6-inch skeleton found in Chile not of alien: Study

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:54

New York, March 23 (IANS) Ruling out the possibility of the extra-terrestrial origin of a mysterious six-inch skeleton discovered in Chile, scientists have found that it was of a female, likely a foetus, who had a rare, bone-ageing disorder.


BHEL to make space grade cells for ISRO

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:36

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) would make space grade lithium-ion (Li-Ion) cells for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under technology transfer, the space agency said on Friday.


India to launch communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:42

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) In the field of space technology, India will close this fiscal with the launch of the GSAT-6A, a high power S-band communication satellite, on March 29, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Friday.


Research team finds new anti-cancer protein

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:06

Geneva, March 23 (IANS) Led by an Indian-origin researcher, a team has discovered a new anti-cancer protein that not only prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver, but also serves as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer, according to a press release by the University of Basel on Thursday.


Extreme weather events more common now than ever before

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:16

London, March 22 (IANS) Extreme weather events have become more frequent over the years, with a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with five years ago, warns a new study.


Russia launches manned spacecraft to ISS

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:36

Moscow, March 22 (IANS) A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, sending three astronauts aboard the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).


Dinosaurs evolved frills and horns to attract mates: Study

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:50

London, March 21 (IANS) The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus might have evolved to attract mates, not as a mechanism to recognise each other as earlier believed, says a study.


3 astronauts set out for space station on Wednesday

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:00

Washington, March 21 IANS) A Soyuz rocket carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is all set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.


Hawking's ashes to sit near Newton, Darwin's graves

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:28

London, March 21 (IANS) The ashes of renowned physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey here near the graves of ground-breaking scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.