Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: Humans

What went behind the ‘breakthrough’ pig to human kidney transplant in New York

In 1997, India had seen a similar operation, when a transplant surgeon from Assam had conducted a pig-to-human heart and lung transplant in Guwahati. The patient, though, died a week later.

Humans are crossing ‘wetbulb’ temperature limit, new climate change research shows

Being able to regulate our temperature has played a key role in enabling humans to survive. But climate change is severely testing it.

Insects are declining at alarming levels. This is bad news for human beings

The fate of insects is entwined with that of people and other vertebrates. Scientists warn that their decline is undermining ecosystems on which many lives depend.

Strengthening foundations of science key to human survival, says govt’s scientific adviser

K VijayRaghavan says it is important to democratise scientific knowledge even if we are not always aware of what use it may eventually have.

Humans aren’t naturally designed to be happy

The happiness and positive-thinking industry is worth $11 billion a year, but happiness is an abstract idea with no equivalent in actual human experience.

What social media needs is more humans

A process that requires human adjudication lets users believe their concerns are being taken seriously, and delays the complaint process, which ensures more speech would remain untouched.

Human noises create havoc for birds, even prevent them from reproducing, says new study

The study by Queen’s University Belfast is the first to establish a link between human-induced noise pollution and decline of bird population.

AI is taking jobs & humans are missing the big picture

Most tech companies are focusing on replacing people with AI with an eye on short-term profits instead of using it to create new tasks for humans for long-term growth.

Why are so many people getting a meat allergy?

Known as alpha-gal allergy, the condition dictates what you can eat, wear, how you relax, and even which medicines are safe.

On Camera


Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.