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New GM rice “can cut greenhouse emission”: Scientists

Scientists from China, Sweden and the US have developed a high-yielding genetically modified rice that can reduce methane emissions, a major greenhouse gas blamed for global warming from paddies.

New GM rice “can cut greenhouse emission”: Scientists

Russian Soyuz lifts new crew to space station after two-month delay

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man crew bound for the International Space Station blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

Russian Soyuz lifts new crew to space station after two-month delay

World’s first bionic eye implant shows hope for age-related blindness

World's first successful bionic eye implant has given hope to millions. Manchester surgeons carried out the implant in an 80-year-old patient with dry age-related macular degeneration that has led to

World’s first bionic eye implant shows hope for age-related blindness

Oceans on Mars may have never existed: Study

Ancient Mars never had oceans of water and could have looked more like an icy snowball than the warmer, wetter planet that many researchers have suggested, according to a new study.

Oceans on Mars may have never existed: Study

Could humans live on Moon within 20 years?

NASA could land humans on the Moon in the next five to seven years and build a permanent base 10 to 12 years after that, a new study has claimed.

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How ‘words’ trigger our vision

Scientists have shown how words have a profound effect and jump start vision. Work in Gary Lupyan, a University of Wisconsin-Madison psychology professor said has demonstrated the predictive process t

How ‘words’ trigger our vision

NASA spacecraft finds second mountain range in Pluto’s ‘heart’

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has discovered a second mountain range situated between bright, icy plains and dark, heavily-cratered terrain on the lower-left edge of Pluto's heart-shaped region.

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Did life originate in a drying puddle?

The first spark that triggered life on the early Earth may have occurred in an environment similar to a drying puddle, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, suggest.

Did life originate in a drying puddle?

3D-printed ‘smart cap’ can sense spoiled milk

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed 'smart cap' that uses embedded sensors to wirelessly monitor the freshness of milk in cartons.

3D-printed ‘smart cap’ can sense spoiled milk

Searching for ET: Stephen Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen Hawking and tech billionaire Yuri Milner.

Searching for ET: Stephen Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

Smithsonian turns to Kickstarter to save Armstrong’s spacesuit

The Smithsonian Institution in the US has launched a crowdfunding campaign to preserve the spacesuit in which NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission

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New technique to unveil age of Moon rocks

Researchers are developing instruments and methods for measuring the age of rocks encountered during space missions to the Moon and planets.

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Record heat for globe in June: US scientists

The planet just set another monthly climate record with the hottest June in 135 years, US government scientists said today.

Record heat for globe in June: US scientists

Indigenously developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine successfully tested at ISRO Complex

India's first indigenously designed and developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes was successfully endurance hot tested for a duration of 800 seconds on Mo

Indigenously developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine successfully tested at ISRO Complex

The $100 million question: are we alone in the cosmos?

Scientists are about to embark on the biggest search yet for alien life, sweeping the skies for signals of civilisations beyond our solar system with $100 million from a Russian billionaire and the ba

The $100 million question: are we alone in the cosmos?

Philae comet lander falls silent, scientists fear it has moved

The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, European scientists said on Monday, raising fears that it has moved again on its new home millions of miles from Earth.

Philae comet lander falls silent, scientists fear it has moved

Indigenous high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine ground tested: ISRO

India's first indigenously designed and developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes has been successfully endurance hot-tested for 800 seconds, ISRO said tod

Indigenous high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine ground tested: ISRO

Jurassic period saw fastest mammal evolution

Mammals underwent a rapid 'burst' of evolutionary change that reached its peak around the middle of the Jurassic period around 145-200 million years ago, a new Oxford-led study has found.

Jurassic period saw fastest mammal evolution

Dead galaxies may be packed with dark matter

Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain 100 times more dark matter than visible matter, a new study has found.

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Rare Enigma machine fetches 149,000 pounds at auction

An Enigma machine, used by Germany to send encrypted communications during World War II, has fetched a whopping 149,000 pounds - more than twice its presale estimate - at an auction here.

Rare Enigma machine fetches 149,000 pounds at auction

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft discovers frozen plains in Pluto’s ‘heart’

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has discovered a vast, craterless plain in Pluto's 'heart' that appears to be no more than 100 million years old

Pluto News

Coma Cluster’s dead galaxies packed with 100 times more dark matter

An Australian study has demonstrated that Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain as much as 100 times more dark matter than visible matter.

Coma Cluster’s dead galaxies packed with 100 times more dark matter

High-tech aerospace exhibit starts world tour at Smithsonian

With space shuttles now housed in history museums, innovators in aerospace are thinking of newer, better ways humans could reach space.

High-tech aerospace exhibit News

Team falls short of building largest chain reaction machine

A team at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit has fallen short of building the world's largest chain reaction machine.

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Strong metal foam to protect from harmful radiation

Scientists have developed a new strong, lightweight composite metal foam that can block X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation...

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Lucky UK student clicks ‘sneaky’ selfie with Stephen Hawking

A 21-year-old university student in the UK got a very special gift at his graduation ceremony when he managed to sneakily snap a selfie with the world's most famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

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China begins assembling of world’s largest sea plane

China has started assembling the world's largest amphibious aircraft which it plans to deploy in the disputed South China Sea besides aggressively marketing it abroad.

China begins assembling of world’s largest sea plane
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