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How intense and dangerous is cosmic radiation on the Moon?

Washington: The Chang`e-4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the Moon on 3 January 2019, with a German instrument for measuring space radiation on board. Since then, the Lunar Lander Neutron and Dosimetry (LND) instrument has been measuring temporally resolved cosmic radiation for the first time. Earlier devices could only record the […]

Mira Bhayandar: As tax sop plan hangs in balance, MBMC’s recovery limps back to normalcy

As the fate of the much-hyped discount scheme mooted by the BJP-led Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) continues to hang in balance, thankfully for the civic administration the property tax collections seems to be gradually inching towards pre-Covid-19 levels. One of the major revenue generators for the civic treasury, the MBMC had projected property tax […]

National Medical Council formed, AIIMS ENT Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma appointed president

With the release of notification in the Gazette of India, the National Medical Commission was formed on Friday. The commission will replace the Medical Council of India (MCI). Prof. of ENT department of AIIMS. Dr, Suresh Chandra Sharma has been appointed as the first Chairman of the National Medical Commission. The President of the commission […]

Novel neuroimaging study on dissociative symptoms reveals wounds of childhood trauma

Washington , September 25: Trauma can cause dissociative symptoms in people — such as experiencing amnesia, an out-of-body experience, feeling emotionally numb — which may help people cope. Experiencing these symptoms intensely or for a long time, however, can negatively impact an individual’s ability to function. A team led by investigators at McLean Hospital has […]

Social media is an extension of our physical world and it is rife with propaganda

If those with massive resources can robotically flood the medium with propaganda, then how democratic is social media? The 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections were just around the corner. Arjun Sharma*, a student in Mumbai, was looking for some quick money when a friend approached him with a lucrative offer. The job required Sharma to create […]

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