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Trust science, not scientists, is the lesson from doubt over Wuhan wet market theory: Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama said Wuhan lab-leak theory points to American complicity in the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.

Ultra-white paint can soon replace air-conditioning, according to scientists

Walls and roofs have been painted white for centuries to deflect heat. But scientists at Purdue University are taking it one step further. 
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Scientists announce competition for students to counter Modi govt-funded ‘cow science’ projects

Students in the competition can write a research proposal on which ‘cow-science’ claim they would like to test, experiments they would conduct to test the validity of such claims.

DRDO chairman asks scientists to focus on next-generation needs like AI, cybersecurity

In his speech on the 60th foundation day of the DRDO, Chairman Reddy emphasised on the need for futuristic technologies to make India self-reliant in the defence sector.

From Akbar’s court to Baghdad, Muslims laid foundation for scientific education and curiosity

In ‘The Scientific Muslim’, Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz writes on the rise and fall of scientific temperement in Islam.
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2020 could be the world’s hottest year on record, scientists say

Climate patterns like La Niña in the Pacific Ocean, occurring for the first time in 8 years, could determine whether this year will be the warmest on record.
A rickshaw puller wearing a mask dozes off during a COVID-19 lockdown

End large-scale lockdowns, Covid not law & order issue — 41 scientists demand in open letter

Scientists from IITs, Indian Statistical Institute and several other institutions say there are 3 primary problems with current Covid strategy, that is leading to loss of more lives.
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Indian scientists find Covid gene in wastewater — a breakthrough in tracking virus outbreak

The study conducted on Ahmedabad's wastewater paves the way for using wastewater-based epidemiology for real-time surveillance of Covid-19 in India.
A doctor wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a saliva swab in a test tube during coronavirus symptom tests | Representational Image | Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg

4 important advances made this week to understand, cure and contain Covid-19

From a positive trial for an antiviral drug to new clues to how the virus spread from China, scientists across the world are working to contain & cure Covid-19.
A scientist at work in a research lab in Bengaluru | Samyukta Lakshmi/Bloomberg

What scientists know (so far) about how Covid-19 spreads

There is evidence that pre-symptomatic people or those with mild symptoms are driving much of the spread of the virus, but there is still a lot we don’t know.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.