ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-7A on December 19

India will launch its latest communication satellite, GSAT-7A from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 on December 19, Indian Space Research Organisation said Wednesday.

NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has found water locked inside the asteroid Bennu -- a remnant from early in the format

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe travels beyond solar wind bubble on longest running mission

The US-based space agency NASA's probe Voyager 2 has exited the heliosphere, the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun, enveloping its planets.

Country’s heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 in designated orbit, says ISRO

The country's heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 has been placed in its designated geostationary orbit at an altitude of about 36,000 km after four orbit-raising manoeuvres, the Indian Space Res

Now, a portable ventilator for just Rs 35,000! AIIMS team develops low cost life-saving device

Cost of the advanced version of this portable ventilator starts from Rs 45,000. It has a fixed tablet displaying vitals such as pulse, blood pressure, etc.

Large Hadron Collider, world’s largest particle smasher takes 2-year break: CERN

Civil engineering works for the HL-LHC that started in June this year will continue, new galleries will be connected to the LHC tunnel, and new powerful magnet and superconducting technologies will be

Novel blood test may diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Currently the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected via lumbar puncture.

Taj Mahal visit to cost more from today, ticket price hiked by Rs 200

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum at the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs 200 from Monday.

Trove of new planets could be hiding in cosmic dust, says study

"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming in the cosmic dust around young stars in much greater numbers than previously estimated, a study has found.

Hockey World Cup gives new hopes to Bhubaneshwar – know what Odisha capital is doing to attract tourism

While the tournament will be over soon, Odisha’s capital is working hard to make the city a tourist magnet with improved infrastructure and amenities

Book review: ‘The Jobs Crisis in India’ by Raghavan Jagannathan

Is the job market dead, or are new avenues being created that require reskilling?

Book review: ‘The Fifth Risk’ by Michael Lewis

Lewis’ book makes it clear that even after winning, not only did Trump and his associates have no idea how to run the administration, they didn’t even want to learn.

How Hockey World Cup rejuvenated Bhubaneshwar’s cultural fest

The dot fest as it is called is on till December 16 and has a segment showcasing the city’s rich storytelling heritage.

Jaipur Literature Festival: From Germaine Greer to Perumal Murugan – here the list of top speakers

A highlight of the JLF’s 11th edition will be a special session on democracy to mark 70 years of the Election Commission in India.

The grand destination: What makes Goa everyone’s favourite

With an extensive coastline, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches in the country, diverse culture, heritage and food to explore.

China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon

China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space programme, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

NASA’s InSight lander ‘hears’ Martian wind

InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 mph (5 to 7 metres a second) on December 1, from northwest to southeast, NAS

A charged-up Dutchman! Wiebe Wakker reaches Brisbane with his electric car after 991 days

Wakker’s project is called ‘Plug Me In’, and he says his aim is to inspire, educate and accelerate the transition towards a zero-carbon future.

In a first! Online travel aggregators will now need to be recognised by Tourism Ministry in order to operate

Online travel aggregators like Air B&B, Makemytrip, Yatra and Oyo will now need to be recognised by the Tourism Ministry in order to operate, a senior official said.

NASA’s Mars InSight flexes robotic arm, captures new views

Latest images from NASA's Mars InSight lander -- which successfully touched down on the Red Planet last week -- show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting, the US space agency said.

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Exposure to air pollution increases risk of miscarriages: Study

Exposure to air pollution, even for a short term, may significantly increase the risk of miscarriages, a study has found. Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from ast

Gujarat: Serpentine queues, annoyed tourists at Statue of Unity as lift stopped working for the 3rd time in four days

The management faced ire of tourists who were not able to see to the viewing gallery even after waiting for nearly three to four hours. Many of them demanded refund for their tickets.

Gucci owner revamps jeweler to Czars as branded rocks boom

A gleaming necklace in Boucheron’s shop window in Paris’s Place Vendome features dozens of lifelike hydrangea blossoms made from mother-of-pearl and diamonds, framing a 43-carat pink tourmaline.

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