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SNIPPETS - Rare system of five stars discovered

Published on 27-Jul-2015
RARE STARS Astronomers have discovered a very rare group of five connected stars, which are closely linked in pairs. It is the first known system of its kind.  REPRESENTATIve image

Astronomers have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars. The quintuplet consists of a pair of closely linked stars...

A battle of sexes in the genes

Published on 27-Jul-2015
a common phenomenon New sequencing data from a bull's Y chromosome  suggests that the conflict between the chromosomes is more widespread than  previously thought.

The latest data on DNA sequencing reveals a longstanding clash of the chromosomes. Brendan Maher investigates...

Inside the obscure world of glass

Published on 27-Jul-2015
not very clear Over the years, two broad approaches have emerged to explain the dual nature of glass.

Known for its transparency, glass is also famous for not revealing its inner secrets....

Large hadron collider discovers new pentaquark particle

Published on 20-Jul-2015
elusive Much like the Higgs boson  particle (pictured), the pentaquark evaded scientists for decades until now.

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have announced the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark...

Looking at the shades of planets

Published on 20-Jul-2015
duller shades Compared to the colours of Saturn and Mars, Mercury's colours are quite subdued. photo by nasa/john hopkins university

When we observe the planets through telescopes, they are often seen in shades of grey. Space observatories, however, make it easier for us to notice...

Scientists demonstrate animal mind melds

Published on 20-Jul-2015
better at tasks? Scientists wondered if combining brains into a network might bring an even greater supply of neurons to bear on tasks.

A recent study reveals that animals, specifically monkeys and rats, can coordinate their brains to carry out tasks...

SNIPPETS - Getting intimate with asteroid Ceres

Published on 13-Jul-2015
close up NASA'S Dawn spacecraft arrived close to Ceres in March and is taking pictures as close as 4,400 km above the asteroid's surface.

Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is finally getting its close-up. NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived in March...

Urban microbes come out of the shadows

Published on 13-Jul-2015
More than the rest It has been observed that the train's plastic hand grips and the upholstered seats contain more bacteria than its metal poles.

Public transport systems, such as the subway, are teeming with bacteria and viruses that are completely unknown to us, finds Rachel Ehrenberg

Search for life

Published on 13-Jul-2015
outer space Jupiter and Saturn's moons are being explored for possible life-supporting environments;

Years of research has made it apparent that it is not the giant planets that have greater possibility of harbouring life, but their moons, writes...

Seeking answers

Published on 06-Jul-2015
There are various theories as to howlowor high one's blood pressure should be and a new study is figuring outwhich is right.

Various medications are prescribed to lower blood pressure but researchers are not sure how low it should go, writes Gina Kolata

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A municipal worker fumigates submerged huts situated in the flooded banks of river Sabarmati in ...

A municipal worker fumigates submerged huts situated in the flooded banks of river Sabarmati in ...

A huge whale was found dead on the shores of the beach near Sister Fatima Church at Tannerbhavi ...

A huge whale was found dead on the shores of the beach near Sister Fatima Church at Tannerbhavi ...

School children and their teachers pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Moradabad ...

School children and their teachers pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Moradabad ...

The winning team of the UBA India Pro Basketball League 2015, Chennai Slam with the trophy after ...

The winning team of the UBA India Pro Basketball League 2015, Chennai Slam with the trophy after ...

An Indian boy dressed as Hindu god Shiva to attract alms from devotees chats with tourists as ...

An Indian boy dressed as Hindu god Shiva to attract alms from devotees chats with tourists as ...

People offer flower petals on the grave of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his funeral ..

People offer flower petals on the grave of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his funeral ..

1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's brothers Suleiman and Usman sitting inside the car

1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's brothers Suleiman and Usman sitting inside the car

People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

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