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Northern lights observed on Mars

Published on 20-Apr-2015
MYSTERY Howexactly the dust gets there is still unknown.

A Nasa spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet has detected a mysterious aurora that reaches deep into the Martian ...

Transient hues

Published on 20-Apr-2015
DETOURThe lattice of transparent crystals created a pattern of alternating path length for light.

Colour plays a major role in the way the natural world gets about. In plants, it is the chemicals found in leaves or ...

Unsung champion of human anatomy

Published on 20-Apr-2015
CRUEL FACT One in every 2,500 babies is born with a hole in its diaphragm.

Some muscles get all the glory. Bodybuilders show off their swollen triceps; sprinters flash their ...

Earth, the marvellous blue orb that it is

Published on 13-Apr-2015
SINGULAR The entire world seems like one organism.

Humans have not exactly left Earth. It has been 40 years or so, in fact, since representatives of this erstwhile space faring species have been...

Something fishy

Published on 13-Apr-2015
ONPAPER In theory at least, there are good reasons that fish oil should improve cardiovascular health.

Fish oil is now the third most widely used dietary supplement in the United States, after vitamins and minerals, according to a recent report from...

Modern explorers seek a place in this GPS world

Published on 13-Apr-2015
SIMULATION These days, many of our expeditions are made remotely.

Eric Larsen seemed ill at ease in his tuxedo. He is more inclined to trudge across an ice shelf than mingle at a fancy party...

Older really can mean wiser

Published on 06-Apr-2015
with age A person's processing speed generally peaks in the late teens.

Behind all those canned compliments for older adults – spry! wily! wise! – is an appreciation for something that scientists have had a hard time...

Happy accident

Published on 06-Apr-2015
reward In 1978, Penzias and Wilson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the cosmic  microwave background radiation.

In the year 1965, an important discovery was made, which provided strong evidence that our universe started out about 15 billion years ago in a...

The waves of the future may bend around metamaterials

Published on 30-Mar-2015

Almost half a century after Dustin Hoffman was taken aside in The Graduate and given the famous "one word" line about the future...

Unravelling the mystical stars

Published on 30-Mar-2015
 On a starry searchSo, to see if a star has abundant hydrogen, the obvious thing to do would be to look at its hydrogen lines. file photo

In a bid to discover hydrogen-deficient stars, a scientist and his student stumbled upon a new discovery, writes Nityanand Rao

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Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

People look at the debris of one of the oldest temples after it was damaged...

People look at the debris of one of the oldest temples after it was damaged...

Tourists gather inside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport...

Tourists gather inside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport...

People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur...

People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur...

A Nepalese man walks through destruction caused by Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

A Nepalese man walks through destruction caused by Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

People run away from a landslide triggered by a tremor, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake...

People run away from a landslide triggered by a tremor, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake...

This photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain...

This photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain...

A view of collapsed houses due to earthquake in Madhubani, Bihar...

A view of collapsed houses due to earthquake in Madhubani, Bihar...

A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake...

A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake...

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