Friday, 19 August, 2022
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Topic: fungi

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.

DU study finds superbug on surfaces of stored apples. But here’s why you needn’t worry

According to study, published in 'mBio', C. auris may contaminate fruit surfaces because of practices aimed at extending shelf life. The fungus can be deadly for patients in ICU.

Nature wants you dead every time you breathe a cocktail of pathogens. Yet you don’t fall sick

In 'Infectious', Dr. John S. Tregoning mentions how the human body is cornered on all sides by nature-borne attackers.

Two new fungus species in Netherlands and US named after Covid-19 pandemic

Mycologists found one of the new fungi in the Netherlands while the other was found in the US.

This worm army is marching across India and destroying everything in its path

The Fall Armyworm, from the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Americas, was first detected in Karnataka last year. It's already reached Mizoram.

Even fungi have better sex lives than you

Sex: birds do it, bees do it - and fungi do it too. Here’s how, and why it matters.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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