How superstitions spread? Scientists decode science behind irrational practices

The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how groups of individuals, each starting with distinct belief systems, can evolve a coordinated set of behaviours that are enforced by a set of consistent social
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Rarest 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils unearthed in Argentina

According to Argentinian paleontologist Ricardo Martinez, of the University of San Juan, the fossils are approximately 220 million years old, belonging to "an era of which we know little".

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China training teens to live on Mars! China opens Red Planet base in Gobi desert

While teenagers pretend to be on Mars, China is planning to send a probe to the real Red Planet next year

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Nepal launches its first satellite from USA

The satellite has a Nepali flag and the NAST logo. It also has the name of the scientists involved in the making of the satellite.

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Women to conquer space! NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

These opportunities also have demonstrated that there is a significant degree of variability in human response to spaceflight and it is important to determine the acceptable degree of change for both

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Straight from Science fictions! ‘Human brains may directly connect to cloud networks in future’

Robert Freitas, senior author of the research, proposed neural nanorobots would provide direct, real-time monitoring and control of signals to and from brain cells. Science

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Saturn’s moon Titan has 100-meter deep methane lakes, reveals NASA

Saturn's largest moon Titan has small liquid lakes that run more than 100 metres deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane, scientists have found using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Three Indian teams win awards at NASA annual rover challenge

NASA has awarded three teams from India as part of the US space agency's annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge which invites high school and college students to build and test roving vehicles for f

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Where did Life on Earth start? Not in oceans, reveals study

Scientists believe that there could have been enough lightning crackling through the early atmosphere to produce an abundance of nitrogenous oxides to fuel the origin of life in the ocean.

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Global Warming? Earth’s surface is heating up, NASA study confirms

The researchers compared these with station-based analyses of surface air temperature anomalies -- principally the Goddard Institute for Space Studies Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP).

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Scientists capture deepest radio images of the Sun

The magnetic fields in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, are the energy source for these massive explosions, and they are notoriously difficult to measure.

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Saturn’s moon Titan has 100-m deep methane lakes: NASA

Cassini, which arrived in the Saturn system in 2004 and ended its mission in 2017 by deliberately plunging into Saturn's atmosphere, mapped more than 1.6 million square kilometers of liquid lakes and

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NASA’s planet-hunting probe spots Earth-sized planet

So, it will be a very important part of further characterising the planets found by the TESS mission," Teske added.

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Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from Moon: NASA

The team ruled out the possibility that all of the water detected came from the meteoroids themselves.

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India’s space plans: Modi-led Cabinet approves Phase 4 of GSLV programme

GSLV-F11 was the seventh flight carrying indigenously developed cryogenic upper stage.

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Three Indian teams win awards at NASA annual rover challenge

Teams had a six-minute window to navigate the course, gathering points and trying to complete 14 obstacles.

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NASA to launch PIO-led team’s CubeSat – a mini research satellite to detect cosmic rays

CubeSats are built from a modular structure of 10x10x10cm cubes, and feature a wide variety of commercially available off-the-shelf components designed to fit the structure from various manufacturers.

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Decoding gravitational waves: A global computing effort to help find disturbances in space-time

The team is building a website with downloadable software designed to help harness the processing power of thousands of personal computers across the globe. The project named BlackHoles@Home is expect

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Sustainable way to clean oils spills: A bacteria that eats oil and lives in world’s deepest ocean trench!

In order to understand the source of the hydrocarbons 'feeding' this bacteria, the team analyzed samples of seawater taken at the surface and all the way down a column of water to the sediment at the

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Mars Curiosity rover tastes first sample in ‘clay-bearing unit’: NASA

This was the mission's first sample obtained using only rotation of the drill bit.

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NASA’s twins study reveals resilience of human body in space

Retired NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and his identical twin brother Mark, participated in the investigation, conducted by NASA's Human Research Program and encompasses work from 10 research teams.

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‘Hobbit humans’: New tiny species of early humans discovered

The team uncovered the remains of at least two adults and one juvenile within the same archaeological deposits in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history.

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Chinese company under fire for claiming black hole ‘copyright’

The company released a statement on Thursday claiming that it had gained copyright of the image from the Event Horizon Telescope for use in media and not for commercial use such as advertisements.

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Meet Katie Bouman: Scientist superstar behind first black hole image

The massive black hole in the photo released Wednesday is 50 million light years away at the center of a galaxy known as M87.

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