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The image of the black hole

Black hole image, 1kg redefinition, Greenland’s lost ice — 2019 science stories to remember

Rats playing hide and seek, gene therapies and recreating a 38-mn-yr-old skull of a common human ancestor are other big stories from the world of science.
DNA representational image. | Photo: Pixabay

Ancient ‘chewing gum’ discovered that reveals genetic code of a Stone Age woman

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Killer whale | Flickr

How killer whale grannies help children survive longer

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
A SpaceX rocket

‘Muscular mice’ take off for space, and over 50 polar bears ‘invade’ Russian village for food

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Amazon fires

Amazon forest fires melting glaciers 1,000 miles away

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Tesla unveils futuristic Cybertruck, and the most dangerous plague returns to China

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Venice flooding

Climate change in focus as record-breaking tide floods Venice

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Alzheimer's leads to memory loss and impaired cognitive skills

Why this woman in Colombia didn’t develop Alzheimer’s despite being at great risk for it

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.
Oil refineries (representational image) | Commons

NYT advertorials with ‘deceptive climate messaging’: Why Exxon Mobil is being sued in US

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.
Hurricane Bill sparked numerous seismic events off the New England and Nova Scotia coasts in August 2009

Scientists discover earthquake-like phenomenon called stormquakes that can pound sea floor

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

On Camera

File photo of the CBI M Nageshwara Rao

India not a beggar that needs foreign charity, ban donations to NGOs: Ex-CBI acting chief

About Rs 2 lakh crore in foreign ‘donations’ has been pumped into India in last two decades. Why do foreigners' have this unrequited love for Indians?

Homoeopathy for coronavirus: Is AYUSH commitment to alt meds healthy or promoting quackery?

AYUSH ministry issued a health advisory Wednesday for the prevention of coronavirus infections through homoeopathy and ayurveda.

Defence

Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane

Army will pull forces out of internal security duties in Northeast: Gen MM Naravane

Working on a plan for the next 18-24 months on how to draw down regular forces from security duties in Northeast, Army Chief General M.M. Naravane says.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.