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Genetically modified plants can remove cancer-causing pollutants from home

While a variety of air filters in our homes can keep allergens and dust particles at bay, some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters.

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Wintertime heat melting Greenland’s ice sheet: Scientists

In the paper published in the journal Nature, scientists from the US, Belgium and the Netherlands said the ice sheet in this region is melting at its fastest rate and continued global warming will fur

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Sea-weed eating microbes used to develop sustainable plastics Jerusalem

So bottles, packaging and bags create plastic 'continents' in the oceans, endanger animals and pollute the environment," said Alexander Golberg from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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NASA’s New Horizons detects anomaly ahead of next flyby

Just days ahead of its New Year's 2019 close encounter, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has detected an anomaly related to its next flyby target -- an icy world a billion kilometres past Pluto and more

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully deploys US GPS satellite into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbed into orbit on Sunday with the GPS 3 satellite designed to beam higher-power positioning, navigation and timing signals around the world.

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Human mission to Mars ‘stupid’: Astronaut

He was also critical of the decision to focus on near-Earth orbit exploration after the completion of the Apollo programme in the 1970s.

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COP24: Not all hot air – UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively

The UN’s latest climate meeting ended positively. But there is a lot more to do if global warming is to be stopped.

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Paper sensors for diabetics to monitor blood sugar

They printed a sensing layer containing an enzyme, glucose oxidase, on top of the tiny electrodes.

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Novel robotic system capable of learning ownership relations, norms

Researchers have developed a robotic system capable of representing, learning and inferring ownership relations and norms that may address some challenges associated with teaching robots social norms

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Adolescent star discovered undergoing ‘growth spurt’

Researchers from University of Exeter in the UK spotted the star undertaking a dramatic phase of evolution, whereby matter swirling around falls onto the star, and so bulking up its mass.

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China launches first satellite for space-based broadband project

China on Saturday launched its first communication satellite to provide broadband internet services worldwide in an apparent bid to rival Google and other international firms.

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NASA’s InSight Lander places first instrument on Mars

NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone that will allow scientists to peer into the Martian interior by studying ground m

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Winter Solstice Google Doodle: What is so special about December 21?

Winter Solstice Google Doodle: December 21 marks the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere.

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Farout, most distant object in solar system

Its distance is 120 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun -- so far away that its discoverers called it "Farout" though its official name is 2018 VG18, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Chandrayaan 2 in 2019! After successful launch of ‘heaviest’ GSAT-7A satellite ISRO plans 32 launches next year

The Indian space research Organisation ISRO on Wednesday successfully launched geostationary communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11.

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Elon Musk unveils Boring Company’s first Los Angeles-area tunnel

In a tweet earlier this month, Musk said the big reveal would include "autonomous transport cars & ground to tunnel elevator cars."

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New AI system mimics how humans visualise, identify objects

It could be an important step towards general artificial intelligence (AI) systems --computers that learn on their own, are intuitive, make decisions based on reasoning and interact with humans in a m

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Planets with oxygen don’t necessarily have life: Study

The team tested nine different gas mixtures, consistent with predictions for super-Earth and mini-Neptune type exoplanet atmospheres.

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ISRO launches GSAT-7A: All about Indian space agency’s new communication satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to launch the GSAT-7A communication satellite, with a shelf life of eight years, on Wednesday - All you need to know.

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Junk food ups depression risk: Study

The team analysed data from 11 existing studies that focused on the link between depression and pro-inflammatory diets -- encompassing more than 100,000 participants, between 16 to 72 years old, of va

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ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-7A today

The mission life of the GSAT-7A, built by the Indian Space Research Organisation, is eight years.

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Saturn rings may vanish in 100 million years, says NASA

Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 and 2 observations made decades ago, confirms new NASA research that estimates that the rings have less than 100 million

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Worried about weight loss? This tiny implantable device may help fight obesity – Here’s how

The devices developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US helped rats shed almost 40 per cent of their body weight.

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Most-distant solar system object ever discovered

In October, the same group of researchers announced the discovery of another distant solar system object, called 2015 TG387 and nicknamed "The Goblin," because it was first seen near Halloween.

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Planets with oxygen don’t necessarily have life, says study

Simulating in the lab the atmospheres of planets beyond the solar system, researchers successfully created both organic compounds and oxygen, absent of life.

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Saturn losing its iconic rings rapidly: NASA

They found that the amount of rain matches remarkably well with the astonishingly high values derived by scientists over three decades earlier, with one region in the south receiving most of it

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ISRO all set to launch GSAT-7A onboard GSLV-F11 on December 19

Preparations are on for the launch of the country's 35th communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 on December 19, the Indian Space Research Organisa

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