Saturday, 25 June, 2022
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Red star Betelgeuse, one of the brightest, not going supernova soon. It just coughed up dust

The bright red star underwent a Great Dimming in 2019-20, prompting some astronomers to speculate if it would go supernova. Findings help us understand giant stars better.

Earth’s core is growing faster on one side — but gravity is keeping it from getting lopsided

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

5 satellite images that explain what is happening on Earth

Satellite images can enhance policymaking. We can measure changes in sea level down to a single millimetre, and see spread of greenhouse gases, all from space.

Remains of China rocket crash into Indian Ocean, most of debris ‘burnt up during re-entry’

Pieces of the Long March 5B rocket re-entered atmosphere at 10:24 am Sunday local time and plunged into the sea around 72.47 degrees east longitude and 2.65 degrees north latitude.

This interactive map can help discover undiscovered species on Earth

Humans have only discovered around 20% of the species on Earth. This means that as much as 80% of life has still to be found & protected for future generations.

Found in the Sahara, a meteorite older than Earth itself

The rare meteorite, estimated to be 4.6 billion years old, was found by a team led by Jean-Alix Barrat of Université de Bretagne Occidentale. Results of the study have been published in PNAS.

Earth-like planet discovered 26 light years away, with an atmosphere

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

Earth’s magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago, triggering extinctions & climate crisis

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

UAE & China’s Mars missions set to reach Red Planet this week

UAE’s Hope orbiter is expected to enter Martian orbit late Tuesday while China’s Tianwen-1 will do so on Wednesday. A NASA mission will also follow later in the month.

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.

On Camera

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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