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The importance of mathematics
The fields of work of the seven recipients of the four high global awards at the ongoing International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) at Hyderabad are indicative of the fast-disappearing boundaries between pure and applied mathematics. The ...
No room for stealth
But for the last minute protests of the Left and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Manmohan Singh government would have diluted a crucial provision in the proposed civil nuclear liability Bill allowing for the recovery of damages from foreign ...
Leader Page Articles
Moral hazard of indemnifying suppliers
By Suvrat Raju & M.V. Ramana
Exempting suppliers of nuclear plants is likely to make them pay less attention to safety and encourage them to take greater risks.
The microbes strike back
Without new antibiotics, the outlook looks grim.
A new chief of intelligence aims to earn Afghans' trust
Afghanistan's new intelligence chief said this week that the Taliban appeared to have the upper hand in the insurgency but could still be defeated with better cooperation between Afghan and coalition forces and a stronger government effort to ...
Moon is shrinking, but just a little
In making the announcement, scientists were quick to add that the Moon has not shrunk by much, that the shrinking may have occurred over a billion years, and that the Moon will not shrink out of view in the future. “The kind of ...
U.K. university offers course on Harry Potter
It will focus on a ‘social, cultural and educational context'.
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