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The August 2017 solar eclipse, as seen from Carbondale, Ill

Lunar and solar eclipses make animals do strange things

During a solar eclipse, puzzled animals that are active during the day head back to their nighttime abodes while nocturnal animals think they’ve overslept.
The super blue blood moon during lunar eclipse

India will be able to see 2 of 5 eclipses in 2019

An official of the Jiwaji Observatory in Ujjain said a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in July and a total solar eclipse in December.

Mainstream media continues to peddle pseudoscience on eclipse day

Despite scientists and astronomers trying to bust myths, media outlets continued to advise people not to eat, among other things.

Get ready tonight for the longest lunar eclipse and a view of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

The vision can be witnessed from anywhere in India, and will begin at 1 am and end at 2.43 am.

On Camera

Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.