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Explained: Why has Iran issued a warrant against Donald Trump?
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and has requested the Interpol to detain him and others who they believe were involved in carrying out the drone strike.

Explained: New study suggests SARS-CoV-2 may be detected using a ‘naked eye’ test
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

With relatively free movement, the chances of the infection spreading are greater and therefore, tests that can deliver results as quickly, like this naked eye test, may be crucial in containing the spread of the disease.

Explained: How Covid-19 affects different parts of the body
Thu, May 21, 2020

What are the different conditions that may be associated with Covid-19?

Explained: When should schools reopen amid the Covid pandemic and lockdown?
Sat, May 16, 2020

Factors to be considered, along with the infection risk, are what harm might occur due to school closure, such as risk of non-return to school, widening disparity in educational attainment and limited access to meals.

Explained: What is African Swine Fever reported in India for the first time?
Thu, May 07, 2020

Over 2,900 pigs have died in the Assam due to African Swine Fever (ASF), which does not affect humans but can be catastrophic for pigs.

Covid toe: Toes show discolouration, but is coronavirus the cause?
Tue, May 05, 2020

Covid toe: Doctors The Indian Express spoke to have not yet found such cases among coronavirus patients.

Explained: What are deep nudes?
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Cybercrime officials in India are tracking apps and websites that produce nude photographs of innocent persons using Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. How is this done? What can you do to protect yourself?

Explained: Types of human coronaviruses and the symptoms they cause
Sat, Apr 25, 2020

While there are hundreds of coronaviruses, there are seven that we know can infect humans.

Explained: How effective are face masks in protecting against infections
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

In its interim guidelines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) maintains that as per current evidence, COVID-19 is transmitted by symptomatic cases through droplets.

Cytokine storms: When the body’s own immune system leads to COVID-19 deaths
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

What is the cytokine storm and how is it triggered when a virus (or antigen) enters the body for the first time? How does the body’s immune system work?

Explained: What does it take to set up isolation wards?
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

A look at what the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said about the logistics of setting up isolation wards.

Coronavirus: What happens to those affected by humanitarian crises?
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Agencies have released guidelines for those people who are internally displaced, members of host communities, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. What do the guidelines say?

Why NASA’s Katherine Johnson is a legend
Tue, May 05, 2020

She broke through gender and racial barriers at work, did the mathematics that sent humans to space.

Explained: What is UK’s new points-based immigration system?
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Patel was quoted in a UK government press release as saying, "We're ending free movement, taking back control of our borders and delivering on the people's priorities by introducing a new UK points-based immigration system, which will bring overall migration numbers down."

Fact Check: Can dams to control rising sea levels work?
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

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.

Explained: What is causing the supergiant star Betelgeuse to dim and change its shape?
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Instead of appearing round, the star Betelgeuse now appears to be “squashed into an ova”.

Coronavirus is now COVID-19: Here’s how WHO names new diseases
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Names that are assigned by the WHO may or may not be approved by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) at a later stage.

Explained: What is genome mapping?
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

One of the most comprehensive genome mapping projects in the world is the Human Genome Project (HGP), which began in 1990 and reached completion in 2003.

Explained: In Kenya’s digital ID system, echoes of India’s Aadhaar  
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

A briefing paper published by the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSFI) has defined NIIMS as a “national population register”, which will be the “single source of information about Kenyan citizens and foreigners resident in the country.”

Explained: How did scientists recreate sound of 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

The sound, which has been reproduced, is “vowel-like” and has been produced based on precise measurements of the mummy’s existing vocal tract. These measurements were determined by taking a computerised tomography (CT) scan of the mummy.

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