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First CT scan equipped ambulance launched in China

Published on 24-May-2017
The ambulance allows stroke patients to have their brains scanned. Screen grab

China has launched its first stroke ambulance, equipped with a CT scan to screen victims of traffic accidents...

'Victory' for US astronauts on critical spacewalk to replace power box

Published on 23-May-2017
The reason for the outing was the sudden breakdown on Saturday of a computer relay box known as multiplexer- demultiplexer (MDM) unit. Photo credit: Twitter

Two US astronauts successfully embarked today on what NASA described as a "critical"...

World's largest aircraft completes test flight

Published on 23-May-2017
On May 10, the Airlander 10 flew for a total of 180 minutes to test the aircraft's handling, improved landing technology and more, according to Hybrid Air Vehicles, the British company that built the aircraft. Copyright Hybrid Air Vehicles/Airlander. Credit: Photo via Twitter

The world's largest aircraft has successfully completed a test flight, bringing the

TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet orbits star every 19 days: NASA

Published on 23-May-2017
TRAPPIST-1h orbits its star every 19 days. File Photo

A year in the outermost planet of the recently discovered TRAPPIST-1 system would last just...

Deforestation causing increase in malaria cases: study

Published on 23-May-2017
Deforestation is not a natural phenomenon, but rather results predominantly from human activities, or anthropogenically, researchers said. INYT

Human-induced deforestation may be causing an increase in malaria cases, according to a new study ...

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: study

Published on 23-May-2017

Humans may have originated in Europe - and not in Africa - much earlier than previously...

Sperm frozen in space produces healthy mice: study

Published on 23-May-2017
Radiation on the ISS is more than 100 times stronger than that on Earth, AP-PTI Photo

In a first, freeze-dried sperm stored for over nine months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has...

Early Earth may have been donut-shaped: study

Published on 23-May-2017
A new type of planetary object, a donut-shaped body of vaporized and molten rock called a synestia, is being proposed by planetary scientists at UC Davis and Harvard University. Synestias form when planet-sized objects crash into each other with high energy and angular momentum. This new object opens up new ways to think about how the moon formed, and they could be spotted in other solar systems. (Figure by Simon Lock and Sarah Stewart) Photo courtesy Twitter. .)

Our Earth may once have been a spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vapourised rock - called...

Australia's 'Stolen Generations' facing prolonged trauma

Published on 23-May-2017
Aborigines, whose cultures stretch back tens of thousands of years, remain the most disadvantaged Australians.

Aborigines belonging to Australia's so-called "Stolen Generations" today accused the government...

Indian billionaire to pay for expat prisoners' tickets

Published on 23-May-2017
Firoz Merchant, founder and chairman of Pure Gold Jewellers, Screen grab

A Dubai-based Indian billionaire will donate a total of USD 130,790 a year to fund the return tickets...

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Helpers attend to injured people inside the Manchester Arena...

Helpers attend to injured people inside the Manchester Arena...

South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzer fires during the annual exercise in Paju

South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzer fires during the annual exercise in Paju

President Donald Trump pauses as he makes a statement...

President Donald Trump pauses as he makes a statement...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at an interaction with...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at an interaction with...

A shopkeeper looks for valuables and documents in the debris...

A shopkeeper looks for valuables and documents in the debris...

HP State Electricity Board Employees Union members shout slogans...

HP State Electricity Board Employees Union members shout slogans...

Congress and CPM leaders, activists raise slogans against the West Bengal...

Congress and CPM leaders, activists raise slogans against the West Bengal...

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar with Center for Peace...

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar with Center for Peace...

In this NASA provided frame from video, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer...

In this NASA provided frame from video, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer...

Actor Brad Pitt gives his autographs for fans...

Actor Brad Pitt gives his autographs for fans...

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