KATHMANDU, June 16: The media have a key role to play to maintain and promote reconciliation and peace in the society and, for that matter, they must report issues of conflict in a factual and accurate manner, a study report released today stated.

Some frogs found in South and Central America have the rare ability to turn on and off their nearly transparent appearance, researchers report Thursday in the journal Science.

Getting infected with COVID-19 can help in building your immune response, however, it is no guarantee that you won’t get infected again. Can you get reinfected even after getting all vaccine doses? The answer is yes.

Diet plays an important role in proper functioning of kidneys, excessive intake of foods rich in Potassium, Sodium and Phosphorus can create and worsen kidney ailments. Thus, here are some expert suggested foods that may help in preventing kidney ailments naturally.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Bremathang -- the area in the uplands of Helambu that is said to be the origin of the devastating landslides and floods of June 15 in Helambu Rural Municipality and Melamchi Municipality -- was once a grassland, a holy pilgrimage site for Tibetan buddhists, and a meditation center. The grassland that once stretched a few kilometers, at the base of the Himalayas, has now turned into a sand bank.

It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Experts have said that any policy of the government should seek to foster the culture of research, development and innovation.

KATHMANDU, April 19: As the second wave of the corona virus continues to ravage the world, scientists have found ten pieces of evidence related to the transmission of the deadly virus through air. The evidence is revealed by a study report which was published last year in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal.

Magic tools and research integrity

March 23, 2021 09:00 am

Plagiarism is a manifestation of a deeper problem in academia: Of publishing for the sake of publishing, and of rewarding it regardless.

Righting research

December 30, 2020 08:40 am

Drawing from writing support programs for scholars in South Asia, this essay offers some practical strategies for making a shift from teaching to training, knowing to doing, when it comes to support for research and publication.

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to “point” and ask for help, researchers said in a study published on Wednesday.

At the end of an intensive two-day training on semester-based teaching organized by Tribhuvan University in Nagarkot last May, we asked the seventy or so university faculty members from around the country to pick between two groups. One group was asked to  strategize how to institutionalize the teaching excellence training, building on a few years of work done mainly online by a grassroots initiative. The other group would discuss a new topic: how to pursue and promote research and publication in the university. To our pleasant surprise, over two-thirds of the participants went to the research group. We had to come up with a quick way to better regroup the scholars.

WASHINGTON, May 4: Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated.

Health benefits of walking barefoot

April 2, 2020 11:52 am

Researches have shown that walking barefoot in the grass can help decrease anxiety and depression by 62 percent. It also increases the levels of endorphins in your body that helps you feel calm by relieving stress and pain.

Erosion of professors’ prestige

February 2, 2020 09:10 am

In his book What the Best College Teachers Do Ken Bain says that professors are ‘university-based top-ranked expert academicians’ to extend then enforce knowledge and virtues. In Nepal too, professors are co-positioned with the first-class bureaucrats in merit. Such a distinguished position automatically attracts intense gravity. They are expected to be involved in academic excellence, knowledge, studies and research.

Teach with research

December 29, 2019 11:16 am

To meet the needs of 21st century in education, teachers have to become efficient in research-based teaching. The word ‘research’ might be intimidating for many teachers due to its fearful preconception that it is time-consuming, expensive, boring and frustrating. However, research carried out by teachers can be rewarding.  Let me simplify the issue here.

How do we measure knowledge?

December 5, 2019 12:46 pm

“If you only need good grades and not the learning,” I tell my students, joking, “don’t bother using the library, learning how to use academic databases, finding and reading complex scholarly articles, and representing others’ ideas substantively and carefully in your writing.” “Just hire a good ghost writer or find another effective way to cheat me.” Students get the point quickly, and they start doing serious research and writing.

Bülent Uyaniker, director of academic affairs and senior AI researcher at Fusemachines, an artificial intelligence talent and education solutions company, leads the AI curriculum research and development team at the company. The curriculum with an input of his experience of over 20 years as data scientist is geared towards enabling the students understand the real world problems and apply their knowledge to solve them.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) under the Ministry of Health has clarified that it has already carried out adequate research on dengue.

In a time of technology, nowadays everything is on the palm of our hands. Let it be entertaining objects or health techs. All thanks to nanotechnology where it has helped to create compatible applications, making our daily life comfortable. That’s why research in nanotechnology has garnered millions of dollars.

COPENHAGEN, July 3: An arctic fox walked more than 4,415 kilometers (2,737 miles) to go from northern Norway to Canada’s far north in four months, Norwegian researchers said.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A two-day workshop 'Contemporary Concern on Mixed Methods Research', organized by Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED), concluded in Hattiban, Lalitpur.

LALITPUR, June 15: Recent advances in the field of air pollution research, specifically in the Hindu Kush Himalaya highlights the fact that the problem extends beyond local concerns to transboundary issues.

Scientists say an end to the "HIV pandemic" could be in sight after a study found that effective treatment can prevent sexual transmission of the virus.

NANJING, March 16: Chinese and American scientists in joint research found that the past 30 years are the warmest time in the past 2,000-year period, due to the effect of anthropogenic greenhouse gas.

KATHMANDU, March 15: In western Nepal where development is elusive, the abundant availability of water resources is considered as the pathway to its economic prosperity.

Opening of Nepal Research Bhavan

March 3, 2019 19:26 pm

There are 4000 volumes of books on important topics of Nepal like history, culture, anthropology, etc. He added, “There is no limitation on who should come and use the library or not. It is for everyone and we are looking forward to making it bigger and better.”

Emerging study fields

January 25, 2019 09:51 am

The concept of work and career is evolving, now more than ever. With advancements in the fields of science, psychology, and technology, new doors are constantly opening in which a particular sector overlaps with another and new and exciting study fields are created. This gives people an opportunity to study and research in various fascinating aspects of science to psychology to video games.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakra Pani Khanal has expressed dissatisfaction over functioning of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), stating that farmers are not benefiting from research carried out by the government agency.

A science and spiritual amalgamation

November 27, 2018 09:08 am

Working at the intersection of arts and research, Bharat Giri finds his ideas no far from science. A researcher in spiritual science, his work is keenly crafted in intensive studies on subjects that are interlinked with human mind, behavior and existence. His early interest in contrastingly different subjects started as a Bsc. Student and a meditation practitioner two decades ago. Having graduated in culture in 2012, he recently earned a degree in Buddhism studies from Tribhuvan University in 2018. He successfully participated in International Scientific Conference held in Kathmandu in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

First gene-edited babies claimed in China

November 26, 2018 03:24 am

HONG KONG, Nov 26: A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) has been conducting the study of status and effects of Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCA) prevalent among the Thaurus in Barbardia Municipality of Bardiya district, housing the highest Tharu population in the country.

Undermining research

September 26, 2018 02:00 am

The expensive private hospitals in Kathmandu and beyond have the passion for conducting research of public health importance. The names would make us believe so, for the phrase ‘research center’ is attached to names of these hospitals. It turns out that the name is meant to deceive.

Fish oil supplements do not help prevent heart attacks or strokes in people with diabetes, said a study Monday that adds to a growing body of research on the ineffectiveness of pills containing omega-3 fatty acids.

School of Management Tribhuvan University (SOMTU) and Operational Research Society of Nepal (ORSN) jointly organized a three day pre-conference “APORS 2018 Workshop on Questionnaire Construction with R-Script” from August 3 to5.

Time is running out for the tropics: Extinction of hundreds of species due to deforestation, over-fishing and climate change is 'imminent' unless we act NOW, new research warns.

Normalizing research

July 3, 2018 01:30 am

We must begin to value research as normal and necessary for teaching and learning, academic and professional success, social and economic progress

Clean water accessibility is a concerning issue brought by the alarming rate of population growth. The addition of more heads to the already existing seven billion humans compels researchers to rethink the management of water sources to address the global need. At this crucial time, Yadu Pokhrel – assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) is conducting a research on freshwater system management.

LALITPUR, May 24: Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) has started research on developing aromatic rice species after the demand rise.

The US, alongside France and the UK, launched a massive missile attack against Syria on April 14 in response to what the Western states claim had been a chemical attack in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, which had been immediately blamed on Damascus.

Drinking coffee and tea every day may actually benefit people with heart troubles.

Stephen Hawking submitted a research paper predicting the end of the world and how scientists could detect evidence of another universe, just two weeks before his death. Professor Hawking passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge.

DHANKUTA, Feb 26: The National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) has started research on production of Nepali variety of tea.

DHANKUTA, Feb 26: The National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) has started research on production of Nepali variety of tea.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Embassy of Republic of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a project titled “Integrated Rural Development of Nepal through Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University.” The MoU was signed by Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari and South Korean envoy to Nepal, Park Young-sik at the ministry on Tuesday.

Expanding research dynamics in Nepal

January 23, 2018 10:04 am

Known for his innovative contribution in the field of research, Santosh Gartaula, 31, is one of the co-founders of Bikas Udhyami which is a social innovation hub and consultancy firm founded in 2016.

DAMAK, Jan 21: The number of people donating their body after death for research and academic purpose is increasing of late.

Nepali doctors who plagiarized a Nigerian research paper and published it as a report relating to western Nepal have expressed regret for their misdeed and promised not to repeat it.

Research Café in Nepal

November 22, 2017 08:16 am

Wouldn’t it be awesome to discuss research with a tad of wine (or maybe juice, if you don’t drink)?

KATMANDU, Oct 13: Bali Medical Journal (BMJ) in Indonesia has blacklisted five Kathmandu University doctors and one Indian doctor after learning that a research article published by them in the journal had been lifted from the Nepal Medical College Journal.