Category: Science

NASA to launch car-size spacecraft to study Sun

Washington: US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a probe in August to study the Sun closer than any…

NASA yet to hear from storm-hit Mars Opportunity rover

Washington: NASA is yet to make contact with its Mars Opportunity rover ever since a massive storm started on the…

Now houseplants can monitor your home’s health

Washington: Houseplants, generally known for adding beauty to your house with foliage and flowers, can now be aesthetically pleasing and…

Parachutes for NASA’s Orion spacecraft passes key flight simulation test

Washington: The parachutes for NASA's next crew vehicle, the Orion capsule, intended to carry humans to deep space, has successfully…

UFO sighted in China? Mysterious flash lights claims so!

Chinese people might have possibly sighted a UFO according to reports of sighting several mysterious lights flashing in China’s Chongqing…

NASA launches tools to increase commercial use of satellite data

Washington: NASA has launched an online toolkit to make it easier for users to find, analyse and utilise the most…

New research finds true what Prophet said years before: This dinner habit reduces risk of cancer

Barcelona: It has become customary to take dinner late at nights especially in marriage functions and valima dinners. If someone…

World’s beaches eroding in protected marine areas: Study

Washington: The world's sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas which could threaten plant and animal species and cultural…

NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets

Washington: Observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that scientists may have for the first time seen a young star…

Massive diamond cache detected beneath Earth’s surface

Washington: There's a load of bling buried in the Earth. More than a quadrillion tons of diamonds to be exact…

Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century on July 27 – Here’re the details

Kolkata: The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century would occur on July 27, with the celestial spectacle visible…

Dolphin population declines in India’s only dolphin sanctuary

Bhagalpur: The population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has declined at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS) here, Indi's…

Scientists discover new ‘Meghalayan age’ in Earth’s history

London: Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new…

Dolphins ‘name’ friends to recognise them: study

Sydney: Dolphins may be more akin to humans than believed, said a study released on Friday, confirming that the marine…

Here’s how psychological science can reduce climate change

Washington There has been a good deal of consensus among scientific experts that climate change is real, and that it…

Origins of pottery traced to Japan: Study

London: The origins of ceramic production can be traced to Japan and closely linked with intensified fishing at the end…

Ancestors made bread before advent of agriculture

Washington: Scientists have found that the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date is at least 4,000 years before…

Nobel Price for a Breakthrough in Cancer: Here’s everything you need to know

Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, born on 9th February 1945 in Japan, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology…

Expanding ‘dead zone’ in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears

Abu Dhabi:In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists…

Britain announces its first ever spaceship launch site

London: Britain's space sector took one giant leap when the site of its first vertical launch spaceport was announced. The…