Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) A study by Chinese scientists in East Antarctica has shown that penguins existed in the region 14,600 years ago, 6,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) NASA has picked two concepts for a solar system mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s -- a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Cosmic rays raining down from exploded stars and variations in the Sun's magnetic activity can affect climate on Earth, claims a study.
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) To look for signs of life beyond our solar system, the US space agency could send a spacecraft to the nearby Alpha Centauri system by 2069, according to a mission concept presented by a NASA scientist.
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) As a round-trip mission to Mars could last three years, NASA is calling for more research to understand how long-term experiences in space could affect the human body.
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A NASA-led team has found that gravity waves force an east-west jet stream speeding through the atmosphere high above Jupiter's equator to change direction on a schedule almost as predictable as a Tokyo train's.
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) NASA on Tuesday said it would announce final concepts for a future robotic mission to explore the solar system during a media teleconference on Wednesday.
Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Over 200 delegates from 10 countries are attending an international conference on advanced functional materials which kicked-off on Monday at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) at Basar in Telangana.
New York, Dec 18 (IANS) The East Antarctic ice sheet -- one of the two large ice sheets in Antarctica and the largest on the entire planet -- may contribute substantially to global sea level rise, finds a study.
London, Dec 18 (IANS) The walk of hominins in the Pleistocene era -- which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago -- was no less efficient energetically than that of present-day humans, a study has showed.
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) In a first, a team of Australian and Dutch engineers has created a complete design for a quantum computer chip that can be manufactured using mostly standard silicon technology.
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that a tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, is very rich in ancient cave paintings dating from at least 2,500 years ago.
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
London, Dec 17 (IANS) An analysis of the fossil remains of the oldest-known plesiosaur, an unusual underwater reptile that lived 201 million years ago, has revealed that the species was a very effective swimmer.