Science

PSLV camera captures spectacular ‘selfie’ as ISRO’s rocket took off

New Delhi: As India went into record books by launching most satellites in one go, a high-resolution camera fitted on top of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) cheered the scientists at the ISRO centre. Exactly at 9:28 am, ISRO’s

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Devastation detectives try to solve dinosaur disappearance

Below the shimmering turquoise waters of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula lies the scene of a prehistoric mass murder. In a geologic instant, most animal and plant species perished. Drilling through hundreds of meters of rock, investigators have finally reached the footprint

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Beautiful droste-effect: Mountains of Auvergne in France as seen from space station!

New Delhi: Expedition 50 astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been sending us the stunning photographs of the Earth as taken from space station.  Recently, he has shared a beauituful droste-effect of the mountains

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This 20-second NASA video shows how Earth temperatures have changed since 1880

We know that 2016 was the hottest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, setting a new record for the third year in a row, according to analyses by both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We’re

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Babies remember their birth language – scientists

Babies build knowledge about the language they hear even in the first few months of life, research shows. If you move countries and forget your birth language, you retain this hidden ability, according to a study. Dutch-speaking adults adopted from

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New candidate for ‘missing element’ in Earth’s core

Japanese scientists believe they have established the identity of a “missing element” within the Earth’s core. They have been searching for the element for decades, believing it makes up a significant proportion of our planet’s centre, after iron and nickel.

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NASA warns a huge iceberg the size of Delaware is set to break away from Antarctica

A huge iceberg — almost 500 meter thick floating on the seas at the edge of West Antarctica — is ready to break away from the continent, according to scientists. The Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica is one of the

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NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Jeanette Epps to be part of upcoming space station crew in 2018!

New Delhi: In a special announcement, American space agency NASA has revealed names of the crew members assigned for the upcoming space station expeditions.  Veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel and first-flight astronaut Jeanette Epps have been selected for space missions aboard

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Losing out on NSG, Antrix Devas deal, India aims big in 2017

New Delhi: Simultaneous launch of 83 satellites and fast breeder reactor going critical are some of the targets set by the Departments of Atomic Energy and Space as they look forward to 2017 to put behind the lows of this

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Death spiral: Scientists discover the 4th phase of life

So far life has been divided into three phases by biologists, which are: development, aging and late life. Now biologists have come up with a fourth stage, which they term as “death spiral”. And new research has shown that there is a

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China aims to become first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon!

Beijing: After numerous achievements acquired in the world of space this year, plans for year 2018 are already being made and preparing to be processed by 2017. One such country, that has its 2017-2018 goals in place is China. After

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Dark matter scientist Vera Rubin dies at 88

It’s a sad time for the astrophysics world. Vera Rubin, who was instrumental to confirming the existence of dark matter, has died of dementia at the age of 88. While the concept of dark matter had been proposed by Fritz

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India launches ‘Agni 5’ nuclear capable missile with 6000-km range

Balasore (Odisha) [India], Dec. 26 : India on Monday test launched its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni,5’ from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. Unlike other missiles of Agni series, ‘Agni-5’ is the most advanced having

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Piers Sellers: UK-born astronaut dies aged 61

British-born astronaut Piers Sellers has died of pancreatic cancer, aged 61, Nasa has said. Born in Crowborough, East Sussex, Dr Sellers began working for the US space agency as a scientist in 1982 before joining its astronaut corps in 1996.

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