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Representational image of a dinosaur. | Photo: Pxhere

Fossils suggest world’s largest animal roamed the Earth 98 million years ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
Representational image. | Indian Ocean. | Photo: Pxfuel

Indian Ocean once had world’s most continuously-active volcanic province, find scientists

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
A full moon night | Pexels

Ancient Moon’s magnetic field shielded Earth from solar radiation

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
Vinod Bajaj, 70, who walked 40,107 km in 1,496 days at his home in Limerick, Ireland | Credit: Vinod Bajaj

Indian-origin man walked Earth’s circumference without leaving neighbourhood in Ireland

70-year-old Vinod Bajaj, a retired business consultant from Ireland, claims to have walked a distance equal to the circumference of the Earth in less than 1,500 days.
The UV-CUP camera | Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

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Milky Way

Rogue planet with similar mass as Earth found floating in the Milky Way

Astronomers estimate that there could potentially be millions of such free-floating rogue planets in every galaxy.
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.

Jupiter-sized planet found orbiting a dead star — a first in space discoveries

Planet WD 1856b, located 80 light years from Earth, is thought to be about 14 times the mass of Jupiter and goes around the star every 34 hours.
International Space Station | Wikimedia Commons

Can bacteria ‘migrate’ to other planets & survive? What a Japanese space experiment found

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Earth from the space

NASA is tracking a dent that’s slowly widening in Earth’s magnetic field

The large dent or a weak spot, called the South Atlantic Anomaly, in magnetosphere extends from South America to Southwest Africa.

On Camera

File photo | Protesters in Aden, Al Mansoora during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011 | Wikimedia commons

Arab Spring showed autocracy is anything but stable

The chaotic & unpredictable fashion in which regimes entered into crisis and collapsed shows that authoritarianism is both highly fragile and a major source of violent turmoil.
Coconut copra

Govt increases MSP for milling copra by Rs 375 per quintal, ball copra by Rs 300

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said this will benefit millions of farmers engaged in copra farming and impact the farmers of 12 coastal states.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Rajnath Singh speaks to new US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the two reiterated the commitment to deepen India-US defence cooperation and exchanged views on regional and global issues.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster.