Category: Science

Here’s why floppy-eared dogs are more in demand

Washington: It turns out that dogs with pointy, upright ears appear more off-putting and scary than their floppy-eared counterparts. Compared…

Greenland’s melting ice sheet releasing tons of methane: Study

London: The Greenland ice sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts…

Thousands stung in Australian jellyfish ‘invasion’

Sydney: Highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days,…

NASA Administrator withdraws the invitation to Roscosmos head: Report

Washington: Facing criticism from Senators in the US, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has rescinded the invitation to the Russian space…

MIT researchers propose tiny satellites to guide huge space telescopes

London: Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed that in the near future giant telescopes like NASA's…

In space, the US sees a rival in China

Washington: During the Cold War, US eyes were riveted on the Soviet Union's rockets and satellites. But in recent years,…

Here’s what you can do to reduce backache from computer use

Washington: Sitting on a computer is something that has become second nature to most of us. However, this seemingly harmless…

After lettuce, astronauts could grow beans in space in 2021

London: After cultivating lettuce in space three years ago, crew members aboard the International Space Station could be growing beans…

Nobel Laureates bury time capsule in earth for descendents

Jalandhar: Maybe to give a glimpse of clumsy lifestyle and unyielding gadgets of the early decades of 21st century, a…

No evidence of atmosphere on Ultima Thule: NASA

Washington: New Horizons spacecraft which explored the ancient Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, earlier this week, has yielded that…

Climate change takes toll on French oyster farmers

Cancale: Gulping down oysters has long been a favourite New Year's Eve ritual for the French, but as winters get…

China’s space probe lands on Moon’s dark side in world first

Beijing: A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that…

Rare treefrog discovered in the Andes of Ecuador

Washington: A new species of treefrog was discovered during a two-week expedition to a remote tabletop mountain at Cordillera del…

China’s lunar probe lands on Moon’s far side

Beijing: China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe on Thursday became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the far side…

ISRO unaware of UFO detection in Manipur, says Centre

New Delhi: Reacting on reports of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) sighted in Manipur, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said…

Misalignment of planetary orbits linked to warped disk

Tokyo: The misalignment of planetary orbits in many planetary systems -- including our own -- may be caused by distortions…

NASA’s New Horizons probe makes historic Ultima Thule flyby

Washington: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft on Tuesday zipped past an ancient Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, setting the record…

When students inspired ISRO Chairman Sivan in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: About 40 students from select schools in this tech hub inspired Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan…

In first, NASA spaceship begins orbit of asteroid

Tampa: A NASA spacecraft set a new milestone Monday in cosmic exploration by entering orbit around an asteroid, Bennu, the…

Advanced brain simulator to help understand neurological disorder

London: In a bid to improve understanding of neurological disorders, researchers have created a fast and energy-efficient simulation of part…