Russian Scientists discover 5,000-year-old skull of failed brain surgery patient in Crimea
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Russian Scientists discover 5,000-year-old skull of failed brain surgery patient in Crimea

Archaeologists have found clear proof of an ancient surgical procedure, called trepanation which involved drilling small holes in the skull

An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Re-negotiating the lost edge of river Mithi
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An architecture student’s vision for a greener Mumbai: Re-negotiating the lost edge of river Mithi

River Mithi was, historically, Mumbai’s prominent edge defining Island city and Salsette Islands.

NASA to speak about 'exciting new' moon discovery on 26 October: Here's how to listen
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NASA to speak about 'exciting new' moon discovery on 26 October: Here's how to listen

Sofia is a modified 747 that flies high in the atmosphere to provide its approximately 9-foot-long telescope with a clear view of the universe and objects that are present in the solar system.

A good mess: NASA's Osiris-Rex mission successfully recovers rock, dust from asteroid Bennu
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A good mess: NASA's Osiris-Rex mission successfully recovers rock, dust from asteroid Bennu

The mission is set to come home in September 2023, hopefully with the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era.

Only multi-pronged plan can stich a
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Only multi-pronged plan can stich a "safety net" for the natural world, warns scientists

The UN warned in a landmark report that human activity had "severely degraded" three-quarters of ice-free land on the planet.

Trump criticizes air in India, China, Russia; calls it filthy in second Presidential debate
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Trump criticizes air in India, China, Russia; calls it filthy in second Presidential debate

Trump charged that Biden's climate plan was an "economic disaster" for oil states such as Texas and Oklahoma.

States consult with Union minister Harsh Vardhan to formulate new S&T policy 2020
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States consult with Union minister Harsh Vardhan to formulate new S&T policy 2020

This is imperative at both the policy-making and implementation processes and is achievable through greater communication and collaboration between the Centre and states.

One NASA astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts touch down on Earth after 196-days in space
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One NASA astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts touch down on Earth after 196-days in space

Former US Navy SEAL Cassidy tweeted a picture of blood samples that astronauts have to submit at various points in their mission, including just before undocking.

No, mouthwash will not protect you from the SARS-CoV-2 causing virus
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No, mouthwash will not protect you from the SARS-CoV-2 causing virus

The two viruses - 229E and SARS-CoV-2 - are in the same family and look anatomically similar but the two viruses shouldn’t be thought of as interchangeable.

FDA greenlights Gilead's Remdesivir to treat COVID-19; first drug to be granted full approval
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FDA greenlights Gilead's Remdesivir to treat COVID-19; first drug to be granted full approval

The move indicates the US government’s confidence in the drug's safe and effective use in treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

'Biodiversity by the Bay' aims to channel the power of Mumbai’s youth to save the city's natural habitats
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'Biodiversity by the Bay' aims to channel the power of Mumbai’s youth to save the city's natural habitats

The Aarey controversy in 2019 revealed an opportunity, to create a larger, powerful climate movement in Mumbai, spurred by the city's youth.

Powerful new gene editing tool adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 can make larger DNA repairs
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Powerful new gene editing tool adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 can make larger DNA repairs

The new capability to delete or replace long stretches of DNA could help researchers better understand disease conditions and ageing.

India's medical students can be trained to vaccinate half the population against COVID-19 by Dec 2021
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India's medical students can be trained to vaccinate half the population against COVID-19 by Dec 2021

India needs to leverage its medical student population to ensure the human resources needed to vaccinate half the population in six to eight months.

COVID-19 vaccine trials 'can't detect' reduced risk of hospitalisation, death: Expert
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COVID-19 vaccine trials 'can't detect' reduced risk of hospitalisation, death: Expert

WHO has identified 42 candidate vaccines in clinical trials, ten of which are in advanced 'Phase 3 trials in human volunteers.

How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories
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How many plants have we wiped out completely? Here are five extinction stories

Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge then shifts to proving whether it has disappeared forever or just disappeared from sight

Scientists raise alarm over signs of vaccine 'hesitancy' in nations hit hard by COVID-19
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Scientists raise alarm over signs of vaccine 'hesitancy' in nations hit hard by COVID-19

Scientists involved in vaccine development will soon appear in a series of videos on social media to raise public confidence in their work.

COVID-19 tool predicts chances of hospitalisation in people who are most vulnerable
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COVID-19 tool predicts chances of hospitalisation in people who are most vulnerable

Researchers compiled data from six million patients, including age, height-weight ratio, ethnicity, and pre-existing conditions known to increase the risk of serious outcomes after infection.

What are the different treatment options for patients infected with COVID-19?
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What are the different treatment options for patients infected with COVID-19?

It has been advised against using HCQ and drugs that affect the immune system which studies have found ineffective against the virus.

Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person
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Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person

The volunteer would be infected via the nose and the results will be used to study how vaccines might work and to explore potential treatments.

Contact tracing followed by quarantine will stop COVID-19 from spreading: WHO
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Contact tracing followed by quarantine will stop COVID-19 from spreading: WHO

"I know there is a fatigue but the virus has shown that when we let our guard down, it can surge back at breakneck speed and threaten hospitals and health systems."