New York, Oct 13 (IANS) Scientists have identified new genetic variants that sheds light on genetics of skin colour, human evolution as well as explains the risk factors for skin cancer.
New York, Oct 13 (IANS) Contrary to the time-consuming conventional way of preparing a census, researchers have said Facebook can be a reliable resource for the exercise and can provide real-time numbers in comparatively less time.
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Researchers have found that the last common ancestor of apes and humans was likely small, probably weighing about 12 pounds -- about the size of a gibbon.
New York, Oct 13 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered that a Sun-like star lurking around 350 light-years away consumed the rocky equivalent of 15 Earths.
Bengaluru, Oct 13 (IANS) A joint effort is under way by Indian and US scientists to end the harmful practice of rice and wheat straw burning in Punjab and convert the crop residue into a product of value to benefit the farmers.
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Scientists have found that the impact of the 2015-16 El Nino-related heat and drought occurring in tropical regions of South America, Africa and Indonesia was responsible for the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.
United Nations, Oct 13 (IANS) India has called upon the international community to work together to prevent the weaponisation of outer space and endeavour to formulate a global pact to avoid an arms race in space.
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) The shortage of plutonium threatens NASA's future mission to explore deep space, the US government has warned.
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a spacewalk lasting about 6.5 hours to lubricate components of the new latching end effector they installed in the previous spacewalk on the Canadarm2 robotic arm.
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today.
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) A small asteroid will safely pass by Earth on Thursday at a distance of approximately 42,000 kilometres, just above the orbital altitude of communications satellites, NASA has said.
Singapore, Oct 10 (IANS) A team of Singapore scientists has discovered the truth behind the durian tropical fruit's pungent aroma deemed as one of nature's smelliest secrets, the media reported on Tuesday.
Tokyo, Oct 10 (IANS) Japan on Tuesday successfully launched the fourth and final satellite that makes up its terrestrial positioning network system, which will improve the current GPS services and help create a better communications system during a disaster.
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Proper communication of science and technology is important for policy making and key to ensuring good governance in India, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Monday.