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Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed (11:36)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies.

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1 (10:58)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said.

6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul (07:20)
Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.

Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study (18:20)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study.

1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit (14:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official said here on Thursday.

Mars 2020 rover to use X-ray techniques to find signs of life (14:04)
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which aims look for signs of past life on the Red Planet, will use smart X-ray techniques originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according a mission scientist.

Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth (12:06)
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides (11:06)
By K.S. Jayaraman IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.

Fossilised dinosaur footprints found in China (15:34)
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) More than 200 fossilised dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Maotai town of China, the media reported on Wednesday.

Here's how modern juicy apples evolved (13:12)
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Tracing the evolutionary history of the crisp and juicy apples, scientists have found that modern apples originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan around 10,000 years ago.

Incomplete drought recovery could be new normal (11:54)
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) A chronic state of incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal for the remainder of the 21st century, thanks to increasingly common extreme temperatures, new research suggests.

Sleep tied to Type 2 diabetes risk in children (10:24)
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Children who get more sleep are at lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study published in a US journal has said.

SpaceX launches cargo to space station (02:16)
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Monday, sending the US space firm's last new first-generation Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station.

Earth's largest volcanic region discovered in Antartica (16:48)
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The largest volcanic region on Earth -- with nearly 100 volcanoes -- has been discovered two km below the surface of the vast ice sheet in west Antarctica.

Amazon refunding customers who bought 'unverified' eclipse glasses (16:14)
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon is offering refunds to customers who purchased eclipse glasses from the platform and warned them not to use the spectacles to view the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21.

Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award for Indian-born Stanford professor (15:12)
By Fakir Balaji IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The US-based Marconi Society has announced its Lifetime Achievement Award to Indian-born Stanford University professor Thomas Kailath, for his outstanding contributions to modern communications.

Roman coins show how Hannibal's defeat led to rise of Rome (15:04)
Paris, Aug 14 (IANS) The defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal - regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in history - in the Second Punic War from 218-201 BC paved the way for the transition of Rome from a regional power to an Empire, an analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown.

Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills: Study (10:34)
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Neuroscientists at the University of California here have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.

'AlphaGO, Weiqi bring best in each other' (07:18)
Houston, Aug 14 (IANS) A senior official of China's Weiqi Association (CWA) said on Sunday that it' s lucky for both AlphaGo and Weiqi when they met, which brought the best in each other.

Decoded: How brain recognises familiar faces (16:40)
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) US researchers have discovered two previously unknown areas of the brain that help humans process familiar and unfamiliar faces differently.

Revealed: Goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen (16:38)
London, Aug 13 (IANS) A team of scientists has uncovered how goldfish survive the harsh winters beneath frozen lakes by producing alcohol.

Indian seismologist had predicted Aug 8 China quake (14:30)
By K.S.Jayaraman IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian seismologist Arun Bapat had warned, a day before it struck, of the the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked China on August 8, killing close to 40 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands more.

'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UK (12:44)
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The Perseid meteor shower was seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky, the media reported on Sunday.

How income affects physical activity level (11:34)
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Higher income individuals are more likely to be "weekend warriors", getting most of their activity on only a few days a week and also spend more time in sedentary pursuits, says a study.

Get ready for Perseid Meteor Shower on Saturday night (19:22)
New Delhi/Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Star gazers in India are in for a treat as the annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on the night of August 12 through the morning of August 13.

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