Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Earth

First ever quake detected on Mars by NASA’s InSight lander

The detection of the quake has come in the form of a rumbling from inside the silent planet.

American mathematician is first woman Abel Prize winner

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In Chile, a group of scientists are watching twin stars being born

The scientists, from Japan, Sweden & US, are observing a molecular cloud that’s on its way to forming a binary star system — the astronomical equivalent of twins.

Earth has seen spikes in carbon dioxide before, and it wasn’t pretty

While global warming continues and carbon levels rise, scientists have realised that 4 of the 5 of mass extinctions so far were likely triggered by large amounts of carbon being released into the atmosphere.

60% of life on Earth is lost, and 6 other science discoveries of 2018

In 2018, humans found out that evolution of complex life happened far before we thought, and memory can be ‘transplanted’ between organisms.

The many ways climate change will leave us high & dry, in one table

An international group of researchers has plotted the different ways on one table to drive home the urgency of the climate change crisis.

It’s not a planet or a comet. But this icy Goblin is another thrilling key to the universe

A 'tiny, cold world' has been discovered in a mysterious disc-shaped region far beyond Neptune.

As spacecraft finds lake on Mars, Earthlings may discover alien cousins

Enough meteorites have flown between here and Mars to open the possibility that we’ll find our own relatives up there.

How to grow crops on Mars if we were to live on it

Synthetic biology can be a more rational alternative to grow crops on Red Planet.

China’s space lab is tumbling towards Earth, but you probably don’t need to worry

China had lost contact with the prototype space station in 2016.

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A Wimbledon court | Twitter/Wimbledon

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.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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.