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Good mood can make flu shots more effective: Study

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:10

London, Oct 8 (IANS) If you are planning to get a flu shot shortly, better stay in a happy mood. Researchers have found that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect.

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Mars study offers clues to origins of life on Earth

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:02

New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars that identifies an area on the red planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.

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NASA to put humans on the Moon again: Pence

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 18:10

Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) The Trump administration wants NASA to land humans on the Moon and establish presence on the lunar surface before sending astronauts to the Red Planet and beyond, US Vice President Mike Pence has said.

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Prehistoric humans purposely avoided inbreeding

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 16:58

London, Oct 6 (IANS) Early humans who lived around 34,000 years ago recognised the dangers of inbreeding and developed social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found.

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TeamIndus scouts for funds for its lunar mission

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:18

Bengaluru, Oct 6 (IANS) Bengaluru-based aerospace start-up TeamIndus is scouting for funds and sponsors to build a spacecraft with a rover for landing and exploring the lunar surface.

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NASA to put humans on the Moon again: Pence

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:14

Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) The Trump administration will direct NASA to land humans on the Moon and establish presence on the lunar surface before sending astronauts to the Red Planet and beyond, US Vice President Mike Pence has said.

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Fossil of Thailand's biggest ever dinosaur found

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:58

Bangkok, Oct 5 (IANS) A fossil of a dinosaur, believed to be the biggest ever found in Thailand, has been discovered in the country's northeastern regiony, said a senior government official on Thursday.

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Centre of Geospatial Excellence launched

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:32

Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)-Shibpur and Esri India Technologies on Thursday announced the launch of a Centre of Geospatial Excellence (CoGE) in the eastern region.

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Is the Nobel for discovery of gravitational waves premature? (Comment: Special to IANS)

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:58

On October 3, 2017, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to three American physicists "for decisive contribution to Laser Interferometry Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) detector and observation of gravitational waves", a sort of extremely faint ripples propagating through the very fabric of space-time resulting from most powerful cosmic catastrophes.

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ISRO to set up research centre in Guwahati: Sonowal

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:02

Guwahati, Oct 5 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said ISRO would set up a research centre in Guwahati for start-ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.

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Dust, not aliens, behind mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:34

Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The unusual dips in brightness that a stellar object known as Tabby's Star experiences could be due to an uneven dust cloud moving around the star, not because of a "megastructure" built by an advanced civilization, says a new study.

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