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Science's 'Breakthrough' winners get $21 million in prizes

Academia on Sunday turned a little more attractive for some selected scientists after Russian billionaire Yuri Milner handed out seven Breakthrough Prizes for scientific accomplishment. It may be recalled...


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Obama rejects construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline, cites climate change

US President Barack Obama on Friday announced that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The president's decision ended a seven-year review that had become a symbol of...


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Astronauts complete high-flying plumbing job on ISS

Two astronauts took a marathon spacewalk on Friday to complete a plumbing job. The American astronauts spent eight hours outside the International Space Station for this job. NASA said in a statement that Scott...


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NASA to award multi-billion dollar space station cargo contracts

NASA is expected to award contracts worth billions of dollars today and these contracts are aimed at establishing the fleet of US vehicles servicing the International Space Station into the next decade...


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Antarctic ice sheets gaining: NASA

In a surprising study, a team of researchers from NASA has found that ice sheet gains is more than losses on the Antarctic continent. The findings of the new study are completely contradictory with those of the...


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Massive crack appears in foothills of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains

A significant crack measuring 750 yards in length and 50 yards in wide has been spotted in the foothills of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains. The crack is so significant that people named it "The Mini Grand canyon". The massive...


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Astronomers find new component of Milky Way

A team of astronomers have used the VISTA telescope from the European Southern Observatory to discover a new component of Milky Way. The discovery of new star clusters prompted the scientists to review their theory...


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Tractor beams of science fiction becomes a reality

The tractor beams which we have seen so far in science fiction including "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" is going to become a reality as a team of researchers claimed on Tuesday that they have managed to develop a tractor beam...


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Permafrost transforms to carbon dioxide upon thaw

A new study done by a team of researchers from the US Geological Survey and key academic partners including the University of Colorado Boulder has found that ancient permafrost quickly transforms into carbon...


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Comet Lovejoy spewing alcohol across space

Comet Lovejoy is pumping out as much alcohol as in 500 bottles of wine every second, Nicolas Biver of the Paris Observatory in France confirmed. This is the first time that a comet has been found spewing out ethyl...


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Underwater fossils on shrunken Bahamian island provide clues about Ice Age

Scientists have long tried to find out the reason behind the dramatic extinctions of many different species of animals, from woolly mammoths to saber-tooth cats, in different regions of the world 10,000 to...


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Orionid meteor shower to peak next week

The Orionid meteor shower is set to attain its peak next week and according to the Royal Astronomical Society it has been an outstanding year for stargazers so far, including the total eclipse of the sun on March 20...


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SpaceX will launch again this December

SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Friday announced that he would resume rocket launches by mid-December, less than six months after the last launch of the space agency crashed and burned.


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Fossil reveals new 125-million year old mammal

A new discovery has left palaeontologists stunned and is grabbing headlines as it introduced a new species to the world. The species lived 125 million years ago on planet earth. A fossil was found...


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Latest Jupiter maps show shrinking Great Red Spot

The windswept surface of our Solar System?s largest planet Jupiter is changing rapidly, as astronomers were able to spot its Great Red Spot shrinks and a rare baroclinic wave for the first time in decades.


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Dinosaur's temperatures taken to solve a 150-year-old mystery

For decades, scientists have debated the nature of body temperatures of dinosaurs and the effect of temperatures on the activity levels of the dinosaurs. A new study done by researchers from UCLA has found that some dinosaurs...


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War against climate change yet to give desired results

The war against climate change started in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when an UN-framed international treaty - the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - was introduced to the world in an...


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Dramatic worldwide coral bleaching event is on

Scientists have once again said they are closely monitoring the unfolding of a massive worldwide coral bleaching event worldwide, spanning from Hawaii to the Indian Ocean. The scientists claimed that due to warm sea...


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Trio get Chemistry Nobel for DNA repair work

Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the US and Aziz Sancar, a Turkish-American, were today announced as the winners of the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for work on how cells repair damaged DNA...


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Nature thrives in Chernobyl, site of nuclear disaster

Around three decades after Chernobyl was hit by the world's worst nuclear accident, the site in Russia has evolved from a disaster zone into a nature reserve, teeming with elk, deer and wolves, scientists said...


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Trio win Nobel in Medicine for parasite-fighting therapies

Three scientists were today awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering "therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases." The Nobel...


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Post-apocalyptic 'beaver' survived after dinosaurs extinction

A post-apocalyptic 'beaver' thrived after an asteroid impact in Mexico compounded by volcanic eruptions in India 66 million years ago wiped out three-quarters of Earth's species including the dinosaurs, scientists have...


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Moon Express signs deal as race to land privately on moon starts

In an apparent effort to make private moon landing a reality, California-based company Moon Express has signed a five-launch deal with Rocket Lab and the first two robotic liftoffs would happen in 2017. The aim of...


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NASA reveals budget missions for the Discovery program

NASA on Wednesday announced the five new project concepts which the space agency is considering for the Discovery program. These concepts focus on low-cost space missions. It's the same program that recently captured a...


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Manned mission to Mars in 2030s: NASA

It seems humans are soon going to land on Mars as NASA announced on Sunday that preparations for a manned mission to the Red Planet are moving ahead as per plan and it is expected that the humans would set foot on the...


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Two supermassive black holes set to collide 10000 years from now

A team of astronomers at Columbia University have predicted that a pair of supermassive black holes is set to smash 10000 years from now. The scientists took into account the calculations of the mass of the black hole pair...


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Air pollution kills three million people per year prematurely

A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany found air pollution is causing the death of three million people per year prematurely. The researchers said that air...


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Jeff Bezos plans to build rocket manufacturing plant

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida, throwing a direct challenge to some other billionaires who are using their money to open a new frontier in...


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Mosquitoes may live longer in warming Arctic

A new study has found that rising temperatures in Arctic may help mosquitoes live longer and prosper. The study found that the rise in temperatures were helping Arctic mosquitoes to grow more quickly and emerge sooner...


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Catch rare 'supermoon' eclipse this month

Majority of people across the world are set to witness a "supermoon" in combination with a total lunar eclipse on September 27. This is the first time that the people will be able to witness this in more than 30 years...


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