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‘Moon villages’ could be a reality by 2030: experts

Villages on the Moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, may become a reality as early as 2030, scientists say.

NASA mission finds 100 new alien planets

NASA's revamped planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than 100 confirmed planets orbiting other stars.

Hunter finds deformed mountain lion in US, picture goes viral

A hunter tracking down a mountain lion that attacked a dog in the US state of Idaho has stumbled upon a rare deformed big cat, triggering an Internet sensation on the biological mystery.

Evolution: Human-Neanderthal relationships may be root of modern allergies

Passionate encounters between ancient humans and their burly cousins- the Neanderthals, may have left modern people more prone to sneezes, itches and other allergies, researchers say...

Dinosaurs may have been original ‘love-birds’

A new research has found that dinosaurs also engaged in mating behavior similar to modern birds.

Most distant massive galaxy cluster, formed only 3.8 bn years after the Big Bang, found

Astronomers have detected a massive, sprawling, churning galaxy cluster - about 1,000 times more massive than our Milky Way galaxy - that formed only 3.8 billion years after the Big Bang.

‘Pepper’ Humanoid Robot that reads your emotions

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank has launched a humanoid robot "Pepper" with Aldebaran Robotics.

‘Twins’ of superstar Eta Carinae found in other galaxies

Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, is best known for an enormous eruption seen in mid-19th century that hurled at least 10 times the sun's mass into s

Global cluster most likely to host interstellar civilization

A new research says that globular star clusters, which are extraordinary in almost every way, can be good places to look for space-faring civilizations.

Globular star clusters may harbour intelligent life

Globular star clusters that hold a million stars in a ball only about 100 light-years across could be extraordinarily good places to look for space-faring civilisations, say scientists, including one

Low sunlight exposure increases leukaemia risk: Study

People who reside at higher latitudes, with lower sunlight exposure and greater prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, are at a greater risk of developing leukaemia, a new global study has claimed.

NASA discovers five ‘superstars’ in other galaxies

Scientists have found five objects in other galaxies similar to Eta Carinae - the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light years of Earth - using data from NASA's Spitzer and Hubbl

Space lovers, you can now see black hole with naked eyes

Have black holes always fascinated you? Well, all you need is a 20 cm telescope to observe a nearby active black hole.

US scientists create efficient hydrogen biofuel

Scientists at a US university have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen -- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fuel

NASA’s Chandra space observatory finds burping supermassive black hole

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has spotted evidence for powerful blasts produced by a burping giant black hole. This is one of the nearest supermassive black holes to Earth that is currently under

Robotic telescope built put into operation

A robotic 70 cm telescope built jointly by China and Thailand was put into operation in China's Yunnan province, a scientist said on Wednesday.

Graphene can efficiently filter nuclear waste

The 'wonder material' graphene can be used to clean up nuclear waste by filtering different isotopes of hydrogen, a new study has found.

British astronaut’s first spacewalk set for Jan 15

Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, is poised to embark on his first spacewalk January 15, global space agencies announced today.

Rare galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars

An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole

Climate change: Sea levels rising at more rapid rate, fear scientists

A new study has found that Greenland ice sheet due to climate change is rapidly losing the ability to buffer its contribution to the rising sea levelS.

Landing site of China’s first lunar lander named ‘Moon Palace’

China today named the landing site of its first moon lander Chang'e-3 as "Guang Han Gong" or "Moon Palace", more than two years after the spacecraft...

Fuel efficient fighter plane comes a step closer

Researchers have shown that the extremely thin but very strong boron nitride nanotubes fabric can help build lighter and more fuel-efficient fighter planes and space shuttles.

Green technologies can save airlines $250 billions: NASA

New green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA's aeronautics researchers during the past six years can help commercial airlines save more than $250 billion dollars.

Massive ice ‘lid’ melting uncorked CO2 at Ice Age’s end

As the Antarctic sea ice melted, massive amounts of carbon dioxide that had been trapped in the ocean were released into the atmosphere, suggests a new study reconstructing conditions at the end of th

New ‘nano-reactor’ to produce hydrogen biofuel

Scientists have created a cheap and highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen, an advance that may lead to new environmentally friendly ways of producing biofuel".

Strong magnetic fields discovered in majority of stars: Study

A new discovery that majority of stars have strong magnetic fields, stumbled upon by a team of scientists from the University of Sydney, can change the way astronomers look at how stars evolve.

Earth had enough oxygen before animals appeared

It's a known fact that oxygen is crucial for the existence of animals on Earth, but did you know that an increase in oxygen level did not apparently lead to the rise of the first animals.

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