articles by Abigail Banerji

science

Russia 'Sputnik V' vaccine promises to help people develop immunity against COVID-19 for two years: Here's all you need to know

Sputnik V can only be used on people within the age groups of 18-60 as more studies need to ensure the vaccine is safe for older people.

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WHO says dentists have high risk of being infected by COVID-19, asks people to delay non essential dental work

WHO said that while dental services had begun, several procedures could be done in a way that minimised aerosol or micro-droplets hanging in the air.

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NASA’s Perseverance rover on its way to become fifth rover on Mars – its science objectives, instruments, the Ingenuity helicopter

Perseverance will land in the Jezero Crater, in February 2021, which is thought to have once been a water-filled lake 3.5 million years ago.

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As lockdown lifts, wearing a face mask could be your only defence against COVID-19: How to pick the right one

WHO keeps reminding the public that mask needs to be worn correctly and kept clean to ensure that they are effective in stopping the virus.

World

SpaceX-NASA mission: A breakdown on rocket, crew capsule, astronauts, launch sequence

This mission is the final test flight and if it is successful, then NASA will certify SpaceX to continue to fly humans to space.

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How NASA and SpaceX are preparing for the launch of their astronauts in the commerical human spaceflight mission?

American astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be launched from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why is it important to study virus mutation? How fast is SARS-CoV-2 mutating?

It is important to study virus mutations because it can acquire a new function and may become more infectious or more virulent

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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is plasma therapy? Is it the miracle cure the world has been waiting for? 

ICMR has given Kerala their approval to conduct a clinical trial for plasma therapy on critically ill patients in its hospitals.

World

A Coronavirus saga — Capturing the ghostly beauty of 12 cities under lockdown during the pandemic

The USA has the highest number of infected cases while Italy has the highest death rate in the world.

World

Social Distancing, Epidemic, Contact tracing and other Coronavirus-related jargon explained

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can exhibit signs similar to the common flu with a cold, cough and a sore throat.

World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Five astronauts give us their best tips on finding joy, calm in self-isolation

To live our lives in solitude is hard and that's where taking help from experts is recommended.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Busting 12 common misconceptions you may have about COVID-19

A good way to deal with fake news is to arm yourself with the facts and educate others.

World

Coronavirus outbreak in China: From emergency flights to isolation; here's what India, USA, Japan, Australia, EU, and others are doing to evacuate citizens

Many Asian countries – Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia – have people who have been infected.

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How the world is combating the Wuhan Coronavirus: China's plans of action, India's precautions and WHO assessment

The coronavirus spreads from human to human contact and is also transmitted via respiratory contact.

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Space cookies, mighty mice hitch ride to Earth aboard SpaceX's capsule, from the ISS

“We’re anxious to welcome the mice home!" said Dr Se-Jin Lee in charge of the mice experiment.

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Reconstructed telescope throws it back to using the naked eye to chart location of stars and planets

The telescope is made using Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe measurement from the late 16th century and cost upwards of $100,000.

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Butterflies on Mars? Or is it snake or lizard? No, it's just spacecraft debris, says NASA

UFO expert says that the cocoon on Mars is proof that there is life on Mars because the butterfly flew away.

News & Analysis

Sustainable living is rooted in Indian culture, it's time to look at alternatives to our high-carbon lifestyles

There are things that can be easily fixed, we do not need to reinvent the wheel. We just need to bite the bullet and make the effort.

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Top 5 mediation apps for Indian users to be more mindful in your daily life-Part 1

Mindfulness is the ability to stay aware of your surroundings and thoughts and accepting them as they are.

India

Wildlife Week 2019: A saga of India's Turtle Man Friday and the sea turtles he is fighting to protect

Sea turtle have been around for the last 220 million years. since the time of the dinosaurs.