Category: Science

Girls who play video games more likely to pursue science degrees

London: Girls who play video games are three times more likely to pursue physical science, technology, engineering or maths (PSTEM)…

NASA calls for science payloads for delivery to Moon

Washington: In line with its plan to conduct more research on the Moon's surface ahead of a human return, NASA…

Superflares from red dwarfs may affect habitability of planets

Washington: Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found that violent outbursts, or superflares, from red dwarf stars could affect…

Eliminating emissions in India and China can add years to people’s lives: Study

Washington: About 2.7 billion people who live in China and India-- which is more than a third of the world's…

Spider swarm cloaks Greek lake in 1,000-metre web

Thessaloniki: Lake Vistonida in northern Greece has become an arachnophobe's worst nightmare after it was cloaked recently by massive webs…

Largest-ever galaxy proto-supercluster ‘Hyperion’ spotted

Berlin: A team of scientists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have sited the most massive structure in the early…

Can sustainable forest management save us from climate change?

Washington: If you think that sustainable forest management can be a major contributor to mitigating climate change, then you better…

Stephen Hawking’s final book offers brief answers to big questions, reveals his last fear

WASHINGTON: Stephen Hawking’s final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was…

Higher temperature can protect coral reefs

Washington: A recent study has suggested that higher water temperature, which increases the aggressiveness of some fish, could help protect…

Floating pipe to start collecting plastic in Pacific Ocean

Washington: A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed "Wilson" is slated to begin its mission to collect all the plastic in…

Russia probes ISS rocket failure

Baikonur: Russian investigators have launched a probe into why a Soyuz rocket failed shortly after blast-off, in a major setback…

NASA’s Chandra Observatory back in action

Washington: NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a…

Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

Moscow: In the wake of a booster failure that forced a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to make an emergency landing last…

Climate changing faster than feared, but why are we surprised?

Incheon: Nearly every day, peer-reviewed studies on global warming warn that deadly impacts will come sooner and hit harder than…

‘Vampire burial’ of child with malaria discovered

Washington: Recent findings show that 'Vampire burial' techniques were used in the ancient times to prevent a child, possibly infected…

NASA says will use Russia’s Soyuz despite rocket failure

Moscow: NASA chief Jim Bridenstine on Friday praised the Russian space programme and said he expected a new crew to…

China’s first satellite for space-based gravitational wave detection

Beijing: China plans to launch its first satellite to test the technologies of the space-based gravitational wave detection programme "Tianqin"…

NASA’s Chandra telescope in safe mode due to glitch

Washington: Barely a week after NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode, its Chandra mission has also suffered a glitch…

Humans may have colonized Madagascar later than previously believed

Washington: New archaeological evidence from southwest Madagascar revealed that modern humans colonized the island thousands of years later than previously…

Ice blades cover Jupiter’s moon Europa: Study

London: Jupiter's ocean moon Europa is probably covered with blades of ice up to 15 meters tall in its equatorial…