Category: Science

Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star with puzzling rings

Washington: A citizen scientist working for NASA has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf - an Earth-sized remnant…

Trump signs ‘Space Force’ directive

Washington: President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday outlining his vision for a new "Space Force" that could one day…

Cabinet okays new company under Department of Space

New Delhi [India]: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave its approval to the setting…

Climate change threatens 2 of Ecuador’s 7 glaciers

Quito: Ecuador could lose two of its seven glaciers over the next few years thanks to global warming, a phenomenon…

Enjoy biggest-brightest Snowmoon after 8.30 p.m.

New York: Stargazers on Tuesday are in for a celestial delight as the biggest and brightest Supermoon of the year,…

Israel’s first lunar mission to launch this week

Tel Aviv: Israel is to launch its first moon mission this week, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to…

Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears

Moscow: A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday declared an emergency situation over an "invasion" of dozens of aggressive polar bears…

With climate change, sunny day flooding incur losses too

Washington: With greater and greater frequency, the parking lot in the small historic port of Annapolis near Washington is flooded…

New species of Angolan ‘horned’ spider unearthed

Johannesburg: South African researchers have revealed the discovery of a new species of spider with an unusual horn-like protrusion on…

Long-term spaceflight not linked to major health risks: NASA ‘Twins Study’

Washington: While it was previously thought that long duration spaceflight can affect the human body, even at the molecular level,…

Dog burial, common practice in Neolithic populations: Study

Washington: Dog burial was a common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula, recent findings suggest. Coinciding with the…

Ariane rocket puts telecoms satellites into orbit for India

France: Two communications satellites -- for India and a consortium from Saudi Arabia, Greece and Cyprus -- were successfully put…

SpaceX no-load test is delayed

Washington: NASA announced Wednesday that SpaceX's no-load rocket test has been pushed back to March 2 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.…

NASA unveils roadmap for putting astronauts on Moon in 2028

Washington: NASA plans to put American astronauts back on the Moon by 2028, with unmanned demonstration missions in 2024 and…

Save Tiger: Animal Planet joins hands with L-T Metro Rail Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Animal Planet, India’s No. 1 Wildlife channel, has joined hands with L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (L&TMRHL) to sensitize…

NASA’s new space telescope to explore origins of universe

Washington: US space agency NASA has unveiled a new space telescope that would begin a two-year mission in 2023 to…

NASA declares end of Opportunity rover’s mission on Mars

Los Angeles: NASA has announced the end of its Opportunity rover's mission, 15 years after its arrival on Mars. The…

India, China contribute most to global greenery: NASA

Washington: India and China are leading the way in greening lands, thanks to ambitious tree-planting programs and intensive agriculture in…

Here’s how the brain evolved

Washington: Don’t we all, at some point or the other, wonder where does our ‘humanness’ come from? Humans are genetically…

Visiting Mars next frontier in space: Ex-astronaut Duke

Jaipur: The next big step in space will be the landing of human beings on Mars, and any Indian can…