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Monsoon in south India | Commons

Indian summer monsoon amplified global warming 130,000 years ago

Indian summer monsoon which was highly sensitive in the past also helped end the ice age.

The DNA alphabet expands with four new building blocks

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

North India sees coldest February in 5 years. Here’s why

With temperatures in north India hitting a five-year low, ThePrint explains what a polar vortex is and how it breaks down.
Climate Change

How global media goes wrong on coverage of climate change

Climate change is the single most important story for planet Earth, but the media either ignores it or downplays the crisis.

Trump rips up the American constitution, and Theresa May’s search for a Brexit Valentine

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Humans are changing Earth in many different ways at once

A recent study says climate change is killing off Earth’s little creatures, a fact that has chilling implications for global biodiversity.
Residential buildings stand in Lavasa, India (Representational image)

‘Biggest polluters’ India & China also showing the way to make Earth greener

According to a study, India & China account for the biggest chunk of the increase in global green cover between 2000 and 2017.
Attendees at World Economic Forum meet in Davos | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The ‘oh shit’ moment that corporates and politicians had in Davos 2019

Davos 2019 showed that the imperative has become social responsibility instead of prioritising money (corporates) or power (politicians).
Representational image | Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

Doomsday clock moves closest to the end of the world since 1953

Threats from nuclear weapons & climate change have exacerbated, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, taking us closer to global annihilation.
European honey bee extracts nectar| Commons

Plants can ‘hear’ pollinators, and a lonely snail goes extinct

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It’s your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.