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Trees are growing faster, dying younger across the world

From tropical forests to the Arctic region, tree growth is showing dramatic changes.
A skeleton of a Spinosaurus on display at Japan Expo | WikiCommons via Flickr

Jurassic Park & scientists have it wrong, giant dino Spinosaurus was probably a river monster

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
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Climate crises, global conflicts & Covid fallout — World’s problems get worse as UN turns 75

The UN is going through one its most challenging periods ever, and keeps churning out increasingly grim reports on the global threats it was created to ameliorate.
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La Nina threatens to disrupt global food supply, push prices higher

La Nina typically affects a broad range of farm commodities, as it brings above-average winter-spring rainfall in Australia and Southeast Asia, with the potential for flooding.
An image of a tropical rainforest

Five hidden benefits of forests everyone should know

Only half of the world’s forests are still intact, a third being primary forests – natural woodlands composed of native species, not disturbed by human activity.
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Can bacteria ‘migrate’ to other planets & survive? What a Japanese space experiment found

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
UN chief Antonio Guterres’ report refers to Kashmir, Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand | unmissions.org

India should phase out coal plants and end fossil fuel subsidies, UN chief Guterres says

Delivering the 19th Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres stressed on how clean energy can help economies recover from Covid-19 pandemic.
An aerial view of the Kwanyin Temple in the middle of the flooded Yangtze River on July 24, 2020 in Wuhan, China

China is facing another major disaster and the world is missing it

Climate change is bringing more frequent & intense deluges that threaten the economic heartland in China, and infrastructure defenses can’t keep up.
Portraits of some new bat records for the western Himalayan region from the survey.. | Photo: Rohit Chakravarty

32 bat species identified in Uttarakhand, 9 of these recorded for first time in the world

The bats were identified during an echolocation survey that can be used to monitor populations, understand natural history and climate change.
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Seismologists discover a ‘boomerang earthquake’ that occurred under water in 2016

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

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.