Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: science

Should lab-grown brain cells have rights? They have sentience, play ‘pong’, research shows

If sentient, these lab-grown neurons are capable of suffering—perhaps through feeling pain or other avoidable discomfort.

38% Americans think US is ‘losing ground’ on scientific advancements since Covid, finds study

Conducted by Pew Research Centre, the survey also found that only 14% US citizens thought the country was excelling in scientific achievements.

Snapshot of a starburst — Webb telescope captures image of entwined galaxies forming new stars

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

Partial solar eclipse today — when to watch and which Indian cities will witness it

The eclipse is visible for most people across the country, provided visibility is clear, and should be viewed only with safe solar viewing glasses or handheld viewers.

Opposed to genetically modified crops until 2015, Ethiopia approves GM potato and maize trials

GM potato is resistant to the devastating fungal disease late blight, while GM maize is drought-resistant. Ethiopia is also also holding trials of GM enset (a type of banana).

Modi govt discontinues 300+ science awards to prune winners’ list to ‘really deserving’ candidates

New Delhi: More than 300 government awards for scientists from the ministries of science, space, health and family welfare, and earth sciences have been...

Dinosaurs may have been on a decline long before the fateful asteroid hit Earth

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

Lack of sleep can change how generous you are, this US study says

Sleep deprivation affects most aspects of our behaviour, not least our basic thinking skills like memory and decision-making.

Scientists have found a mysterious deep-sea crater. A dino-killing asteroid could’ve made it

Named ‘Nadir’ after nearby volcano Nadir Seamount, the crater is as old as the Chicxulub impact, caused by a huge asteroid at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Indian Antarctic Bill — all about legislation aimed at protecting pristine Antarctica

Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, passed in the Lok Sabha on 22 July, aims to extend India’s jurisdiction to the country's research stations at the South Pole.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.