Whales, dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures: Study

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:04

London, Oct 17 (IANS) Whales and dolphins live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects, much like human societies, according to a study.


Now explore planets, moons in Google Maps

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:14

San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Stargazers are in for a treat as Google has announced that one can now virtually visit all planets and moons in our solar system using Google Maps.


Indian scientists, IITs play big role in gravitational wave observation

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:36

Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 40 scientists from 13 Indian institutions, including IIT-Bombay played an important role in the exciting August 17 observation of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron starts, detected for the first by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Europe's Virgo, officials said here.


Gravitational waves from neutron stars' merger just the beginning

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:12

Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In yet another interstellar feat, scientists at the LIGO detectors and the world over detected the first "ripples in space" or gravitational waves produced by the merger of two ancient remnants of stars known as neutron stars.


Planet Nine does exist in our solar system: NASA

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:54

Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) NASA believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune, debunking myths that the planet, dubbed 'Nibiru' by doomsayers, will end of the world.


MRI brain scans may help identify MS risk early in children

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:06

New York, Oct 15 (IANS) MRI brain scans may help identify children at high-risk of developing Mmultiple Sclerosis (MS) before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, reveals a study.


Novel augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy?

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:56

London, Oct 15 (IANS) A team of researchers have developed a system that uses an ultrasound to display movements of tongues in real time, a finding which may help patients with tongue surgery to improve their speech.


Russian cargo craft with supplies lifts off for space station

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:06

Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Carrying almost three tonnes of food, fuel and supplies for the International Space Station crew, an unpiloted Russian Progress 68 cargo spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday at 2.46 pm local time.


How NASA plans to protect Mars crew from space radiation

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:46

Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, NASA said it is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet.


Methane rainstorms on Titan more frequent than thought

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:22

New York, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that intense methane rainstorms batter Saturn's largest moon Titan much more frequently than expected, creating massive floods in terrain that are otherwise deserts.