Category: Science

Climate change a threat to oysters: Study

Washington: According to a recent study, climate change is a threat to even the most tolerant oysters. Climate change-associated weather…

3 ‘hardcore’ fish species discovered on Pacific floor

Paris: Scientists have discovered three new species of "hardcore" fish living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean,…

BSES launches rooftop solar initiative Phase 2 in Delhi

New Delhi: The second phase of Delhi power distribution company BSES' Solar City Initiative was launched by Delhi Power Minister…

Space travel can alter brain: Study

London: Spending long periods in space not only leads to muscle atrophy and reductions in bone density, it also has…

Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: study

Paris: Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life…

Russia launches first Soyuz rocket since failed space launch

Moscow: Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Soyuz rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket…

Signs of supermassive black holes merging spotted

London: Astronomers have found evidence for a large number of double supermassive black holes, the likely precursors of gigantic black…

New government study to assess pollution-driven mortality

New Delhi: Union Environment Ministry will soon initiate its first-ever study to assess mortality and acute events due to air…

Indian nuclear reactor at Kaiga sets world record

Chennai: The 220 MW atomic power reactor in Unit 1 at Kaiga in Karnataka set a world record among Pressurised…

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe records images of Earth

Washington: NASA's Parker Solar Probe, enroute to the Sun to unravel its mysteries, has captured a view of Earth, from…

Manned space exploration to take two decades: Russian cosmonaut

Mumbai: The eagerly-awaited manned travel for conducting scientific research in space will take at least another 15-20 years, Russian cosmonaut…

2 rectangular icebergs captured by NASA’s IceBridge flight

Washington: Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of polar ice, captured two tabular icebergs while flying over the northern Antarctic Peninsula.…

About 100 species of microorganisms living on ISS, eroding spacecraft

Moscow [Russia]: About 100 species of various microorganisms live aboard the International Space Station (ISS), degrading plastic and metal the…

Trump’s ‘Space Force’ to be built in stages by 2020

Washington: A new US "Space Force" will soon take shape but will at least initially be a step below the…

Mars contains more oxygenated water than previously thought: Study

New York: Water on Mars could hold more oxygen than previously believed, theoretically enough to support aerobic respiration, suggests a…

Hubble to soon return to normal science operations: NASA

Washington: NASA has brought Hubble Space Telescope's seven-year old backup gyroscope (gyro) back to life, after the spacecraft entered safe…

‘Singing’ Antarctic ice shelf may help scientists monitor changes

Washington: Scientists have found a novel technique to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar. Winds blowing across snow…

Stephen Hawking’s papers, wheelchair for sale

London: London-based auction house Christie's has announced an online sale of 22 items from the late British physicist Stephen Hawking…

‘Singing’ Antarctic ice shelf may help scientists monitor changes

Washington: Scientists have found a novel technique to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar. Winds blowing across snow…

Decision-making in single-cell organisms

Washington: According to a recent study, unicellular diatoms are able to adapt their behaviour to different external stimuli based on…