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Diksha Shinde used false credentials to apply, not employed, not paid by us: NASA clarifies on Maharashtra teenager controversy

NASA, while responding to OpIndia's queries seeking clarification on the Diksha Shinde saga, said that she is neither employed by NASA nor has been awarded fellowship as that opportunity is only for US citizens.

Maharashtra teenager Diksha Shinde’s claims were false, ANI withdraws story after NASA said she used fake credentials

Maharashtra teenager Diksha Shinde has claimed she has been selected in the NASA MSI programme, but her claims do not add up

One-third of editorial board members of American medical journal resign over papers that could help China persecute its minorities: Details

8 editorial board members of the American journal resigned after getting no response from management on unethical papers on minorities in China

US: Dr Fauci under fire for spending $400,000 for funding ‘cruel experiments’ on dogs, university defends him: Here is what happened

WCW Project Research Manager Daniel Lopez said the documents exposed why Dr. Anthony Fauci must be held accountable for 'wasteful and cruel spending'.

The Print tries to malign scientist Govardhan Das based on anonymous comments on PubPeer: Here is what happened

The Print had conceded that critical comments against Govardhan Das on PubPeer were not proof of research fraud.

Stubble burning and Covid-19 surge in Delhi: Read what Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology scientists said in their paper

Researchers found that the virus gets attached to black carbon particles produced by stubble burning, which increased Covid-19 cases in Delhi

Overemphasis on Mughals, caste issues, no mention of Hindu kings, saints: Think-tank flags distortion in NCERT books before Parliamentary panel

Think-tank tells parliamentary committee on education that NCERT books pay disproportionately high attention to Mughal rulers.

AYUSH Ministry rubbishes study that linked Ayurvedic herb Giloy to liver damage, says patients may have consumed a different herb

The AYUSH Ministry pointed out that the authors of the study did not identify the herb species correctly through standard guidelines.

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and ‘Magic Mushrooms’ to treat depression and PTSD? Research investigates effects on mental health

Since the 1960s, psychedelics have been heavily stigmatised in the public arena. However, with the passage of time, things are changing.

US govt’s primary health research institute NIH says Covaxin is highly effective against Alpha and Delta variants of Covid-19

NIH report says that Covaxin generates antibodies that effectively neutralise the Alpha and Delta variants of Sars-CoV-2

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