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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

China rushes to finish world’s largest telescope

China is frantically giving finishing touches to world's largest radio telescope designed to find signs of alien life following NASA's recent discovery...

China rushes to finish world’s largest telescope

New algorithm helps decipher how drugs work inside body

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a computer algorithm that can help scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body.

New algorithm helps decipher how drugs work inside body

Scientists develop faster method to produce graphene

Researchers have found a faster, scalable method to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications.

Scientists develop faster method to produce graphene

New finding could lead to cheaper, efficient solar cells

Researchers have found an easier method to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials that could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar cells.

New finding could lead to cheaper, efficient solar cells

NASA identifies haze, flowing ice on Pluto

NASA's New Horizons mission has made surprising new discovery, and found haze and flowing ice on Pluto.

NASA identifies haze, flowing ice on Pluto

Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

Scientists have identified a ''close cousin'' to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

Small jump in oxygen drove animal evolution on Earth

It may have taken less oxygen to trigger the appearance of complex life forms on Earth than previously thought, according to a new study.

Small jump in oxygen drove animal evolution on Earth

NASA’s Kepler mission identifies new bigger Earth-like planet

NASA's Kepler mission has found Earth's older bigger cousin in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star.

NASA’s Kepler mission identifies new bigger Earth-like planet

NASA’s discovery of Earth 2.0 excites Chinese

NASA's discovery of Earth 2.0 has excited Chinese with over 44 million posts on social media about the discovery of a new planet that has a "substantial opportunity" to host life.

NASA’s discovery of Earth 2.0 excites Chinese

Scientists discover “acoustic signature” of screams

Neuroscientists have identified the "acoustic signature" of screams, suggesting that we are able to generate sounds reserved exclusively for signaling distress.

Scientists discover “acoustic signature” of screams

This ‘mind blowing’ tree breeds 40 different fruits

Ever wish you could get different fruits from one single tree? A mind blowing video clip provides evidence that it's possible.

This ‘mind blowing’ tree breeds 40 different fruits

Newly discovered ‘four-legged’ fossil sheds light on snakes’ evolution

Scientist have found four-legged fossil of a snake that suggests that the slithery creatures may have evolved from burrowing ancestors.

Newly discovered ‘four-legged’ fossil sheds light on snakes’ evolution

Scientists map April 2015 Nepal Earthquake

The devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Nepal in April and killed nearly 9,000 people was a rupture consisting of three different stages, say scientists who have accurately mapped the mov

Scientists map April 2015 Nepal Earthquake

World’s first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

World’s first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

NASA discovers planet ‘Kepler-452b’ that is most similar to Earth

Kepler-452b is first near-Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone' around a sun-like star, says NASA.

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