Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: DNA

There may be a way to stop or delay aging. But science is divided

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

‘Slaughtered ten by ten’: How 1857 martyrs shot by British firing squad were found in Punjab well

DNA evidence has confirmed that more than 200 skeletons found in Ajnala belonged to soldiers massacred by the British in 1857. Historical records show what happened to them.

The science behind how teeth helped identify skeletons in Punjab as sepoys killed in 1857

Researchers relied Carbon-14 dating & genetic analysis to establish that skeletons excavated from abandoned well in Punjab’s Ajnala are of Indians native to Indo-Gangetic plains.

Armed with DNA, scientists find 1857 war link to skeletons discovered in Punjab well in 2014

Study conducted by Panjab University anthropologist in collaboration with CCMB & other institutes. It was published in the journal 'Frontiers in Genetics' Thursday.

Did space sow seeds of life on Earth? Japan scientists find building blocks of DNA in meteorites

Five primary nucleobases that make up all DNA & RNA found in 3 meteorites. Study published in Nature Communications Tuesday.

A massive filament of hydrogen 55,000 light years away, and how supergiant stars die

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

Sampling DNA from air could help track animals, transform wildlife monitoring

Two groups of researchers sampled DNA from the air in two European zoos and discovered a wealth of genetic material, including from animals outside the zoo and meat fed to animals.

Scientists discover 1,600-yr-old mummy of a sheep, & seismometres can trace wandering elephants

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

Aryans or Harappans—Who drove the creation of caste system? DNA holds a clue

In ‘Indians’, Namit Arora writes that scientists trace the earliest instances of endogamy in the subcontinent to the first millennium BCE.

E-DNA was tracking endangered animals. Then it was recruited to fight Covid pandemic

Environmental DNA takes advantage of the fact that every animal sheds DNA into its environment as it moves through the world.

On Camera


The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.