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World’s oldest intact shipwreck, over 2,400 years old, found in Black Sea

An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, researchers said on Tuesday.

Big discovery! Liquid water on Mars may hold enough oxygen to support life, says study

In recent months, data from a European spacecraft have suggested that liquid water may lie beneath a layer of ice at Mars's south pole.

NASA CubeSat beams back image of Mars – tiny red dot against dark sky

The twin, low-cost MarCO CubeSats, which are sharing a ride with InSight Mars lander, were designed to find out if they could survive the journey to deep space.

Science Says: Sex and gender aren’t the same

The Trump administration purportedly is considering defining gender as determined by sex organs at birth, which if adopted could deny certain civil rights protections to an estimated 1.4 million trans

Earth’s inner core is solid, softer than thought; says study

Inner core shear waves are so tiny and feeble they can't be observed directly, according to the study published in the journal Science.

NASA names gamma-ray constellations after fictional Godzilla, Hulk

The new constellations include a few characters from modern myths.

China to launch ‘artificial moon’ to illuminate streets after dark

The moon will be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan and will be placed above Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

Can genes decide which university you attend? This study says it partly may

Scientists have for the first time shown that DNA plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which varsity they choose to attend and how well they do.

Superflares from young stars may imperil planets, says NASA

Violent flares from the host star may make planets orbiting it uninhabitable by affecting their atmospheres, scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found.

3D-printed lithium-ion batteries for smartphones, laptops developed

Researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion batteries, which are used in smartphones and laptops, in virtually any shape.

Years after Big Bang, largest galaxy cluster in early universe found – Check details here

Astronomers have discovered the largest and most massive galaxy super cluster yet found in the early universe, just over two billion years after the Big Bang.

Climate change: UNESCO World Heritage sites including Leaning Tower of Pisa threatened by erosion, flooding, says study

Dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under severe threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to risi

Facebook posts may help predict depression risk, says study

Language people use in their Facebook posts can predict a future diagnosis of depression as accurately as the tools clinicians use in medical settings to screen for the disease, suggests new research.

Parents, take note! Mother’s tight work schedule may affect child’s sleep

Children are more likely to receive fewer hours of sleep if their mothers have tight work schedules compared to those whose mothers gained flexibility, according to a new study.

Big discovery! In a first, four giant planets around young star identified

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system.

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory back in action after suffering glitch last week

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a glitch due to the failure of the gyroscope and going into safe mode last w

China launches two more satellites to beef up GPS-style system

China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on Monday to strengthen its satellite navigation network being built to rival the US' Global Positioning System (GPS).

NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover remains silent

NASA scientists are yet to hear from the Mars Opportunity Rover, which has been silent since a global dust storm enshrouded the red planet.

World’s fastest camera to ‘freeze time’ and see ‘light in slow motion’

Scientists have developed what may be the world's fastest camera, which can capture 10 trillion frames per second -- making it possible to 'freeze time' to see light in extremely slow motion.

Tired of being stuck in traffic jams? New ‘smart traffic light’ may reduce commute time, air pollution – Check details

Students at Shiv Nadar School here have developed an 'intelligent traffic light' system which they say may not only help reduce commute time but also lower air pollution.

Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

WATCH – Soyuz rocket emergency landing: Spacecraft fails mid air; crew members Nick Hague, Aleksey Ovchinin safe

The two-man crew of a Soyuz rocket made a successful emergency landing Thursday after an engine problem on lift-off to the International Space Station, in a major setback for the beleaguered Russian

Artificial Intelligence tool can help develop apps that drain less battery

"DiffProf" -- the tool designed by researchers at Purdue University in the US -- automatically decides for the developer whether an app feature has room for improving energy efficiency.

NASA says Hubble Space Telescope in ‘safe mode’ after technical snag

The Hubble Space Telescope has been put in 'safe mode' after one of its gyroscopes -- used to point and steady the probe -- failed, NASA said

Japan space tourist Yusaku Maezawa says moon training ‘shouldn’t be too hard’

Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work

Scientists use cake rusk crumbs to create low-cost supercapacitors

Scientists have used cake rusk leftovers to develop low-cost supercapacitors -- a electronic component that is used to store charge and has a wide range of applications in everyday modern devices.

IIT scientists develop material that can harvest water from fog

Taking a leaf from nature's book, a team from IIT Mandi has developed a material that can harvest water from fog.

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