Category: Science

115,000-year-old bone tools unearthed in China

Toronto: The toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans in China were more sophisticated than previously thought, suggests an analysis of…

No, hormones aren’t to be blamed for teen social behaviour

Washington: Turns out, reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behaviour that occur during…

India, Europe sign landmark space cooperation agreement

New Delhi/Bengaluru: In a boost to cooperation between India and Europe in the area of space, India's Department of Space…

Greece launches its own space agency

Athens: Greece launched its first space agency on Monday as an effort to rebuild the ailing economy as it exits…

Hawking’s ashes to sit near Newton, Darwin’s graves

London: The ashes of renowned physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey here near the graves of ground-breaking…

Last male northern white rhino dies aged 45

Nairobi: The world's last surviving male northern white rhino who lived in Kenya, has died after months of ill health,…

NASA worry over 80,000 times higher atomic energy ‘Asteroid’ hitting Earth

Since the Earth was formed, thousands of asteroids, meteorites have harmlessly crossed the Planet Earth, some of which have also…

Life on earth in danger? NASA mulls to build huge nuclear spacecraft to blow up asteroid

London: Preparing itself to deal with a potential asteroid impact, NASA has drawn up plans to build a huge nuclear…

NASA’s new instrument to help measure Sun’s incoming energy

Washington: To continue long-term measurements of the Sun's incoming energy, NASA has powered on a new instrument installed on the…

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21

Washington: A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to blast off from the Baikonur…

Water may exist in Earth’s lower mantle, shows diamonds study

Washington: Water may be more common than expected at extreme depths approaching 640 kilometres and possibly beyond -- within Earth's…

‘Living’ sensor to detect leaky fuel pipelines

New York: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, are developing a sensor that takes advantage of the metabolic process of bacteria…

Dead Sea’s revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

Jordan: Israel and Jordan have long pursued a common goal to stop the Dead Sea from shrinking while slaking their…

Leopard mortality on rise, 21 more die in March

New Delhi: At least 21 more leopards lost their lives in the first half of March, taking the toll to…

Five major biodiversity reports set to be finalised

Medellin: Scientists, biodiversity experts and policymakers from across the globe will assemble here to finalise landmark reports from five major…

New AI tech finds over 6K new craters on Moon

Toronto: A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based lunar mapping technology has accurately mapped over 6,000 new craters on Earth's moon in…

Humans flourished through super volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago: Study

London: Early humans survived a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago as well as flourished during the resulting climate change,…

Global biodiversity ‘crisis’ to be assessed at major summit

Paris: Earth is enduring a mass species extinction, scientists say -- the first since the demise of the dinosaurs and…

Botswana accuses US of ‘encouraging’ elephant poaching

Johannesburg: Botswana's President Ian Khama on Friday accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to…

The sorry state of Earth’s species, in numbers

Paris:As the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) prepares to unveil a thorough diagnosis of the health…