Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicSiberia

Topic: siberia

World’s oldest DNA sequenced, belongs to million-year-old Siberian mammoth excavated in 1970s

The findings reveal clues into how other mammoths evolved and provide evolutionary evidence of interbreeding species creating new ones.

Scientists reveal why North Magnetic Pole has shifted from Canada towards Siberia

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

42,000-year-old worms may take us a step closer to human cryofreezing

The Siberian cold sets the stage for excellent preservation, and scientists flock to the region to dig into Earth’s archives.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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