People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie!  (14:20)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS (13:54)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.

Diamonds in Nagaland? Very likely, say scientists (13:42)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) The northeastern border state of Nagaland, recently projected by a geologist as a promising place to prospect for gold, may be springing another glittering surprise.

Decoded: What causes vision deterioration in astronauts (12:02)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Vision deterioration in astronauts is likely owing to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure, say scientists, adding that using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem.

Bengaluru's hi-tech planetarium reopens for viewing cosmos (22:36)
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium reopened here on Tuesday with a hybrid projector system for a breath-taking view of the universe.

'Black hole man of India' C.V. Vishveshwara dead (18:34)
Kolkata/Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran scientist C.V. Vishveshwara, known as a pioneer in black hole research in India, has died, researchers associated with LIGO said on Tuesday.

China to launch satellite for predicting earthquakes (17:56)
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China will launch a satellite this year to gather electromagnetic data which may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes.

LIGO India likely to be commissioned in 2024 (16:16)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The LIGO India project is likely to be commissioned in 2024 and its activities would require Indian universities churning out young researchers trained in the science to take up the mantle of exploration of the universe, an official of the international collaboration said here on Tuesday.

Researchers develop low-cost, efficient LED lighting (13:32)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) At a time when existing LEDs are helping to keep electricity bills low, a group of scientists has developed a more efficient and low-cost alternative to the materials used in traditional LEDs.

Tigers may roam again in central Asia: Scientists (13:32)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Caspian tigers who met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century may roam again in Central Asia thanks to a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the extinct big cats, say researchers.

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies (13:26)
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Eugene A. Cernan, the commander of the Apollo 17 lunar-landing mission in 1972 and the last man to walk on the moon, died in Houston. He was 82.

Mobile game that allows you to grow plants on ISS (13:16)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US space agency NASA has launched a mobile game that allows gamers to grow virtual plants aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Researchers find dark matter 'killing galaxies' (11:54)
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Australian astrophysicists have come a step closer to solving a galactic murder mystery on Tuesday when they studied the effects of dark matter in 11,000 galaxies, a media report said.

World's lightest watch unveiled in Geneva (08:32)
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The world's lightest mechanical watch revealed is a key step forward into the development of more widespread applications of graphene, officials at the University of Manchester said.

Bee, wasp stings more dangerous than snake, spider bites (08:32)
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) An Australian research has discovered that venom from bees and wasps, rather than those from jellyfish, spiders or snakes, poses a biggest public health threat, a study has revealed.

'Sweeping generalisations about GMO not fair' (19:42)
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 16 (IANS) Sweeping generalisations about safety of GMOs are "not fair", an eminent scientist said on Monday.

Scientists challenge fruit flies' alcohol tolerance theory (16:16)
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Refuting a two-decade-old theory, US scientists have claimed that the common fruit fly's impressive tolerance for beer or wine may have nothing to do with the alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) protein in their body.

Don't miss Jupiter's Great Red Spot  (11:54)
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Scientists have released incredible new images of Jupiter megastorm from the data sent by its Juno probe that reveal a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot.

'If Modi can demonetise, he can also revamp higher education and research' (13:56)
By Sahana Ghosh
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government should show decisiveness of the kind that was on display over demonetisation to depoliticise and revamp regulatory bodies in higher education and research like the University Grants Commission (UGC), a noted scientist has said.

Sulphuric acid clouds caused darkness, cold, killing dinosaurs (12:58)
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Millions of years ago, tiny droplets of sulphuric acid formed high up in the air after an asteroid hit the Earth, making it dark and cold for several years and resulted in the extinction of dinosaurs from the planet, a study has revealed.

Obama thanks NASA for carrying his signature to Mars (15:28)
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Although US President Barack Obama is set to leave office in less than a week, his signature will stand testimony on Mars that he once held the highest office in America.

SpaceX aims to regain momentum with new rocket launch (13:02)
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The American SpaceX rocket company faces a crucial test on Saturday with its latest rocket launch - the first since a rocket exploded in a ball of flames last September on a Florida launch pad.

New computerised method can disambiguate namesakes (14:36)
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) It is very likely that you have a namesake who is very distinct from your personality. To disambiguate you two, a new method has been developed that can tell you from your namesake.

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