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NASA Hi-SEAS Study at Hawaii

Six scientists have entered a dome perched atop a remote volcano in Hawaii where they will spend the next eight months in isolation to...

Orbit of Mangalyaan Realigned

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully realigned the orbit of its Mars Orbiter Mission ‘Mangalyaan’ so it is not affected by long-duration eclipse. The...

Largest Power Hybrid Locomotive Experiment

An oil-electricity hybrid locomotive experiment was started in extreme cold weather in northeast China. Hybrid locomotives are environment friendly, energy-saving and less noisy. The experiment was...

Higher Resolution Weather Prediction Model Launched

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has commissioned a very high resolution (12 km) global deterministic weather prediction model for generating operational weather forecasts. The...

Genome of Arabica Coffee Sequenced by Scientists

The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica was sequenced by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Coffee is a tropical crop, traditionally grown...

New Species of Gibbon Found in China

Scientists have discovered a new species of gibbon living in south-west China’s rainforests. It has been named the ‘Skywalker hoolock gibbon’ by its discoverers. The name...

Plant Named in Honor of Colombian President

A new plant species from Northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honour of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to...

World’s Highest Altitude Telescope ‘Ngari’

China is setting up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in a Tibet prefecture close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with...

Spectacular Phenomena in Universe Discovered

Astronomers, using data from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), have discovered two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe — a supermassive...

Hubble Detects Formation of Young Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95...

NASA Missions to Explore Early Solar System

NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our...

New Human Body Organ Discovered

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body. Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be...

NASA Launches Mission to Explore Astronomical Objects

NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most...

New Hoag Type Galaxies in News

Hoag-type galaxies are round cores surrounded by a circular ring, with nothing visibly connecting them. Less than 0.1% of all observed galaxies are Hoag-type...