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Soon, India-Japan to jointly explore the moon
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Asserting that the relationship between the space agencies of India and Japan has had a "visible change", the Indian Space Research Organisation chief on Friday said the countries are working towards a joint lunar mission soon. ... read..


Researchers find gene that may prevent wheat epidemic in India
New York | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Researchers have identified a gene that can help fend off a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is now "at the door of the Punjab region", the breadbasket of Asia. ... read..


This exoplanet may have atmospheric ingredients similar to Earth's
Washington | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of Earth's atmosphere, says a new study. ... read..


'Wooden-shoe' wearers' achy-breaky feet
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of researchers has discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers - injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing to our own feet. ... read..


Is your workplace encouraging employees to cheat?
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, high-pressure expectations lead to unethical behaviour. ... read..


New NASA tool predicts which cities face floods due to ice melt
New York | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
NASA scientists have developed a tool to forecast which cities are vulnerbale to flooding due to melting of ice in a warming climate. ... read..


Why Pluto turned out to be colder than expected
Washington | Thursday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
A cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles could be responsible for keeping Pluto's atmosphere more frigid than scientists expected, a study says. ... read..


Earth-sized planet that could host alien life found
London | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a "comfortable abode for possible life". ... read..


Five professors among Infosys Prize winners (Lead)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Five eminent professors and a director were selected for the Infosys Prize 2017, said the software major's Science Foundation on Wednesday. ... read..


Five professors among Infosys Prize winners
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Five eminent professors and a director were selected for the Infosys Prize 2017, said the software major's Science Foundation on Wednesday. ... read..


NASA testing energy tech to 'empower' human crews on Mars
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
NASA is about to start testing a key energy source that could "empower" human crews on the Mars surface, energising habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform the Red Planet resources into oxygen, water and fuel. ... read..


India pushing for Jaitapur n-plant despite cost escalation
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Ignoring both local protests as well as the fact that French nuclear giant Areva S.A. is facing a financial crisis, the Indian nuclear establishment continues to push for the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) planned in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. ... read..


Cooling Earth artificially could be disastrous, warn scientists
London | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Proposals to counter the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could lead to natural disasters in different parts of the world, warn scientists. ... read..


China launches new meteorological satellite
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:06 AM IST
China launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D on Wednesday, authorities said. ... read..


'Textisms' actually add meaning to written words
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Maybe you shouldn't be so worried that smartphones are ruining your child's written language. ... read..


CO2 emissions rising again after three-year hiatus
London | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:29 PM IST
Driven by China's greater use of coal, global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are projected to rise again in 2017 after a three year hiatus. ... read..


35-metre sauropod created world's longest dinosaur trackway
London | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:20 PM IST
The world's longest dinosaur tracks discovered in the French village of Plagne were left 150 million years ago by a dinosaur that was at least 35 metres long and weighing no less than 35 tonnes, new research has found. ... read..


Bristol-Myers Squibb, Syngene International expand ongoing research collaboration
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
To undertake a greater range of scientific research and development for pharmaceuticals across a broader range of activities, Syngene International, India's contract research organization, has announced that it has expanded its ongoing collaboration with ... read..


AIIMS student heads to Norway to do new research on air pollution
New Delhi [India] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Early exposure to environmental toxins like lead, air pollution, and arsenic can have long-lasting and irreversible consequences for children's brain development, especially in the developing world. ... read..


Did water, iron blend deep inside the Earth to give rise to human life?
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Did you know that we might be able to trace human life back to the reservoirs of oxygen-rich iron between the Earth's core and mantle? ... read..


Astronomers spot pair of rare hyper-luminous galaxies
New York | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
In a first, astronomers have spotted close encounter between two hyper-luminous starburst galaxies -- astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies - in the early universe. ... read..


'Collision course' with Earth's climatic tipping points avoidable but political will to act missing, warn scientists
BONN [Germany] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As global temperature climbs higher, Earth is approaching tipping points that threaten human security, warn scientists in a new statement to national representatives meeting in Bonn for the annual climate talks. ... read..


Global carbon emissions to rise again in 2017
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 13, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A new research suggests that global carbon dioxide emissions are on the rise again after three years of diminutive growth. ... read..


Modi visits rice research centre in Philippines
Manila | Monday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a premier research organisation dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science at Los Banos in the Philippines. ... read..


Jupiter to pass Venus in a close conjunction early Monday
New York | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Jupiter will pass Venus in a low but close and spectacular conjunction on early Monday morning, media reports said. ... read..


Hair bleach chemical behind life on Earth: Study
Sydney | Sunday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
A compound commonly used in hair bleach, hydrogen peroxide, made the eventual emergence of life on Earth possible, claims a study. ... read..


This material generates electricity when stressed
London | Sunday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Researchers have developed a rubber film that generates electricity when stressed and could potentially be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body, for instance, to power a pacemaker. ... read..


NASA to launch E. Coli into space to study antibiotic resistance
Washington | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
To study microgravity's effect on bacterial antibiotic resistance, scientists are set to send E. coli, a common bacterial pathogen linked to urinary tract infections and foodborne illnesses, to the International Space Station (ISS). ... read..


Ancient Egyptian scribes mixed copper in inks: Study
London | Saturday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
The black ink used by Egyptian scribes to write on 2,000-year-old papyri fragments also contained copper, an element previously not identified in ancient ink. ... read..


Dinosaurs could have survived had asteroid struck elsewhere: Study
Tokyo | Saturday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Dinosaurs might not have gone extinct had the the asteroid that hit Earth some 66 million years ago and triggered the mass extinction of the giant animals struck somewhere else instead of crashing into the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, says a study. ... read..


China all set to make first contact with aliens
London [U.K.] | November 11, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
China, which on its way to emerge as a Space Superpower, claims be the first nation to make contact with alien life using the world's largest radio dish. ... read..


Ancient Egyptian scribes used carbon inks that had copper
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 11, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
And you thought the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD? ... read..


Fewer crashes, higher wages - a glimpse of no-growth economy
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 11, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
An economy based on zero growth could be more stable and bring higher wages, suggests a recent study. ... read..


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