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Explained | Why is India facing bouts of extreme weather?

Did Kerala and Uttarakhand receive incessant rain in October due to climate change?

More studies show the superiority of hybrid immunity

Differences between the memory B cells triggered by infection, vaccination might also underlie the heightened responses of hybrid immunity

New light on how insulin signalling affects tissue health

Inputs from the fasted insulin levels created a memory that improved the fed insulin inputs, finds a study

Question Corner | Was the evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere affected by asteroid, comet strikes?

Now, a study by U.S. researchers analysed remnants of ancient asteroids and modelled the effects of their collisions to show that the strikes took place more often than previously thought.

Decision on booster doses must be evidence-based

India-based data are needed that reveal whether the vaccines continue to protect against hospitalisations and death

Contaminated India-made spray linked to deadly outbreak in U.S.

Room spray was reported to contain a bacterium that causes a rare disease called melioidosis, says CDC

Guidelines for non-transgenic gene editing techniques pending since January 2020

Gene editing helps create resilient, high-yield rice without foreign DNA: Indian Agricultural Research Institute

South Korea unsuccessfully test launches 1st domestically made space rocket

President Moon Jae-in, who observed the launch on-site, still described the test as an “excellent accomplishment”

IISc team develops novel computational model to predict ‘change blindness’

Insights can be applied to diagnosing neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, improving road safety and enhancing the reliability of eyewitness testimonies

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

Samples indicate volcanic activity was still occurring on the moon as recently as 2 billion years ago.

Reports of distressed pittas fly in thick and fast

As the number of such cases will increase in Chennai in the days to come, animal rescuers start focussing on letting people know how not to kill the bird with kindness

Coronavirus less likely to develop resistance to molnupiravir: Gagandeep Kang

There are some concerns about how early and how mild the disease has to be for the drug to work, says Dr. Kang.

IIT Kanpur team identifies a novel target to treat prostate cancer

In mice, BET inhibitors used alone or in combination with anti-androgen drugs was found effective

Zeolite oxygen concentrators: chemistry in three dimensions

At the heart of this technology are synthetic frameworks of silica and alumina with nanometer-sized pores that are rigid and inflexible

Question corner | Did Venus ever have oceans?

Climate stimulated

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

Lucy’s $981 million mission is the first to aim for Jupiter’s so-called Trojan entourage: thousands — if not millions — of asteroids that share the gas giant’s expansive orbit around the sun.

China's Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docks for 6-month mission

The crew will do three spacewalks to install equipment in preparation for expanding the station; assess living conditions in the Tianhe module and conduct experiments in space medicine and other fields

From spy satellites to mobile networks, S.Korea hopes new rocket gets space programme off ground

Space rockets on the Korean peninsula have been fraught with concerns over their potential use for military purposes, leaving South Korea’s efforts lagging more capable programmes in China and Japan.

China set to send three astronauts on longest crewed mission yet

The first crew who served a 90-day mission aboard the main Tianhe core module of the space station had returned in mid-September

New antiviral compound blocks Covid virus from entering cells: Study

The compound, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, targets a key human protein called transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) that coronaviruses harness to enter and infect human cells.