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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..


China's lunar probe sees first cotton-seed sprout
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China's recent Chang'e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological matter to grow on the Moon, the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


2 TV channels launched to drive scientific temperament in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
In a bid to popularise science, Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday launched two TV channels -- DD Science and India Science -- with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Doordarshan (DD), Prasar Bharati. ... read..


China plans another Moon mission in 2019, targets Mars in 2020: Report
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Riding on its success of landing a rover on the far side of the Moon earlier in January, China's space agency is planning to launch another mission to the Moon by the end of 2019 and a mission to Mars as early as 2020, the media reported. ... read..


China's new lunar rover may face challenges on Moon's far side
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
China's second lunar rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), which is the first-ever rover to drive on the Moon's far side, will face considerable challenges brought by complicated terrain in its future exploration, Chinese space experts have said. ... read..


Here's how human brain recalls events
London | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Do you know how we recall a past event? According to a new study, when retrieving information, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order indicating that it focuses first on recovering the 'gist' and recalls more specific details later. ... read..


Here's what warmer oceans mean for the planet
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 15, 2019 1:41:50 PM IST
A new study now finds that our oceans are much warmer than previously thought. Driven by climate changes caused by human, they are heating up faster than earlier believed. ... read..


Human brain works backwards to retrieve memories
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 14, 2019 9:41:58 PM IST
A new study, conducted at the University of Birmingham now says that when we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order. ... read..


Now, a new technique to determine ages of stars more accurately
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 14, 2019 7:41:48 PM IST
A new technique for understanding the star-forming history of the Milky Way is unprecedented detail has now made it possible to determine the ages of stars at least two times more precisely. ... read..


Special weather services for Kumbh Mela
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Union Minister of Earth Sciences and Environment Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched special weather services for people visiting Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela between January and March. ... read..


DNA pioneer stripped of honours over race comments
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 14, 2019 6:41:55 PM IST
A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led. The move came after he repeated racist comments in a documentary. ... read..


US shutdown: Tethers Unlimited lays off 20% staff
Washington | Monday, 2019 3:15:28 PM IST
Facing a cash crunch brought on by the partial US government shutdown, US-based Tethers Unlimited Inc. has laid off nearly 20 per cent of its workforce, the media reported. ... read..


SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday
Washington | Monday, 2019 3:15:24 PM IST
After spending over a month in the orbit, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday and is expected to land on Earth on Monday night, NASA said. ... read..


DNA pioneer stripped of honours over racist comments
Washington | Monday, 2019 10:45:10 AM IST
A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honourary titles after repeating racist comments in a documentary. ... read..


Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist disgraced
Washington | Sunday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Nobel laureate James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA helix and father of the Human Genome Project, has been stripped of honours by his laboratory following "reprehensible" remarks on race and ethnicity. ... read..


Milky Way galaxy is due for huge collision in 2 billion years: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 13, 2019 3:41:37 PM IST
Astronomers have long estimated that the Andromeda galaxy will collide with the Milky Way galaxy around 8 billion years from now. ... read..


Now, a method for mobile, instant diagnosis of viruses
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 13, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
Recent years have seen the discovery of a new miniature, high-throughput and portable sequencing technique for health purposes of both humans and animals. The device uses mobile laboratories to diagnose viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly, that ... read..


Sunscreen, cosmetics compound harming coral: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 12, 2019 8:41:52 PM IST
Wearing sunscreen and cosmetics to the beach might seem like a good idea for your skin and beauty, but it is certainly not good for the corals, a recent study has revealed. ... read..


Now, a novel research to advance cancer therapy
New Orleans [USA] | January 12, 2019 3:41:47 PM IST
A recent study has found that a protein discovered by a group of researchers in their lab prevents the growth and spread of breast cancer. The research was led by Suresh Alahari, Ph.D., the Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LS ... read..


Now, a new mathematical model can help save species from extinction
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 12, 2019 1:41:31 PM IST
One thing that species like the blue whale, Bengal tiger and the green turtle have in common is the fact that all three of them are at the brink of extinction and are classified as endangered species. ... read..


India keen to fly a woman in maiden manned space mission
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
India is keen to fly a woman among the three astronauts who will be sent to space by 2021, a top space official said on Friday. ... read..


India's second moon mission in mid-April
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 with a lander and rover will be attempted in mid-April, a top space official said on Friday. ... read..


China declares Chang'e-4 mission complete success
Beijing | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
China announced on Friday that the Chang'e-4 mission, which realised the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, was a complete success. ... read..


Elon Musk showcases SpaceX's Starship test rocket
San Francisco | Friday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has for the first time offered a glimpse of the company's Starship test flight rocket, dubbed the "Hopper". ... read..


NASA telescopes capture birth of black hole or neutron star
Washington | Friday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
An international team of astronomers, using NASA telescopes, have captured the first ever image of a star that collapsed to form a compact object, and are debating whether it is a black hole or a neutron star. ... read..


Ex-NASA astronaut to join Purdue University's Mumbai fest
Mumbai | Thursday, 2019 9:45:10 PM IST
US astronaut Jerry L. Ross, who jointly holds a record for maximum space flights, will deliver the keynote address at the Purdue University's 150th International Ideas Festival in Mumbai on January 18, an official said here on Thursday. ... read..


Now, AI can identify genetic diseases by looking at face
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 10, 2019 8:11:47 PM IST
According to a recent study, a new artificial intelligence technology can accurately identify rare genetic disorders using a photograph of a patient's face. ... read..


Fossilised blue tooth shows Medieval women's involvement in manuscript production
London | Thursday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Scientists have found microscopic crystals of a rare and precious Middle Eastern gemstone on the teeth of a medieval German nun, suggesting the early involvement of women in manuscript production. ... read..


Repeated fast radio bursts from space make 'alien life' theories alive (Lead)
Washington | Thursday, 2019 1:45:44 PM IST
Astronomers, including some of Indian origin, have detected repeating energy bursts from a single source from deep space for the second time in history -- giving impetus to theories that there could be evidence of advanced alien life. ... read..


NASA's asteroid sampling probe snaps picture of Earth
Washington | Thursday, 2019 1:45:39 PM IST
NASA's first asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx has captured an incredible image of the Earth, the media reported. ... read..


Second fast radio burst detected in space
Washington | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Scientists have discovered the second repeating fast radio burst released into space far outside the Milky Way galaxy, according to a study. ... read..


Nobel laureate Sir Richard J. Roberts to get UDCTAA-ICT-Dhirubhai Ambani honour
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The 1993 Nobel laureate, Sir Richard J. Roberts, has been named for this year's UDCT Alumni Association-Dhirubhai Ambani Lifetime Achievement Award' for his outstanding professional and educational contributions, an official said here on Wednesday. ... read..


Specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 9, 2019 7:11:39 PM IST
A new research conducted at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT finds that the protein CPG2 is significantly less abundant in the brains of people with bipolar disorder (BD). The study further finds how specific mutations in the SYNE1 gen ... read..


Researchers discover way for 'mosquito birth control'
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 9, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
According to studies, more than 500 million people around the world suffer from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes including malaria, Dengue Fever, Zika and West Nile. ... read..


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