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Gamma-ray burst detected near gravitational wave source

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) had detected that on September 14, 2015 our planet experienced a very slight spacetime ripple. The physicists then analyzed the signals and found...


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Mount Paektu is quite active: study

A new study has suggested that Mount Paektu is still quite active. The volcanic region comprising of large part of Mount Paektu on the border between China and North Korea is still a mystery for researchers. A joint...


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How do migrating monarchs know which way to go?

Monarch butterflies cover thousands of miles from the northern United States and southern Canada to spend the winter in more temperate climates in southern Mexico. The insects do not possess any GPS to navigate their...


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Russian billionaire and Stephen Hawking release plan to reach Alpha Centauri

Billionaire Russian investor Yuri Milner and British cosmologist Stephen Hawking unveiled a new space initiative for a mission to Alpha Centauri on Tuesday, Alpha Centauri is the nearest star system to Earth...


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Small islands to face increased freshwater scarcity

A new study has suggested that smaller islands are more at risk of facing greater scarcity of freshwater in the coming decades than earlier thought. As per the current global climate models (GCMs), 50 percent of small...


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World's wild tiger count jumps for first time since 1900

The count of wild tigers roaming in the forests across the world has increased for the first time since 1900 with 3,890 white tigers by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census. The...


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9.5-pound Smallmouth Bass caught in Idaho

Quinten Kelly of Lewiston, Idaho, caught a huge smallmouth bass, weighing exactly 9.5 pounds. Kelly's catch missed the current 9.72-pound state record by a whisker. The record catch was landed by Dan Steigers in 2006...


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Hubble Space Telescope & Gemini Telescope discover huge supermassive black hole

A near-record breaking supermassive black hole, weighing 17 billion suns, has been discovered by astronomers in the center of a galaxy in an area of universe which is sparsely populated. The observations are made by NASA's...


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World's brightest X-ray laser to get 10,000 times brighter

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory had unveiled the world's most powerful laser six years ago and the lab is now gearing up to make it 10,000 times brighter. The current X-ray laser at the Stanford-based...


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Idaho wildlife biologists probing bats amid deadly disease

The bats in Idaho are defenseless against an oncoming threat that has caused much damage to bat populations in the Eastern US and last week the presence of this disease was confirmed in Washington state.


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Third round of Blue Origin rocket launch and landing proves a success

In a major achievement for private space firm Blue Origin, the Jeff Bezos-owned firm has successfully launched and landed for the third time an unmanned suborbital rocket, which can carry six passengers...


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Ancient site spotted from space may rewrite Vikings' history

Age old stories of a brave Viking warrior with red hair, banished from his home for killing another man, who left his homeland with hundreds of followers to an icy island in the sea is known to all of us.


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Rocky exoplanet's map reveals a lava world

A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge has succeeded in obtaining he most detailed 'fingerprint' of a rocky planet outside our solar system to date. The astronomers have discovered a planet of two halves...


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2,500-year-old engraved slab holds details about religious life of Etruscans

Archaeologists have discovered a sacred text in the Etruscan language in Italy. They claimed that the discovery is quite important as the rare text in Etruscan language may reveal unknown information about Gods...


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NASA studying the mystery of migrating 'hot Jupiters'

The last decade has seen the discovery of several exoplanets. According to NASA, nearly 2,000 exoplanets have been found so far, and more than 5,000 candidate exoplanets have been identified. Many of these exoplanets...


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Quantum computers inch closer to reality with 'Fredkin gate'

In a breakthrough discovery, a team of researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia on Monday claimed that they had found a way to simplify a complicated logic operation by...


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Blind fish that crawls on land may provide clues to evolution

A new study has found that a blind fish found in Thailand could provide important insights into the evolution of life on earth. The study added that this fish could also explain how primitive ocean-dwellers developed into...


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What humans are doing to Earth has no parallel in 66 million years: scientists

A new study has said that Carbon hasn't entered our atmosphere this quickly in at least 66 million years and it has happened only due to our over dependence on fossil fuels. The study published on Monday in Nature...


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US, Russian crew arrives at ISS

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying one astronaut from NASA and two cosmonauts from Russia cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station on Friday. The astronaut and cosmonauts arrived at the ISS after a nearly...


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Prehistoric puzzle solved: Illinois fossil a vertebrate

The fossil hunters who are for decades combing the soil near a creek in north-central Illinois have found the preserved remnants of a prehistoric creature, its wide-set eyes on stalks and a long, arm-like...


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Scientists develop chick with 'dinosaur' feet

In a first, a team of scientists in Chile have succeeded in creating the embryo of a chick that developed dinosaur-like feet after genetic manipulation. The experiment highlights the evolutionary link between theropod...


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Millions at risk from rising seas: study

A new study released on Monday suggested that rising sea levels driven by climate change could destroy the lives of more than 13 million Americans by the end of the century. The study said that if the sea level...


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Scientists invent new & effective method for repelling ice

In a breakthrough discovery, a spray-on coating has been developed by scientists which uses a unique method to keep ice off of car windshields, airplanes, and other objects. The new coating method was announced...


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NASA's InSight Spacecraft for Mars to launch in May 2018

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars has now decided to target a new launch window scheduled to begin on May...


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Dodos were not so dumb after all

Dodo is an extinct bird which has now become synonymous with stupidity. But a new study has suggested that dodo was not a stupid flightless bird and was instead a reasonably brainy bird. Scientists said they succeeded in...


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Huge meteor explodes over Earth but goes unnoticed

These days Internet is full of reports related to the largest meteor impact on Earth since the Chelyabinsk incident but the fact is that the meteor exploded weeks ago without anyone noticing it.


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Ancient armored mammal from Argentina was a large armadillo

Researchers have learned something new about Ice Age giants after studying the DNA taken out of a 12,000-year-old fossil from Argentina. The study showed that the DNA belonged to a tank-like mammal the size of a small...


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New study showcases quantum surrealism

A new study has helped the researchers know new things about the theory of quantum mechanics and how the particles behave at quantum level. According to the researchers, particles behave like billiard balls rolling on...


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New images from Pluto's moon suggest ancient ocean once existed

Some new images captured by New Horizons mission of NASA have suggested that Pluto's moon Charon once had a subsurface ocean which has frozen several years ago and expanded too. The expansion of the ocean caused the...


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Humans, Neanderthals interbred thousands of years earlier than actually thought

A new study has found that humans and Neanderthals interbred approximately 100,000 years ago, between 40,000 and 50,000 years earlier than actually believed. The findings of the study were published in...


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