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SNIPPETS - Counting all the DNA on Earth

Published on 03-Aug-2015

When scientists want to estimate global biodiversity, they typically tally the total species or organisms found around the world....

SNIPPETS - Neurons change as memories form

Published on 03-Aug-2015

Learning can be traced back to individual neurons in the brain, according to a new study....

'Earth 2.0' found in NASA Kepler telescope haul

Published on 03-Aug-2015
likely choice Kepler-452b is around 1,400 light years away from Earth.

Joining other exoplanets that are similar in many ways to Earth, Kepler-452b could very well be the next habitable planet for us...

The story of vacuum

Published on 03-Aug-2015
a vital principle Magdeburg's experiment;

From Pascal to Einstein, every notable scientist has forayed into the world of vacuum and given us fascinating results....

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...

Photo Gallery
Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

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