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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Representational image) | Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Alabama school student names NASA’s first Mars helicopter, a 2-kg, solar-powered craft

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

Rising CO2 emissions could change the way human brains work, study says

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
The change in oceans’ colour takes place because of the difference in quantities of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae | Pixabay

A trove of Viking-era artefacts and an ocean creature that may be the world’s largest animal

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

Evidence of brain surgery in ancient Greece, a sharp spike in methane emissions in 2019

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
A penguin stands behind a plastic bottle on Greenwich Island, Antarctica | Isadora Romero/Bloomberg

90-million-year-old rainforest & 3 human-like species living side-by-side in ancient Africa

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

Marine species relocating to poles & possible ancestor of all animals found in Australia

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

Harvard scientists find new ways to take sharper images of black hole

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

Scientists find skull of a hummingbird-sized dinosaur & 139 new ‘minor planets’ discovered

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

Tropical forests could soon add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere instead of reducing it

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Betelgeuse star captured by ALMA telescope | Wikimedia Commons

Biggest explosion since Big Bang & protein found on extraterrestrial object for first time

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

On Camera

Narendra Modi and Nirmala Sitharaman during a Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on 3 June | ANI Photo

Why Modi govt doesn’t have the money to spend on Covid crisis & how it can fix the problem

Emerging from the Covid crisis, the Centre will have to take a fresh approach to reviving growth, re-visiting fiscal balance with states, re-imagining GST etc.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.