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NASA’s Cassini mission reveals tallest peaks at Saturn’s moon Titan

In a nod to extraterrestrial mountaineers of the future, scientists working on NASA's Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn's largest moon Titan. Titan's tallest peak is 10,948 f

Our moon tilted by five degrees, lunar ice reveals

New NASA-funded research provides evidence that the spin axis of Earth's moon shifted by about five degrees roughly three billion years ago.

NASA cargo mission with key science supplies on way to ISS

Carrying 7,500 pounds (3,400 kg) of key science research, the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft is currently on it way to the International Space Station (ISS).

Soon, clothes that can clean themselves with light

A spot of sunshine is all it could take to clean your clothes within minutes, as scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a low-cost, efficient way to grow nanostructures on textil

‘Outrageously luminous’ galaxies ever discovered

Astronomers have observed the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the universe -- objects so bright that descriptors such as “ultra” and “hyper-luminous” don't even come close.

Most ‘outrageously luminous’ galaxies ever discovered

Astronomers have observed the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the universe - objects so bright that the researchers have taken to calling them 'outrageously luminous'.

Exploding star’s shockwave captured for the first time by NASA planet-hunter, the Kepler space telescope

Analysing data from NASA's planet-hunter, the Kepler space telescope, astronomers have captured for the first time a brilliant flash of an exploding star’s shockwave or “shock breakout” in optic

Earth set for hotter, drier, wetter future: Researcher (March 23 is World Meteorological Day)

There is strong evidence that the Earth is already one degree Celsius hotter than at the start of the 20th century - and the past four years have been the hottest on record. All this is a a foretaste

Blondes are actually not ‘dumb’: Study

The stereotype that "blondes are dumb" is simply wrong, according to a new US study which found that the average IQ of light-haired people may actually be slightly higher than those with other hair co

NASA scientists reveal Pluto and its moons

NASA scientists associated with interplanetary space probe New Horizons have revealed the former "astronomer's planet" and its "intriguing system of small moons" in a comprehensive set of papers descr

How our brain traces old memories?

A team of German scientists has found out what actually happens if we try to remember things that took place years or decades ago? The study revealed that the neural networks involved in retrieving ve

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope unveils nine new monster stars

Using the unique ultraviolet capabilities of the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times the mass of the sun in th

New Horizons collects only a few dust grains during Pluto flyby

Data downloaded and analysed by the New Horizons team indicated the space environment around Pluto and its moons contained only about six dust particles per cubic mile, Fran Bagenal, who leads the New

Baby monkeys grow faster to avoid infanticide

Some baby monkeys develop faster than others in the same population, and this is best explained by the threat of infanticide they face from adult males, says a study. “Infanticide occurs in many

New golden frog species found

Its name, Pristimantis dorado, commemorates both its colour (dorado means 'golden' in Spanish) and El Dorado, a mythical city of gold eagerly sought for centuries by Spanish conquistadores in South Am

Scans show hidden chambers behind Tutankhamen’s tomb

Scans of King Tutankhamen's tomb have almost certainly shown two rooms hidden behind the pharaoh's burial chamber, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati said on Thursday.

Scientists develop new human stem cells with half a genome

Scientists for the first time have generated a type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome rather than the usual two, a development that could advance research in gene e

New human stem cells hold hope for humanity

A team of scientists has succeeded in generating new type of embryonic stem cells that carry a single copy of the human genome instead of the two copies typically found in normal stem cells.

Protective magnetic field helped life begin on Earth

Not just water and oxygen, life thrived on early Earth thanks to another necessary ingredient: the presence of a protective magnetic field.

Climate change: Trees adapt to higher temperatures, limiting global warming impact

Climate change: Trees can adapt to rising temperatures and limit their natural emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study published on Wednesday that suggests plants may have a smaller than e

What is a Tully Monster? Scientists finally provide an answer

For more than half a century, scientists have scratched their heads over the nature of an outlandishly bizarre creature dubbed the Tully Monster that flourished about 307 million years ago in a coasta

For an experiment, NASA to set ‘large scale fire’ in space

NASA's John H Glenn Research Centre is going to light a "large scale fire" in space as part of an experiment that seeks to understand how fire spreads in a micro-gravity environment.

Pregnant T Rex sheds light on sex-linked traits in extinct dinosaurs 

Paleontologists have found the presence of a gender-specific reproductive tissue in a Tyrannosaurus Rex (T.Rex) that roamed Montana in the US 68 million years ago, thereby allowing them to determine t

New model to decode what invisible dark matter is

Researchers have presented a new model for what dark matter might be, a discovery that can lead scientists to invisible dark matter that is all around us yet no one has ever seen it and no one knows w

New NASA probe to boost sonic boom investigation

A new air data probe by NASA may improve the investigation to control and lessen the noise of sonic booms so that the US federal regulators allow commercial supersonic flights soon.

Human DNA to help create faster, cheaper chips soon

DNA, the genetic material of life, may help engineers build faster, cheaper computer chips by forming specific shapes through a process reminiscent of the ancient art of paper folding, researchers rep

New ExoMars mission to find alien life on way to Red Planet

A new era of Mars exploration for Europe began on Monday as a new mission jointly developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) blasted into the sky on

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