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Alien life is out there, but our theories are not helping us find it

Recent years have seen changes to our theories about what counts as a biosignature and which planets might be habitable. We must expect the unexpected.
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42 years of Wow! Signal — our missed opportunity for ‘alien contact’

On 15 August, 1977, a powerful blast of radio waves bearing all hallmarks of extraterrestrial origin had arrived from the direction of constellation Sagittarius.
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Are aliens visiting us? US military seems to think so

For the last several years, the US military has noted an increase in “unexplained aerial phenomena,” or UFOs as we call it in pop culture. But is this enough to believe in alien visitation?
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World’s richest man Jeff Bezos and wife of 25 years announce divorce

Opposition candidate set to win Congo presidential poll, and yet another Brexit blow for Britain’s Theresa May.

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Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
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Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

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Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.