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Rama Krishna August 11, 2016

Washington: In a significant find, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn’s largest moon Titan that are flooded with liquid methane. The finding represents the first direct evidence of the presence of liquid-filled channels on Titan and could give scientists insights into its origins and similar geologic processes on the Earth. The […]

Rama Krishna August 11, 2016

Toronto: Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world’s primate populations, including monkeys, apes, and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon, and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study. “Our research shows that climate change may be one of the […]

Rama Krishna August 10, 2016

Washington, NASA: In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet, the US space agency has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to Mars. Through the […]

Rama Krishna August 10, 2016

London, Aug 10: While scientists continue to debate reported decline in human semen quality, a new study has now found that the fertility of “man’s best friend” may have suffered a sharp decline over the past three decades primarily due to environmental contaminants. “This is the first time that such a decline in male fertility […]

Rama Krishna August 10, 2016

Beijing, Aug 10: Chinese authorities on Wednesday suspended a French-Chinese nuclear waste recycle plant project, following several days of protests led by thousands of inhabitants of the area. The government in Lianyungang city announced its decision to suspend the project that aimed to process 800 tonnes of waste annually. It was expected to start functioning […]

Rama Krishna August 9, 2016

Canberra: Australian defence scientists who analysed signals from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have revealed the Boeing 777 fell very fast before crashing into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia. Australian media reported on Tuesday that data analysis and manufacturer simulations showed it was likely the aircraft lost engine power before falling […]

Rama Krishna August 9, 2016

London, Aug 9: Signs of life from under Mars’ surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts, suggest scientists, adding that life may be present deep underground. Researchers analysing samples from Mars’ surface have not yet conclusively detected organic compounds that are indigenous to Mars and which would be indicators of past […]

Rama Krishna August 9, 2016

New York, Aug 9:  Known as impressive predators that hunt and consume almost anything from birds to sea turtles, tiger sharks can easily play the role of marine scavengers when the opportunity presents itself, say researchers. This behaviour was reported in Springer’s journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology by a team of American, Australian and British […]

Rama Krishna August 6, 2016

New York, Aug 6: Shedding new insight into the geological evolution of Mercury, researchers have found that major volcanic activity on the planet Mercury most likely ended about 3.5 billion years ago. “These new results validate 40-year-old predictions about global cooling and contraction shutting off volcanism,” Paul Byrne, Assistant Professor at the North Carolina State […]

Rama Krishna August 5, 2016

Washington, Aug 5: Preschoolers who are more successful in understanding words associated with numbers, such as ‘three’ or ‘four’, are more likely to have success with math when they enter kindergarten. The findings, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, also revealed that children who have a basic understanding that addition increases quantity and […]