US to evacuate American citizens aboard quarantined cruise ship in Japan: Report
The U.S. State Department will evacuate American citizens and their families aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has been quarantined in a Japanese port for nearly two weeks as many passengers are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
They documented the Coronavirus crisis in Wuhan. Then they vanished
Several professional news organizations have produced incisive reports on...
Chennai engineer's Chandrayaan-2 discovery boosts citizen science in India
The crash site of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander was discovered tha...
China virus death toll rises to 425, total cases now 20,438
The new figures come after the country opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into tumbling financial markets and further restricted people's movement in hopes of containing the rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact.
Connecting with nature may trigger eco-friendly life choices: Study
These life choices, the scientists said, were the same for men and women, young and old, and for rich and poor.
Why the Saudi Crown Prince needs cyberweapons
Saudi Arabia has already shown that it cannot be trusted with powerful cybertools such as those developed by the NSO Group. Technology that is vital to combating jihadist groups should never be used to target dissidents — or the owners of U.S. newspapers, for that matter.
Polarised content, satire, commentary among 7 types of fake news identified by researchers
False news tends to have greater reliance on emotionally charged claims and misleading headlines.
India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO
Several studies conducted by the WHO, Centre for Science and Environment and others published in journals such as The Lancet have linked pollution with premature deaths in India. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar recently told the Parliament that there was no Indian study to show any correlation between pollution and shortening of lifespan.
Every 5th fire death in world is in India
With 27,027 deaths, every fifth fire-related death in the world in 2017 took place in India. Around 9 million fire incidents and 1.2 lakh deaths were recorded across the globe that year.
View: Don’t expect the poor to sacrifice for climate change
Studies reveal that for just $ 2 billion a year, enough sulphates could be fired to check carbon excess.
Every drop counts: New bacteria-repellent coating can reduce water used to flush a toilet
More than 141 billion litres of water is used solely to flush toilets on a daily basis.
An epidemic is coming: Mobile data can predict risk without hacking into privacy
This data can ultimately aid in stopping an outbreak from evolving into an epidemic.
Internet access no longer a luxury: Experts call it a 'basic human right'
The study reveals that free internet access is not a luxury.
BASIC nations play hardball, EU comes up with new ‘Green Deal’
It is learnt that the BASIC joint statement, saying "the progress on the pre-2020 agenda will be the benchmark of success for this COP", sounded an alarm bell in the EU camp which has been resisting linking of Kyoto Protocol pledges (pre-2020) with the progress on Paris Agreement (post-2020) actions.
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