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NASA’s latest exoplanet discovery could help explain how planets evolve

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
Artist's impression of the binary neutron star merger producing GW190425 | National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

NASA discovers 240-year-old ‘newborn’ neutron star that’s twice the sun’s mass

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
The Crew Dragon at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California

ISRO congratulates NASA and SpaceX for their manned mission, calls it ‘historic’

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft carried two NASA astronauts into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, marking the dawn of a new age in commercial space travel.
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3 Indian companies get licence from NASA to manufacture its Covid-19 ventilators

Besides the three Indian companies — Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bharat Forge Ltd, Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd — 18 others have been selected to manufacture the breathing devices.

SpaceX’s historic NASA flight reset for Saturday on bad weather

The mission, the first of such in a commercially developed spacecraft, is the final major test of SpaceX’s human flight system before it can be certified to fly crews into space.
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NASA needs to be wary of viruses from outer space

There's no telling when and where the next pandemic will emerge. But with a little care, NASA and its partners can try to ensure it won’t be extraterrestrial.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits a ration shop during the lockdown in Kolkata on 17 April 2020

Mamata’s inspiring, Trump’s furious & NASA discovers an alternate universe — or maybe not

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

NASA unveils document to guide behaviour on the moon and in space

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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Alabama school student names NASA’s first Mars helicopter, a 2-kg, solar-powered craft

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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NASA offers podcasts, DIY projects and videos to keep boredom at bay

As part of its #NASAatHome initiative, the US space agency replugged several of its podcasts, videos and DIY projects.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

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.