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Sloths, mammoth extinct due to rapid climate change, claim researchers

A team of researchers claim that rapid climate change thousands of years ago played a key role in extinction of large animals like mammoths and giant sloths.

Sloths, mammoth extinct due to rapid climate change, claim researchers

Boa constrictors don’t suffocate prey to death, says study, busts myth

Boa constrictors kill prey by quickly stopping their blood flow, according to a new study which busts the longstanding myth that the large, heavy-bodied snake suffocates its prey to death.

Boa constrictors don’t suffocate prey to death, says study, busts myth

Stephen Hawking to answer your questions on Reddit

Have doubts in Physics? You can now have the famous physicist Stephen Hawking answer your questions on the online forum Reddit.

Stephen Hawking to answer your questions on Reddit

In Africa’s ‘cradle’, an old fossil site yields new finds

Crouched in a shallow square grid dug into the red African earth, American graduate student Sarah Edlund uses a hand brush to scrape soil into a dustpan.

In Africa’s ‘cradle’, an old fossil site yields new finds

Now, Wi-Fi reflector chip to speed up wearable devices

Scientists, including those from NASA, have developed a 'Wi-Fi microchip' for wearable devices that transmits information faster and uses less power than traditional receivers.

Now, Wi-Fi reflector chip to speed up wearable devices

Engineers test fly 3D-printed UAV in UK

A 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully launched off the front of a British Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach after covering a distance of around 500 metres.

Engineers test fly 3D-printed UAV in UK

Microscopic worms may soon hitch a ride to ISS

Scientists are planning to send thousands of microscopic worms to the International Space Station (ISS) in an experiment aimed at understanding what triggers the body to build and lose muscle.

Microscopic worms may soon hitch a ride to ISS

Destructive electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere

Potentially destructive high-energy electrons are streaking into Earth's atmosphere from space at velocities approaching the speed of light, scientists say.

Destructive electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere

Search for aliens: Yuri Milner offers $1 mn prize for crafting best message for ETs

Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire who is funding the $100 million search for aliens, is offering $1 million prize money to craft the best message to send to an extraterrestrial civilisation.

Search for aliens: Yuri Milner offers $1 mn prize for crafting best message for ETs

Stronger, tougher paper may lead to flexible electronics

Cellulose fibres can be used to make tougher and stronger paper that may pave the way for flexible electronics such as paper smartphones, printable solar cells and 'green' vehicles.

Stronger, tougher paper may lead to flexible electronics

Here is how Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense makes your brain react

In a research conducted on the pulse rising movies of Alfred Hitchcock, scientists have revealed how suspense affects audience's brain.

Here is how Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense makes your brain react

Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells may be available

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have revealed a new method which could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells.

Soon cheaper, efficient metal-based solar cells may be available

Evolution of animals facilitated by tiny boost in oxygen levels

A group of researchers have claimed that a minor jump in oxygen levels facilitated the early evolution of animals.

Evolution of animals facilitated by tiny boost in oxygen levels

Global warming slowdown doesn’t mean end of climate change

A new study suggests that a current hiatus in the global warming may be temporary.

Global warming slowdown doesn’t mean end of climate change

Bomb-proof lining contains explosion in aircraft luggage hold

A bomb-proof lining developed by scientists has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

Bomb-proof lining contains explosion in aircraft luggage hold

China adds 2 satellites to beef-up GPS to rival US’s network

China has successfully launched two more satellites, adding to 17 already in orbit, as it builds a homegrown satellite navigation system to rival the US's Global Positioning System.

China adds 2 satellites to beef-up GPS to rival US’s network

World’s smallest “jumping mouse” found in China

A "jumping mouse" or dwarf three- toed jerboa, which is regarded as the smallest rodent in the world, has been found in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

World’s smallest “jumping mouse” found in China

Soon, robots with bacteria-controlled brains

Scientists have marked a breakthrough discovery by developing a model for robots with bacteria-controlled brains.

Soon, robots with bacteria-controlled brains

Biblical text found in 1,500-year-old damaged scroll

Scientists have for the first time been able to decipher Biblical verses from a badly burned scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, thanks to a high resolution scanning and 'virtual unwrapping tool'

Biblical text found in 1,500-year-old damaged scroll

Facebook helps discover new plant species

A huge carnivorous plant has become the first plant species to be "discovered on Facebook" after a photo posted by an amateur researcher in Brazil was spotted by scientists on the social networking si

Facebook helps discover new plant species

Sea surface temperatures to predict rainfall

In a different approach for rainfall forecast, scientists of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) have used variations in sea

Sea surface temperatures to predict rainfall

Why pendulum clocks swing together found

Scientists may have finally solved a 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall synchronise over time.

Why pendulum clocks swing together found

Roosters crow in pecking order: Study

Social ranking determines the order of crowing in roosters, with the highest ranking rooster's "cock-a-doodle-do" marking the break of dawn, scientists have found for the first time.

Roosters crow in pecking order: Study

Angelina Jolie to direct Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime film for Netflix

Angelina Jolie is all set to direct a film about children who were caught up in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime for Netflix.

Angelina Jolie to direct Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime film for Netflix

NASA windbots could explore gas giants Jupiter, Saturn

NASA is investigating the feasibility of creating a windbot, a robotic probe designed to stay aloft in a planet's atmosphere for a long time, to explore gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn.

NASA windbots could explore gas giants Jupiter, Saturn

Near Stonehenge, 4,000-year-old Bronze Age human skeleton discovered

A well-preserved skeleton of a Bronze Age teenager, dating back to 4,000 years, has been discovered in a foetal position near the prehistoric monument Stonehenge in UK.

Near Stonehenge, 4,000-year-old Bronze Age human skeleton discovered

Stem cell transplantation shows better results in leukemia patients: Researchers

A group of medical researchers have recently claimed that using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but a very rare form of chronic blood cancer 'Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemi

Stem cell transplantation shows better results in leukemia patients: Researchers
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