Category: Science

Do humans cause cancer in wild animals?

Washington: Some of the human activities like smoking, poor diets, pollution, additive chemicals can adversely affect animals. Researchers from Arizona…

NASA’s Curiosity rover tests new drilling method on Mars

Washington: After a mechanical problem took NASA Mars rover Curiosity's drill offline in December 2016, it has now successfully tested…

This drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic rays

Washington: As NASA and private space companies like SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years,…

China Satellite Navigation Conference opens in Harbin

Harbin: The ninth China Satellite Navigation Conference opened in Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday. Experts from countries…

NASA probe to ‘touch’ the Sun will carry 1.1 mn names

Washington: When NASA's Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first mission to "touch" a star, launches on July 31, it will carry…

Space-X blasts off sports car-sized satellites to measure Earth’s water

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and…

SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium

Los Angeles: US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for…

Orbital ATK to launch cargo ship to ISS

Washington: An Orbital ATK Antares rocket is set to launch Cygnus supply ship on Monday to deliver tons of cargo…

Astronomers spot our Solar System’s first interstellar immigrant

London: Astronomers have spotted an asteroid, the first known permanent immigrant to our Solar System, a discovery that may reveal…

SpaceX to launch twin NASA water cycle tracker satellites

Washington: On its way to deploy five Iridium Next communications satellites on Tuesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will also…

400 mn-year-old marine animal fossil found in China

Beijing: Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently found a fossilised body piece of an extinct class of…

China launches satellite to explore Moon’s far side

Beijing: China launched a relay satellite on Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4…

NASA exoplanet hunter swings by Moon, clicks first image

Washington: On a mission to find thousands of new planets, NASA's next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS),…

Minister Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Green Good Deeds’ gets global recognition

Durban: Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect…

Chinese private firm launches first space rocket

Beijing: A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private…

NASA spots Pac-Man shaped crater on Mars

Washington: NASA and HiRise team from the University of Arizona have shared an image of a newly spotted crater on…

Is it possible to get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?

Washington: The questions regarding renewable energy are never-ending. Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels…

Ozone-destroying chemical emissions on rise despite ban

Washington: Emissions of one of the chemicals that can cause hole in the ozone layer are on the rise, despite…

NASA should extend ISS life until at least 2028: US Senators

Washington: NASA should extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) until at least 2028, two US Senators said…

NASA study warns of freshwater decline in India

Washington: Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, says a new study that combined…