200 scientists sign an appeal to ‘vote against inequality, intimidation, discrimination’

For the first time, a large number (199) of scientists, both senior and young, have signed an appeal to vote against hate politics. The appeal calls for people to vote so as to “reject those who lynch or assault people, those who discriminate against people because of religion, caste, gender, language or region. Again, we must … Continue reading 200 scientists sign an appeal to ‘vote against inequality, intimidation, discrimination’

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Easy way to tell if the foil used in Thanjavur painting is gold or fake

By turning to Raman spectroscopy, a non-destructive tool, a researcher at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi has found an easy way to check if the gold foil used in Thanjavur paintings is genuine or not. Currently, there is no regulatory mechanism in place to check the quality of gold used in Thanjavur paintings despite the … Continue reading Easy way to tell if the foil used in Thanjavur painting is gold or fake