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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

Single brain protein made humans smartest animals on Earth?

Researchers have discovered that a single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animals on the planet.

Single brain protein made humans smartest animals on Earth?

Neil Armstrong spacesuit: US museum crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter passes goal, raises $720,000

The National Air and Space Museum has completed its crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon and surpassed its goal by nearly $220,000.

Neil Armstrong spacesuit: US museum crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter passes goal, raises $720,000

Massive Aztec human skull rack found in Mexico City

Archeologists have discovered a massive ceremonial skull rack from the heyday of the Aztec empire in the heart of Mexico City, a find that could shed new light on how its rulers projected power by hum

Massive Aztec human skull rack found in Mexico City

NASA’s Curiosity rover moves to new location on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is driving towards the southwest after departing a region where for several weeks it investigated a geological contact zone and rocks that are unexpectedly high in silica a

NASA’s Curiosity rover moves to new location on Mars

No asteroid threatening to hit Earth next month: NASA

NASA has rubbished claims that a devastating asteroid will hit Earth sometime between September 15 and 28, saying there is not one shred of evidence of any celestial object impacting our planet next m

No asteroid threatening to hit Earth next month: NASA

Newly discovered dwarf galaxy may signal dark matter

A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way appears to be radiating gamma rays, which may signal dark matter lurking at the galaxy's centre, according to a new study.

Newly discovered dwarf galaxy may signal dark matter

Scientists call for new review of herbicide, cite ‘flawed’ US regulations

US regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in t

Scientists call for new review of herbicide, cite ‘flawed’ US regulations

Groundwater pumping speeding subsidence in Central California: NASA

Parts of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California are sinking faster than ever due to excessive groundwater pumping as the state deals with a devastating drought, a NASA report released on Wednesd

Groundwater pumping speeding subsidence in Central California: NASA

Teenage smokers struggle with body-related shame, guilt

A new research has suggested that teenagers who smoke struggle with body-related shame and guilt.

Teenage smokers struggle with body-related shame, guilt

NASA helps develop osteoporosis and bone cancer test, courtesy space shuttle astronauts

Scientists have developed a new, rapid test that may offer near real-time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma, using blood samples from NASA space shuttle astronauts

NASA helps develop osteoporosis and bone cancer test, courtesy space shuttle astronauts

On Earth, Meteorite impacts may have created building blocks of life

Meteorite impacts on ancient oceans may have created the building blocks of life on Earth, such as nucleobases and amino acids, a new study has found.

On Earth, Meteorite impacts may have created building blocks of life
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