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Human body has gone through 4 stages of evolution, shows fossil study of Atapuerca humans

A new study of fossils has revealed that the human body has gone through four main stages of evolution

Human body has gone through 4 stages of evolution, shows fossil study of Atapuerca humans

Pluto may harbour alien life: UK physicist

Pluto may contain a subsurface ocean warm enough to host life, according to English physicist Brian Cox who also said that humans could be the only complex life in our galaxy.

Pluto may harbour alien life: UK physicist

Politics degrading quality of education in varsities, says astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar

One of the main reasons for the degrading quality of education in universities was that there was too much politics on campuses, noted astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar has said.

Politics degrading quality of education in varsities, says astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar

Philistines introduced opium, cumin to Israel during Iron Age

Philistines brought sycamore, cumin and opium poppy into Israel during the Iron Age, a new study has found.

Philistines introduced opium, cumin to Israel during Iron Age

Stronger-than-steel FreeYourFeet socks could spell end of shoes

A Swiss company claims to have created socks that are 15 times stronger than steel and could make shoes obsolete

Stronger-than-steel FreeYourFeet socks could spell end of shoes

NASA starts year-long mission to simulate life on Mars

Six NASA recruits have shut themselves inside a dome in Hawaii to begin a year-long isolation programme that will simulate life on Mars to help the US space agency prepare for the pioneering mission t

NASA starts year-long mission to simulate life on Mars

First orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 completes successfully

After successful launch of GSAT-6, the country's latest communication satellite into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit, Indian Space Research Organisation today said it has performed the first orbit rai

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PM Modi congratulates ISRO for successful launch of GSAT-6

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulated the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of GSAT-6.

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Heavy metal pollution may have contributed to some of largest extinction events

A 415-million-year-old malformed fossil plankton has revealed that heavy metal pollution might have contributed to some of the world's largest extinction events.

Heavy metal pollution may have contributed to some of largest extinction events

Only fraction of fresh water available on earth’s surface

Scientists have revealed that only a fraction of water is fresh on the earth's surface.

Only fraction of fresh water available on earth’s surface

ISRO successfully launches GSAT-6 with homegrown cryo engine

India today successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-6, having an indigenous cryogenic engine, onboard the GSLV-D6 rocket from the spaceport here.

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GSLV D6 carrying GSAT-6 launched from Sriharikota

Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) D6 carrying GSAT-6 satellite was launched from Sriharikota, on Thursday at 4:52 p.m.

GSLV D6 carrying GSAT-6 launched from Sriharikota

Ants self-medicate like humans: Study

Ants, like humans, self-medicate against infections, choosing to ingest hydrogen peroxide after being infected with fungus, a new study has found.

Ants self-medicate like humans: Study

Scientists warn against culling of sharks

Scientists have cautioned against the culling of sharks because long term ecological impact cannot be predicted.

Scientists warn against culling of sharks

Here’s why fire fountains erupted on moon’s surface

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have found the volatile gas that drove eruptions on the moon.

Here’s why fire fountains erupted on moon’s surface

NASA’s Global Hawk aircraft to improve hurricane forecasts

NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft, equipped with gen-next weather forecast observation tools, will begin flights this week in a mission to improve hurricane track and intensity forecasts.

NASA’s Global Hawk aircraft to improve hurricane forecasts

Japan delivers whiskey to space station – for science

Spirits have arrived at the International Space Station. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink -- distilled spirits

Japan delivers whiskey to space station – for science

Einstein’s theory of relativity: Star Wars twins Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia have an age gap

Star Wars twins Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia would actually be different ages due to Einstein's theory of relativity, with Luke being 1.75 years younger than Leia, researchers, including one of In

Einstein’s theory of relativity: Star Wars twins Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia have an age gap

Gazing into another’s eyes can cause hallucinations

Lovers, take note! Gazing deeply into someone else's eyes can transport people to an altered state of consciousness in which they experience strange hallucinations, a new study suggests.

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Boaters mapping Pacific garbage to arrive in San Francisco

Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean will return to San Francisco and share preliminary findings.

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage to arrive in San Francisco

North Dakota drone test site set to fly high at all hours

Of the six sites in the U.S. where researchers are trying to figure out how to integrate unmanned aircraft into civilian airspace, only North Dakota's can fly high both day and night.

North Dakota drone test site set to fly high at all hours

New battery can charge cell phones in 6 minutes

Scientists have developed a new battery made with aluminium-filled capsules that could charge your cell phone in six minutes.

New battery can charge cell phones in 6 minutes

Mahatma Gandhi University to introduce dementia programme

Mahatma Gandhi University here has initiated talks with Bangor University in North Wales, UK for commencing the first ever international academic program in Dementia (Nursing) in the country.

Mahatma Gandhi University to introduce dementia programme

‘Chameleons’ swiveling eyes not really independent of each other

By creating a computer game for chameleons, scientists have found that the creatures' eyes are not really independent, as long believed, but rather engage in some sort of "cross talk."

‘Chameleons’ swiveling eyes not really independent of each other

Spectacular lightning strike hits Delta Air Lines plane at Atlanta airport

Lightning struck a Delta Air Lines plane in line for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week with no reports of injuries among the 117 people on board.

Spectacular lightning strike hits Delta Air Lines plane at Atlanta airport

German scientists find rare dinosaur tracks

German scientists have found an unusually long trail of footprints from a 30-tonne dinosaur in an abandoned quarry in Lower Saxony, a discovery they think could be around 145 million years old.

German scientists find rare dinosaur tracks

Scientists map a world without humans

Researchers have provided the first estimate of how the mammal diversity world map would look like if modern man had never existed.

Scientists map a world without humans
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