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The UV-CUP camera | Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

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

The Amazon is burning in 2020 again. It can just lead to more pandemics

According to the Global Fire Emissions Database project run by NASA, fires in the Amazon in 2020 surpassed those of 2019.
Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest | Commons

Germany’s second wave, Kenya cancels school year, Amazonians in distress & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A view of London | Representational image | birkbinnard.com

Virus grows world’s rich-poor education gap, UK not wearing masks & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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.
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.
The Amazon’s new record-breaking tree. | Photo: Tobias Jackson

Amazon’s tallest tree has suddenly grown even taller, but scientists can’t figure out how

The Guiana Shield of north-eastern Amazonia, which accounts for nearly 9 per cent of world’s remaining tropical forests, may contain lots of these gigantic trees.
A tree sits on fire in the Amazon rainforest in Porto Velho, Rondonia state in Brazil on 25 August.

Amazon’s gold, military legacy fuel Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s rainforest rage

Jair Bolsonaro, the subject of global criticism for fanning the flames of the Amazon's destruction, believes the rainforest is a Brazilian asset and not the world's.
Amazon rainforest fire

Why Brazil has refused G7 funds to tackle Amazon wildfires

Brazil has witnessed a dramatic 85 per cent rise in wildfires in the Amazon rainforest this year.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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.