Science

Very rare! Moon will be visible even during the day, but only till August 4 – Here is why this phenomenon is taking place

Another celestial phenomenon will be keeping the space enthusiasts on the edge. The Moon will this week be visible even during the day.

Mission to Sun: In a first, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe ready for launch next week

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity's first mission to the Sun, has cleared the final procedures ahead of its launch on August 11.

Faster, cost-effective coloured 3D printing method developed, say scientists

Scientists have developed a faster and cost-effective 3D printing method that can be used to print objects in all the colours.

Exoplanets where life could develop like Earth identified

Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist.

NASA says Hubble Telescope beams back stunning image of Milky Way’s ‘big sister’

The Hubble Space Telescope has beamed back a beautiful image of the Milky Way's 'big sister' - a stunning spiral galaxy that measures over 200,000 light-years across, NASA said.

World’s largest king penguin colony has shrunk by nearly 90 per cent

The world's biggest colony of king penguins has reduced by a staggering 88 per cent over the past 35 years, according to scientists who said that the reason for collapse remains a mystery.

Terraforming or creating habitable environment on Mars not possible with current technologies

Terraforming or creating a habitable environment on Mars, that would allow humans to explore it without life support, is still a far-fetched dream, say scientists who found that existing technologies

China launches high-resolution Earth observation Gaofen-11 satellite to monitor Belt and Road Initiative

China today successfully launched an optical remote sensing satellite, as part of its high-resolution Earth observation project which will also provide data for the Belt and Road Initiative.

Lunar Eclipse 2018: Cloudy skies may play dampener on rare celestial event

Tomorrow's lunar eclipse is tipped to be the longest in the century and planetariums across the country have made elaborate arrangements for enthusiasts, but rains and cloudy skies are likely to play

Lunar Eclipse 2018: Food during blood moon? Watching it? Your curious questions answered here

Lunar Eclipse 2018: The total phase of the 'blood moon' eclipse of July 27 will last one hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth's natural satellite will turn a spectacular red or ruddy-brown colour.

Water discovery on Mars solves 30-year-old scientific mystery

Italian researchers using ground-penetrating radar have discovered an underground lake on Mars, the first such find and the solution to a three-decade-old mystery about whether liquid water might exis

Lunar Eclipse 2018 time in India and date: What is Chandra Grahan significance? All you need to know

Lunar Eclipse 2018 date and time, Chandra Grahan: In what will be a unique phenomenon happening once in years, the world will witness the longest lunar eclipse in a century on July 27 night and early

Largest dinosaur foot to date discovered in Wyoming in US, say scientists

Scientists today said they have discovered the largest dinosaur foot ever - nearly a metre wide - belonging to a brachiosaur, which was among the biggest land animals on Earth.

Lunar Eclipse 2018 Live Streaming in India: When and where to watch Chandra Grahan

Lunar Eclipse 2018 Live Streaming in India: The world will witness of the most stunning phenomena among celestials — the lunar eclipse on July 27 which will also be the longest eclipse of the cent

Andromeda galaxy ‘ate’ Milky Way’s long-lost sibling

The long-lost sibling of the Milky Way was shredded and devoured by our closest large galactic neighbour - the Andromeda galaxy - about two billion years ago, scientists have found.

Tough time remembering things? Brain zapping during sleep may boost memory

Delivering a non-invasive brain stimulation when a person is sleeping can improve their memory, a study has found. The transfer of memories from the hippocampus to the neocortex for long-term storage

Scientists decode possible origin of human speech

Scientists have shed new light on the underpinnings of human speech by identifying neural circuits in the brains of monkeys, which they say could represent a common evolutionary origin of social commu

At more than 60 billion revolutions per minute, world’s fastest man-made spinning object developed

Scientists have developed the fastest man-made rotor in the world, which they believe will help them study quantum mechanics.

Tiny robots to soon compete in Olympic-style tests

The US defence research agency is seeking designs for tiny robots to compete in Olympic-style evaluations, in an effort to develop machines that can be deployed for search and rescue operation in loca

NASA to launch car-size spacecraft to study Sun

US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a probe in August to study the Sun closer than any human-made object ever has, revealing multiple mysteries behind the star.

Unprecedented! Scientists reverse age-related wrinkles, hair loss

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have successfully reversed hair loss and wrinkled skin - the hallmarks of ageing - in mice, paving the way for treating age-related disorders in humans.

Good guys likely to attract hatred at work, researchers explain why

Being a 'do-gooder' may sometimes backfire, say scientists who found that highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred, especially in competitive circumstances.

NASA launches tools to increase commercial use of satellite data

NASA has launched an online toolkit to make it easier for users to find, analyse and utilise the most relevant satellite data for their research, business projects or conservation efforts.

Century’s longest! Total lunar eclipse on July 27 midnight – All you need to know

There will be a total lunar eclipse around the midnight of July 27, an expert said today.

What is ‘Meghalayan Age’? New phase in Earth’s history named after the Indian state

An international team of reseachers recently discovered a new geological time scale and named it after a North Eastern State of India, Meghalaya.

Why scientists who manipulate DNA to create better crops, treat human disease are one of the hottest commodities

Carlson and his team at the biotechnology startup Recombinetics had made a small tweak in the genetic code of dairy cattle in an attempt to prevent the animals from growing horns.

World’s beaches eroding in protected marine areas, says NASA

The world's sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas which could threaten plant and animal species and cultural heritage sites, a global survey of beaches with satellite data from NASA

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