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Sleep well: Just 16-minute sleep loss may put your job at risk!

Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions, say scientists.

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Dangerous neglect! India’s Himalayan region unprepared for mega quake, country yet to learn from past mistakes

Numerous research groups, including one at IIT Roorkee, are in the process of developing earthquake early warning systems which could give people up to a minute of warning before the quake.

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Gene editing may treat lethal lung diseases before birth

The lung conditions the team is hoping to solve -- congenital diseases such as surfactant protein deficiency, cystic fibrosis, and alpha-1 antitrypsin -- are characterised by respiratory failure at bi

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Earth Day 2019 theme: Know the history and significance of the day for ecological awareness

Earth Day Network (EDN), a nonprofit which runs World Earth Day, are encouraging their supporters to raise awareness on the issue.

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How superstitions spread? Scientists decode science behind irrational practices

The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how groups of individuals, each starting with distinct belief systems, can evolve a coordinated set of beh

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Breathtaking image! Hubble celebrates 29th anniversary with remarkable view of Southern Crab Nebula

The object was first written about in 1967, but was assumed to be an ordinary star until 1989, when it was observed using telescopes at the European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory.

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Jerrie Cobb, NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, dies at 88

The Mercury 13's story is told in a recent Netflix documentary and a play based on Cobb's life, "They Promised Her the Moon", is currently running in San Diego.

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Big breakthrough! Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards ``this is not a living brain,'' said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers report

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Rarest 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils unearthed in Argentina

According to Argentinian paleontologist Ricardo Martinez, of the University of San Juan, the fossils are approximately 220 million years old, belonging to "an era of which we know little".

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China training teens to live on Mars! China opens Red Planet base in Gobi desert

While teenagers pretend to be on Mars, China is planning to send a probe to the real Red Planet next year

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Nepal launches its first satellite from USA

The satellite has a Nepali flag and the NAST logo. It also has the name of the scientists involved in the making of the satellite.

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Women to conquer space! NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

These opportunities also have demonstrated that there is a significant degree of variability in human response to spaceflight and it is important to determine the acceptable degree of change for both

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Straight from Science fictions! ‘Human brains may directly connect to cloud networks in future’

Robert Freitas, senior author of the research, proposed neural nanorobots would provide direct, real-time monitoring and control of signals to and from brain cells. Science

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Saturn’s moon Titan has 100-meter deep methane lakes, reveals NASA

Saturn's largest moon Titan has small liquid lakes that run more than 100 metres deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane, scientists have found using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Three Indian teams win awards at NASA annual rover challenge

NASA has awarded three teams from India as part of the US space agency's annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge which invites high school and college students to build and test roving vehicles for f

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Where did Life on Earth start? Not in oceans, reveals study

Scientists believe that there could have been enough lightning crackling through the early atmosphere to produce an abundance of nitrogenous oxides to fuel the origin of life in the ocean.

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Global Warming? Earth’s surface is heating up, NASA study confirms

The researchers compared these with station-based analyses of surface air temperature anomalies -- principally the Goddard Institute for Space Studies Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP).

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Scientists capture deepest radio images of the Sun

The magnetic fields in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, are the energy source for these massive explosions, and they are notoriously difficult to measure.

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Saturn’s moon Titan has 100-m deep methane lakes: NASA

Cassini, which arrived in the Saturn system in 2004 and ended its mission in 2017 by deliberately plunging into Saturn's atmosphere, mapped more than 1.6 million square kilometers of liquid lakes and

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NASA’s planet-hunting probe spots Earth-sized planet

So, it will be a very important part of further characterising the planets found by the TESS mission," Teske added.

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Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from Moon: NASA

The team ruled out the possibility that all of the water detected came from the meteoroids themselves.

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India’s space plans: Modi-led Cabinet approves Phase 4 of GSLV programme

GSLV-F11 was the seventh flight carrying indigenously developed cryogenic upper stage.

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Three Indian teams win awards at NASA annual rover challenge

Teams had a six-minute window to navigate the course, gathering points and trying to complete 14 obstacles.

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NASA to launch PIO-led team’s CubeSat – a mini research satellite to detect cosmic rays

CubeSats are built from a modular structure of 10x10x10cm cubes, and feature a wide variety of commercially available off-the-shelf components designed to fit the structure from various manufacturers.

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Decoding gravitational waves: A global computing effort to help find disturbances in space-time

The team is building a website with downloadable software designed to help harness the processing power of thousands of personal computers across the globe. The project named BlackHoles@Home is expect

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Sustainable way to clean oils spills: A bacteria that eats oil and lives in world’s deepest ocean trench!

In order to understand the source of the hydrocarbons 'feeding' this bacteria, the team analyzed samples of seawater taken at the surface and all the way down a column of water to the sediment at the

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Mars Curiosity rover tastes first sample in ‘clay-bearing unit’: NASA

This was the mission's first sample obtained using only rotation of the drill bit.

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