Girls who play video games more likely to pursue science degrees

London, Oct 19 : Girls who play video games are three times more likely to pursue physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, says a new study. The findings, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, also showed that 100 per cent of the girls in the study […]

TN Governor should cancel dismissal orders of university staff

Chennai, Oct 19 : PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Friday urged Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to cancel the sacking of 42 non-teaching temporary staff of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. In a statement, Ramadoss said the University’s Vice Chancellor K. Baskar was set to retire in four months and as per rules he should not allow […]

Piyush Goyal to receive US university award for rural electrification effort

New York, Oct 19 : India’s Union Minister Piyush Goyal will on Friday receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios. The Carnot Prize is given “for distinguished contributions to energy policy”, the Philadelphia-based […]

9 scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize

San Francisco, Oct 18 : The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. The Foundation will award a total of $21 million to the nine winners. It is considered the most generous science prize in […]

18 killed in Crimea college attack

Moscow, Oct 17 : A teenage student detonated an explosive device and opened fire at a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others before turning the gun on himself, Russia’s investigative committee said. Investigators said 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov, a fourth year student, launched an assault against […]

10 killed as explosion rocks college in Crimea

Moscow, Oct 17 : At least 10 people were killed and around 50 were injured on Wednesday in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said anti-terror authorities were examining the possibility that the blast, which hit the polytechnic college in the Crimean city of Kerch, was caused by a […]