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World Cancer Day: Best cure for cancer is early detection
Health

World Cancer Day: Best cure for cancer is early detection

The causes of delay in diagnosis in India range from patients ignoring the symptoms, delay of up to three months in seeking professional help, lack of access to specialised facilities, stigma attached to cancer and financial constraints

World Cancer Day 2023: A way forward to better management of cancer this year!
Health

World Cancer Day 2023: A way forward to better management of cancer this year!

There is a compelling case for the need for a holistic strategy for cancer prevention that incorporates community initiatives, strengthens PBCRs, and offers medical education

Explained: India’s ‘green plan’ to fight climate change at COP27
India

Explained: India’s ‘green plan’ to fight climate change at COP27

At the climate summit in Egypt, COP27, India has submitted its Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy, which outlines its plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2070. The government has stated that it’s looking to boost the use of electric vehicles and maximise the use of hydrogen fuel

Iran anti-hijab protests: President Raisi vows 'decisive action' on wave of women-led protests
World

Iran anti-hijab protests: President Raisi vows 'decisive action' on wave of women-led protests

Speaking with relatives of a Basij militiaman killed in the city of Mashhad, Iran's ultra-conservative President labelled the protests "riots" and urged "decisive action against the opponents of the security and peace of the country and the people", his office said

Why Centre wants to bring in ‘Right to repair’, and how it will benefit consumers
India

Why Centre wants to bring in ‘Right to repair’, and how it will benefit consumers

The government wants to make it mandatory for makers of cars, mobiles and other consumer goods to share with customers details that would allow repair by self or third parties

Venus doesn't have enough water in its atmosphere to support active life, say scientists
science

Venus doesn't have enough water in its atmosphere to support active life, say scientists

To back their claims, researchers used data from seven US and Soviet probes and one orbiter mission from late 1970s and early 1980s.

Lightning might've given early Earth the boost it needed to support life
science

Lightning might've given early Earth the boost it needed to support life

Phosphorus is a vital building block of life as we know it and lightning strikes produce 110 and 11,000 kilogrammes of phosphorus a year.

A Million Steps for Love: Exhibition captures moments from a documentary on pilgrimage of 'love' to Jerusalem
long-reads

A Million Steps for Love: Exhibition captures moments from a documentary on pilgrimage of 'love' to Jerusalem

The documentary takes the audience on a journey through the beautiful and barren landscape of Palestine and shares the message of love.

Two new books, by Stephen Alter and Hannah Mumby, shed light on humans' relationships with elephants
science

Two new books, by Stephen Alter and Hannah Mumby, shed light on humans' relationships with elephants

Are we to believe the sole identity of the elephant as a dangerous, temperamental beast, akin to tigers propounded as ‘maneaters’ by shikaris of yore? Two recently published books delve into these themes, though the approach is vastly different.

Scientists accidentally stumble across life buried 3,000 ft under ice in Antarctica
science

Scientists accidentally stumble across life buried 3,000 ft under ice in Antarctica

Now that we know life can exist in such conditions, now we need to find out how it evolved, its food chain and other related queries.

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan
science

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

Instead of oxygen in its atmosphere like Earth, Titan has small amounts of methane, much like the early stages of our home world.

Phosphine found in the Venus atmosphere, could be signs of 'aerial life' in planet's clouds
science

Phosphine found in the Venus atmosphere, could be signs of 'aerial life' in planet's clouds

A chemically-synthesized bioweapon and agricultural fumigant, phosphine in also naturally made by some anaerobic microbes in low oxygen environments.

Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past
science

Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past

Europa has an ocean hidden beneath a thick shell of ice and has long has been viewed as a potential habitat for life, alongside Mars and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Social, living environment are key ingredients in longer lifespan, new research suggests
science

Social, living environment are key ingredients in longer lifespan, new research suggests

People living in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may reportedly live longer and reach their 100th birthday.

6 things in life that just can’t wait
Life

6 things in life that just can’t wait

Modern life is so full of easy distractions (like mindless binge-watching TV shows) and one may easily lose focus on the things that make us happy or matter in the long run.

An ode to Feni: An evening at the world's first Feni cellar in Goa
Life

An ode to Feni: An evening at the world's first Feni cellar in Goa

‘Feni Man’ Hansel Vaz is busy crafting a revolution.

Kolkata's Jazzfest 2018 kicks off on 30 November; to feature nine bands from across the globe
Entertainment

Kolkata's Jazzfest 2018 kicks off on 30 November; to feature nine bands from across the globe

This year, Jazzfest will see nine bands from seven countries take to the stage and electrify an otherwise nippy atmosphere during winters in Kolkata

Hydrogen in Earth's water may have come from clouds of dust, gas left over from Sun
science

Hydrogen in Earth's water may have come from clouds of dust, gas left over from Sun

The new finding fits neatly into current theories of how the Sun and the planets formed.

Phosphates, key life ingredient, may have hitched a ride on meteorites to Earth
science

Phosphates, key life ingredient, may have hitched a ride on meteorites to Earth

Phosphates which are originated in outer space which are essential ingredients for DNA-based life forms.

Water-rich exoplanets, between two-four times the size of Earth are common: Study
science

Water-rich exoplanets, between two-four times the size of Earth are common: Study

The new research indicates that many of the known planets may contain as much as 50 percent water.