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Solar plane pilots: Rapid climb, descent stressed batteries

The pilots of a grounded solar-powered plane say they put too much stress on the batteries of their aircraft as they were leaving Japan for a five-day record-breaking flight to Hawaii.

Solar plane pilots: Rapid climb, descent stressed batteries

Pluto has 11,000 feet high, young ice mountains: NASA

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which successfully made a historic flyby of Pluto, has discovered young ice mountains on the dwarf planet which are as high as 11,000 feet and about 100 million years o

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Genetically modified diamondback moth offers pest control hope

Scientists in Britain say they have developed a way of genetically modifying and controlling an invasive species of moth that causes serious pest damage to cabbages, kale, canola and other similar cro

Genetically modified diamondback moth offers pest control hope

Tiny Pluto sports big mountains, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft finds

The first close-up views of Pluto show mountains made of ice and a surprisingly young, crater-free surface, scientists with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft mission said on Wednesday.

Tiny Pluto sports big mountains, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft finds

Record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 grounded for ‘several months’

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will be grounded for months in Hawaii to carry out battery repairs, after completing nearly half of an unprecedented round-the-world flight, the project said toda

Record-breaking Solar Impulse 2 grounded for ‘several months’

Scientists discover strange new fanged ‘blackfish’ in volcano on ocean floor

Scientists have identified a bizarre new species of fanged "blackfish" among other strange creatures while exploring a volcano off the coast of Australia.

Scientists discover strange new fanged ‘blackfish’ in volcano on ocean floor

Destruction of Earth’s plant life may make civilisation unsustainable

Continuous destruction of Earth's plant life need to be halted if we want to avert civilization from becoming completely unsustainable, claims a new study.

Destruction of Earth’s plant life may make civilisation unsustainable

Breakthrough achievement in scientists’ effort to redefine ‘kilogram’

A research team from Italy, Japan and Germany has made the ongoing international effort to redefine the kilogram by 2018 much easier by correlating two of the most precise measurements of Avogadro's n

Breakthrough achievement in scientists’ effort to redefine ‘kilogram’

NASA’s Curiosity rover shows Mars’ Earth-like primitive continental crust

NASA's Curiosity rover has provided evidence of Mars' primitive continental crust using ChemCam laser instrument, which showed that the rocks were surprisingly similar to Earth's granitic continental

NASA’s Curiosity rover shows Mars’ Earth-like primitive continental crust

Celebrations as NASA’s New Horizons calls to confirm successful Pluto flyby

After NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phoned home to confirm the successful and historic first-ever flyby of Pluto, the mission team called for celebrations.

Celebrations as NASA’s New Horizons calls to confirm successful Pluto flyby

Spotlight shining on Pluto at cold outskirts of solar system: 5 power points

Pluto's tiny, icy world is getting major attention for its first visit by a spacecraft, NASA's New Horizons. Tuesday's flyby - with the closest approach being the approximate distance between Seattle

Spotlight shining on Pluto at cold outskirts of solar system: 5 power points

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flies by Pluto after 9-year, 3 billion mile trip

More than nine years after its launch, a U.S. spacecraft New Horizons sailed past Pluto on Tuesday, capping a 3 billion mile (4.88 billion km) journey to the solar system's farthest reaches, NASA said

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flies by Pluto after 9-year, 3 billion mile trip

Human hand more primitive than chimp’s: Study

Strong fists for defending ourselves and opposable thumbs for work as fine as threading a needle -- hand specialisation is widely believed to have given humans a major evolutionary advantage.

Human hand more primitive than chimp’s: Study

Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider discovers new class of particles

Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider today announced the discovery of a new class of exotic subatomic particles called the pentaquarks.

Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider discovers new class of particles

US New Horizons spacecraft whizzes by Pluto in historic flyby

An unmanned NASA New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto today, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the US space agency

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Pluto larger than previously thought: NASA

NASA's New Horizons mission has settled a decades-long debate about the size of Pluto, discovering that the dwarf planet is 2,370 kilometres in diameter, larger than many prior estimates.

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NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captures sunspots

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has captured the images of large sunspots on the face of the Sun that is turned away from Earth.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captures sunspots

NASA counts down to nail-biter Pluto flyby

An unmanned NASA spacecraft is hurtling into the unknown, and will make a close shave past Pluto tomorrow, allowing scientists a close glimpse of the dwarf planet's surface for the first time.

NASA counts down to nail-biter Pluto flyby

Scientists see Pluto in close-up for the first time

Scientists have captured planet Pluto's first time ever close up view. After nine-and-a-half years and just over five billion kilometers, the much anticipated and incredibly long awaited closest encou

Scientists see Pluto in close-up for the first time

Animal brains linked to create Star Trek-style ‘superbrain’

In ground-breaking Star Trek-style experiments, scientists have successfully linked the brains of multiple rats and monkeys, creating a 'brainet' that allowed them to co-operate and learn as a superbr

Animal brains linked to create Star Trek-style ‘superbrain’

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captures mysterious dark spots on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has captured its last and best image of the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto's far side, ahead of its historic flyby of the dwarf planet.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captures mysterious dark spots on Pluto

Google Doodle celebrates New Horizons Pluto flyby; Little planet bigger than scientists thought

Google celebrates New Horizons Pluto flyby with a doodle. Scientists says that the New Horizons spacecraft has nailed the size of the faraway icy world.

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‘Crazy’ Ranveer Singh mimics ‘Eye To Eye’ in latest dubsmash video

Ranveer Singh is undoubtedly the most spontaneous and the craziest Bollywood actor as he accepted his birthday challenge given by Hrithik Roshan and made an 'Eye to Eye' dubsmash video.

‘Crazy’ Ranveer Singh mimics ‘Eye To Eye’ in latest dubsmash video

Nasa’s JPL launches an app to watch a live computer simulation of New Horizons

Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab has released an app for Mac and PC called 'Eyes on the Solar System' which allows the users to watch a live computer simulation of New Horizons' approach.

Nasa’s JPL launches an app to watch a live computer simulation of New Horizons

What happens when small galaxies collide with large galaxies?

A study of more than 20,000 merging galaxies claims that when two different sized galaxies collide, the larger galaxy stops the smaller one from making new stars.

What happens when small galaxies collide with large galaxies?

Scientists find what happens when galaxies collide

The researchers found that when two galaxies of the same size collide, both galaxies produce stars at a much faster rate.

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Sage grouse flies into U.S. species protection crossfire

A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have increasingly dominated the process of species protection, sparking a backlash from pro-

Sage grouse flies into U.S. species protection crossfire
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