Dinosaurs mumbled with closed mouths

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 14:26

New York, July 12 (IANS) It is likely that some dinosaurs mumbled or cooed with closed mouths, according to a study.


Monkeys may have taught us how to crack cashew nuts

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 14:24

London, July 12 (IANS) Humans might have learned how to eat cashew by observing Brazilian capuchin monkeys cracking the tough nuts with stone tools, suggests new research.


Curiosity Mars rover resumes full operations

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:52

New York, July 12 (IANS) After it was brought out of the "safe mode" on July 9, the Curiosity Mars rover will now resume full operations on Tuesday, NASA said in a statement.


Eyes help researchers 'see' Alzheimer's before symptoms

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:32

New York, July 12 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered that eyes could help them see progression of Alzheimer's disease even before the onset of symptoms.


This new orchid species' flower looks like a devil's head

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:44

London, July 12 (IANS) The colourful and often fragrant flowers of orchids are highly valued for their beauty but researchers have now discovered that flowers of a new orchid species are not that pretty. A closer look at its flowers' heart reveals what appears to be a devil's head.


Astronomers stumble upon a 'Frankenstein' galaxy

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:34

Washington, July 12 (IANS) Scientists have discovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies about 718,000 light-years away in an otherwise quiet neighbourhood.


NASA camera captures moon 'photobombing' Earth again

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:18

Washington, July 12 (IANS) For the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a stunning view of the moon as it moved in front of the sun-lit side of Earth.


Short trajectory correction maneuver awaits Juno

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 15:06

Washington, July 11 (IANS) The NASA team has scheduled a short trajectory correction maneuver for Juno spacecraft on July 13 to refine the orbit around Jupiter.


Solar plane takes off from Spain for Egypt

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 14:56

Madrid, July 11 (IANS) The world's largest solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, on Monday took off from Seville in Spain to Egypt.


Australia to use underwater robot to explore Antarctic

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:44

Melbourne, July 11 (IANS) Australia's Tasmania state will soon take delivery of a new, world-class underwater robot which will help scientists explore new parts of the Antarctic environment.


Kudankulam nuclear plant II to generate 1,000 MW in 3 months

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:58

Chennai, July 11 (IANS) The second unit of Kudankulam atomic power project in Tamil Nadu that went critical or started nuclear fission on Sunday is expected to touch its rated capacity in three months time, said a senior official on Monday.


Life could exist on Saturn's biggest moon Titan: Study

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 07:04

Los Angeles, July 11 (IANS) Liquid water is a requirement for life on Earth. But on Saturn' s largest moon Titan, life might exist beyond the bounds of water-based chemistry, according to a new study by scientists at Cornell University.