Category: Science

Here’s how air pollution affects foetal development

Washington: For the first time, researchers have found evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels,…

BPA replacements in plastics may up reproductive problems

New York: The array of alternative bisphenols A (BPA) now used to replace the plastic chemical in bottles, cups, cages,…

Optimism trumps despair at climate summit

San Francisco: Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a climate…

Eyes in the sky aim to protect Earth’s rainforests, resources

San Francisco: In the Brazilian state of Para, every week, authorities receive alerts showing them which parts of the Amazon…

India will fly its first small rocket next year: ISRO Chairman

Chennai: The Indian space agency expects to fly its first small rocket with a carrying capacity of about 500-700 kg…

NASA space lasers to reveal new depths of planet’s ice loss

Tampa: NASA is poised to launch Saturday its most advanced space laser ever, ICESat-2, a $1 billion dollar mission to…

ISRO not to fly any living being before actual manned space mission

Chennai: The Indian space agency will not test fly any living being on its two experimental flights before its actual…

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

Los Angeles: SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon…

Pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid

Brazil: Pro-whaling nations on Tuesday blocked a near two-decade effort to create a South Atlantic haven for the endangered marine…

NASA’s Orion aces final parachute test ahead of Moon mission

Washington: NASA has successfully completed the final test to qualify Orion's space capsule's parachute system for flights with astronauts, ahead…

India to launch two UK satellites on Sunday

Chennai: Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put into orbit on Sunday two foreign satellites - NovaSAR and…

Russia denies suspecting US astronauts of drilling hole on space station

Moscow:Russia on Wednesday reacted angrily to a report that it suspects US astronauts of deliberately drilling a hole on the…

NASA to launch satellite tracking Earth’s melting ice on Saturday

Washington: NASA is set to launch its Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2 -- that will track Earth's…

Researchers map Disney star Nemo’s genomes!

Washington: A team of researchers mapped Nemo's genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response…

NASA decodes hazards of human spaceflight to Mars

Washington: In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to…

Apsara- U Reactor operational at Bhabha Atomic Centre

Mumbai: Nearly sixty-two years after Apsara, the first research nuclear reactor in Asia, came into existence, a swimming pool type…

AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

New York: Researchers have used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source some 3…

China launches new marine satellite

Beijing: China on Friday launched a marine satellite to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change. A Long…

New exoplanet twice the size of Earth found

Toronto: Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has discovered a new exoplanet twice the…

GSI inks MoU with NRSC-ISRO

Kolkata: Geological Survey of India (GSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Remote Sensing Centre-Indian Space Research…