Monday, 4 July, 2022
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Topic: DNA

X-rays detected from Uranus for the first time 

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

World’s oldest DNA sequenced, belongs to million-year-old Siberian mammoth excavated in 1970s

The findings reveal clues into how other mammoths evolved and provide evolutionary evidence of interbreeding species creating new ones.

Alcohol abuse can change male DNA for three months after stopping, says NIMHANS study

The study has implications for treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder, mostly treated with abstinence which often results in relapse.

Gene-editing cures progeria in mice — a fatal condition Amitabh Bachchan portrayed in ‘Paa’

The Harvard-led study, also involving Vanderbilt University and the US govt’s National Institutes of Health, used a technique inspired by the gene-editing technology CRISPR.

DNA as a flash drive? When scientists stored the message ‘hello world’ inside living cells

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

Scientists reveal why North Magnetic Pole has shifted from Canada towards Siberia

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

Tropical forests could soon add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere instead of reducing it

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

‘I Am and I Will’ — World Cancer Day this year is all about commitment to positive thinking

World Cancer Day is observed on 4 February every year as an international awareness day to speak and stand for a cancer-free world.

Ancient ‘chewing gum’ discovered that reveals genetic code of a Stone Age woman

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

IIT-Bombay study finds giant viruses, and the unique protein they make, in Mumbai lakes

IIT-Bombay study has found giant amoeba-attacking viruses that make the unique protein. Harmless to humans, the viruses are believed to play role in sustaining local ecosystem.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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