Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicFossils

Topic: Fossils

NASA decodes why some planets have clouds of sand

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

A 110-million-year old dinosaur skeleton was sold at US auction—it’s a loss for society

'Living room dinosaurs' aren't just pretty cabinet curios but contain important information about the planet. Private collectors have no caretaking guarantees.

Chile’s 1st full ichthyosaur fossil Earth’s only pregnant female found from 129-139 mn years ago

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

Ancient rock shows there was life on Earth 3.75 billion years ago, much earlier than we thought

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

What do sponges feed on in nutrient-poor Arctic? European study answers long-held mystery

The sponges, spanning 15 sq kms, were found on top of extinct underwater mountains. They were feeding on fossilised remains of a tube worm ecosystem from thousands of years ago.

Scientists find world’s oldest flower bud fossil, and China makes ‘artificial moon’ on Earth

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

Water vapour found in Ganymede’s atmosphere & the origin of the asteroid that killed dinosaurs

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

The woman who predicted global warming in the 1800s

Foote’s brief scientific paper was the first to describe the extraordinary power of carbon dioxide gas to absorb heat – the driving force of global warming.

Canadian rocks dating back 890 mn yrs are oldest animal fossils? Not all scientists agree

If the newly discovered rocks in Canada are confirmed to be sponge fossils, they would predate oldest confirmed animal fossils by 350 million years.

Was Harappa wet or arid? Rhinos hold a clue

In ‘Mega Mammals in Ancient India’, Shibani Bose explains how the moisture-loving Indian rhinoceros survived in Harappan times.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.