Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicWhale

Topic: Whale

Different but similar — fungi, whales, trees, humans grow the same way, study suggests

The study, conducted by researchers at ICTA-UAB in Barcelona, finds that growth, not metabolism, is the common pattern that ties all complex life together.

China wipes out deadly mosquitoes & mother whales whisper to their calves

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

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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