Category: Science

NASA’s Cassini reveals new details on Saturn’s rings

Washington: The rings of Saturn may may have formed much later than the planet itself, according to a new analysis…

Two new species of fungi identified in retreating Arctic glacier

Washington: Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the…

Asteroids pummelled Earth, Moon beginning 290 mn years ago: Study

London: The number of asteroids colliding with the Moon and the Earth was about two to three times higher in…

Here’s why honey bee colonies are in danger

Washington: Pesticides, diseases, poor nutrition and habitat loss are threatening honey bee colonies around the world. But according to a…

US shutdown delays space missions but NASA not grounded: Report

San Francisco: The partial shutdown of the US federal government has had a serious impact on the country's space agency…

ISRO opens new year launching satellite for DRDO and a student satellite

Chennai: India will open its 2019 space programme account on January 24 launching imaging satellite Microsat-R for Defence Research Development…

India to launch imaging satellite Microsat-R on Jan 24

Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch an imaging satellite Microsat-R along with a student payload 'Kalamsat' from…

Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

New York: The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system…

NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management

Washington: US space agency NASA is planning to advance its technology by adding Blockchain to secure air traffic services and…

China’s lunar probe sees first cotton-seed sprout

Beijing: A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China's recent Chang'e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological…

China plans another Moon mission in 2019, targets Mars in 2020: Report

Beijing: Riding on its success of landing a rover on the far side of the Moon earlier in January, China's…

Here’s how human brain recalls events

London: Do you know how we recall a past event? According to a new study, when retrieving information, the human…

Sunscreen, cosmetics compound harming coral: Study

Washington: Wearing sunscreen and cosmetics to the beach might seem like a good idea for your skin and beauty, but…

Now, a new technique to determine ages of stars more accurately

Washington: A new technique for understanding the star-forming history of the Milky Way is unprecedented detail has now made it…

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

Washington: After spending over a month in the orbit, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday…

Milky Way galaxy is due for huge collision in 2 billion years: Study

Washington: Astronomers have long estimated that the Andromeda galaxy will collide with the Milky Way galaxy around 8 billion years…

New policy design needed to deal with environmental threat: Study

Washington: A recent study suggested that new coherent and collaborative strategies are needed to tackle the greatest global environmental threats.…

DNA pioneer stripped of honours over racist comments

Washington: A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honourary titles after repeating racist comments…

Climate correction: when scientists get it wrong

Paris: On November 1, AFP joined news outlets around the world in covering the release of a major academic paper…

India’s second moon mission in mid-April

Bengaluru: India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 with a lander and rover will be attempted in mid-April, a top space official…