Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicFossils

Topic: Fossils

NASA decodes why some planets have clouds of sand

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

A 110-million-year old dinosaur skeleton was sold at US auction—it’s a loss for society

'Living room dinosaurs' aren't just pretty cabinet curios but contain important information about the planet. Private collectors have no caretaking guarantees.

Chile’s 1st full ichthyosaur fossil Earth’s only pregnant female found from 129-139 mn years ago

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

Ancient rock shows there was life on Earth 3.75 billion years ago, much earlier than we thought

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

What do sponges feed on in nutrient-poor Arctic? European study answers long-held mystery

The sponges, spanning 15 sq kms, were found on top of extinct underwater mountains. They were feeding on fossilised remains of a tube worm ecosystem from thousands of years ago.

Scientists find world’s oldest flower bud fossil, and China makes ‘artificial moon’ on Earth

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

Water vapour found in Ganymede’s atmosphere & the origin of the asteroid that killed dinosaurs

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

The woman who predicted global warming in the 1800s

Foote’s brief scientific paper was the first to describe the extraordinary power of carbon dioxide gas to absorb heat – the driving force of global warming.

Canadian rocks dating back 890 mn yrs are oldest animal fossils? Not all scientists agree

If the newly discovered rocks in Canada are confirmed to be sponge fossils, they would predate oldest confirmed animal fossils by 350 million years.

Was Harappa wet or arid? Rhinos hold a clue

In ‘Mega Mammals in Ancient India’, Shibani Bose explains how the moisture-loving Indian rhinoceros survived in Harappan times.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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