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Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

07 May 2020

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

Astronomers have discovered a new black hole, and it is not really far away.

Scientists found first-ever 'animal' that doesn't need oxygen to live

26 Feb 2020

Scientists found first-ever 'animal' that doesn't need oxygen to live

Our basic understanding of life revolves around the fact that every multi-cellular organism, including human beings, needs oxygen to live.

Scientists have built a device to generate electricity from air

20 Feb 2020

Scientists have built a device to generate electricity from air

In a first, scientists have developed a device capable of generating electricity out of thin air. Quite literally!

#CBSE2020: Memory tips and tricks for Class 10 students

17 Jan 2020

#CBSE2020: Memory tips and tricks for Class 10 students

With less than a month to go for the Class 10 Board Exams, students must be well-prepared by this time.

Meet Xenobots, first living robots that can self-heal

15 Jan 2020

Meet Xenobots, first living robots that can self-heal

In a major development, scientists have developed living robots that can heal on their own, like humans and animals.

#CBSE2020: Preparation strategy post pre-board examinations for Class 12

12 Jan 2020

#CBSE2020: Preparation strategy post pre-board examinations for Class 12

The Class 12 Board Examinations are crucial as they play an important role in shaping a student's career and future.

#CareerBytes: Latest CBSE Class-10 2020 exam pattern for all subjects

07 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: Latest CBSE Class-10 2020 exam pattern for all subjects

The CBSE Board Examination 2020 for Class-10 will commence from February 15 and go on till March 20.

#CBSE2020: How to score over 90% in Class 10 Science?

03 Jan 2020

#CBSE2020: How to score over 90% in Class 10 Science?

For CBSE Class 10 students, Science is one of the main subjects, but many of them find it difficult as the subject involves vast syllabus and a lot of concepts.

#CBSE2020: How to prepare for Class 10 board exams subject-wise?

23 Dec 2019

#CBSE2020: How to prepare for Class 10 board exams subject-wise?

A student's performance in CBSE Class 10 board exams is crucial as it decides which stream one should choose for a bright career.

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

24 Sep 2019

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

Ever since the NASA's Pioneer Venus project suggested back in the 1980s that the planet might have had an ocean, scientists have been struggling to understand what exactly happened that turned Venus into the inhospitable hellscape it is today.

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

23 Sep 2019

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

Common infection responsible for Neanderthals' extinction? New study reveals so

23 Sep 2019

Common infection responsible for Neanderthals' extinction? New study reveals so

The extinction of the Neanderthals has long been an unsolved mystery for anthropologists.

Six awesome science-fiction films that are worth watching repeatedly

16 Sep 2019

Six awesome science-fiction films that are worth watching repeatedly

With their visuals, futuristic approach, and speculative depictions, sci-fi films appeal to all.

Study finds dead bodies continue to move months after death

14 Sep 2019

Study finds dead bodies continue to move months after death

For the longest time, humans have believed that after a person dies, their corpses remain still, especially after rigor mortis sets in. However, Australian scientists have recently made a startling discovery.

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

10 Sep 2019

Scientists may have found the secret to reverse aging

Since, well, forever, humans have tried to find ways to make them look and feel younger; homemade face packs, makeup, botox, exercise, etc., which don't truly deliver the desired effect.

GATE or IIT-JAM- Which is better for you?

10 Sep 2019

GATE or IIT-JAM- Which is better for you?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for MSc) are two of India's most sought-after national-level entrance exams.

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

05 Sep 2019

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

Since Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel to space in 1961, only over 500 people have explored the outer realms of Earth's atmosphere.

Scientists discover 3.8 million-year-old fossil of ancient human ancestor

29 Aug 2019

Scientists discover 3.8 million-year-old fossil of ancient human ancestor

Despite modern advancements in palaeontology, we still know very little about our own ancestry.

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab-grown artificial meat that's eco-friendly

26 Aug 2019

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop lab-grown artificial meat that's eco-friendly

While all agricultural practices have varying effects on the environment, meat production is associated with accelerating the greenhouse effect due to animal methane, excessive waste, fossil fuel usage, and inordinate consumption of water and land.

How India is helping create a 'miniature Sun' on Earth

24 Aug 2019

How India is helping create a 'miniature Sun' on Earth

While the Indian Space Research Organization is planning to launch a satellite to study the Sun by 2020 (the Aditya-L1 mission), India and some other nations are planning to bring the Sun to Earth.

#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

22 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Best-recommended IIT/JEE foundation books for students of Classes 6-10

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the gateway to top institutes like IITs and NITs, is the most popular exam for engineering aspirants.

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

20 Aug 2019

Having multiple husbands can be beneficial for women, observes study

Polygamy in our society is often frowned upon, especially for women. In India, the practice is also largely illegal.

#CareerBytes: Want to join ISRO? Here's everything you should know

16 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Want to join ISRO? Here's everything you should know

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the largest and most successful space agencies in the world.

IIT-Gandhinagar students develop device to block sun glare, prevent accidents

09 Aug 2019

IIT-Gandhinagar students develop device to block sun glare, prevent accidents

Two students of IIT-Gandhinagar have come up with an innovative device that can address one of the many causes of road accidents - obscured vision due to sun glare.

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

09 Aug 2019

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

In a major leap for science, researchers at NASA are planning on sending a version of chile peppers in space to be grown and harvested at the International Space Station.

ISRO shares first official photos of Earth, clicked by Chandrayaan-2

04 Aug 2019

ISRO shares first official photos of Earth, clicked by Chandrayaan-2

Days after a series of morphed photos of the Earth, purportedly clicked by Chandrayaan-2, were circulated through WhatsApp forwards, the Indian Space Research Organization has released the official ones.

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

03 Aug 2019

These innovations by IIT engineers make world a better place

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

#CareerBytes: GATE or IIT-JAM - Which is better for you?

30 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: GATE or IIT-JAM - Which is better for you?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for MSc) are two of India's most sought-after national-level entrance exams.

#SaveLydia: This 6-month-old suffering from genetic mutation needs help

26 Jul 2019

#SaveLydia: This 6-month-old suffering from genetic mutation needs help

Six-month-old Lydia Seth was born with a rare genetic disorder. Born on December 22, 2018, Lydia was diagnosed with a mutation of the gene KCNQ2, which affects a cell's ability to generate and transmit electrical signals.

More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

16 Jul 2019

More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission on July 20, a United States-based tech professional association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has conducted a survey about space travel.

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

16 Jul 2019

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

If you are someone who likes to keep a lookout for interesting occurrences in the night sky, you would be delighted to learn that on July 16 and 17, various parts of the world will witness a partial lunar eclipse, including India.

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

14 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

Fifty years after Apollo 11 made the historic Moon landing, India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, plans to "go where no country has ever gone before": the satellite's South Pole.

Canada: 80-year-old doctor used his sperm to inseminate patients

27 Jun 2019

Canada: 80-year-old doctor used his sperm to inseminate patients

A fertility doctor in Ottawa, Canada, was recently stripped of his license after he was found inseminating patients with the wrong sperm for decades.

An ice-free Greenland could be our *scary* future, says study

26 Jun 2019

An ice-free Greenland could be our *scary* future, says study

If you are someone who wonders why Greenland, a landmass that's mostly ice, was named that, you probably won't have to spare more thought for it.

Tezpur University researchers have a solution for fake currency: nano-ink!

20 Jun 2019

Tezpur University researchers have a solution for fake currency: nano-ink!

Counterfeiting or fake currency is a problem that authorities across the globe have struggled to constrain. Miscreants are often drawn to counterfeiting as it's a real money-making (illicit) business, and it's hard to trace once the currency is in circulation.

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

18 Jun 2019

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

16 Jun 2019

This IIT-Delhi start-up offers pollution fix for just Rs. 10

With 22 of the world's 30 most polluted cities in India, it is one of the most polluted countries. The national capital itself is so polluted, that breathing in Delhi is just the same as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day.

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

05 Jun 2019

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

It has been decades since we first started hearing about the drastic climate change, but it seems nobody has been taking those warnings seriously. And now, as it turns out, we may end up paying the ultimate price.

At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug

25 May 2019

At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug

Swiss drugmaker Novartis' new gene therapy, which recently received US approval, may be the world's most expensive drug, priced at an exorbitant $2.125 million (approximately Rs. 14cr).

#CareerBytes: Best colleges under Delhi University for PCM students

22 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Best colleges under Delhi University for PCM students

Science stream students who have completed Class 12 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) have a lot of career options today.