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What Earth’s changing climate can teach us about altering the surface of Mars

Controlling the UV and infra-red radiation is a pressing issue on Earth. But it also presents a challenge for those who dream of colonising Mars.
In this 20 second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower

Did a large meteorite really hit earth more than 12,800 years ago? Here’s new evidence

There is no doubt that platinum spikes in North America coincide closely with the large-scale extinction of animals about 12,800 years ago.
Venus in comparison to Earth | Needpix.com

Move over Mars & Moon, we need to get back to Venus – the planet almost exactly like Earth

If scientists can understand why Venus turned out the way it did, we’ll know whether an Earth-sized world is the rule or the exception.
K Vijay Raghavan

Strengthening foundations of science key to human survival, says govt’s scientific adviser

K VijayRaghavan says it is important to democratise scientific knowledge even if we are not always aware of what use it may eventually have.
A scientist positions human 'ES' cell-derived cardiomyocytes for viewing under a microscope (representational image) | Bloomberg

Why no experiment can explain the supernatural, making it an intellectual dead end

Betting on natural explanations for natural phenomena has paid off time and time again, while betting on supernatural explanations has not.

Parts of Alaska have no ice at all for the first time in history

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.
A photo of the Earth captured by Chandrayaan2 | ISRO

In Pictures: ISRO releases images of Earth taken by Chandrayaan 2

The pictures were captured by L 14 camera on board Chandrayaan II, showing the earth in different hues.
Confluence of Indus river and Zanskar river in India | Wikipedia

An asteroid might be the reason why Earth has water

A new study published in Science Advances suggests that the solar system is probably a lot wetter than had previously been thought.

Giant asteroid and its moon to come close to Earth this weekend

The asteroid, named 1999 KW4, and its 500-m radius moon will move past Earth at 4.35 am Sunday, but it will not be visible to naked eye.
A full moon night | Pexels

When Earth’s gravity meets a shrinking Moon, lunar quakes shake it up

Finding is significant as humans are looking to establish a base on the Moon by turn of the century. Information about tectonic activity will help decide locations for explorers to reach. 

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has just one obsession — exams. And it has made a mess of it.

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.


Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.