1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:36

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

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 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.


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.