Chinese surgeons so keen on grafting hands onto legs? (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
27 How to avoid getting duped by overblown health claims (Quartz)
24 India’s DNA profiling bill may become one of the world’s most intrusive laws (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
22 The number of organ donors in the UK fell for the first time in 10 years (Quartz)
21 This US presidential candidate doesn’t want to be president—he wants to live forever (Quartz)
19 Can sleep explain why black Americans die younger than white Americans? (Quartz/Featured: Daily Mail)
16 The discovery of “buckyballs” in space solves a 100-year-old mystery (Quartz)
15 Funeral directors could be at a greater risk of dying from ALS (Quartz)
15 Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered an exotic new state of matter (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
14 The evidence is in: A soda tax works (Quartz)
13 Fixing a single gene turns colorectal cancer cells into normal cells (Quartz)
13 The US wants to sell oil from its emergency reserve to develop new drugs faster (Quartz/MSN)
10 We now have a cheap and effective cholera vaccine (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
03 36 Nobel Laureates have signed a declaration calling for urgent action on climate change (Quartz)
01 Why China won’t listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the human embryo (Quartz/Scroll)

June 2015
30 Foldable screens are coming to revolutionise TVs, smartphones—and your clothes (Quartz)
26 Why appetizers seem to taste better than the main course (Quartz)
25 Doing these things for your own health will also help save the planet (Quartz)
24 This creature is so weird that scientists call it Hallucigenia (Quartz)
23 Why some people can get away with so little sleep (Quartz/GovExec/SBS)
19 Scientists want to treat aging like a disease—and they already have drugs for it (Quartz/Lokmat Times. Featured: Express.be, Harper’s Bazaar)
18 I once tried to cheat sleep, and for a year I succeeded (Quartz. Featured: Slate.fr, Next Draft, Pocket’s weekend reads, Zeit.de, The Browser, NYT NowMediaREDEF, BoingBoing, Bild.de, ABC, Politico’s Playbook, Vanguardia, HuffPost India, Scroll, The Wire. Radio: ABC Radio NationalNews Talk 770 in Canada, The IntersectionCKNW)
16 These machines can capture a new source of clean energy—evaporating water (Quartz)
16 Scientists helped smokers quit by giving them doses of a drug found in magic mushrooms (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
15 Having trouble falling asleep? You don’t have to depend on drugs (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
14 Philae the comet lander has woken up (Quartz)
13 Why Boxed CEO Chieh Huang has offered to pay full college fees for all of his employees’ kids (Quartz)
13 Climate change is wreaking havoc in the world’s largest tea-growing area (Quartz)
12 You’re probably using your treadmill desk wrong (Quartz)
11 Nuts aren’t just delicious—they help you live longer (Quartz)
10 Scientists have found dinosaur blood in a 75 million-year-old fossil (Quartz)
09 A cheap new test can reveal every virus that invaded you—and help stop infections (Quartz/Lokmat Times/NextGov)
08 World’s first biolimb: Scientists are growing rat arms in Petri dishes (Quartz/NextGov)
05 Confirmed by health officials: Standing at work can help you live longer (Quartz/GovExec)
04 Schools are being shut down as a MERS outbreak raises an alarm in South Korea (Quartz)
04 The simple attitude adjustment that earns you $3,000 more a year (Quartz/GovExec. Featured: Express.be)
03 Treatment for Ebola may have been in pharmacies all along (Quartz/Lokmat Times/World Economic Forum)
02 Measuring millions of steps could add up to a $3 billion valuation for Fitbit as it readies an IPO (Quartz)
02 Fear of a deadly virus has forced a Chinese hospital to assign nurses by lottery (Quartz)
01 Chemistry has a PR problem—mainly with chemists (Quartz)
01 Here’s what happens to your body in a heat wave (Quartz)

May 2015
28 You can become less sexist and racist while you sleep (Quartz)
28 Research shows how you can tell if someone is lying (Quartz/Lokmat Times. Featured: Express.be)
27 Family-friendly labor policies are not working. The solution is better paternity leave (Quartz/GovExec. Featured: RealClearPolicy)
26 John Nash: A life of brilliance, madness, and reawakening (Quartz)
25 A canine flu outbreak has hit the US—here’s how to protect your pet (Quartz)
25 The remarkable technology of our human eyes cannot be replicated—at least, not yet (Quartz)
22 Dogs became our best friends thousands of years earlier than we thought (Quartz)
22 India has more illiterates than anywhere in the world—partly because of a preference for sons (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
21 Wearables are sexy, but the smart money in health startups is elsewhere (Quartz)
20 To fight antibiotic resistance, we may have to pay the hugely profitable pharma industry even more (Quartz)
16 Most children are happy no matter what, but materialism catches up eventually (Quartz)
15 The day when roads will harness solar energy is drawing near (Quartz)
14 Your pollen allergy may feel miserable now, but it’s going to get even worse thanks to climate change (Quartz)
13 Men are committing suicide more than women everywhere in the world. Why? (Quartz)
12 More quakes are coming for Nepal, scientists say, they just can’t predict when (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
11 Facebook’s “proof” that it’s not a political echo chamber should be taken with a pinch of salt (Quartz)
11 It’s becoming increasingly hard for American women to get abortions (Quartz)
09 How Liberia finally got rid of Ebola (Quartz)
08 The US Army is serious about developing invisibility cloaks (Quartz/Defense One)
05 If you are a mosquito magnet, it’s likely your kids will be too (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
05 The British seem less likely to get cancer than Americans but are also less likely to survive. Why? (Quartz)
01 Astronauts will get dumber on their way to Mars (Quartz/MSN/Nextgov)
01 Why women are more at risk than men in earthquake-ravaged Nepal (Quartz)

April 2015
30 How to hack your coffee habit to improve your focus and decrease anxiety (Quartz/Government Executive. Featured: How to Geek, The Morning News, Significant Digits)
29 Was the Nepal earthquake twice as big as we thought? (Quartz)
29 Depression kills too many people in India but smartphones can help (Quartz/Lokmat Times)
28 New York is dimming its lights to save migratory birds from crashing into buildings (Quartz/CityLab)
28 This new man-made material could get rid of that horrible airplane noise (Quartz)
27 Radioactive seeds and 3D-printed shields are new weapons to fight prostate cancer (Quartz)
23 Chinese researchers have genetically modified a human embryo—and many scientists think they’ve gone too far (Quartz)
18 Are we alone in this universe? (Lokmat Times)
10 How do you define what is “Indian”? (Lokmat Times)
03 Glorifying the past is just a way of avoiding today’s grave problems (Lokmat Times)

March 2015
27 Rotavac is not India’s first indigenous vaccine (Lokmat Times)
20 Rahul Gandhi’s shoes are a call to reclaim our right to privacy (Lokmat Times)
13 Why India must invest more in science (Lokmat Times)
07 Drug resistance risks sending humanity back to the 19th century (Lokmat Times)

February 2015
27 Big Pharma cannot ignore developing world diseases anymore (Lokmat Times)
20 Genetic testing is all the rage, but its promise is limited (Lokmat Times)
12 India faces the unique challenge of dealing with both obesity and malnutrition (Lokmat Times)
04 Asteroids are fascinating—not just because they can destroy humanity (Lokmat Times)

January 2015
28 Wear masks and plant trees—air pollution is killing us (Lokmat Times)
21 Science can inform and entertain—with your help (Lokmat Times)

2014

September 2014
24 Mars exploration: First time lucky (The Economist)
23 One small step for India may become a big step for humanity (Down to Earth)
05 Evolutionary biology: The sense of the father (The Economist)

August 2014
12 Seismology: A shock heard ’round the world (The Economist)

July 2014
10 India’s quest for a particle accelerator seems stalled (Scroll)

June 2014
03 New type of in-body device could be charged wirelessly (The Conversation/LiveScience)

May 2014
31 A new explanation for the mysterious child mortality puzzle among Muslims: open defecation (Ars Technica/Scroll)
19 ‘Supernova in a bottle’ will help create matter from light (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
15 Jellyfish are the most energy efficient swimmers, new metric confirms (The Conversation/Ars Technica/Featured: Discovery Institute)

April 2014
30 Search for alien life could remain fruitless, study finds (The Conversation/The Hindu/Ars Technica/Quartz/Popular Science/Business Insider)
24 How to avoid common mistakes in science writing (The Guardian)
20 The most Earth-like planet is only 500 light years away (Ars Technica)
17 Education, breastfeeding and gender affect the microbes on our bodies (The Conversation/Ars Technica/Popular Science/The Hindu)
14 Scientists pinpoint when harmless bacteria became flesh-eating monsters (The Conversation/Ars Technica/Mashable/The Hindu)
11 Massive asteroid may have kickstarted the movement of continents (The Conversation/Ars Technica/Mashable/The Week/The Hindu/New Zealand Herald)
09 Racial make up of UK universities looks different from the rest of the nation (The Conversation)
03 Cassini points to a hidden ocean on Saturn’s icy moon (The Conversation/Ars Technica/Mashable/The Week/)
01 The only reason zebra got its stripes to ward off flies (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu/New Statesman)

March 2014
31 The greatest mass extinction ever may have been kicked off by microbes (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu)
26 New planet-like body found sneaking through the inner Oort cloud (The Conversation/Ars Technica)

February 2014

20 Are all of WhatsApp’s 55 employees millionaires? Not just yet (The Conversation/Quartz)
14 After 400 years, mathematicians find a new class of solid shapes (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu/LiveScience/3QuarksDaily/Gizmodo/io9)
12 Giant leap for nuclear fusion as scientists get more energy out than put into fuel (The Conversation/Ars Technica/Pando Daily)
12 India’s urban work boom is leaving women behind (The Conversation/The Hindu/Quartz)
11 New £600m Tube strike ‘cost’ based on estimates of just 61 small businesses (The Conversation)
06 London Tube strike’s £200m cost ‘plucked out of thin air’ (The Conversation)
04 Feathered dinosaur death site revealed as ‘animal Pompeii’ (The Conversation/io9/Ars Technica/Pando Daily)
03 New laser-printed material is lighter than water, as strong as steel (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu)

January 2014

30 Education equality gap failing immigrants and poor students (The Conversation)
29 Olympic costs always overrun, but nobody really cares (The Conversation/Quartz)
27 Unemployment caused by the economic crisis set to worsen (The Conversation/Quartz)
23 Cyclists put pedestrians at risk, but it’s not their fault (The Conversation)
22 Why there may be fewer truly new drugs hitting the market (The Conversation/The Hindu/LiveScience)
20 Solar wind and space dust create new source of water (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
16 Ten tiny places that have their own domain names (The Conversation/The Hindu)
13 New cyber-attack model helps hackers time the next Stuxnet (The Conversation/Ars Technica/LifeHacker)
09 Nanoparticles cause cancer cells to die and stop spreading (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu/Pando Daily)
06 Why one hectare of rainforest grows more tree species than US and Canada combined (The Conversation/Ars Technica)

2013

December 2013

23 Insulin pill may soon be a reality (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
19 Scientists make exotic chemicals from salt, rewrite textbooks (The Conversation/Ars Technica/LiveScience)
16 Earliest evidence of cat domestication found in China (The Conversation/Ars Technica/New Zealand Herald)
09 Media more stressful for some than witnessing Boston bombs (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Week UK/LiveScience)
05 Metals in your smartphone have no substitutes (The Conversation/Ars Technica/LiveScience/The Hindu/Pando Daily)
04 Scientists falter as much as bankers in pursuit of answers (The Conversation)
02 Ageing cells share features with cancer (The Conversation/Ars Technica)

November 2013

29 Water-repellant surface so efficient that drops bounce back off (Ars Technica)
19 People who don’t forget can still be tricked with false memories (The Conversation/Ars Technica/New Statesman/LiveScience)
13 Meteorite impacts leave behind time-capsules of ecosystems (The Conversation/Ars Technica/New Statesman/LiveScience)
11 Poor countries want space programs more than rich ones do (Ars Technica)
05 Chinese used ice-path sleds to move Forbidden City’s boulders (The Conversation/Ars Technica/SBS)

October 2013

28 Solar energy: Cell a million? (The Economist)
09 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to computational wizards (The Conversation)
08 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to discovery of the Higgs boson (The Conversation)
07 Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to cell transport discovery (The Conversation)

September 2013

30 Indonesia’s Samalas volcano may have kickstarted the Little Ice Age (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu)
30 Seek and destroy (Chemistry World)
26 First pictures of hydrogen bonds unveiled (Chemistry World)
24 Computer simulations reveal war drove the rise of civilisations (The Conversation/The Hindu/Ars Technica)
24 Antibiotics: Precision Strike (The Economist)
21 How animals perceive time: Slo-mo mojo (The Economist)
18 Ant navigation: The backtrackers (The Economist)
09 Better fathers have smaller testicles (The Conversation/The Hindu/SBS)

August 2013

11 New meta-analysis checks the correlation between intelligence and faith (Ars Technica)
08 New malaria vaccine the first to offer complete protection (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu)
01 Genetic Adam and Eve may have walked on Earth at the same time (The Conversation/Ars Technica)

July 2013

20 Midday meals for schoolchildren in India: More good than harm (The Economist)

June 2013

27 Shellfish size may disprove cause of ‘human revolution’ (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
19 Cancer immunity of strange underground rat revealed (The Conversation/Ars Technica/The Hindu)
12 To kill, cheetahs use agility and acceleration not top speed (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
06 Nuclear bomb tests reveal formation of new brain cells (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
05 New method can image single molecules and identify its atoms (The Conversation/Ars Technica)

May 2013

29 Frozen plants from the Little Ice Age regenerate spontaneously (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
24 ‘Clone by phone’ means faster vaccine preparation (The Conversation/Ars Technica)
16 Bioengineers go retro to build a calculator from living cells (The Conversation)
02 Concerns grow over effects of geoengineering (SciDev.Net)

April 2013

17 Facebook Is Bad For You – and Giving Up Using It Will Make You Happier (The Health Care Blog)
10 Engineered extremophile brews bulk chemical (Chemistry World)
08 Testing students during video lectures improves learning (Ars Technica)
02 Developing-world sessions purged from WCSJ2013 programme (SciDev.Net)
01 Nanoparticles formed using human viruses, to fight human viruses (Ars Technica)
01 Response to comments on Aakash Op-Ed (The Hindu)

March 2013

29 Aakash is no silver bullet (The Hindu, Op-Ed)
28 Fossil DNA used to reset humanity’s clock (Ars Technica)
27 Molecular cages to end crystallisation nightmare (Chemistry World)
22 Doctors track stem cells with nanoparticles during cardiac therapy (Ars Technica)
20 Water for all (The Economist)
18 Global team urges cancer R&D collaboration (SciDev.Net)
16 Rethinking the information revolution (Medium)
14 The numbers game (The Economist)
05 Researchers ‘cure’ HIV infection in a baby (The Hindu)

February 2013

28 From dust to lawn (The Economist)
28 A submerged continent found (The Hindu)
26 One startup has attempted to solve India’s bus problem (Quartz)
25 With So Much Good Writing, Is It Worth Struggling To Write Some More? (Scientific American)
21 NO for longevity (Chemistry World)
16 Flea market (The Economist)
13 Teaching old pills new tricks (The Economist)
07 Refusing to die (The Economist)
01 Innovation Generation by Roberta Ness (Chemistry World)

2012

December 2012

22 A nebulous future (The Economist)
20 Crowdsourcing ideas (The Economist)
01 Changing focus (The Economist)

November 2012

10 Clicked off (The Economist)
03 Grim and bear it (The Economist)

October 2012

27 Hello mothers, hello father (The Economist)
27 Powering a cure (The Economist)
20 Many a mickle makes a muckle (The Economist)
20 Data huggers (The Economist)
09 The nut cracks (The Economist)
06 Body politic (The Economist)
06 A judgment call (The Economist)
02 Poison pill (The Economist)

September 2012

21 Who am I? (The Economist)
15 A bigger bang (The Economist)
15 Snipped in the bud (The Economist)
12 Mega phone (The Economist)
01 A silent healer (The Economist)
01 Gas-guzzling paint (The Economist)

August 2012

25 Good vibrations (The Economist)
29 Not same, very different (The Economist)
17 The benefits of schooling (The Economist)
15 The limits of light (The Economist)
13 Interactive medal tally (The Economist)
12 That sinking feeling (The Economist)
08 Creature discomforts (The Economist)
07 A fun jump (The Economist)
02 Just add water (The Economist)

Rest of 2012

25 Jul Free generics for India’s poor but big pharma misses out (Chemistry World)
25 Jul Head in the clouds (The Economist)
25 Jul Chemistry in its element: Chloroform (Chemistry World)
19 Jul The conduct of science (The Economist)
13 May When waiting is not an option (The Economist)
12 Apr Chewed out (The Economist)

2011

21 Dec Chemistry in its element: Hydrogen cyanide (Chemistry World)
01 Nov The elements of life (InfoChem)
01 Mar What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly (Chemistry World)
01 Mar Get real (Chemistry World)
05 Jan Macromolecules from miniature templates (Chemistry World)
01 Jan Rare earths in China (InfoChem)

2010

02 Dec Using fruit flies’ sweet tooth (Chemistry World)
22 Nov Irish drug industry fears bailout tax terms (Chemistry World)
18 Nov Cellulose used to make smart window materials (Chemistry World)
12 Nov How green is your detergent? (Chemistry World)
29 Oct Smuggling key factor in China’s rare earth actions
22 Oct UK carbon capture a one horse race (Chemistry World)
21 Oct Mining soil DNA for molecular decorators (Chemistry World)
19 Oct Immigration cap could spell disaster for UK science (Chemistry World)
13 Oct Turning the tables (Nature)
08 Oct India calls for ambitious increase in science funding (Chemistry World)
08 Sep Chemistry in its element: Tetrahydrocannabinol (Chemistry World)

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