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Can bacteria ‘migrate’ to other planets & survive? What a Japanese space experiment found

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
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2 IIT Bombay students discovered the asteroid that flew closest to Earth

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
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Seismologists discover a ‘boomerang earthquake’ that occurred under water in 2016

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
fossils

Dinosaurs may have also suffered from cancer — scientists discover fossil with diseased bone

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
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Scientists in Japan revive microbes buried in rocks over 100 million years ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

First-ever image of new planetary system could hold clues to our own evolution

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An artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter. | Photo: ESA/ATG medialab

Solar Orbiter captures closest photos of Sun ever taken, scientists discover ‘camp fires’

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A woman studies the moon's surface | Representational image | ThisIsEngineering | Pexels

Mystery gel-like substance on Moon that puzzled scientists solved. It’s not what you’d expect

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Lunar surface. | Photo: ISRO/Twitter

Moon’s surface more rich in metal than believed, sheds new light on its formation

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Representational image of exoplanets

NASA’s latest exoplanet discovery could help explain how planets evolve

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On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.