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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

First-ever image of new planetary system could hold clues to our own evolution

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Coral reef ecosystem underwater

New study bolsters argument for translocating corals of Kutch to Lakshadweep

Corals found in the Kutch are more temperature-tolerant, and can, therefore, improve resilience in the reefs in Lakshadweep and help sustain marine ecosystems.
A clownfish in an anemone. Clownfish was one of the various kinds of fish that were attracted to dead reefs during the experiment | Tim Gordon, University of Exeter

Dead coral reefs could be revived by playing sounds of healthy reefs, finds study

The research, published in Nature Communications, says playing sounds of healthy reefs lure fish — which are extremely important for coral reefs to function — back to dead reefs.

Surviving climate change, these super corals can handle acid, heat and suffocation

Finding out how these “super corals” can live in extreme environments may help us unlock the secret of coral resilience.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
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.