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Six scientists end year-long Mars mission

Six scientists end year-long Mars mission

Carmel Johnston, Christiane Heinicke, Sheyna E. Gifford, Andrzej Steward, Cyprien Verseux and Tristan Bassingthwaighte on Sunday came out from the 1,000-sq.ft dome built on Hawaii's Mauna Loa mountain, Buzzfeed reported on Monday.
 

This new insulin pill could end painful treatment for diabetes patients

A team of US scientists have developed a new insulin pill that could make diabetes treatment 'painless'.

New movement discovered in blink of an eye

New movement discovered in blink of an eye

We probably do it every day but scientists have only now discovered a distinct new way in which we move our eyes.

Scientists turn to satellite images to map poverty

In a study published on Thursday in the US journal Science, researchers from the Stanford University used machine learning -- the science of designing computer algorithms that learn from data -- to extract information about poverty from high-resolution satellite imagery, Xinhua news agency reported.

Scientists closer to studying Einstein's confusion

Scientists closer to studying Einstein's confusion

Amid the intense preparations for the launch of China's first quantum communication satellite, scientists hope it can help unravel one of the strangest phenomena in quantum physics -- quantum entanglement.

Primates didn't start out with large brains

Brain specialisations such as improved vision preceded the development of large brains in primates, our closest cousins, confirms a new study.

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: Report

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: Report

Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is "believed to be Earth-like" and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.

Scientists identify 20 potentially habitable Earth-like planets

Scientists identify 20 potentially habitable Earth-like planets

These planets have been discovered from a trove of over 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission till date.

Holy Mola mola! World's largest bony fish spotted by scientists (Watch stunning footage)

Holy Mola mola! World's largest bony fish spotted by scientists (Watch stunning footage)

 Mola mola, also called the ocean sunfish, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world.

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

This space boot comes with built-in sensors and tiny 'haptic' motors whose vibrations can help astronauts avoid the risk of tripping over obstacles.

Scientists identify anti-Zika antibodies in mice

US researchers said on Wednesday they have identified antibodies that specifically protect against Zika virus infection in mice, an important step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies.

Novel device may lead to faster, cheaper internet

Novel device may lead to faster, cheaper internet

Scientists have developed a new phototransistor device that provides a low-cost and low-power alternative to traditional radio-frequency wireless data links, and may result in faster and cheaper internet.

NASA explains the case of Ceres' missing large craters- Watch the video!

NASA explains the case of Ceres' missing large craters- Watch the video!

The US space agency NASA has released a video explaining the case of the missing Ceres craters.

World's most sensitive detector 'LUX' finds no dark matter

World's most sensitive detector 'LUX' finds no dark matter

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX), world’s most sensitive particle detector, has failed to yield any evidence of dark matter. 

Scientists produce rare wood bison calves through IVF

Scientists produce rare wood bison calves through IVF

In a first, Canadian veterinary researchers have successfully produced three wood bison calves using in vitro fertilisation.

Scientists asked to develop system to predict cloudburst: Govt

The government has asked scientists to work towards developing a system to predict cloudburst, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday as it discussed the flood situation which has claimed lives of 196 people and caused other damage in various parts of the country.

Scientists discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have discovered the first physiological sign of Alzheimer's disease and that is a decreased blood flow in the brain.

Scientists show how bacteria can power micro-machines

Scientists show how bacteria can power micro-machines

A team of scientists has demonstrated how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic 'windfarms' - or other man-made micro-machines such as smartphone components.

Why some galaxies stop creating stars

Why some galaxies stop creating stars

Scientists may finally have an explanation for why some galaxies stop creating stars after a team of astrophysicists painstakingly analysed around 70,000 galaxies to understand the forces influencing star formation activity in them.

Now a health hotline that can forecast dengue outbreaks

 A team of scientists, including one of Indian-origin, has developed a system that can forecast the outbreak of dengue fever as much as three weeks in advance by simply analysing the calling behaviour of patients to a public-health hotline.