Tuesday, 18 January, 2022


Short-sleepers are more likely to suffer from irregular and heavy periods

We analysed survey data from 574 menstruating females from age 24 to 40.

Is ‘Dune’ scientifically plausible? We ran a climate model to find out

Dune, the epic series of sci-fi books by Frank Herbert, now turned into a movie, is set in the far future on the desert planet of Arrakis.

Is brushing your teeth for two minutes enough? What the evidence says

The aim of brushing our teeth is to reduce as much plaque on each tooth as possible.

Imagine 34 Mount Everests stacked together — that’s the depth of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno flew over the Great Red Spot twice, in February and July 2019, and helped astronomers gain new insights about the Jupiter storm.

NASA telescope may have just helped find the first planet spotted outside Milky Way

The potential planet is located 28 million light years away, in the Messier 51 (M51) galaxy. It is thought to be the size of Saturn, orbiting its host — a neutron star or a black hole.

After years of poaching, elephants in Africa are now evolving to be tuskless

Princeton University researchers sequence genome of tuskless & tusked elephants to deduce which genes are responsible for rapid spread of tuskless female elephants in Mozambique.

More accurate way to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease – new study

With the fast progression of research in biomarkers, we are quickly getting better at measuring and detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s.

Death in space — here’s what would happen to our bodies

After death here on Earth the human body progresses through a number of stages of decomposition.

A distant dead star is offering us a glimpse into the future of our Solar System

In a new study published in Nature, we get a glimpse of the time when the Sun will burn through all its hydrogen fuel and become a white dwarf.

India will lose on agri-tech, experts tell PM, seek quicker approval for gene-edited plants

Experts associated with IAAG have written to PM Modi claiming approvals for gene-edited plants have been ‘inordinately delayed’ as the regulatory body has sought opinion of states.

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The plea was earlier dismissed by the High Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Modi govt will have to wait on All India Judicial Services. Top judiciary main opposition

AIJS aims to draw better talent to the district and subordinate judiciary but the higher judiciary does not want to give assertion over the lower courts.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.