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Environmental conservation, Flood relief camps, Global warming, Climate change

The floods are your fault: Why I think we are primarily responsible for the devastating flooding all around

When we choose AC comfort or our own vehicle over public transport, we are harming the environment. It's not just world leaders who can fix the planet. It's you and me, if we actually care.

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Chimaeras, Human animal embryo, Science vs morals, Human animal hybrids

A mouse with a human heart? Japanese scientist plans to grow human organs in the bodies of mice

While Japanese scientist Hiromitsu Nakauchi's research could lead to new sources of human organs for transplant, the question of animal rights is also crucial.

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India space superpower, Chandrayaan 2 launch, Mission shakti, Chandrayaan-2Quantum Leap

The race to the moon: Once taking baby steps in the space arena, India has now become a force to be reckoned with

With Chandrayaan-2 being launched, and Gangayaan in the works, India has established itself as a space superpower.

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 |  17-minute read
Narendra modi space warfare, Chandrayaan 2 technical glitch, Chandrayaan 2 launch delay, Chandrayaan-2

Let not the vested interests fool you: Chandrayaan-2 launch has not failed, it has only been delayed

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too — Chandrayaan 2 is the perfect exception to this rule.

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Burkina faso, Africa, Health concerns, Malaria eradication

Mosquito Not? Have scientists created a venomous GM fungus that can kill 99% malaria mosquitoes, but without harming us?

Scientists develop a genetically-modified fungus that wipes out malaria vector mosquitoes with 99% efficiency. But what could be its other effects?

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Climate change, Planetary health diet, Insect based diets, Gm foods

Eating insects to save the planet? Research suggests lab-grown insect meat could be the most sustainable way forward

But will this be easily digested by most of us out there?

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Nail art, Pedicure, Manicure, Nail paints

Getting your nails done? Wait! You might be safer off working in an oil refinery!

Levels of cancer-causing chemicals in nail salons are higher than in oil refineries and automobile garages, says a study. The news about chemicals in nail polish is not great either.

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 |  7-minute read
Water scarcity, Air Pollution, Namami Gange, Pollution

Australia votes on environment. India is yet to wake up.

While Australia is set to decide its Prime Minister based on environmental policies, pollution seems to be a non-issue for the Indian electorate that breathes the most toxic air in the world.

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Microbial infection, Fungal infection, Deadly disease, Candida auris

The mystery predator on human immune system

The germ preys on those with weakened immune systems and it is silently invading the globe — continent by continent.

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Iranian new year, Indian new year, Holi, Equator

Spring Equinox: Greet the date that gives you an equal amount of day and night

Tradition meets science as Holi falls a day after equinox — both heralding the end of winter.