Research team finds new anti-cancer protein

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:06

Geneva, March 23 (IANS) Led by an Indian-origin researcher, a team has discovered a new anti-cancer protein that not only prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver, but also serves as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer, according to a press release by the University of Basel on Thursday.


Extreme weather events more common now than ever before

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:16

London, March 22 (IANS) Extreme weather events have become more frequent over the years, with a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with five years ago, warns a new study.


Russia launches manned spacecraft to ISS

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 07:36

Moscow, March 22 (IANS) A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, sending three astronauts aboard the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).


Dinosaurs evolved frills and horns to attract mates: Study

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:50

London, March 21 (IANS) The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus might have evolved to attract mates, not as a mechanism to recognise each other as earlier believed, says a study.


3 astronauts set out for space station on Wednesday

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:00

Washington, March 21 IANS) A Soyuz rocket carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is all set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.


Hawking's ashes to sit near Newton, Darwin's graves

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:28

London, March 21 (IANS) The ashes of renowned physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey here near the graves of ground-breaking scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.


115,000-year-old bone tools unearthed in China

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:28

Toronto, March 20 (IANS) The toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans in China were more sophisticated than previously thought, suggests an analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in the country.


NASA plans to launch next planet hunter on April 16

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:54

Washington, March 20 (IANS) NASA is targeting April 16 for the launch of its next planet-hunting spacecraft on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


Greece launches its own space agency

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:52

Athens, March 20 (IANS) Greece launched its first space agency on Monday as an effort to rebuild the ailing economy as it exits a severe eight-year debt crisis.


India, Europe sign landmark space cooperation agreement

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 22:42

New Delhi/Bengaluru, March 19 (IANS) In a boost to cooperation between India and Europe in the area of space, India's Department of Space and the European Commission on Monday signed a cooperation agreement related to sharing of earth observation satellite data.