Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicFossils

Topic: Fossils

Yale study finds why large mammals like elephants, tigers still exist in India

First of its kind study finds that rate of extinction of animals weighing over 50 kg over the past 30,000 years is lowest in India, & points to co-evolution of humans and mammals.

13-million-year-old tooth found in Uttarakhand leads to discovery of new ape species

The fossil of a molar tooth unearthed in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, in 2015, belongs to the earliest ancestor of gibbons, who started migrating from Africa to Asia 13 million years ago.

Can bacteria ‘migrate’ to other planets & survive? What a Japanese space experiment found

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Dinosaurs may have also suffered from cancer — scientists discover fossil with diseased bone

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Natural history museums preserve clues to predict future pandemics

A largely untapped resource for predicting future pandemics, natural history collections in museums can help us analyse zoonotic diseases.

Fossilised footprints reveal crocodile ancestors walked on two feet

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

Harvard scientists find new ways to take sharper images of black hole

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

A historic all-women spacewalk outside International Space Station, finally

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.

No single ‘gay gene’ & even clean tattoo needles can trigger allergic reactions

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.

Promising cures found for Ebola and TB, and Bill Hader’s Tom Cruise deep fake goes viral

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On Camera

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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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