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Books on science should be humane: Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said books on science should deal with human aspects of the scientists for better communication rather than the highly sanitised versions that are usually seen in science writings. ... read..


Countdown for launch of DRDO satellite to start on Wednesday
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The countdown for the flight Thursday night of an Indian rocket carrying the Microsat R imaging satellite of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Kalamsat student satellite will begin later on Wednesday, an Indian space agency ... read..


NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
The US space agency has replaced one of the astronauts assigned to fly on the first crewed test launch of a first-time Boeing capsule to take passengers to the International Space Station (ISS). ... read..


Privacy at risk on Facebook and Twitter, even if one has no account, says study
| January 22, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
A new study now finds that privacy on social media is controlled by people around the user. ... read..


Climate change causing Greenland ice sheets to melt faster: Study
| January 22, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought and maybe it is "too late" to do anything about it, according to a new study. ... read..


Space Kidz India plans to build satellite to do biological experiment in space
Chennai | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Chennai-based Space Kidz India plans to build a satellite - Vikramsat - to do some biological experiment in space, said a top official. ... read..


Fungus infestation of high-yielding sugarcane variety leads to hunt for new strain
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
The famed Co-0238 high-yielding sugarcane variety that has placed India on the verge of becoming the world's largest sugar producer has run into trouble due to a 'Red Rot' infestation, forcing the government to hunt for a new strain to check a possible sl ... read..


'Super blood moon' thrills onlookers with vibrant shade of red
Washington | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Stargazers were in for a treat as they enjoyed a rare "super blood moon" as it turned a stunning shade of red. ... read..


IIST co-building satellite with California, Surrey institutes
Chennai | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
After launching several satellites built by students of different universities, the ISRO will launch one built by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) in collaboration with California Institute of Technology, an Indian space agency ... read..


New study says nudging might not always influence decision making
| January 21, 2019 1:11:40 PM IST
Contrary to popular belief, nudging does not necessarily improve decisions, a recent study suggests. ... read..


Lack of awareness a barrier to plastic-free periods
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2019 11:11:34 PM IST
In order to cope up with the issue of environmental degradation, more efforts need to be made to raise awareness regarding the amount of plastic content in commonly-used menstrual products, a recent study has suggested. ... read..


Earth hit by more asteroids since time of dinosaurs, say scientists
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2019 2:11:33 PM IST
According to a new study, the number of asteroids colliding with the Earth and Moon has increased by up to three times over the past 290 million years. ... read..


First robotic surgical procedure performed in Pakistan
Karachi | Sunday, 2019 1:15:06 PM IST
A "successful" robotic surgical procedure was carried out for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient at a hospital in Karachi, the media reported on Sunday. ... read..


Get ready for total lunar eclipse, Supermoon on Sunday evening
Washington | Sunday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
Stargazers are in for a treat as skies are set for a series of celestial events on Sunday evening, including total lunar eclipse, super blood Moon and a "Wolf Moon" or Super Blood Wolf Moon. ... read..


Researchers turn carbon emissions into usable energy
Seoul | Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
A team of researchers has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main contributor of global warming. ... read..


Scientists finally know how long a day is on Saturn: 10:23:38
Washington | Saturday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed that a day on Saturn is just over 10 and-a-half-hours-long, a finding that solved a long-standing mystery of solar system science. ... read..


Young scientist programme, Chandrayaan-2 among top priorities this year: ISRO (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a 'young scientists programme' under which three school students will be selected from each state and Union Territory and will be given hands-on experience in building small satellites. ... read..


Purdue University celebrates its 150th anniversary with astronaut Jerry Ross
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Purdue University on Friday celebrated its 150th Anniversary in Mumbai with Astronaut and its alumnus Jerry Ross in a festival inspired by the accomplishments and contributions of its alumni. ... read..


ISRO launches Young Scientists programme
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a Young Scientists programme under which three school students will be selected from each state and union territory and will be given lectures on space and hands-on experience in building s ... read..


90 Argentine satellites to be launched by China
Beijing | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
China will launch 90 satellites into space for Argentinian company Satellogic, which plans to build an Earth observation network. ... read..


Prolonged undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may lead to stillbirth
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
A new Michigan-led international study suggests that sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth. ... read..


Urbanisation may hold key to survival of tigers
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 4:41:33 PM IST
A new study led by WCS, published in the journal Biological Conservation says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition, for humans. ... read..


NASA's Cassini reveals new details on Saturn's rings
Washington | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The rings of Saturn may may have formed much later than the planet itself, according to a new analysis of gravity science data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. ... read..


Asteroids pummelled Earth, Moon beginning 290 mn years ago: Study
London | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
The number of asteroids colliding with the Moon and the Earth was about two to three times higher in the last 290 million years than in the previous 700 million years, finds a study that challenges previous understanding of Earth's history. ... read..


Gaganyaan: Crew module, crew service module design to be finalised soon
Chennai | Friday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
The design for the crew module and crew service module for India's Gaganyaan first manned space mission, slated for launch in 2022, are in the finalisation process, a top official of the Indian space agency said. ... read..


US shutdown delays space missions but NASA not grounded: Report
San Francisco | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
The partial shutdown of the US federal government has had a serious impact on the country's space agency NASA and development work on most future space missions has been slowed or suspended. ... read..


Here's why honey bee colonies are in danger
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 16, 2019 10:11:34 PM IST
Pesticides, diseases, poor nutrition and habitat loss are threatening honey bee colonies around the world. But according to a recent study, one threat stands well above the others, a parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, which specialises in attacking honey ... read..


Man's best friend helped early humans in hunting
London | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Human beings began living alongside dogs as early as 11,500 years ago and they may also have started getting help in hunting, a study of animal bones from northeast Jordan has showed. ... read..


Two new species of fungi identified in retreating Arctic glacier
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 16, 2019 6:41:38 PM IST
Two new species of fungi have made an appearance in a rapidly melting glacier on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. ... read..


NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
US space agency NASA is planning to advance its technology by adding Blockchain to secure air traffic services and support, the media reported. ... read..


Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life
New York | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential to harbour primitive life, says a study. ... read..


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