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NASA launches tools to increase commercial use of satellite data
Washington | Friday, 2018 1:15:06 PM IST
NASA has launched an online toolkit to make it easier for users to find, analyse and utilise the most relevant satellite data for their research, business projects or conservation efforts. ... read..


NASA sees first sign of one young star devouring planets
Washington | Thursday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST
Observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that scientists may have for the first time seen a young star devouring a young planet or planets. ... read..


World's beaches eroding in protected marine areas: Study
Washington | Thursday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST
The world's sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas which could threaten plant and animal species and cultural heritage sites, a global survey of beaches with satellites data from NASA and the US Geological Survey shows. ... read..


New book draws parallels between human body and change
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Charting the dynamism of human body and mind, writer-doctor Gavin Francis traces the linkage between mankind and its inevitable transformation in his book "The Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change". ... read..


Scientists discover new 'Meghalayan age' in Earth's history (Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the "Meghalayan Age" -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilizations worldwide. ... read..


Ancestors made bread before advent of agriculture
Washington | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:55 AM IST
Scientists have found that the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date is at least 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture, according to a new study. ... read..


Britain announces its first ever spaceship launch site
London | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:55 AM IST
Britain's space sector took one giant leap when the site of its first vertical launch spaceport was announced. ... read..


Origins of pottery traced to Japan: Study
London | Wednesday, 2018 10:50:54 AM IST
The origins of ceramic production can be traced to Japan and closely linked with intensified fishing at the end of the last Ice Age, finds a study, shedding light on how prehistoric hunter-gatherers processed and consumed foods over this period. ... read..


Scientists discover new 'Maghalayan age' in Earth's history
London | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:05 AM IST
Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter -- the "Meghalayan Age" -- the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide. ... read..


Here's how psychological science can reduce climate change
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 17, 2018 9:11:38 PM IST
There has been a good deal of consensus among scientific experts that climate change is real, and that it is caused by human behaviour for many years now. ... read..


Google Doodle honours Georges Lemaitre's Big Bang theory
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Google on Tuesday dedicated an animated Doodle to Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre who in 1927 propounded the Big Bang theory when he theorised that the universe began as a single point and expanded to become as big as it is now. ... read..


Cygnus spacecraft leaves ISS after giving orbital boost
Washington | Monday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS), after raising the station's altitude by about 282 feet (86 meters), the media reported. ... read..


India successfully test fires BrahMos missile
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
India on Monday successfully test fired supersonic cruise missile BrahMos off the Odisha coast, proving it one of the best all-weather weapon systems. ... read..


Tree shrews violate mammal rules!
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 10:11:28 AM IST
Tree shrews, a species closely related to primates, seems to violate the mammal rules as they tolerate spices unlike other members of their species. ... read..


Dinosaurs more calorie-conscious than humans!
Washington DC, [USA] | July 15, 2018 11:11:33 PM IST
Vegetables consumed by herbivore dinosaurs 150 million years ago had a higher nutritional value than the ones human beings consume in the polluted environment of the 21st century. ... read..


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