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Are Caves Turning into Lethal Portals?

Text Khushi Makasare An unwavering rise in temperatures has fuelled the evolution of microbial communities in cave environments, proving to pose an ominous threat to...

Decarbonization in the Shipping Industry: 2021 Outlook

In 2018, the UN International Maritime Organization set a goal to cut the maritime shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least half by 2050. Through...

How Does Climate Change Affect the Ocean?

This year brought some bad news on the climate change front: researchers found that ice is melting faster worldwide, and there’s a greater sea-level rise anticipated....

Climate Change: A Collaborative Reversal

One of the greatest and most devastating crises of this current generation - climate change, is happening much quicker than we feared. According to...

International Polar Bear Day: Meet the Snow Giants

Today, on International Polar Bear Day, we celebrate the majestic snow giant and its charming characteristics. 

Coronavirus Continues Killing Innocents

2020 began with a shocking start for everyone as the infectious CoronaVirus swallowed China and the rest of the word. Originally stemming from animal markets in Wuhan (China), the virus is said to have mutated and was passed onto humans from the animals. The virus has crossed Chinese borders and is now spreading to several other regions. Global death tolls have reached 132, and the number of total confirmed infections has risen to 6,000. 

Casting Light

Born in the golden age of Muslim civilisation as Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haitham – often called Alhazen by Western theorists –...

Predicting Killer Waves

One countermeasure to mitigate disasters in tsunami-prone Japan is to monitor ocean waves far offshore. In a buoy equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System),...

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