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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
Molecule shaped like Olympic rings created

Molecule shaped like Olympic rings created

The first olympicene molecule was unveiled by British chemists in anticipation of the 2012 London Olympics.

Feb 21, 2018, 17:10 PM IST
Ancient human remains, ice age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

Ancient human remains, ice age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on

Feb 20, 2018, 17:58 PM IST
Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

The study indicates that these events actually occurred a hundred million years earlier, changing perceptions of the evolution of the Earth's biosphere.

Feb 20, 2018, 11:26 AM IST
Mumbai man drinks entire bottle of ketchup, sets world record – Watch

Mumbai man drinks entire bottle of ketchup, sets world record – Watch

A video posted on Guinness World Records' official YouTube channel shows Upadhayaya drinking the 500-gram bottle of ketchup through a straw.

Feb 19, 2018, 11:29 AM IST
Experts discover lock of George Washington's hair in old library book

Experts discover lock of George Washington's hair in old library book

The last thing one would ever expect to come across on opening an old library book is a lock of hair - especially one belonging to the first President of the United States of America.

Feb 15, 2018, 18:49 PM IST
Rare 200 million-year-old fossil discovered

Rare 200 million-year-old fossil discovered

The new discovery, published in the journal Geological Journal, is from a time known as the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, right after a worldwide mass extinction. 

Feb 02, 2018, 18:38 PM IST
Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90 million years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Did aliens visit us in the past? Artefacts unearthed in Mexico is a sign, claim theorists - Watch

Did aliens visit us in the past? Artefacts unearthed in Mexico is a sign, claim theorists - Watch

Alien buffs believe that the artefacts are approximately 5000-years-old and claim that no creature existed on Earth that had a similar appearance to the newly discovered artefacts. 

Jan 28, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
10,000-year-old crayon found in Britain

10,000-year-old crayon found in Britain

An ochre pebble was found at another site on the opposite side of the lake.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:16 PM IST

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