US astronomer names asteroid after Malala

An asteroid discovered by a US astronomer has been named after Pakistan's teenage education activist and the world youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai...

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IRNSS-1D’s health normal: ISRO

India's fourth navigation satellite IRNSS-1D has been positioned at its assigned orbit and is in "normal" health, Indian Space Research Organisation said today...

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Non-violent video games can be useful to autism: Study

Non-violent video games that capitalise on storytelling have prosocial benefits...

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Our Sun is a late ‘boomer’: Study

Astronomers found that galaxies like our Milky Way underwent a stellar "baby boom," churning out stars at a prodigious rate, about 30 times faster than today.

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Earth’s violent collision with Theia created Moon

Within the first 150 million years after our solar system formed, a giant body roughly the size of Mars struck and merged with Earth...

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Plants are passive smokers: study

Passive smoking also affects plants which can take up nicotine from cigarette smoke and contaminated soil, according to a new study...

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Robots helping surgeons where hands can’t reach

To remove tumours and perform surgeries where their hands cannot reach, doctors are now using 5 mm thin robotic hands...

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Signs of alien life will be found by 2025: NASA scientists

Signs of alien life will be detected by 2025, while "definitive evidence" of extra-terrestrial beings may be found within the next 20 to 30 years, top NASA scientists say.

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Sun experiences seasonal changes: Study

The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years...

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Aliens probably weigh over 300 kgs, says a cosmologist

A cosmologist in Spain has calculated that Aliens, if they exist, weigh over a massive 300 kgs.

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NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in just 39 days!

NASA awarded a grant of $10 million to Ad Astra Rocket to develop an engine that could send humans to Mars in just 39 days.

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Due to lunar eclipse in India, ‘Danda Nata 2015’ festival comes to halt in Odisha

Due to the lunar eclipse, the ongoing 'Danda Nata 2015' festival, a popular folk dance of Ganjam district in Odisha...

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‘Blood moon’ Lunar eclipse: Thousands witness event in Chennai

In wake of the Fabindia incident in Goa, all district SPs in Chhattisgarh have been directed to inspect trial rooms...

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‘Blood moon’ Lunar eclipse 2015 to be visible from Eastern-most Arunachal Pradesh

The first total lunar eclipse of 2015 would be visible in its entirety tomorrow from some parts of the eastern-most region of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior astrophysicist said.

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Information is not lost when it enters black hole: Study

Contrary to what some physicists have argued for years, information is not lost once it has entered a black hole, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have claimed.

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NASA’s Curiosity rover spots mineral veins on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has found mineral veins at a site on Mars, offering clues about multiple episodes of fluid movement in the area.

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How Earth got its continents discovered

Scientists have unveiled how continents were formed on Earth over 2.5 billion years ago - and how those processes have continued for the last 70 million years...

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Moon’s first settlers may live in lava tubes

The first human settlers on the Moon may live inside giant lava tubes large enough to house cities, which were formed by ancient volcanic eruptions...

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Brief total lunar eclipse coming April 4

Brief lunar eclipse should be visible at 0935 GMT, and the total eclipse begins at 1134 GMT.

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Lunar eclipse to be visible all over India on April 4

There will be a lunar eclipse on April 4 which would be visible from all over India, depending on weather conditions, an expert....

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NASA’s Saturn spacecraft returns to realm of icy moons

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn after nearly two years...

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Fastest rotating man-made object ever created

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records after creating the fastest rotating man-made object to date...

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ISRO successfully completes IRNSS-ID orbit raising operation

The first orbit raising operation of latest navigation satellite IRNSS-1D has been successfully completed, ISR...

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It takes 38 minutes to fall through Earth!

It would only take a person 38 minutes to fall all the way through the centre of the Earth, instead of the commonly accepted 42 minutes.

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Fresh evidence for groundwater on Mars

Investigation says, such conditions in a similar Earth environment would have been conducive for microbial colonisation...

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India launches IRNSS-1D; set to operationalise navigational system

India is set to operationalise its own navigational system with the succesful launch of IRNSS-1D...

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ISRO to launch IRNSS-1D today from Sriharikota, countdown progressing smoothly

The stage is set for the launch of India's satellite IRNSS-1D today from Sriharikota onboard workhorse PSLV-C27 that would...

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