Friday, 19 August, 2022
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Topic: Galaxy

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.

For the first time, scientists ‘see’ black holes swallowing neutron stars

Team of international scientists, including those from India, confirms detecting collisions between black holes and neutron stars by analysing gravitational waves created in January 2020.

On Camera

YourTurn

Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
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.

Defence

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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