Scientists find how fireflies get their glow
Scientists find how fireflies get their glow

 Scientists have for the first time unravelled the firefly's intricate light-producing system.

Intense heat killed life on some Earth like planets

 Even as astronomers search for extraterrestrial life in planets that look a lot like Earth because of presence of oxygen, some such planets may not be habitable because of intense heat during their formative years, says a study.

Know about the origins of multicellular life

 In ground-breaking study a team of researchers has reported the real time evolution of life forms that have all the hallmarks of multicellular organisms.

Copper essential for resting brain too

A new study has found that proper copper levels are essential to the health of the brain at rest.

Brain cell receptor may be target for Alzheimer's treatment

 Researchers have found that blocking a key receptor in brain cells could play a major role in diffusing the biological consequences of Alzheimer’s disease.

Re-framing Delhi's relationship with the Yamuna

 The sense of belonging and ownership by Delhi's 16 million citizens is what the Yamuna river requires to rekindle its relationship with the city.

Small volcanic eruptions slowing down global warming over past 15 yrs
Small volcanic eruptions slowing down global warming over past 15 yrs

 A new research has suggested that small volcanic eruptions may have contributed to the recent slowdown in global warming over the past 15 years.

New materials to boost performance of solar cells

 Researchers have developed a new class of materials that significantly boost the performance of solar cells.

Global warming worsening watery dead zones: Study

A new study says global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in waterways around the world and it's only going to get worse.

Low oxygen levels delayed rise of animals on Earth
Low oxygen levels delayed rise of animals on Earth

Very low levels of oxygen on Earth during the its early days, only 0.1 percent of what it is today, delayed the rise of animals, new research shows.

Highest altitude Ice Age settlement discovered
Highest altitude Ice Age settlement discovered

The highest altitude Ice Age human occupation anywhere in the world - nearly 4,500 metres above sea level (masl) - has now been documented in the Peruvian Andes.

Global warming leads to oxygen depletion in oceans
Global warming leads to oxygen depletion in oceans

A study to track oxygen levels in global oceans has revealed that the oxygen levels in oceans have come down due to global warming.

 'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet
'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have questioned the technical feasibility of the 'Mars One' project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025.

Here's how oxygen formed on lifeless Earth
Here's how oxygen formed on lifeless Earth

A new study has revealed about the discovery of a new way to make oxygen on Earth and in space, from carbon dioxide (CO2) without the help of plants.

Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions
Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions

Scientists have recently created a crystal that might make breathing possible underwater, without using Oxygen masks and tanks.

New material absorbs oxygen from air

Researchers have synthesised a material that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations which can be released again when needed.

Busting scuba diving myths
Busting scuba diving myths

Trained in scuba diving actress Anindita Nayar says you mustn’t fear the ocean

Anindita Nayar

The fear of scuba diving is often a byproduct of numerous myths floated around by amateurs. But here are a few reasons why you need not fear taking up this sport:

Here`s how NASA is going to search for alien life in future
Here`s how NASA is going to search for alien life in future

NASA has said that astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically.

Astrophysicists try to find how early universe produced chemical elements
Astrophysicists try to find how early universe produced chemical elements

Astrophysicists are trying to shed light on how thousand variants of chemical elements were produced in the early universe.

Odisha's soil reveals oxygen-producing life forms actually emerged 3bn years ago
Odisha's soil reveals oxygen-producing life forms actually emerged 3bn years ago

Scientists have re-written the history of evolution with their new discovery which claims that oxygen-producing life forms actually appeared on Earth 3 billion years ago, which is 60 million years earlier than previously thought.