Perseverance rover spots ‘something unexpected’ on Mars. It’s shining

The Perseverance rover, which is currently exploring the Jazero crater looking for the first signs of ancient microbial life, has spotted something unexpected. The shiny object is wiggled between two rocks on the floor of the crater. Fear not, it’s not Martian. This shiny object has an Earth connection. The shiny…

Similar, yet so different: Why does Uranus and Neptune have different shades of blue

As we go away from the Sun and into the outer solar system, two planets hold our breath for their beautiful shades of colour — blue. Both Uranus and Neptune, while they appear to be painted in the same colour, they can not be more different from each other. Scientists have now figured out why the hues of these…

Police should create an atmosphere of security where nobody needs personal security: Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the police should create an atmosphere of security in the state in next 2-3 years where ideally nobody needs a personal security officer (PSO). Inaugurating the Second Conference of Superintendents of Police (SP) of all districts held at Oil India…

Tokyo Olympics: Empty venues ‘not as much fun,’ says United States women’s football team captain Megan Rapinoe

HIGHLIGHTS USA beat Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout USA will face Canada in the semi-finals I much prefer playing in front of 50,000, says Rapinoe Megan Rapinoe, who scored the crucial penalty against Netherlands, which took the United States into the Tokyo Olympics semi-finals, is not impressed with the lack of…