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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.

World's smallest washing-machine can fit in your pocket

16 Sep 2019

World's smallest washing-machine can fit in your pocket

Centuries after the washing machine was invented, here's an innovative solution to your many cleaning needs.

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.

'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.

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

27 Aug 2019

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

A Chennai-based security researcher was awarded $10,000 (Rs. 7.18 lakh) for discovering a bug on the photo/video sharing application, Instagram.

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.

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.

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.

Can artificial intelligence be named inventor? This patent demands so

07 Aug 2019

Can artificial intelligence be named inventor? This patent demands so

In a first, a multi-disciplinary international team has filed for a patent application for two inventions on the behalf of artificial intelligence, demanding that the AI be named 'inventor'.

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.

#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.

WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram down; users report media download issues

03 Jul 2019

WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram down; users report media download issues

The services of popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are reportedly down in what appears to be a global outage.

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.

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.

#CareerBytes: Popular courses offered by Delhi University for PCM students

29 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Popular courses offered by Delhi University for PCM students

The University of Delhi is one of the country's most desired educational institutions; every year, it attracts lakhs of students, including those from science stream.

Kerala: Student-teacher team creates affordable sanitary-pads from world's worst water-weed

28 May 2019

Kerala: Student-teacher team creates affordable sanitary-pads from world's worst water-weed

A student-teacher team from AKMHS School in Kerala's Kottoor has created low-cost sanitary napkins from water hyacinth, also called the world's worst water weed.

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).

5 brilliant innovations by IITians you should know about

03 May 2019

5 brilliant innovations by IITians you should know about

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

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

22 Oct 2018

#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.

#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam

06 Sep 2018

#CareerBytes: Tips to crack the UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil services exam is one of the toughest exams in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are the keys to cracking it.