Did humans evolve by chance?

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:30

Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A new study says that origin of human genus could have occurred by chance and might not be directly related to climate change, as commonly believed.


Lunar eclipse on August 7-8

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 16:32

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Indians will be able to see the Penumbral and Partial lunar eclipse on the night of August 7-8.


Apple may launch iPhone 7S with glass back, wireless charging

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 14:12

San Francisco, Aug 6, Apple aficionados waiting for the next flagship device might be in for a treat as the Cupertino-based technology giant is expected to launch a refresh of iPhone 7 models along with iPhone 8 in the coming months.


Decoded: what caused Neanderthals to die out

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:06

London, Aug 5 (IANS) Early modern humans and Neanderthals shared a similar diet -- consisting mainly of mammoth and plants -- and also competed for food which led to their downfall, new research has claimed.


New Horizons' next flyby target could be two icy bodies

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 15:14

Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Even as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft gets ready for the most distant flyby in the history of space exploration, scientists believe that the probe's next target could actually be two objects.


CSIR, ISRO join hands for accuracy in satellite navigation

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 22:38

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday signed an MoU for exchanging time and frequency traceability to bring accuracy in satellite navigation and other ventures.


Astronomers identify oldest asteroid family

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 16:36

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Astronomers have identified the oldest known asteroid family, which extends throughout the inner region of the main asteroid belt.


Massive Earth-sized storm on Neptune spotted

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:44

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted a storm system nearly the size of Earth near Neptune's equator, a region where no bright cloud has been seen before.


New system automatically retouches smartphone images like a pro

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 16:02

Los Angeles, Aug 3 (IANS) Spending a lot of time on image-processing programmes before uplodaing the photos on your cellphone to social media sites may soon become a thing of the past as researchers have created a new system that can automatically retouch images in the style of a professional photographer.