Category: Science


How About Sending Your Name to Mars?

NASA will fly the names onboard the InSight lander, expected to land on the Red Planet in 2018.


Asia’s Glaciers to Shrink by A Third by 2100: Study

London: Asia’s mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by the century’s end, with dire consequences for millions of people...


China Brings Mars A Little Closer with Replica on Tibet Plateau

Beijing: The 55m-kilometre jaunt from planet Earth to the red planet takes up to a year. From Beijing’s international airport you’ll soon be able to fly there in...


North America to Witness Total Solar Eclipse Today

New York: Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness...


Norway’s Push for Arctic Oil And Gas Threatens Paris Climate Goals

Oslo: Norway’s plan to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic threatens global efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new study. The research says 12...


Partial Lunar Eclipse to be Visible from All Places of India

New Delhi: A partial lunar eclipse, which will occur late tonight, will be visible from all places in the country. Today, the eclipse will begin at 10.52 pm (IST).  The...


Scientists Edit Human Genes for First Time in US

New York: Scientists have genetically engineered a human embryo for the first time in the US, reported UK daily Independent. The technology allows for the editing of...


Ten Per Cent of Fish Caught in Oceans Get Dumped: Study

Oslo: Fishing fleets dump about 10 per cent of the fish they catch back into the ocean in an “enormous waste” of low-value fish despite some progress in...


Govt Launches Web Portal VAJRA for Global Scientists

New Delhi: The Government today launched a web portal VAJRA — Visiting Advanced Joint Research — for faculty scheme of science and engineering research board...

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Millions of Mysterious ‘Sea Pickles’ Swamp US West Coast

Washington: Millions of rare, tiny marine creatures known as the “unicorns of the sea” have flocked to the west coast of America, ruining fishermen’s nets and...