Category: Science

Reports of coal’s terminal decline are premature

New Delhi [India]: While less new coal-fired power plants are now being built in China and India, the planned expansion…

Small asteroid to closely pass by Earth on Friday

Washington: An asteroid, estimated to be between 15 and 30 metres in size, will safely pass by Earth on Friday,…

Alien species numbers on the rise, could pose threat to biosecurity: Study

New Delhi: Up to 16 percent of the Earth's species could be aliens and their numbers are rising giving way…

Millions of viruses fall from sky daily: Study

Toronto: Millions of viruses daily circle around the Earth's atmosphere as well as get deposited on the planet's surface, a…

Most powerful solar magnetic field measured

Tokyo: With data from the Hinode satellite, astronomers in Japan have observed the strongest magnetic field ever directly measured on…

Dinosaurs’ dominance led to their demise: Study

London: Dinosaurs were in decline as a species 50 millions years before the asteroid strike that finally wiped them out…

Ozone layer still depleting: Study

London: Contrary to expectations, the ozone layer which protects life on Earth from high-energy radiation is actually thinning out in…

NASA prepares deep space atomic clock for test flight

Washington: NASA has said it is preparing to send its deep space atomic clock on a test flight in 2018…

SpaceX successfully launches world’s most powerful rocket

Florida [USA]: Business tycoon Elon Musk's SpaceX has created history by successfully launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful…

Scientists solve mystery of when flowers originated

London: A team of scientists from Britain and China has claimed to have solved what Charles Darwin called the "abominable…

TRAPPIST-1 planets could hold more water than Earth’s oceans

Washington: The seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1 are all mostly made of rock, with some having the potential to hold…

Planets beyond Milky Way galaxy discovered for first time

New York: A team of scientists from University of Oklahoma has discovered for the first time a population of planets…

Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost

Washington: Scientists have discovered massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost. Permafrost is a thick subsurface layer of soil that…

Japan launches micro-satellite rocket

Tokyo: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched on Saturday the world's smallest rocket with the ability to put a…

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

New Delhi: Children are known to be extremely curious and inquisitive, but who knew that it would result in an…

Ocean microplastic significant risk to whales: Study

Sydney: A new study released in Australia on Monday has warned of the dangers microplastics pose to filter-feeding marine animals…

Mass grave in England dates to Viking age: Study

London: Archaeologists have ascertained that a mass grave unearthed in the 1980s dates back to the Viking Age and may…

Dark matter-based cosmology model defied by ordered dwarf galaxies

London: Dark matter was one of the biggest secrets of the vast universe that was divulged in the 1970s. It…

Moon replica rises at Mumbai’s Gateway of India

Mumbai: A 23-foot-wide replica of the Moon -- which is half million times smaller than the real celestial body --…

Cosmonauts break record of longest Russian spacewalk

Washington: With a spacewalk lasting eight hours and 13 minutes, two cosmonauts have broken the previous record for longest Russian…