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How solutions found for space garbage could help fix the plastic problem on Earth

Agencies advise capturing space waste with harpoons, nets or robotic arms and bring it it back to Earth in one piece, a process that can be replicated to gather plastic in the ocean.
The UV-CUP camera | Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Scientists create the world’s fastest camera that can record UV-range photons in real time

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
A skeleton of a Spinosaurus on display at Japan Expo | WikiCommons via Flickr

Jurassic Park & scientists have it wrong, giant dino Spinosaurus was probably a river monster

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
Venus | Wiki

In Venus’ clouds, scientists find gas that suggests life, but say it’s hint, not evidence

The researchers behind the finding, from US, UK and Japan, claim to have detected the gas phosphine in Venus atmosphere. The study has been published in Nature Astronomy.
Close-up image of a Romanesco cauliflower captured by the world's most powerful camera is one of the largest photographs ever taken at 3,200 megapixels | Photo: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US)

Scientists have taken the world’s biggest photo ever, and it’s of a cauliflower

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
File photo of ISRO's PSLV-C47 lifting off with observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 nano-satellites of the US, from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh | PTI

This is how govt plans to bring together ISRO, private players to boost India’s space sector

ISRO Thursday announced more details about IN-SPACe and the specific roles opening up for the private industry to increase public-private partnership.
Comet NEOWISE captured on 6 July 2020, just before sunrise in Tucson | Credits: Vishnu Reddy | NASA

Catch a comet sighting in India as NEOWISE remains visible through July into August

The comet is visible right before sunrise for the next couple of days, and post sunset afterwards.
ISRO's scientists working for the launch at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

Private sector can put Indian space mission into higher orbit. But ISRO must take it onboard

Private sector companies need access to ISRO’s centres and labs for research and development activities in order to achieve their full potential.
Representational image | Lucas Pezeta | Pexels

Unique gravitational waves detected from collision between blackhole & mystery space object

A network of three gravitational wave detectors had picked up signals from a collision that scientists say occurred about 800 million years ago.

70-million-year-old fossils of one of world’s last megaraptors discovered in Argentina

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

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.


File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.