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DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa

Published on 26-Sep-2016

Hints of an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans. People outside Africa overwhelmingly trace their descent to...

Quarks: a work in progress

Published on 26-Sep-2016
under focus In the LHC, two protons collide at very high energy to create  various new particles and a lot of normal particle debris.

New results from the Large Hadron Collider experiment confirm last year's discovery that quarks can combine into groups of five...

Looking at Mars through Earth

Published on 26-Sep-2016
search A team led by Tullis C Onstott of Princeton University looks for life-forms in the Beatrix mine near Welkom, South Africa; (below)a new species of nematode that a team of researchers discovered in the Beatrix mine near Welkom, South Africa. photo courtesy: Joao Silva, Gaetan Borgonie/University Ghent, Belgium/nyt

Scientists are on a hunt for life in the underworld in mines and oceans. What they learn could provide insights...

Juno, all set to explore Jupiter

Published on 19-Sep-2016
Ultimately: The Juno spacecraft is destined to burn up in Jupiter's atmosphere in 2018.

C Sivaram discusses the Juno spacecraft that was sent to Jupiter earlier this year, its numerous functions and predecessors...

Pollution particles 'get into brain'

Published on 19-Sep-2016
Filth: For every one natural magnetite particle identified, the researchers found about 100 of the pollution-derived ones.

A new research that provides evidence of pollution particles in the brain tissue raises a host of new questions...

How automatons are changing research

Published on 19-Sep-2016
Hands-on: The NASA Global Hawk  completed a field campaign on March 10. Carla Thomas/NASA

Drones are increasingly making their way into remote locations, violent storms and hazardous habitats for scientific purposes...

Where should we look for alien life?

Published on 12-Sep-2016
Plenty: Red dwarfs are the most numerous star type - making up some 75% of stars in our galaxy.

Our quest for signs of life beyond Earth is taking on new dimensions and technologies, finds out Paul Rincon..

Promising source of fossil energy

Published on 12-Sep-2016
Graphical representation: A map showing methane hydrate bearing sediment under the sea.

MSS Murthy discusses the different methods that are used to look for methane hydrate, a potential alternative source...

Brain's chemical signals seen in real time

Published on 12-Sep-2016
Spot them: Glowing neurotransmitters (in blue and green) seen through a  'window' into a mouse's brain. CREDIT: Kleinfeld Lab, UC San Diego

Neuroscientists have invented a way to watch the ebb and flow of the brain's chemical messengers in real time...

Seeing through to a mouse's nervous system

Published on 29-Aug-2016
what's inside A laser scan of a dead mouse that has undergone a treatment called uDisco to become transparent. photo courtesy: Ali Erturk via nyt

Neuroscientists have developed a way to turn an entire mouse, including its muscles and internal organs...

Photo Gallery
A girl and her father kick a pinata representing Donald Trump...

A girl and her father kick a pinata representing Donald Trump...

Children pay tribute to Indian soldiers killed in Uri strike, during an event...

Children pay tribute to Indian soldiers killed in Uri strike, during an event...

Tourists celebrating World Tourism Day in Pushkar on Monday...

Tourists celebrating World Tourism Day in Pushkar on Monday...

Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session...

Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs for India, speaks during the 71st session...

College students paying tribute to Uri attack martyrs in Mumbai...

College students paying tribute to Uri attack martyrs in Mumbai...

Indian team players celebrate their victory over New Zealand on the final day...

Indian team players celebrate their victory over New Zealand on the final day...

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with message 'Keep It Clean: Happy World Tourism Day'....

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with message 'Keep It Clean: Happy World Tourism Day'....

Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla during the inauguration of a cancer initiative...

Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla during the inauguration of a cancer initiative...

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV C35 carrying SCATSAT-1...

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV C35 carrying SCATSAT-1...

'Thousands Hands' Goddess Durga being prepared at a community puja pandal ahead of the Durga Puja...

'Thousands Hands' Goddess Durga being prepared at a community puja pandal ahead of the Durga Puja...

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