Sandipan Talukdar
Following protests, IEEE revokes sanctions on Huawei

IEEE had decided to bar employees of Huawei from reviewing submissions to its journals. Following this, China declared that it would suspend ties with the society. Several professors of premiere universities also resigned from the from IEEE

Indonesia Jakarta Climate-change induced “sinking” of Jakarta pushes government to relocate the capital

The city is sinking at an average of 3 inches per year, which outpaces the average yearly sea rise.

Black Hole Katie Bauman First ever black hole image captured, proves Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

The image was made a reality by the EHT project under which eight ground –based radio telescopes were installed across the Earth to capture the image

FAO report rings warning bell on loss of biodiversity

The report says once lost, there would be no way left for recovering the precious global biodiversity that will pose a serious threat to food and agriculture

Winter rain in Greenland is melting its ice, raising fears about sea level rise

Recent satellite pictures revealed that almost 70 per cent of the contribution made by Greenland to sea level rise has come from melted water, and not ice

New studies raise apprehension about use of CRISPR technology in medicine

Two independent studies, on rice and mouse embryos, found abundant off-target mutations in the experiments using CRISPR, where editing the DNA involved changes of base cytosine to thymine.

Earthquake in Indonesia was rare ‘super-powerful’ event

A study published in Nature Geoscience has declared that the Palu earthquake was a “Supershear” earthquake, which means that the speed of propagation of the earthquake rupture exceeded the speed of the seismic shear wave or the S-wave

Jair Bolsonaro could be a disaster for the environment, scientific research

Academic freedom in research spaces, the protection of the country’s biodiversity and Brazil’s role in the global struggle against climate change are among the key areas where a Bolsonaro government may have a disastrous impact, scientists fear.

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