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MAVEN reveals how Sun stripped Mars’ atmosphere

New York: NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) that completed 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet on Saturday has...

Dressmakers have needle-sharp 3D vision: Study

Los Angeles: Dressmakers have superior three dimensional (3D) or "stereoscopic" vision, due to direct feedback involved with fine needlework, a new study has found. Stereoscopic...

Nasa records May 2017 as second-hottest month in 137 years

New York: Last month was the second-warmest May in 137 years of modern record-keeping of average global temperatures, according to Nasa. The two top May...

Vicious cycle of ‘phone snubbing’

Washington: Turns out, people who are phone snubbed or "phubbed" by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find...

Last month was second hottest May on record: NASA

Washington: May 2017 was the second warmest May in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by NASA...

Fossils of complete crocodile unearthed in China’s Jilin Province

New Delhi: Archeologists have discovered fossils of a complete crocodile and bones belonging to at least six different dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period, 145...

New solar paint turns moist air into clean energy

Scientists have developed a new solar paint that can absorb water vapour and split it to generate hydrogen – the cleanest source of energy....

Tiny, feathery bird trapped in 98-million-year-old amber found

Beijing: Scientists have discovered the most complete specimen of a tiny dinosaur-era bird, trapped in 98 million-year-old amber, that has exceptionally well preserved feathers,...

Black holes have a new spectator! HXMT – China’s first-ever space telescope launched

New Delhi: Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is one celestial body that has been studied with great interest. Over time, there have been incredible...

Jupiter is the oldest planet in solar system: Study

Washington: Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – is also the oldest, say scientists who found that the gas giant formed...

Dust around active black holes more compact than thought

Washington: Using observations from NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, researchers have found that the dust surrounding active, ravenous black holes is much...

Western diet, gene may fuel risk of Alzheimer’s

New York: Consuming a western diet that is high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer's disease in people who...

56 snakelings born via artificial incubation in WB zoo

Kolkata: Three Pythons in Kolkata`s Alipore Zoo gave birth to 56 snakelings by the process of artificial incubation. It is being termed as the...

Wildfire smoke may be worse for climate than thought

Washington: Smoke from wildfire worldwide could impact the atmosphere and climate much more than previously thought, new research using data collected during NASA airborne...

Astronomers discover 2 new gas giant planets orbiting a star 138 light years away...

Berlin: Astronomers have discovered two new gas giant planets, orbiting a star located about 138 light years away from the Earth. One of the two...

Scientists develops new form of hard, elastic ‘super’ carbon; gives rise to unique combination...

Washington: Scientists have developed a new form of ultra strong, lightweight carbon that is elastic and electrically conductive, and may serve a wide variety...

Worm regenerates into rare two-headed creature in space

Washington: In a first, an amputated worm regenerated into a double-head creature after spending five weeks aboard the International Space Station (ISS), scientists said. Flatworms...

NASA rover finds diverse minerals in Martian rocks

Washington: Examining initial samples of rocks collected by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the lower-most layers...

New robotic tool may help restore movement in stroke survivors

Seoul: Movement in paralysed patients, such as those who have survived stroke can be restored with the hep of a new robotic tool developed...

NASA deep sea expedition to prepare astronauts for Mars journey

Washington: A team of 22 persons including a university professor is set for a deep sea expedition by NASA to test simulated spacewalks, time...

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