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Deadliest landslide in US history not an anomaly

A new study has found that the deadly landslide that killed over 40 people in Oso, Washington, last month was not an anomaly. The findings of the study were published on December 22 in the journal Geology. The researchers...


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SpaceX rocket landing hailed as a major milestone in space travel

Private space agency SpaceX is receiving praise from all quarters for pulling off an upright landing of its powerful Falcon 9 rocket. The head of France's space agency called it a "technological feat" but said...


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Chinese lunar rover discovers new kind of volcanic rock

A new kind of volcanic rock has been found by Chinese Lunar Rover Yutu on moon. According to scientists, the Chang'e-3 lunar mission has discovered a new type of rock on the moon. Yutu rover helped a team of geologists...


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Wild bee populations fall in key US crop regions

A new study has found that the populations of wild bees are declining in some of the main agricultural regions of the US. It is to be noted that the wild bees are crucial pollinators for many crops. The researchers have...


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NASA's Curiosity rover discovers high amount of silica on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found high concentrations of silica on the Red Planet, suggesting water activity was there on Mars. Curiosity rover has been exploring the Bagnold Dune Field on the lower Mount Sharp...


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New gene reveals why hybrid offspring of two fruit fly species are not viable

Researchers have identified "Hybrid inviability gene" which is responsible for dead or infertile offspring at the time of mating of two species of fruit fly. The researchers have underlined genetic and molecular process that...


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Missing water mystery solved through comprehensive survey of exoplanets

A team of researchers has used NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to do a comprehensive survey of ten hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets to find out why some of them have less water than expected. The survey also provided...


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Geminid meteor shower makes royal entry tonight

The Geminid meteor shower which is also known as the King of Meteor Showers is set to make a entrance tonight as the event is set to reach its peak between December 13 and December 14. According to NASA, this year's...


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Ceres' mysterious spot made of salt, scientists suggest

Scientists have finally solved the mystery of dwarf planet Ceres' bright spots, which were first spotted earlier this year. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has helped the scientists get new clues about these mysterious bright...


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Image reveals how people are seen by dolphins

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have discovered how dolphins see people. They also released an image to show what a dolphin saw as it encountered a male diver. The image shows that echolocation of dolphin...


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Japan probe orbits Venus, NASA releases images of Kuiper Belt object

World's premier space agency NASA has provided a glimpse of one of the most distant visible objects in the solar system and it has happened at a when Japanese space agency is getting ready for a close orbit of Venus...


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New Zealand & Australia protest Japan whaling protest

New Zealand and Australia led an international protest on Monday against Japan's whaling plans in the Southern Ocean with Australia threatening to take legal action against Tokyo's decision to resume whaling.


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NASA shares more close pictures of Pluto

World's premier space agency NASA recently released the sharpest images of Pluto. The images are the best of the dwarf planet since the launch of the New Horizons probe into the space. The California-based space agency...


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Baby galaxies discovered in dark matter knot

Astronomers have used the immensely powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to spot an extremely concentrated knot of monstrous galaxies which were undergoing energetic star formation in a...


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Hawaii SC rescinds permit to build Thirty Meter Telescope

The Supreme Court of Hawaii on Wednesday rescinded the construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope, an observatory worth $1.4 billion planned for Mauna Kea - the tallest mountain in the state...


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'Fast Radio Burst' provides new info about origin of these extreme events

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are brief but superb eruptions of cosmic radio waves and they have intrigued the astronomers for the past decade since they were first reported. It appears that these FRBs come from the distant...


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Hubble spots exoplanet exiled form its solar system

NASA's Hubble telescope has detected an exoplanet exiled from its solar system. Besides Hubble, the astronomers also used the GPI (Gemini Planet Imager) for analyzing the exiled exoplanet. The planet and its solar...


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Scientists find no differences between male and female brains

A team of researchers tried very hard to find differences between male and female brains but they failed in their efforts - not with brain scans and not even by asking some obvious questions. The researchers were...


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Japan whaling ships to set sail for Antarctic despite protests

Japan today announced that its Antarctic whaling fleet will sail on December 1 , despite a UN legal decision that its "research ships" are not meant for research purpose rather they are commercial hunts. Japan's Fisheries...


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Many exposed to harmful air pollution: EU agency

The UN climate conference started in Paris with leaders from across the globe participating in the crucial conference. Just after the start of the conference, the European Union's environment agency says air pollution remains...


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Rising CO2 levels cause of rapid growth of plankton

Researchers have repeatedly maintained that the rising CO2 levels in the ocean are going to cause some permanent harm to the aquatic wildlife but it was never expected by them that the rising CO2 levels are cause...


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Comet fragments explain the mystery of dimming star

Iowa State University associate professor of physics and astronomy Massimo Marengo has said that comet fragments were responsible for the mysterious dimming of star KIC 8462852. The star had up to 22% dips in brightness...


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Revealed: How carbon from Mars escaped into atmosphere

Researchers have come up with an explanation of the "missing" carbon on Mars, suggesting that it is likely that the strong ultraviolet (UV) rays from the Sun caused the escape of Carbon from the atmosphere of the Red Planet...


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Now, a cyborg plant with color-changing leaves

In a major breakthrough, scientists have succeeded in developing a bionic plant filled with electronic circuitry. The scientists wanted to create a smarter breed of plant, which could respond to changes in its environment...


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NASA places first crewed mission to ISS from SpaceX

World's premier space agency NASA has placed its first mission order to SpaceX for the NewSpace firm to ferry crews to the International Space Station. This is the second order that NASA is planning to place to SpaceX under...


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Most earth-like planet Kepler-438b is super radioactive

A new study has found that the most Earth-like planet spotted so far is super radioactive. The findings of the study were published Tuesday in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The study reveals some...


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Prehistoric tooth unearths surprising details about long-lost human relatives

The detailed study of a prehistoric tooth discovered in 2010 at a remote cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains has revealed surprising details about a group of long-lost human relatives called Denisovans. The findings...


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DNA extracts helps sort out ancestry of modern Europeans

The researchers are studying the DNA extracted from a skull and a molar tooth of ancient human remains discovered in the southern Caucasus region of Georgia in order to know more about the multifaceted ancestry of...


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Shrinking Snowpacks may affect 2 billions in Northern Hemisphere

A new study has found that the shrinking snowpacks would create severe water crisis in different parts of the world. The study added that a total of 2 billion people living in the northern hemisphere area could...


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An undiscovered tomb may be present at Great Pyramid of Giza

Advanced scanning techniques used by a team of researchers in Egypt to study the Pyramids had detected "thermal anomalies" within the Great Pyramid of Giza promoting the researchers to conclude that an undiscovered tomb...


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