3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21 (13:54)
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trip to the International Space Station on March 21.
Humans flourished through super volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago: Study (17:20)
London, March 17 (IANS) Early humans survived a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago as well as flourished during the resulting climate change, finds a new study.
New AI tech finds over 6K new craters on Moon (14:16)
Toronto, March 17 (IANS) A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based lunar mapping technology has accurately mapped over 6,000 new craters on Earth's moon in just hours, the media reported.
Pentavalent vaccine: Doctors raise red flag (12:22)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Pentavalent vaccine (PV), that was introduced by India a little over six years ago, doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to the DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) vaccine, according to a new study that calls for a "rigorous review of the deaths following vaccination with PV".
Tata Sons head Chandrasekaran elected IISc President (18:42)
Bengaluru, March 16 (IANS) Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran was elected President of the court of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for three years, the institute announced on Friday.
Modi wants scientists to spend time with students (Lead) (13:02)
Imphal, March 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged scientists "to spend 100 hours a year" with school students to teach them various aspects of science.
PM opens Science Congress in Manipur (12:52)
Imphal, March 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the five-day Indian Science Congress at the Manipur University here.
NASA mulls to build huge spacecraft to blow up asteroid (11:16)
London, March 16 (IANS) Preparing itself to deal with a potential asteroid impact, NASA has drawn up plans to build a huge nuclear spacecraft that is capable of shunting or blowing up dangerous space rocks and safeguarding life on Earth.
Africa's oldest nuclear DNA found in Morocco (09:44)
Rabat, March 16 (IANS) The oldest nuclear DNA from Africa ever has been discovered in eastern Morocco, adding new clues to the world's understanding of human history, a government statement said.
Modern humans mate with ancient hominins twice: Study (09:20)
Washington, March 16 (IANS) A new gene study has revealed that modern humans interbred with another species of archaic hominins, the Denisovans, on at least two occasions instead of the previous opinion of one-off admixture.
Platypus milk may help combat superbugs (18:22)
Sydney, March 15 (IANS) A protein present in the milk of the platypus can potentially save thousands of lives by effectively killing superbugs that has become increasingly resistant to antibiotic drugs, researchers say.
Japanese Nobel winner's wife found dead in US (15:14)
Washington, March 15 (IANS) A Japanese Nobel Prize winner's wife, said to be suffering from Parkinson's disease, was found dead at an Illinois landfill hours after the couple were reported missing.
Space travel may cause long-term change to DNA, says NASA (13:24)
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Seven per cent of astronaut Scott Kelly's genes linked to the immune system, DNA repair and bone formation, showed an unexpected change as a result of spending nearly a year in space, reveals NASA's "Twins Study" aimed to unravel the genomics era of space travel.
'Stephen Hawking was a longtime friend to NASA' (10:54)
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Stephen Hawking was a longtime friend to NASA, and a brilliant cosmologist and an inspiration to generations around the world, said the US space agency in honour of the acclaimed British physicist, who died a day ago.
Cambridge pays tribute to Stephen Hawking (00:40)
London, March 15 (IANS) The flag at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge flew at half mast, and students brought flowers to the college gate as the university city of Cambridge paid tribute to world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.
UN chief pays tribute to Stephen Hawking (23:00)
United Nations, March 14 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday paid tribute to world-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died earlier in the day his home in Cambridge at the age of 76.
Hawking a celebrity face of moden physics: Rahul (19:16)
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday mourned the death of British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, terming him a "celebrity face of modern physics".
Compassion helped Neanderthals to survive: Study (16:50)
London, March 14 (IANS) Neanderthals could survive for almost 300,000 years because they were compassionate and genuinely cared for their peers, finds a research that challenges popular notions that they were brutish compared to modern humans.
Stephen Hawking dies, world loses its brightest star (Roundup) (15:10)
London/New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition, died on Wednesday -- leaving millions in mourning globally. He was 76.
What a life: Indian film industry mourns Hawking's demise (14:00)
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Actors, filmmakers and music experts from the Indian film industry mourned the death of British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose contribution to science and humanity they will remember for a lifetime.
Indians are so good at mathematics and physics: Hawking in India (13:52)
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) It was January 2001 when British physicist Stephen Hawking came to India for the first time, later describing the 16-day long tour as "magnificent".
Triumph of spirit over form: The extraordinary life and career of Stephen Hawking (Obituary) (13:26)
By Vikas Datta
Diagnosed with a debilitating condition when barely out of his teens, he was given just two years to live. But Stephen Hawking went to live on a further half-century.
Stephen Hawking dies, world loses its brightest star (Second Lead) (12:20)
London/New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition, died on Wednesday. He was 76.
NASA invites citizen scientists for cloud observation challenge (12:10)
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Love to gaze at the clouds and admire nature's creativity? NASA invites you to take part in a citizen science cloud observation challenge.
Nobel Prize remained elusive for Hawking (12:04)
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Hailed as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein, Professor Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize.