Here's how modern juicy apples evolved

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 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

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 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.


SpaceX launches cargo to space station

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 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.


Amazon refunding customers who bought 'unverified' eclipse glasses

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 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.


Roman coins show how Hannibal's defeat led to rise of Rome

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 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.


'AlphaGO, Weiqi bring best in each other'

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 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

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 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.


Indian seismologist had predicted Aug 8 China quake

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 14:30

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

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 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.