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Surfers can teach scientists a thing or two about global warming

Who better to study the sea than a surfer? They are using their surf boards to collect data on ocean warming.
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Earth’s oxygen creating rusty mineral on Moon, data from Chandrayaan-1 shows

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
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Asia faces $4.7 trillion labour loss by 2050 due to climate change, McKinsey warns

The loss of outdoor labour could shave off 7% to 13% off GDP in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
fossils

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.
Renewable energy

There can be no climate change revolution without an investment revolution

There are investment opportunities in areas such as energy storage and electrification. Patient investors need to tap into the power of science and innovation.
An Air India Boeing 707 similar to the one that crashed at Mont Blanc in 1966 | Photo: Commons

Mystery of 1966 Air India crash, that killed nuclear pioneer Bhabha, is unravelling bit by bit

Air India 101 crashed at Mont Blanc, at nearly the same spot as Air India 245 in 1950. Since the ’80s, big discoveries & bigger conspiracy theories have emerged.
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First-ever image of new planetary system could hold clues to our own evolution

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
An artist's impression of ESA's Solar Orbiter. | Photo: ESA/ATG medialab

Solar Orbiter captures closest photos of Sun ever taken, scientists discover ‘camp fires’

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
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Moon’s surface more rich in metal than believed, sheds new light on its formation

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
This Arctic heat wave has been unusually long-lived. The darkest reds on this map of the Arctic are areas that were more than 14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the spring of 2020 compared to the recent 15-year average.

It touched 37°C in Siberia. That’s how bad the Arctic heatwave is

The director of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, who is an Arctic climate scientist, writes about why Arctic heatwaves are becoming more common.

On Camera

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Why Titan is beginning to shine again after lockdown woes while other jewellers struggle

Titan is set to post best quarter in nearly 3 years as investors bet on recovery in demand ahead of festive season & economic slump weakens its competitors.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.