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Will humans go extinct? Yes. The question to ask is when

We’re a deeply strange species – widespread, abundant, supremely adaptable – which all suggest we’ll stick around for a while. Survival sets a pretty low bar.
Fires Force Thousands Onto Beaches As Australia Crisis Worsens

Bushfires have reshaped life on Earth before, and could do it again

Humans have seldom, if ever, seen fires like these, but we know they've happened before – when the asteroid strike that killed dinosaurs sparked deadly global firestorms.
Plants extinction

Extinction is normal but plants going extinct 350 times faster should alarm us

Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. More recently, 571 plant species were declared extinct.
High school students demonstrate against global warming. | Adam Berry / Getty Images

One million species will disappear — if we let them

Findings of UN biodiversity report are grim. But amid the gloom, science shows a better world is possible.

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.

On Camera

Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.