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Thursday, April 09, 2020

Express Fact Check


Explained: Can a person have coronavirus even if their respiratory samples test negative?

April 01, 2020 10:43 pm

The key question is: Is a nasal or throat swab sufficient to rule out the virus? That is, can a person have the virus in their body even if their respiratory samples test negative?

Fact Check: Does ibuprofen make COVID-19 worse? Some warnings, some uncertainty

March 19, 2020 7:58 pm

WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva that investigations into the possible adverse impact of ibuprofen were ongoing.

Fact Check: Why do women live longer than men? sex chromosomes hold key

March 05, 2020 1:14 pm

In general, men live shorter lives than women worldwide, and scientists have proposed various theories as to why that is so — men take bigger risks, they drink and smoke more.

Fact Check: How will in-flight WiFi work?

March 03, 2020 8:41 am

The Telecom Commission had given its green signal to in-flight connectivity of Internet and mobile communications on aircraft in Indian airspace in 2018.

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

March 01, 2020 2:01 pm

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

US anti-lynching bill: why it was needed, how previous efforts failed

February 28, 2020 8:49 am

Emmett Till Anti lynching Act: The Bill notes that between 1882 and 1968, at least 4,700 people, predominantly African-Americans were reported lynched in the US and that 99 per cent of the perpetrators of these lynchings were not punished.

Fact Check: What did the Harappan people really eat?

February 21, 2020 1:14 pm

The menu at 'Historical Gastronomica' suggests that the food of the Indus Valley people would be familiar to many Indians today, even as it challenges the idea of an essentially “Indian” culinary culture.

Fact Check: Can dams to control rising sea levels work?

February 19, 2020 7:44 am

Scientists have proposed the construction of two dams of a combined length of 637 km — the first between northern Scotland and western Norway; the second between France and southwestern England.

Fact Check: Where NASA could go next — Venus, moons of Jupiter, Neptune

February 15, 2020 8:41 am

Two proposals are for trips to Venus, and one each is for Jupiter’s moon Io and Neptune’s moon Triton.

Fact Check: What it means to be removed from a party’s list of star campaigners

January 30, 2020 7:42 am

How does removal from BJP’s star campaigners list affect Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh?