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Radio bursts traced to faraway galaxy

Published on 16-Jan-2017
long way out Radio waves arrive on Earth dispersed or spread out in time by wavelength. Representative image

Astronomers have traced a series of brief, enigmatic bursts of radio waves to a galaxy far, far away and indeed a long time...

The manipulation of macrophages

Published on 16-Jan-2017
protectors Macrophages scout for foreign pathogens, engulf them and  provide us with innate immunity. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

In the movie Terminator 3: The Rise of Machines, the character Terminatrix (a humanoid robot) is able to manipulate cyborgs to work ...

Lightning may become one of weather's predictors

Published on 16-Jan-2017
interconnected Now it is universally accepted that lightning flash rates are  correlated with storm intensification and severity.

Lightning's intricate, darting dance across the sky can be mesmerising or terrifying, elegant or explosive, divine or ...

Revolutionising cancer treatment

Published on 09-Jan-2017
STRONGER RESULTS Tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes are being studied by researchers to enhance their ability to fight cancer. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Effective combat By using a patient's immune system to fight the deadly colon cancer, researchers have been...

To know how galaxies rotate

Published on 09-Jan-2017
IMPORTANT FIND Vera Reubin found that the velocities of the clouds did not decrease with increasing distance from the galactic centre.

Groundbreaking American astronomer Vera Rubin's observations and data on galaxy rotation provided...

The biggest digital map of the universe yet

Published on 09-Jan-2017
MAPPING THE SKY A photograph of the entire night sky, seen from Hawaii, taken by Pan-STARRS.

On the summit of Haleakala, a dormant volcano on the island of Maui in Hawaii, USA, a telescope...

Seeing through turbid media

Published on 02-Jan-2017
CLEARING THE HAZE Medical professionals, pilots, rescuers and even adventurers and photographers, require a clear sight in low-visibility conditions.

Breakthrough Researchers have successfully demonstrated, for the first time, instant, real-time...

You're an adult, your brain, not so much

Published on 02-Jan-2017
CONSTANT GROWTH The human brain reaches its adult volume by age 10, but the neurons that make it up continue to change for years after that. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Evolving As the anatomy of the brain changes, its activity changes as well. Scientists are trying...

Solar system's biggest asteroid is an ancient ocean world

Published on 02-Jan-2017
RICH IN WATER Ceres contains roughly one-third of the mass of the entire asteroid belt. PHOTO CREDIT: NASA

Asteroids might look dry and barren, but the solar system's biggest asteroid - Ceres - is chock full of...

Black hole echoes hint at breakdown of general relativity

Published on 26-Dec-2016
contradictory? An artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by  binary neutron stars. Illustration by R Hurt/Caltech-JPL

Physicists have analysed the data from LIGO, and claim to have found echoes of the waves that seem to contradict....

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Youngstres and Students during the protest to Lift ban on jallikattu and impose ban on PETA...

Youngstres and Students during the protest to Lift ban on jallikattu and impose ban on PETA...

Hot air balloons fly during the 39th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Switzerland...

Hot air balloons fly during the 39th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Switzerland...

An Iranian firefighter removes debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire...

An Iranian firefighter removes debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire...

Indian film director and classical dancer, Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush at the Jaipur...

Indian film director and classical dancer, Aishwarya Rajinikanth Dhanush at the Jaipur...

The cast of Kung Fu Yoga, from left, Miya Muqi, Disha Patani, Jackie Chan, Amyra Dastur...

The cast of Kung Fu Yoga, from left, Miya Muqi, Disha Patani, Jackie Chan, Amyra Dastur...

Women take part in the #IWillGoOut rally, to show solidarity with the Women's March in Washington...

Women take part in the #IWillGoOut rally, to show solidarity with the Women's March in Washington...

Archaeological Survey of India workers conducting restoration work at Taj Mahal in Agra...

Archaeological Survey of India workers conducting restoration work at Taj Mahal in Agra...

Military Police Daredevils perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Military Police Daredevils perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds its two babies insects in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia...

An Olive-backed Sunbird feeds its two babies insects in their nest in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia...

Winner of Oriflame Face of North-East-2017 Michelle Kynta (M), 1st runner up Anjusha Saikia...

Winner of Oriflame Face of North-East-2017 Michelle Kynta (M), 1st runner up Anjusha Saikia...

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