Juno sends 1st images of Jupiter's north, south poles

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 11:10

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) After journeying for nearly five years to our solar system's largest planet, NASAs Juno spacecraft has sent back the first images of Jupiters north pole and the the auroras rippling across its southern pole.


Scientists name new fish after Obama

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 09:38

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Scientists are set to name a new fish after US President Barack Obama honouring his decision to create a new protected area off the Hawaiian coast.


New cattle virus officially named influenza D

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 16:36

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) A new influenza virus that affects cattle has an official name -- influenza D, as proposed by South Dakota State University researchers -- including one of Indian origin -- who discovered it.


Slow methane release behind climate change 56 mn years ago

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:42

London, Sep 2 (IANS) The release of methane from the seafloor was much slower than previously thought during a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago, suggests new research led by University of Southampton.


NASA asteroid mission on track despite SpaceX rocket explosion

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:58

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Despite the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explosion at the neighbouring Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, US space agency NASA was confident that its asteroid sample return mission will launch on schedule on September 8.


SETI's 'unusual signal' didn't come from alien civilisation

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:26

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) The "unusual signal" picked up by SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) using Russia's RATAN-600 radio telescope and thought to be coming from a star in the Hercules constellation most likely originated from Earth and not some advanced extraterrestrial civilisation, media reports said.


New multi-element antenna to improve communication

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:03

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Combining several antenna elements into a single one would improve reception and efficiency and speed up data transfer, a team of researchers from Finland has said.


Australian researchers find world's oldest fossils

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 08:40

Canberra, Sep 1 (IANS) Australian researchers have found what are believed to be the world's oldest fossils, and along with them, signs that diverse life forms lived on Earth up to 3.7 billion years ago.


Intelligent brains now more blood thirsty

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 18:02

Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Evolution has not only made human brains larger, but has also increased the supply of blood to the brain, a new study has found.


'Planet Nine' can spell doom for our solar system

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 14:36

London, Aug 31 (IANS) The solar system could be struck by disaster when the Sun dies if the mysterious "Planet Nine" exists, report researchers from the University of Warwick.