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Artist's impression of the binary neutron star merger producing GW190425 | National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

NASA discovers 240-year-old ‘newborn’ neutron star that’s twice the sun’s mass

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
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World Environment Day: Flowercycling to sewage treatment, these startups are saving Earth

As India faces cyclones, a pandemic, a locust invasion and multiple earthquakes, it is important to reflect on environment conservation.
Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

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

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

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Earth

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

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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.
The change in oceans’ colour takes place because of the difference in quantities of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae | Pixabay

A trove of Viking-era artefacts and an ocean creature that may be the world’s largest animal

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An artist's impression of the star S2 orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way I Photo: ESO/L. Calçada

A dancing star in the heart of the Milky Way proves Einstein right, again

Astronomers at European Southern Observatory have discovered that the orbit of star S2 around a Milky Way black hole is flowery in shape, not elliptical. 
A diagram of the temporary moon's orbit created by an orbit stimulator | Twitter | @WierzchosKacper

Earth has a second moon — car-sized, dark and temporary

Detected by astronomers at University of Arizona, the small and dark moonlet has been in the Earth's orbit for the past three years and will be ejected by April 2020.
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.

On Camera

File photo | PM Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during the Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan | PTI

Not Modi, not Yogi, it is Ram versus the rest for the BJP in UP 2022 election

Modi-Shah’s BJP knows the politics of George Bush-esque's binaries is clever and pushes opponents into a corner. That’s exactly what happened with the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.