Category: Science

Winters on Mars shaping planet’s landscape: study

Winter on Mars - which causes carbon dioxide to freeze - alters the appearance of sand dunes, according to a…

Dinosaur with scissor-like teeth discovered in France

London: Scientists have discovered a 72- million-year old plant eating dinosaur with massive, scissor- like teeth that it used to…

Oldest recorded solar eclipse occurred 3,200 years ago

London: Cambridge University researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event,…

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft to be reused for next cargo mission to ISS

New Delhi: California-based space firm SpaceX is all set to launch its next cargo mission to the International Space Station…

NASA sounding rocket to probe dark regions of space

Washington: NASA plans to launch on Monday a sounding rocket to study the darks voids in between the stars and…

Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

New Delhi: Animals complete our ecosystem. But, human activity, climate change and global warming are some of the reasons that…

First Jurassic-era ‘fish lizard’ fossil found in India

Berlin/New Delhi: In a first, a near-complete fossilised skeleton of a Jurassic ichthyosaur - large marine reptile which lived alongside…

‘Interstellar object’ passing through solar system spotted

Washington: Astronomers are urgently working to point telescopes around the world and in space at an unusual object an asteroid,…

75% of pet reptiles die within a year: Study

Washington: You may have to avoid keeping those reptiles and amphibians like turtles, snakes, lizards, tortoises as pets as 75…

Scientists spot comets outside our solar system

Scientists have detected the dusty tails of six exocomets -- comets outside our solar system -- orbiting a faint star…

New catalytic converter that cleans exhaust fumes, reduces vehicular pollution, developed

Berlin: Scientists have designed a dynamic catalytic converter for vehicles that can efficiently treat exhaust gases to ensure cleaner air…

Astrolabe, navigation tool used by Portuguese to reach India, found in shipwreck

London: The world’s earliest known marine navigation tool that may have helped legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama find his…

200-million-year-old huge carnivorous dinosaur found in Africa

London: An international team of scientists has discovered footprints of a huge carnivorous dinosaur that roamed southern Africa 200 million…

Ceres may still have liquid water underground: NASA

Washington: The dwarf planet Ceres may have had a global ocean in the past, and two new studies from NASA's…

ISRO’s new baby: Building secure quantum communications in space

Bengaluru: After some delay, India is joining the handful of nations that have already embarked on a new kind of…

Hubble finds hot exoplanet that ‘snows’ sunscreen

Washington: NASA's Hubble space telescope has spotted a blistering hot planet outside our solar system where it "snows" sunscreen. The…

400 mysterious ancient stone ‘Gates’ discovered in Saudi Arabia

Melbourne: Archaeologists have discovered about 400 previously undocumented stone structures nicknamed as 'Gates' in Saudi Arabia with the help of…

Humans are better, cheaper surgeons than robots: Study

London: Humans make better surgeons than robots, according to a study which suggests that machine-assisted surgery for kidney removal not…

Do you know the place in western Asia where humans first inter-bred?

New Delhi: Neanderthals is the place in western Asia where humans first inter-bred and had sexual encounters with different hominid…

Poor social ties more likely to kill male whales

London: Male killer whales who remain socially isolated are three times more likely to die in hard times than those…