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Scientists find skull of a hummingbird-sized dinosaur & 139 new ‘minor planets’ discovered

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Steam billows from the cooling towers of the Yallourn coal-fired power station operated by EnergyAustralia Holdings Ltd

Why methane is a far more dangerous greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide

A continued rise in the amount of methane in the air could easily cancel out any near-term progress we make in reducing CO2 emissions.
Marina Bay in Singapore | Flickr

Singapore has a $100 billion plan to fight and survive climate change

Singapore had its hottest decade on record, with the city warming twice as quickly as the world average over the past six decades & temperatures rising about 0.25C per decade.
Birds fly over the Quito Glacier on Greenwich Island, Antarctica

Antarctica temperature crosses 20 degrees Celsius for first time in history

Antarctica recorded 20.75 degrees Celsius a week after another temperature record of 18.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in the continent.
A massive chunk of ice is poised to break away from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf

Hotter than Shimla, 3 degrees colder than Delhi — Antarctica temperature hits record high

The last heat record for the Antarctic mainland came in 2015, when temperatures reached 17.5 degrees Celsius on 24 March.
A wildfire burns between the towns of Orbost and Lakes Entrance in east Gipplsland on 2 January 2020 in Australia | Bloomberg

Climate change doesn’t just cost us the environment, but a pretty penny too

It will cost between 2.5% - 7.5% of the global GDP to tackle the predicted 2 degrees Celsius rise in global warming, expected by 2050.
Global warming has many consequences | Pixabay

Let’s celebrate human triumphs and get back to fight global warming

The human race is getting healthier and living longer. But the change in global temperature is concerning as our collective survival depends on it.
A wildfire burns between the towns of Orbost and Lakes Entrance in east Gipplsland on 2 January 2020 in Australia | Bloomberg

The Australian dream is dying in the wildfires

The wildfires that killed at least 28 people, burnt an area almost the size of England & blanketed cities with smoke, have dealt a psychological blow to the nation.
Attendees at World Economic Forum meet in Davos | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Davos seeks a better and more sustainable world but who’s going to pay for it

The scale of problems contemplated at Davos will require drastic interventions and costs for these will have to be borne by shareholders, corporates & pension funds.
Piyush Goyal speaks at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on 21 January

Western world not doing enough for global warming, says Piyush Goyal

Speaking at WEF, Union minister Piyush Goyal said India had contributed the least to global warming but was still being very responsible on fossil fuels.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.