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Making a map of Milky Way

Published on 20-Feb-2017
Besides directly mapping the night sky, Gaia will measure distances to one billion stars in the MilkyWay. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Rishabh Shukla elaborates on the features of Gaia, a space telescope that will help us understand the origin and evolution of our galaxy.

Gene editing: an ethical minefield

Published on 20-Feb-2017
A gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 allows researchers to snip, insert & delete genetic material with increased precision. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Scientists are divided on the proposition to modify human embryos to create genetic traits that can be passed down to future generations, writes Amy Harmon...

The hunt for rogue planets just got tougher

Published on 20-Feb-2017
New analyses cut down the estimated number of planets unattached to a star by half. PHOTO BY RON DANTOWITZ/CCO/NASA

Most planets live their lives tethered to the star that created them. But some renegade worlds wander across the Milky Way without a host.

Pros and cons of mitochondrial transfer technique

Published on 14-Feb-2017
limiting disease inheritance The MRT procedure involves three people -  father, mother and a healthy female mitochondrial donor.

A few months ago, if someone asked you how many parents you have, you would have considered the question...

Quantum computer 'construction plan' drawn up

Published on 14-Feb-2017
'universal' computer Researchers are trying to build a computer that  can tackle a comprehensive array of  complex problems. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer. These super-fast machines promise to revolutionise...

Sleep may help form memories

Published on 14-Feb-2017
molecular trigger It was found that hundreds of proteins increase or decrease inside synapses during the night. REPRESENTATIVE Images

Over the years, scientists have come up with a lot of ideas about why we sleep. Some have argued that it is a way to...

The cosmological constant puzzle

Published on 06-Feb-2017
accelerated expansion Astronomers have deduced that the expansion of the universe is faster now than it was before. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

A bout a century ago, Albert Einstein introduced the famous lambda term, otherwise known as the cosmological constant...

Gazing into Ethiopia's alien terrain

Published on 06-Feb-2017
HOT WEATHER In pools of water in the Danakil Depression, the combination of heat, high acidity & sulphur concentrations causes bright yellow chimneys to form.

In oppressively dry heat and a miasma of sulphur and chlorine, the rocky landscape sprouts patches of neon green and yellow ...

Claim made for hydrogen 'wonder material'

Published on 06-Feb-2017
theory Metallic hydrogen could be used to make things such as zero- resistance electrical wiring.  REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal...

In the quest for clues on Mars

Published on 30-Jan-2017
Curiosity is searching for traces of microbial life on Mars.

As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues its exploration, we are learning more and more previously unknown facts about the red planet.

Photo Gallery
A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

A young leopard in a box in the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Devotees performing pooja to Lord Shiva at Shiva Temple, old airport road, on the occasion...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Emma Watson arrives for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

Army jawans firing air shots to pay tributes to L/NK Ghulam Mohi ud din Rather during...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

The yet unnamed polar bear cub and its mother Giovanna explore the open air enclosure...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

Devotees offering prayers to lord Rameshwara on the occasion of 'Shivaratri' at Rameshwara Swamy...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A cow stands with the cow photographer in front a screen in Verden, Germany...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

A boy carrying his grand father for casting during the 4th phase of assembly elections...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

NSUI activists participating in peace unity march at Delhi University in New Delhi...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva performs during a religious procession ahead of the Hindu...

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