Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicThe Conversation

Topic: The Conversation

Why you shouldn’t give parents environmental guilt for having children

Should net zero be achieved, it would be possible to have children without being saddled with environmental guilt.

Albatrosses are often shown as perfect couples. But here’s why wandering ones get ‘divorced’

Nearly 24 per cent of wandering albatrosses are reared by a male who is not their genetic father. Not quite the tender idyll we are led to believe.

1,000-year-old Indian stalagmites more than geological wonders—they warn us of coming catastrophe

Like tree rings, their layers record the region’s rainfall history. They also carry a warning about the potential for multiyear droughts in the future.

50 years of robotic exploration has made Mars a garbage dump

Today, the main concern scientists have about trash on Mars is the risk it poses to current and future missions.

Why it’s not ‘anti-environment’ to be in favour of economic growth

Here's a fundamental misunderstanding: Economic growth is quantity driven; degrowthers think there's an insatiable demand that will have 'devastating consequences'.

Weight loss isn’t related to when you eat your biggest meal, this UK study says

It is said that if you wanted to lose weight, it was best to eat a large meal at the beginning of the day and keep any later meals smaller. See why that's false.

You lie more for personal gain when using a laptop than a smartphone. Why it matters

Given that the two devices have nearly identical technical capabilities, a vast majority of laptop users — 82 per cent — were much more likely to lie.

Raw meat for your pets can be good for their health — but only if you do it well

Most pet owners believe that preparing raw food for pets is no different than preparing food for humans. But there is one obvious difference.

Mikhail Gorbachev was a rare case of ‘revolution from above’

Hailed in the West as a liberator of his people, he increasingly became despised within Russia for destroying the Soviet Union and dismantling a great power.

Cutting down spending on groceries and Netflix? What you can spend on to feel better

Inflation continues to rise and economists are predicting a recession in many countries. But you can support your well-being by spending on these services.

On Camera

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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