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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

Zebrafish embryos used to identify potential new diabetes drugs

In a break through discovery, scientists have found that zebra fish embryos might prove suitable for testing new diabetes medicines.

Zebrafish embryos used to identify potential new diabetes drugs

Invasive plants spread fast in billion-dollar threat-study

Many of the world's plants are turning "alien", spread by people into new areas where they choke out native vegetation in a worsening trend that causes billions of dollars in damage, scientists said o

Invasive plants spread fast in billion-dollar threat-study

Way to keep surfaces dry underwater for months found

Scientists, led by an Indian-origin engineer, have identified a novel way to keep a surface dry for months when submerged in water, an advance that may save billions of dollars in a variety of industr

Way to keep surfaces dry underwater for months found

Astronomer Carl Sagan’s biopic in works

Warner Bros is developing an untitled drama about the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan and the biopic will be penned by "Deadfall" writer Zach Dean.

Astronomer Carl Sagan’s biopic in works

Intel releases Stephen Hawking’s speech software to the public for free

Stephen Hawking's speech system has been released by Intel to the public for free as an open source code.

Intel releases Stephen Hawking’s speech software to the public for free

Warp speed space travel may be possible: Australian scientist

Star Trek-style Warp speed space travel - high speed travel between galaxies - is theoretically possible, an astrophysicist in Australia has claimed.

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Central Asian glaciers shrinking fast: Study

Central Asian glaciers have melted at four times the global average since the early 1960s, shedding 27 per cent of their mass, according to a study released today.

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Owls use ‘stealth technique’ to capture prey

Owls are equipped with sophisticated 'stealth technique' to help them swoop on prey undetected, according to new study that unveils the secret behind the nocturnal bird's silent flight.

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China successfully tests power system for largest space rocket

China today successfully tested the power system of a Long March-5 carrier, stated to be the largest space launch vehicle that will be used in the Chang'e-5 lunar mission around 2017.

China successfully tests power system for largest space rocket

Astronomers discover new ring galaxy 30 million light years

Astronomers have discovered a new ring galaxy which arose from a galactic collision, 30 million light years away from Earth.

Astronomers discover new ring galaxy 30 million light years

Now, two-legged robot with human reflexes

MIT researchers have designed a human-machine interface that allows an exoskeleton-wearing human operator to control the movements and balance of a bipedal robot.

Now, two-legged robot with human reflexes

Now, researchers develop water purifying ‘Drinkable Book’

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Virginia's Center for Global Health have developed 'The Drinkable Book', which is a nanotechnology-based method to purify drinking water a

Now, researchers develop water purifying ‘Drinkable Book’

Now, a paint that can keep your rooftops cool in summers

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have developed a glass paint that could keep metal roofs and other structures cool even in sunlight.

Now, a paint that can keep your rooftops cool in summers

Scarface: New species of pre-mammal discovered in Zambia

Scientists have identified a new species of 'pre-mammal' in Zambia that may have been venomous and lived around 255 million years ago, in a time just before the largest mass extinction in Earth's hist

Scarface: New species of pre-mammal discovered in Zambia

Stone tools were used 800,000 years earlier: Study

Use of stone tools and the practice of butchering large animals for meat had begun 800,000 year earlier than believed, according to a new study of two 3.4 million-year-old animal bones found in Ethiop

Stone tools were used 800,000 years earlier: Study

Robots to attend school in Australia

Children in two South Australian schools will soon have new clasroom companions - robots.

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Astronomer creates music using star oscillations

An astronomer in Turkey has composed a piece of music based on the chords recorded from the pulsations of a star.

Astronomer creates music using star oscillations

Planet of the Apes? Talking apes may soon be a reality now

A new study reveals that apes might be closer to speaking than many scientists thought.

Planet of the Apes? Talking apes may soon be a reality now

‘Young’ Jupiter-like exoplanet identified!

Astronomers have discovered a planet very similar to Jupiter but within a young system.

‘Young’ Jupiter-like exoplanet identified!

Space cooperation between NASA, ISRO growing rapidly: US envoy to India

United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma has said that the pace and scale of space cooperation between NASA and ISRO has grown rapidly over a short period of time.

Space cooperation between NASA, ISRO growing rapidly: US envoy to India

Mass extinctions may accelerate evolution: Study

Mass extinctions may actually speed up evolution, suggests a new study which found that computer simulated robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modelled after rea

Mass extinctions may accelerate evolution: Study

Mass extinctions may accelerate evolution: Study

Mass extinctions may actually speed up evolution, suggests a new study which found that computer simulated robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modelled after rea

Mass extinctions may accelerate evolution: Study

Why we prefer easier ‘Hindi’ over complicated ‘Sanskrit’ language

Though derived from the same script, we tend to opt for much easier Hindi language than Sanskrit, and scientists now explain why.

Why we prefer easier ‘Hindi’ over complicated ‘Sanskrit’ language

Playing violent games leads to aggression

The theory that playing violent video games can lead to aggression after all!

Playing violent games leads to aggression

Astronomers photograph a baby Jupiter in another solar system

Astronomers have taken a photograph of a baby planet beyond the solar system that may reveal clues as to how planets such as Jupiter are formed and influence their planetary siblings, a study released

Astronomers photograph a baby Jupiter in another solar system

Comet skirts past Sun with Rosetta in tow

A comet hosting the Philae robot and orbited by the Rosetta spacecraft zipped by past the Sun today with all systems go, The European Space Agency said.

Comet skirts past Sun with Rosetta in tow
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