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Five astronauts assigned to future ISS mission: NASA

Published on 29-Mar-2017

NASA has assigned five astronauts for upcoming missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS)...

Beating human heart tissue grown on spinach leaves

Published on 28-Mar-2017
Beating human heart tissue grown on spinach leaves Source: Joshua Gershlak/Worchester Polytechnic Institute.

Scientists have successfully cultured beating human heart cells on spinach leaves, solving the long-standing problem of delivering...

Extreme summers driven by human-caused global warming: study

Published on 28-Mar-2017
They looked at the historical atmospheric observations to document the conditions under which extreme weather patterns form and persist. PTI file photo

Extreme weather events, such as unprecedented summer heat, flooding, drought and torrential rain...

Earth-like planetary waves discovered on Sun

Published on 28-Mar-2017
Earth-like planetary waves discovered on Sun. PTI file photo

Large scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface have been found to also exist on the Sun, scientists say.

Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes discovered

Published on 28-Mar-2017
The discovery has many consequences for understanding galaxy properties and evolution.

In a first, scientists have detected stars forming within powerful winds of material blasted out from supermassive black holes...

Sands of Saturn's moon Titan are electrically charged: study

Published on 28-Mar-2017
Particles that cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are electrically charged and can cling together for months, scientists have found for the first time. AP file photo

Particles that cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are "electrically charged" and can cling together for months...

Indian cities may face deadly heatwaves due to global warming

Published on 28-Mar-2017
Indian cities may face deadly heatwaves due to global warming. Reuters file photo

Global megacities like Kolkata could face annual deadly heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in India in 2015, even if...

100-kilo gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

Published on 27-Mar-2017
The coin, 53 cm (21 inches) across and three cm thick, features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.  Image source twitter

Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of USD 1 million and weighing 100 kilograms ...

New tech lets humans control turtles with thought

Published on 27-Mar-2017
 The human operator receives images from the camera mounted on the turtle. These real-time video images allow the human operator to decide where the turtle should move. File Photo for representation photo

Scientists have developed a new Avatar-style technology that allows a human controller to remotely...

World's most diverse set of dinosaur tracks discovered in Australia

Published on 27-Mar-2017
Palaeontologists from The University of Queensland and James Cook University in Australia braved sharks, crocodiles, massive tides and the threat of development to unveil the most diverse assemblage of dinosaur tracks in the world in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. Image tweeted by @UQ_News

The world's most diverse set of dinosaur tracks - an unprecedented 21 different types - have been discovered in rocks...

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People  are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

People are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

‘King of fruits’ mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

‘King of fruits’ mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

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