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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Proxima Centauri, nearest star to solar system, confirmed to have an Earth-sized planet

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

70-million-year-old fossils of one of world’s last megaraptors discovered in Argentina

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
High school students demonstrate against global warming. | Adam Berry / Getty Images

Earth Day turns 50, and the world is celebrating it digitally for the first time

Theme for 50th anniversary of Earth Day is climate action, already the topic of conversation around the world in the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump’s New Year misadventures, and a kangaroo caught in the Australian bushfires

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Maarten Wolterink | Twitter

Republicans kick Democratic donkey to protect Trump, and the funeral of UK’s Labour Party

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Birds fly over the Quito Glacier on Greenwich Island, Antarctica

‘State of planetary emergency’: Global climate tipping points seen in fresh warning

Scientists lay out 9 crucial tipping points to suggest that the Earth is dangerously close to passing into irreversible planetary damage.
Drought in India

Water bodies running dry at alarming rate due to groundwater depletion, reveals study

Additional effects of groundwater depletion include a sudden sinking of a chunk of land, which increases risk of floods.
A vessel transports commercial barges along the Danube river near Pancevo, Serbia | Photographer: Oliver Bunic | Bloomberg

This man-made disaster is under your feet ⁠— shrinking river flows dry up the ground

By 2050, more than half of watersheds where groundwater is pumped out may see river flow drop, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
Delhi schools

Air pollution in cities like Delhi linked to children’s cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s, death

Severe air pollution can speed up neurodegeneration when the brain is at the peak of its development — during childhood.

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.