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Deer may serve as a reservoir for old SARS-CoV-2 variants

04/02/2023
The study found multiple spillover events from humans to deer of the Alpha and Delta lineages, and subsequent transmission among white-tailed deer and adaptation of the viruses in the deer.

Climate change will increase hydropower generation in India

04/02/2023
There is a greater likelihood of increased hydropower generation but the risk arises from very high inflow due to extreme rainfall, especially when the reservoirs are already full

ISRO-NASA built NISAR satellite ready to be shipped to India for launch

04/02/2023
Later this month, the SUV-size payload will be moved into a special cargo container for a 14,000-kilometer flight to the U. R. Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru

Jupiter beats Saturn to become the planet with most moons: 92

04/02/2023
They were discovered using telescopes in Hawaii and Chile in 2021 and 2022, and their orbits were confirmed with follow-up observations.

Monarch butterflies, already endangered, face a new peril: California’s storms

04/02/2023
The colourful insects that travel vast distances over the course of generations have been closely watched since they neared extinction just three years ago.

COVID-19: Immune memory among children is not a concern

04/02/2023
The obervation came from a recent paper from Australia which was widely misquoted and consisted of only seven children during the pre-vaccine era.

UV nail polish dryers lead to cell death and cancer-causing mutations

04/02/2023
A study found that the UV light emitted from these devices leads to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells.

Someone you know has cancer. Should you hide the diagnosis from them?

04/02/2023
Western countries practise patient autonomy whereas in India, the patient’s family plays a vital role in treatment decisions.

Giant panda Le Le dies after 20 years at Memphis Zoo

04/02/2023
Le Le’s peaceful death as he slept was “sudden and unexpected” with no indication that he was sick.

The ocean twilight zone could store vast amounts of carbon captured from the atmosphere – but first we need an internet of deep ocean sensors to track the effects

04/02/2023
There may be ways to enhance these processes so the ocean pulls more carbon out of the atmosphere to help slow climate change.

What are scientists saying about the science budget? The Hindu asked five.

04/02/2023
Hear from the chief of the CSIR, the secretary of the DBT, a geologist, an electrical engineer, and a geneticist.

Incidence of cancer was higher among women in 2022 in Karnataka, with breast cancer contributing 29.5%

03/02/2023
February 4 is observed as World Cancer Day; new cases in Karnataka are likely to increase to 97,130 by 2025, as per a projection

With frigid innovation, scientists make a new form of ice

03/02/2023
Ordinary ice is crystalline in nature, with water molecules arranged in a regular pattern.

Explained | Sonam Wangchuk’s climate fast, Ladakh’s fragile ecology and the Sixth Schedule

03/02/2023
“All is not well in Ladakh,” says Mr. Wangchuk.

Rocky Mountain forests burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years

03/02/2023
Evidence now shows the 2020 fire season pushed these ecosystems to levels of burning unprecedented for at least 2,000 years.

In the offing: A urine test to detect brain tumours

03/02/2023
The survival rate for brain tumours has remained almost unchanged for over 20 years.

How did the Howrah Bridge get its iconic design?

03/02/2023
The bridge project was conceptualised and debated over more than 25 years.

When a chatbot does homework and writes exams

02/02/2023
Technology is here to stay in schools and colleges. But the extensive use of ChatGPT by students to do academic work of various kinds has raised a larger debate on how much of it is too much

ChatGPT: Careful balancing between human and machine learning is key

02/02/2023
ChatGPT helps streamline routine tasks, but don’t expect it to do all the heavy lifting in all areas in its present state. It might not be the best tool for the job if you’re looking to dive deep into a topic or solve a complex problem

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