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Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

A mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, may have produced simple sugars that formed a key ingredient responsible for the origin of life on Earth.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:51 PM IST
Stephen Hawking to be laid to rest near graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Stephen Hawking to be laid to rest near graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Isaac Newton was buried at the Abbey following his death in 1727, as was naturalist Charles Darwin a century and a half later in 1882.

Mar 21, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

The paper sets out to prove the idea that our cosmos is only one of many universes.

Mar 19, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
This new technique can predict your gender based on smiles

This new technique can predict your gender based on smiles

Scientists have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technique that can predict the gender based on the smile.

Mar 16, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
Extend research from labs to land, redefine 'R&D': PM Modi to scientists

Extend research from labs to land, redefine 'R&D': PM Modi to scientists

The government has set a target of 100 GW (gigawatt) of installed solar power by 2022.

Mar 16, 2018, 13:18 PM IST
Africa's oldest nuclear DNA found in Morocco

Africa's oldest nuclear DNA found in Morocco

The oldest nuclear DNA from Africa ever has been discovered in eastern Morocco, adding new clues to the world's understanding of human history, a government statement said.

Mar 16, 2018, 13:00 PM IST
London strip club owner remembers Stephen Hawking, his 'all-time favourite celebrity'

London strip club owner remembers Stephen Hawking, his 'all-time favourite celebrity'

Despite his debilitating condition, Stephen Hawking went on to live a full life with major achievements to his name.

Mar 15, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
'It's a personal loss': Stephen Hawking's Indian student remembers the scientific legend

'It's a personal loss': Stephen Hawking's Indian student remembers the scientific legend

Stephen Hawking reached out into the depths of the universe with his mind and decoded the mysterious cosmos for the common people.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:17 PM IST
Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein share a significant date

Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein share a significant date

The two famous physicists who in their own inspiring ways changed the way we see the universe, share the significant date.

Mar 14, 2018, 15:56 PM IST
Albert Einstein's 139th birth anniversary: Interesting facts about the renowned physicist

Albert Einstein's 139th birth anniversary: Interesting facts about the renowned physicist

Renowned German physicist Albert Einstein is best known for giving the world's most famous equation, mass energy equivalence formula E=mc2.

Mar 14, 2018, 12:24 PM IST
Stephen Hawking no more: Why he considered AI a threat to humanity

Stephen Hawking no more: Why he considered AI a threat to humanity

The cosmologist stressed upon the increasing developments in AI and while he lauded the progress, he also feared that machines will one day be more dominant than human beings.

Mar 14, 2018, 11:53 AM IST
Stephen Hawking: Famous quotes and facts that inspired the world

Stephen Hawking: Famous quotes and facts that inspired the world

Diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 at the age of 21, Hawking was given only a few years to live, but he defied the odds and survived for more than half a century.

Mar 14, 2018, 10:49 AM IST
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking dead at 76

British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking died after complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Mar 14, 2018, 09:31 AM IST
Ancient giant shark tooth goes missing in Australia

Ancient giant shark tooth goes missing in Australia

One of just a few Megalodon specimens in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, "very few people" knew of its location, he added, without elaborating on exactly how many.

Mar 13, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
Over 500 genes associated with intelligence identified by scientists

Over 500 genes associated with intelligence identified by scientists

The team not only identified 538 genes related to intellectual ability but also found 187 regions in the human genome that are linked to thinking skills.

Mar 13, 2018, 10:38 AM IST
Scientists discover new form of ice inside diamonds

Scientists discover new form of ice inside diamonds

Thanks to their discovery, ice-VII has been recognized for the first time as a mineral in the International Mineralogical Association.

Mar 12, 2018, 12:08 PM IST
Chinese space station expected to crash to Earth within weeks

Chinese space station expected to crash to Earth within weeks

Chinas first space station is expected to come crashing down to Earth within weeks.

Mar 10, 2018, 00:06 AM IST
Ancient microbes produced oxygen earlier than thought

Ancient microbes produced oxygen earlier than thought

Oxygenic photosynthesis uses light energy to split water molecules, releasing oxygen, electrons and protons.

Mar 08, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
National Science Day: Seven Indian scientists who changed the world

National Science Day: Seven Indian scientists who changed the world

To honour those brilliant minds who have helped and are helping the nation progress scientifically, February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day in India.

Feb 28, 2018, 13:51 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets scientists on National Science Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets scientists on National Science Day

Referring to the National Science Day in his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address on Sunday, the PM had said that the relentless quest to ask questions for knowing the truth is very important.

Feb 28, 2018, 10:33 AM IST

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