Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicAlbert Einstein

Topic: Albert Einstein

3 salty lakes under Mars’ surface raises possibility of life on the red planet

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

Einstein’s contempt for peer review wasn’t misplaced, it is something of a lottery

The process of peer review has become inconsistent and subjective to the degree that it is unnervingly close to what you'd expect from purely random selection.

Gandhi never celebrated his birthdays, but made an exception on his 75th. For Kasturba

When a reporter asked Gandhi for his message on the ‘auspicious day’, he declined saying, ‘I am not accustomed to giving messages on such occasions.’

What unfolded when Gandhi met a playwright, a fascist, a comic legend, a Nobel laureate

Mahatma Gandhi's visit to Europe in 1931 proved historic in many ways. He got to meet several iconic personalities whom he wouldn't have otherwise met willingly.

Piyush Goyal, it was Isaac Newton & not Albert Einstein who discovered gravity

Union minister Piyush Goyal has defied our accuracy meter on multiple counts with bizarre ‘gravity’ claim.

2 possible gravitational waves spotted, scientists suspect black hole mergers caused both

Gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space and time caused by cosmic events — were first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916.

A glimpse of starlight in 1919 gave hope for science

The 1919 eclipse generated worldwide headlines and served as a symbol of reconciliation – a demonstration of science transcending nationalism.

Einstein predicted blackholes in the early 1900s but their weirdness stopped him

The recent close-up images of a black hole fall straight from Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity.

Indian Science Congress vows to get its science speakers right after Kauravas & Newton row

Organisers of the science congress have expressed 'shock' at comments like Einstein and Newton didn't understand physics, or Kauravas were test tube babies.

Closest-ever image takes us a step closer to monster Milky Way black hole

Scientists in Europe have observed probably the closest material revolving around a black hole that is believed to exist at the centre of the Milky Way.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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