How scientists found rare fireball meteorite pieces on a driveway — and what they could teach us
It was probably a complex meteorite, possibly one that has come from the surface of an asteroid where several different bits of asteroid have got …
WHO launches renewed efforts to reduce breast cancer mortality
The initiative aims to focus on low-income countries; reduce 2.5 million global breast cancer deaths by 2040
Environment Impact Assessment: India needs to revamp its public consultation framework
The draft Environment Impact Assessment notification 2020 minimises public engagement. How do other countries go about it?
Results from Novavax vaccine trials in the UK and South Africa differ: why, and does it matter?
The efficacy of the vaccine was 89 per cent in United Kingdom and 60 per cent in South Africa
Educational gaps limit success of women-owned businesses in Africa: UN Report
Secondary-and tertiary-educated women are more likely to pursue opportunities and access financial services, according to the document
‘Futures trading can bring efficiency to California’s water sector’
Michael Kiparsky from the University of California tells Down To Earth that fears about futures trading in water commoditising it are …
Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court
Three scholars discuss what a Biden presidency may have in store in three key areas: race, the Supreme Court and foreign policy
New global order (or disorder)
Fixing weaknesses in democracy is not about less, but more democracy
COVID-19: India set to overtake China's total tally
Country to be among the most affected; upward trend in number of deaths, infections continue
STEMming brain drain in COVID-19 era
Brain drain is likely to re-emerge as an important conflict of interest between source and recipient countries
Combating fall armyworm attack amid confluence of challenges in Africa
The fall armyworm menace cost African farmers 40 per cent of their harvest in 2018. Amid COVID-19 spread, controlling the pest has become …
COVID-19: UNHRC, WWF raise concerns about increasing inequalities due to pandemic
The world must aim clearly at a green, equitable and resilient recovery, they said
अक्षरश: पढ़िए ग्रेटा थनबर्ग का भाषण
पर्यावरण कार्यकर्ता ग्रेटा थनबर्ग यूएन में क्यों हो गई भावुक और उन्होंने दुनिया के नेताओं को क्या कहा? यहां पढिए पूरा भाषण।
नाइजीरिया चारकोल की मांग पूरी करने के लिए ऊष्णकटिबंधीय वन तेजी से खोता जा रहा है। इस सस्ते ईंधन ने देश की जैव विविधता ...
The US makes its play
Hillary Clinton proposes a Copenhagen outcome that looks nothing like the AWG texts being negotiated by parties
US unwilling to yield an inch
President Obama delivers a profoundly (but perhaps predictably) disappointing speech in Copenhagen
Deal or No Deal
Governments are scheduled to meet in Marrakech later this month to further the Kyoto process, designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in …
Factsheet: Who is emitting what
As per the latest data, China, comprised of 19.2 percent of the world’s population, was the world’s leading emitter of …
Factsheet: Who is emitting?
As per analysis of the Washington DC-based global research organisation World Resources Institute (WRI) for 2011, China, comprising almost 20 per …
प्लास्टिक कचरे से निपटने के लिए एकजुट हुए 180 देश, भारत के प्रयासों की सराहना
संयुक्त राष्ट्र के देशों ने मिलकर प्लास्टिक कचरे का बड़ा कारण बन रहे पीएफओए पर वैश्विक प्रतिबंध लगाने के प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी दी है।
Pure patriarchy: Hymenoplasty commodifies women, breaches privacy rights
Women are expected to retain their virginity prior to marriage and continue to be subjected to the patriarchal doctrine of the Indian society
Need public spending to fund Sustainable Development Goals: UNCTAD
'Fund poor, developing countries; lend easy to low-income economies'
Only science can help the world achieve sustainable development: UN Report
It says the current development model is not sustainable and only a fundamental and urgent change in the relationship between people and nature …
Vaping likely has dangers that could take years for scientists to even know about
Many people don’t even know what these vaping devices contain
जग बीती: धरती पर चांद!