Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicGalaxy

Topic: Galaxy

Scientists create soft robots that grow like plants

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

Why newfound ancient marine invertebrate has been named after Zelenskyy

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

James Webb telescope could have been a disaster. But here’s how it catapulted us into new era

Critical deployments opened up the telescope and its sun-shade. If any of these operations had failed, James Webb would have been an unusable disaster.

‘Cosmic cliffs’, galaxies pulling at each other: NASA’s Webb offers astonishing glimpse of space

First image from James Webb Space Telescope unveiled on 11 July by US President Joe Biden. Four other images followed the next day.

New signal from 3 billion light yrs away gives insight into a cosmic mystery, fast radio bursts

Fast radio bursts are some of the most energetic phenomena in the universe, lasting mere milliseconds. New findings by international team of astronomers published in Nature.

Squids can change colour to evade predators & scientists have spotted the farthest galaxy yet

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

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.

A massive filament of hydrogen 55,000 light years away, and how supergiant stars die

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

An ancient mammoth tusk buried deep in Pacific Ocean & ‘newcomer’ dwarf galaxies in Milky Way

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

Water and CO molecules found in a galaxy light years away and how black holes gain mass

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

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.