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Brrr! German scientists produce coldest temperature ever recorded in lab

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

Rare fossil turtle egg discovered, belongs to species that died when asteroid wiped out dinos

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

185-year-old paintings reveal new snake species in Tamil Nadu

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

Snakebites killed an estimated 1.2 million people in India between 2001-2020

According to a study, 1 in a 100 people were at risk of dying from a snakebite in hotspots such as Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Odisha, UP, Andhra, Telangana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Snake antivenom in India ineffective in treating bites from most species, study finds

The study was conducted by scientists at IISc's Evolutionary Venomics Lab along with herpetologists Gerard Martin and Romulus Whitaker.

Action sought after video of Priyanka Gandhi holding snakes surfaces

Lawyer-activist Gauri Maulekhi sought immediate action under the Wildlife Protection Act alleging that the snakes were illegally procured.

Why thousands of Indians continue to die of snakebites

The World Health Organisation says snakebites kill 47,000 people a year in India, which is home to over 270 species of which 60 are venomous. 

These rescuers are saving humans and snakes from each other

Armed with stick, bag and first-aid kit, rescuers are catching snakes & releasing them back into the forest.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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