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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

Bermuda Triangle mystery almost solved? 

Scientists now believe that they have come a step closer to one of the greatest mysteries of the world, Bermuda Triangle, which gulps aircraft and ships.

Astronaut Scott Kelly to retire from NASA in April

Astronaut Scott Kelly will retire from NASA next month, after spending nearly a year in space and setting a record for the most cumulative days in space of any American, the US space agency said.

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New species of reptile identified from 250-million-year-old fossil

Scientists have discovered a new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years ago in Brazil, which may help understand the origins of dinosaurs, flying reptiles and crocodiles.

Europe, Russia embark on search for life on Mars

Europe and Russia are set to launch an unmanned spacecraft on Monday to smell Mars' atmosphere for gassy evidence that life once existed on the Red Planet, or may do so still.

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ISRO to test plane-shaped reusable rocket

India will test a small aeroplane-shaped vehicle this year as part of its programme to develop a reusable space launch vehicle, a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation said. "We will t

PSLV C-32 launch time delayed by 1 min to avoid space debris

The lift-off of India's polar rocket carrying its navigational satellite IRNSS-1F from here was today delayed by one minute just before the launch to avoid any possibility of collision with space debr

Stephen Hawking urges Britain to remain in EU

Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking was among 150 academics to declare support for Britain remaining in the European Union today in a letter that said leaving the bloc would damage science and resear

New study shows formation of structures in universe

A new code of numerical simulations have been developed which offers a glimpse of the complex process of the formation of structures in the universe. Based on Albert Einstein's equations, the physicis

NASA reschedules launch of troubled Mars lander to 2018

US space agency NASA said on Wednesday that its Mars lander is now targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for November 26, 2018. "We're excited to be back

ISRO set to launch India’s sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F on PSLV rocket at 4 p.m. on Thursday

The 54 hour, 30 minute countdown status for the March 10 launch of an Indian rocket with the country's sixth navigation satellite is proceeding normally, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

NASA asteroid hunting spacecraft in key testing phase 

The first US mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth in September this year is undergoing a major milestone in its environmental testing.

Evolution of fins to limbs in Tetrapods was simple

Limbs of the earliest four-legged vertebrates, dating back more than 360 million years, were no more structurally diverse than the fins of their aquatic ancestors, reveals a new study.

Dust particles on Earth may have come from stellar explosions

The team from Michigan State University (MSU) is investigating whether the particles may have formed in a classical nova -- a thermonuclear explosion on the surface of a small star which is part of a

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