University’s admissions offer out of this world

Li Shushen, the university’s president, said in a letter to prospective freshmen that the “echoes of the universe” were meant to let them physically experience the scientific progress the nation has made, and encourage them to answer the call of duty to remain curious and eager to learn and explore science and innovation.

‘Make in India’, ‘Make for World’: PM Modi addresses nation on 74th Independence day; highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the nation on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi and said that ‘self-reliance’ is now a mantra for all the people. Modi began his address by paying tributes to freedom fighters and security forces and reassured full support […]

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan terms India batsman as the ‘best at the moment’ in the world

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan may not have played 100 international matches since his debut 10 years ago in 2010 but in the ones he has – 86 to be precise – he has managed to give a fair amount of trouble to the opposition batsmen. A lot of the credit for that must surely be […]

On Korean War 70th Anniversary, What Does the North’s Kim Jong Un Want?

Still, Kazianis noted “there is no telling what Kim might do,” though suggested Kim may hold off any further provocations if he does think a deal can be done. “That does not seem like a risk worth taking. And looking at how Kim is dialing back tensions once again, he could be setting the stage […]

US hit over declaration on 5G with Slovenia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that by Slovenia’s signing on Thursday of a joint declaration on 5G Clean Network Security, the European nation has secured protection against “authoritarian threats” including China’s efforts “to control people and information”, Reuters reported.

Argentine officials hail COVID-19 vaccine production, urge public to remain cautious

BUENOS AIRES – A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Britain’s Oxford University is to be produced for Latin America by Argentina and Mexico, generating high hopes and pride, said Argentine officials, who also cautioned the public on Thursday to keep protecting themselves against the disease.

A scientific temper, an artistic temperament: Two women out to educate India

While Ipsa is a scientist by training, she calls herself an artist in spirit. “Both the fields try to inquire, question, and find solutions. Both require patience, trial and error and random accidents to happen. But the process of a scientific experiment is more stringent and scrutinised. Artistic process, on the other hand, is fluid […]

Appeals court strikes down California law banning large-capacity gun magazines

“Those who live in rural areas where the local sheriff may be miles away, law-abiding citizens trapped in high-crime areas, communities that distrust or depend less on law enforcement, and many more who rely on their firearms to protect themselves and their families” can have a legitimate need for high-capacity magazines to defend themselves, Judge […]

Apple has finally met its Fortnite match

It’s easy to dismiss this as giant companies squabbling with each other, filing lawsuits, and ruining Fortnite on mobile devices, but the resolution will have far-reaching consequences for Epic Games and the many other developers that rely on mobile app stores. Apple has met a defiant competitor that’s been able to bypass App Store rules […]

Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology

Abe, in a largely domestic-focused speech, said the peace that Japan enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war. He pledged that Japan will reflect on lessons from history and will not repeat the war devastation. He listed damage inflicted on Japan and its people, including the U.S. atomic […]