Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicAntarctica

Topic: Antarctica

‘Oldest’ ice sample found in Antarctica, offers look at climate 5 million years ago

Extraction of 9.44-m ice core in Antarctica made by team of US researchers from multiple universities & organisations. Findings published in the journal 'The Cryosphere'.

Indian Antarctic Bill — all about legislation aimed at protecting pristine Antarctica

Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, passed in the Lok Sabha on 22 July, aims to extend India’s jurisdiction to the country's research stations at the South Pole.

Survey of largest archival of Hubble data reveals why some planets are hot

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

Record-breaking heatwaves hit Antarctica & Arctic. Here’s what it means

Heatwaves hit both Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously this week, with temperatures reaching 47°C & 30°C higher than normal.

Endurance, ‘Titanic of polar exploration vessels’, is found 107 yrs after Antarctic shipwreck

Historic shipwreck discovered by Endurance22 Expedition of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust, using South African icebreaker vessel SA Agulhas II.

Soot from research & tourist activity hastening snow melt in Antarctica, finds global study

According to the study, increased human activity is leading to black carbon pollution, contributing to snow melting, a concern as loss of Antarctic ice accelerates global heating.

‘X’ particles found at CERN & artificial intelligence identifies hidden meteorites in Antarctica

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

Drilling under Antarctic ice shelf, scientists find treasure trove of life with 77 species

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

98% of emperor penguin colonies could be extinct by 2100 as ice melts

Emperor penguins survive in a goldilocks zone — not too much or too little ice.

Think running a business is tough? Try building a hotel in Antarctica

Building fuel station & ice chests to semi-permanent style that can be broken down quickly — the economics of building a hotel on the continent is staggering.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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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