Sandipan Talukdar
James Webb Telescope heads out to explore the origin of the universe

The mission is a joint effort by NASA, the ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, with an aim of finding the light emanating from the early universe’s first galaxies by exploring the solar system and the exoplanets

London’s iconic medical research university grapples with structural racism

Staff and students of color are under-represented at the senior level, have fewer prospects of getting promotions, and are more likely to be employed on short-and-fixed-term contracts, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s own review report concluded

The Arctic is warming much faster than thought earlier

The new finding comes at a time when we have already witnessed permafrost declining which has impacted Indigenous villages, caused vanishing of summer sea ice, and resulted in water washing down Greenland’s ice sheets at a record amount

NASA spacecraft touches outer atmosphere of Sun for first time

The Parker Solar Probe, launched in 2018, has been orbiting the Sun. The craft has a carbon composite shield which protects the instruments inside it from the scorching heat of around 1370 degree Celsius

Super immunity against coronavirus wanes with time, suggests new research

The research was conducted before the emergence of the Omicron variant and has raised concern about how capable double immunity would be against Omicron

Key chunk of vital Antarctic glacier under threat, says study

The huge ice shelf of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is likely to break apart within the next five years or so. This could have a catastrophic effect, leading to a rise in global sea levels

Between sleep and wakefulness, there is a sweet spot of creativity

Scientists experimenting on a sleeping trick followed by Thomas Edison to boost his creativity have had positive results in a study, published on December 8 in Science Advances.

Mega project failed to reproduce high impact cancer researches, raises questions

The project team reported their findings in two papers published on December 7 in eLife and concluded that around half of the experiments could not be replicated on most criteria

Pendant found in Poland could be the oldest surviving jewellery made by humans

Carbon dating has established that the pendant found in southern Poland inside the Stajnia cave is thousands of years older than artifacts decorated similarly and found in other sites

COVID-19 worsened seepage of plastic into oceans

Scientists say that 193 countries have produced around 9.2 million tons of plastic waste associated with the pandemic. 87.4% of this was generated by hospitals while a small fraction (7.6%) was generated by individuals

Radio waves coming from center of Milky Way confuse scientists

Scientists recorded strange radio signals coming from the center of the Milky Way. The signals do not match the known pattern of radio sources. The study was led by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO

Moon mission Moon rocks brought to Earth by Chinese mission shed new light on solar system’s history

Scientists have reported their findings of the rock samples collected from the moon surface, which have filled the knowledge gaps about some of its essential aspects

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