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Moon's interior may contain water

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:40

New York, July 26 (IANS) There may be substantial amounts of trapped water in the interior of the moon, researchers have said.

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Degenerative brain disease affects most football players

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:32

Washington, July 26 (IANS) A progressive, degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99 per cent of former National Football League (NFL) players whose brains were donated for research after their deaths, a study said.

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Large, distant comets more common than previously thought

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:10

Washington, July 26 (IANS) Large comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the Sun are more common in the universe than previously thought, a new study conducted by the US space agency NASA has said.

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Scientists to chase solar eclipse using NASA's research jets

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:40

New York, July 26 (IANS) For the upcoming total solar eclipse, a team of NASA-funded scientists are planning to observe the solar corona using stabilised telescopes aboard two of the space agencys research aircraft.

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Renowned astrophysicist Yash Pal dies at 90

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 21:24

Noida, July 25 (IANS) Renowned astrophysicist Professor Yash Pal, who did yeoman work in the field of cosmic rays and high energy physics, died here on Monday night due to age-related illness. He was 90.

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Indian monsoon has recovered from 50-year dry spell: Scientists

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:50

New York, July 25 (IANS) The monsoon season in India has in the last 15 years recovered from a 50-year dry spell, during which the northern and central parts of the country received relatively lesser rain, a study led by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has claimed.

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Japanese woman dies from tick-borne disease

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:28

Tokyo, July 25 (IANS) A Japanese woman has died of a tick-borne disease caught from a cat, in what is thought to be the first such mammal to human transmission, the media reported on Tuesday.

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Renowned scientist Yash Pal dies at 90

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:58

New Delhi/Noida, July 25 (IANS) Renowned Indian scientist Professor Yash Pal has passed away at his Noida home, family sources said on Tuesday. He was 90.

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Scientists spot new evidence of water on Moon

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:54

New York, July 25 (IANS) Numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding terrains, a new study of satellite data has revealed.

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Researchers generate human antibodies in the lab

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:22

Bengaluru, July 25 (IANS) A new laboratory technique that will accelerate development of vaccines to protect people from a wide range of diseases has been reported by an international team of scientists.

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Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:12

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85.

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Neuroticism may be linked with long life

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:18

London, July 24 (IANS) Individuals with higher levels of neuroticism -- a personality trait associated with negative emotions -- are likely to have longer lifespan and lower risk of mortality, regardless of their health conditions, a study has claimed.

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Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:50

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85.

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