Thursday, 30 June, 2022
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Topic: NASA

It’s confirmed. This 93-million-year-old crocodile once ate a dinosaur, albeit a juvenile one

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Found in Australia — a ‘true’ millipede with more than 1,000 legs

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

NASA picks up Indian-origin doctor Anil Menon as astronaut for future missions

Menon was SpaceX’s first flight surgeon, helping to launch the company’s first humans to space during NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

NASA launches DART mission to crash into asteroid, results could help defend Earth some day

The DART mission will crash a space probe into the asteroid Dimorphos to test human capability to protect the planet against near earth objects.

This quasi-satellite of Earth could actually be a piece of Moon, astronomers say

Quasi-satellites are asteroids that orbit the Sun with orbital period similar to that of the Earth’s. From Earth’s perspective, they appear to orbit the Earth instead.

How artificial cells could gobble up bacteria, deliver medicines 

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

How Indian teen became a NASA ‘panelist’ and almost got away with it

US space agency explains what happened in the case of Diksha Shinde, 14-year-old who made news last week for being selected as a panelist for NASA's MSI Fellowships Virtual Panel.

Indian teen finds fame as NASA panelist, but social media fact check claims ANI report is fake

ANI report says Diksha Shinde was selected by NASA as a panelist for its MSI Fellowships Virtual Panel, but people point out discrepancies on Twitter. ANI stands by report.

Water lakes were found at Martian South Pole in 2018. New findings say it was frozen clay instead

In 3 papers published over a month, different teams reanalysed the 2018 Mars Express orbiter data to state that frozen clay, not salt water lakes, produced radar signals.

This star’s death billions of years ago is challenging what we know about supernovae

A gamma ray burst lasting 0.65 seconds was spotted from a dying star last year, challenging the theory that these short bursts of energy are produced only by star mergers.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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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.
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