Sandipan Talukdar
2I/Borisov, the first interstellar comet to have visited our solar system

Comets like 2I/Borisov, which have not passed close to the sun, are of special interest because the material they are made up of is the same as when the solar system had been formed

Disease outbreaks increase with deforestation, new study finds

The study says that monoculture plantations are also likely to increase infectious disease outbreaks. Changes in land use are a significant factor in the emergence of infectious diseases caused by zoonotic viruses

Abel Prize 2021 awarded for enriching link between mathematics and computer science

László Lovász and Avi Wigderson have been awarded for helping develop the field of computational complexity that mainly studies the speed and efficiency of computer algorithms

A weakening Gulf Steam could bring about extreme weather conditions

If the Gulf Stream crosses its tipping point, it will continue to weaken even if we have managed to stop global warming, says the author of a study that appeared in Nature

Research shows humans began consuming milk even before evolving to digest it

A study that appeared in the scientific journal Nature shows that people in today’s Kenya and Sudan were consuming milk products at least 6000 years ago

Carbon emission data during pandemic lockdowns provides insights on challenges ahead

Carbon emissions saw a significant dip due to the global lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even this forced decline will be nowhere close to enough to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement

Global warming emergency: 2020 joins 2016 as hottest year ever

The rise in temperature in 2020 was recorded despite a fall in global emissions due to the pandemic-induced lockdown and the absence of El Niño, which leads to a rise in temperature, that occurred in 2016

One year of COVID-19: The known and the unknown

The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of developing a vaccine has been unprecedented. However, there is still a lot to be understood about the disease and the virus which causes

World’s largest iceberg fractures into two, sends alarm bells ringing for South Georgia Island

If the iceberg collides with the South Georgian landmass it will create havoc for the biodiversity of the island, according to the European Space Agency, which recorded the fracture of the iceberg

COVID-19 reinfection: Virus could hide itself in human chromosome, finds new study

The novel coronavirus can integrate its genetic material or RNA into human chromosome and reproduce itself, the study suggests

Climate change impacts arid regions of wealthier and poorer countries differently: Study

A new research shows that economically-challenged countries in arid regions are at the receiving end of the impact of climate change.

COVID-19: What we know about asymptomatic patients so far

Are asymptomatic people the real drivers of COVID-19 progression? Researchers are divided as more studies arrive that further complicate the question

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