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Saturday, February 29, 2020

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How India can be an opportunity for cheetah, and why it will take time

February 29, 2020 9:22 am

The reintroduction of cheetahs in India can be very useful for the species, and obviously very important for the biodiversity of India’s grassland ecosystems, an expert explains.

Fact Check: The cause and concerns over red snow in Antarctica

February 29, 2020 9:14 am

“Red snow” or “watermelon” is a phenomenon that has been known since ancient times. Now, it raises concerns about climate change.

Explained: Which papers really work as proof of citizenship in Assam?

February 29, 2020 9:34 am

One woman submitted 15 documents, another submitted eight; High Court ruled that neither of them could establish her link with her ancestors. Which papers really work as proof of citizenship in Assam?

Explained: Why 5.8 million YouTube videos have been removed in three months

February 29, 2020 9:22 am

Individual YouTube users, described as “trusted flaggers”, reported 10.9 million videos during the period. The highest number of flags were received from India.

Explained: Why the Heathrow third runway project is in legal trouble

February 29, 2020 9:26 am

The UK Court of Appeals has held that the government’s decision to allow the Heathrow expansion was unlawful. However, this might not be the end of the road for the project.

National Science Day: What is the 'Raman effect'?

February 29, 2020 9:27 am

In 1986, the Government of India designated February 28 as National Science Day, to commemorate the announcement of the discovery of the “Raman effect”.

Explained: Why snow in Antarctica is turning blood-red

February 29, 2020 9:28 am

Because of the red tinge, such ice in Antarctica is often dubbed "watermelon snow".

Explained: What has spooked Indian markets?

February 29, 2020 9:28 am

Investors hit the sell button in early trade Friday, with Indian market indices, tracking the slide in global markets, dropping to near 5-month lows.

Democratic primaries: When is Super Tuesday and what is it exactly?

February 29, 2020 9:28 am

When exactly is Super Tuesday, what makes it so “Super” and how did we even get to a place where we have a day with that title? Here’s what you need to know.

Explained: What is 2020 CD3, a mini-moon?

February 28, 2020 8:35 am

A ‘second moon’ has been discovered, orbiting Earth. Actually an asteroid, it will break free at one point.