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Fact Check: Did high methane level indicate life on Mars? The science, the setback

What were scientists hoping to find, and what does methane signify?

Fact Check: 63°C claim from Kuwait — is it really a world record?

For India, the record is 51°C, witnessed in Phalodi, Rajasthan, on May 19, 2016. This is mentioned in various documents of the India Meteorological Department as well as the WMO.


Fact Check: Why lakhs are protesting on the streets in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, which at roughly 1,100 sq km is smaller in size than Delhi, is home to an estimated 7.4 million people.

Fact Check: Why late monsoon is not related to total seasonal rainfall

Though an important marker for the season, the timing of the onset does not have any bearing on the quality or amount of rainfall during the season. It is just an event during the progress of the monsoon.

Fact Check: Has Salah helped make Liverpool residents more tolerant of Islam?

Can exposure to successful celebrities from an often stigmatised group reduce prejudice towards that group?

Fact Check: Can space travel cause harm to an astronaut’s joints?

The research team analysed the molecular changes in the cartilage of mice that spent 30 days in animal research enclosures aboard an unmanned Russian Bion-M1 spacecraft in 2013.


Fact Check: WhatsApp voice call vulnerability, and what you should do

WhatsApp spyware attack: WhatsApp users have been affected by spyware, which can turn on their phone's camera and microphone as well as collect location data. We explain how WhatsApp's voice call vulnerability was used to launch the attack, who was behind it, and what should you do.

Issues and contenders in South Africa’s election

The result of the elections will determine who will become the country’s next President.

Fact Check: How Cyclone Fani got its name, why the next one will be Vayu

Cyclone Fani in Odisha: The first cyclone after the list was adopted was given the name in the first row of the first column — Onil, proposed by Bangladesh.

Fact check: Is President Trump tilting at windmills?

India’s installed grid-interactive wind power capacity as of December 31, 2018, was 35,288.10 MW, according to the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. The GWEC estimated the world’s wind energy capacity at the end of 2017 at 539,581 MW.