ScientiFix

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’

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

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
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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Artist's impression of the binary neutron star merger producing GW190425 | National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

NASA discovers 240-year-old ‘newborn’ neutron star that’s twice the sun’s mass

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Fossilised footprints reveal crocodile ancestors walked on two feet

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

Mars may have had rings like Saturn years ago, and they could form again

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Proxima Centauri, nearest star to solar system, confirmed to have an Earth-sized planet

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

70-million-year-old fossils of one of world’s last megaraptors discovered in Argentina

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

NASA unveils document to guide behaviour on the moon and in space

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On Camera

Nitish Kumar in a catch-22 situation after pulling out of Congress-RJD-JD(U) allliance | PTI

Dalit voters will be the X factor in Bihar election — they vote differently than in UP

In UP, Dalit political mobilisation was based on Ambedkarism. In Bihar, it was based on Marxism. That explains the voting patterns.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It says the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.