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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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