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Is there life on Mars? Glass spotted in craters may answer

In a significant development, NASA spacecraft has found glass deposits in Mars craters. Discovery said that this find is important, even though it "isn't necessarily indicative of life." However, the detailed study...


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DARPA challenge: Rescue robots show future of disaster relief

At this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge, rescue robots stole the show, highlighting the future of disaster relief. A total of twenty-four teams from around the world have sent their best bots to compete in a grueling obstacle course.


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Nano spirals to protect your credit card

The researchers at the Vanderbilt University, Texas, have developed shrunk, golden nano spirals that will help protect your identity while handling cash or credit cards.


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LHC begins smashing particle, again

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the biggest particle smasher in the world - today started experiments with nearly doubled energy levels. The scientists involved with the LHC have hailed a "new era" as they attempt to find...


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It's possible to regain memories lost from amnesia or dementia

A new study has suggested that it is possible to regain memories lost from amnesia or dementia. The researchers from Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at Unter say that "lost" memories are not permanently gone...


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A 500,000-year-old skull provides clue to world's oldest known murder

Around half a million years ago, a human being was murdered with two hard blows to the head. The impact of the hit was strong that it fractured the skull of the victim and killed him (or her). The dead body was then...


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Scientists discover 11 chameleon species in Madagascar

Scientists have claimed that the panther chameleon, a species which is found in Madagascar, actually comprises eleven different species. This chameleon is known for its spectacular intra-specific colour...


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Slippery slope changes Curiosity's route on Mars

The Curiosity rover of NASA has taken a new route to investigate a geological boundary on Mars, after the previous effort of the rover was defeated by a slippery slope.


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LHC wakes up after two years and breaks records

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was shut down two years ago for some maintenance purpose but the LHC is now up and running again and it has already managed to set some new records during its first experiment...


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Snakes evolved 128 million years ago on land not sea

A new study has claimed that snakes evolved on land and not sea, as is popularly believed. The researchers said the creature evolved 128 million years ago and are now found in a wide range of habitats, such as land...


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Limit use of pesticides to save bees: White House

A White House task force has suggested the government to impose additional restrictions on pesticides in order save honeybees and other pollinators that are facing serious danger for over a decade now.


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Millions of tiny spiders rain down on an Australian town

In a bizarre incident, millions of tiny spiders rained down on a small town in Australia, creating huge panic among the residents of the town. Though this scene seems to many as the stuff of nightmares but there is...


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Over 200 institutions participate in event to protect animals from getting

Over 200 institutions from across the US on Friday joined the Dallas Zoo in an awareness program held to protect animals from getting extinct.


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Dallas Zoo wants you to be kind to endangered species like Web-footed penguins

The Dallas Zoo has told the visitors to acknowledge the topic of the threatened animals as a black and white issue. As a result, on Friday, endangered species day, the view of African penguins was blocked at...


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Sharp decline in honeybee population shocks experts

A new government report has found that the number of the unexplained honeybee deaths in the US increased significantly and "troubling" rate last year.


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Sea levels rising faster, study finds

A new study has found that sea levels are rising at a faster pace than they did in the 20th century. The findings of the report were published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The new report corrected an anomaly...


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Here's how astronauts use the toilet in outer space

Have you ever bothered to think how and where the astronauts use the toilet in the International Space Station? Read along to find out how.


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Farthest galaxy discovered, over 13 billion light years away

A galaxy that is located 13.1 billion light years away from earth has been found by the astronomers. This is the farthest galaxy known currently. Interestingly, Universe itself is estimated to around 13.8 billion...


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Hawaiian volcano explodes after crater wall collapses

Molten lava, rocks and gas came out flying from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion led to the partial collapse of a crater wall. According to US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory...


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Large herbivores vanishing at startling rate

A new study has found that some of planet Earth's large herbivores, including elephants, hippos, rhinos and gorillas, are vanishing globally at a fast pace and around 60 percent of them are on the verge of extinction.


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Three planets orbiting nearby star discovered

Researchers have found three planets, each weighing 7 to 8 times more than Earth, orbiting a nearby star located 54 light-years away. According to researchers, the new-found planets orbit their star at a distance...


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Thirty Meter Telescope a risk to environment?

The protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope are still on with many critics expressing fear that $1.4 billion project will damage the environment of Mauna Kea.


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Stegosaurus plates help determine their sex: Study

A new study has found that the bony plates on the back of a Stegosaurus can help scientists determine the sex of the extinct animal. Stegosaurus were a large, herbivorous dinosaur that were found


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Renowned climate change activist Yeb Sano kickstarts global trek

World famous Filipino environmental activist Nadarev Yeb Sano today started a journey to climate change hotspots around the world to press for an accord at a United Nations summit in Paris later this year.


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Flash of light from deep space confirms merging of two black holes

Researchers have claimed that the flash of light coming from the deep space is a quasar, which proves the existence of the merge of the two black holes into close orbiting binaries.


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Sluggish valve caused rocket's explosion: SpaceX CEO

SpaceX owner and billionaire businessman Elon Musk on Saturday revealed some detail about why his company's ambitious plan to bring back a booster rocket in one piece failed on Tuesday.


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New Horizons nearing close encounter with Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is going to create history after three months by becoming the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in our solar system.


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SpaceX rocket delivers cargo to ISS, but destroys after landing

Billionaire businessman Elon Musk-owned SpaceX Technologies on Tuesday successfully blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Cape Canaveral base in Florida.


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Astronomers observe first signs of self-interacting dark matter

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have succeeded in observing dark matter interacting with other dark matter, sending signal that cosmic entity has got the capability to engage with a force other than gravity.


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Now, a robotic chef to cook in your kitchen

London-based company Moley Robotics has unveiled a prototype "robo-chef" which can cook in your kitchen. The company put on display its concept at this year's Hannover Messe - a big trade fair for industrial technology held annually in Germany.


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