Comets responsible for initiating life on planet Earth: Study

Comets responsible for initiating life on planet Earth: Study

While more than 140 different molecules have already been identified in the interstellar medium, amino acids could not be traced.

PM Modi greets fellow citizens on National Technology Day

PM Modi greets fellow citizens on National Technology Day

National Technology Day, which is celebrated on May 11 every year, is a very special day for Indian Technology.

Seoul says NKorea launch of a missile appears to have failed

A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed.

Quest for 'smarter' lovers keeps women out of science

Quest for 'smarter' lovers keeps women out of science

Fields like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remain dominated by men and now, a new study suggests.

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

The study involved shining a laser on to one part of a 500 nanometre-thick sample of lead-iodide perovskite.

When life gives you lemons, start a fire! - Watch video

When life gives you lemons, start a fire! - Watch video

Has anyone ever tried a modern method of starting a fire? We doubt it. No, we're not talking about lighters and gas stoves, but lemon and nails.

Soon, simple, accurate non-invasive prostate cancer test

A new research has brought an accurate, highly specific test for prostate cancer closer to reality with the help of RNA sequencing.

How scientifically literate are you? Take the quiz here!

How scientifically literate are you? Take the quiz here!

Find out how good is your scientific knowledge!

Super elastic 'skin' for softer, mood robots

Super elastic 'skin' for softer, mood robots

This hyper-elastic light-emitting capacitor (HLEC) can endure more than twice the strain of previously tested stretchable displays.

Nothing that can't be achieved through will, determination: Sunita Williams

Nothing that can't be achieved through will, determination: Sunita Williams

"A person should aspire to try out new things and explore new opportunities, says NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.

Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

Increasing water on land slowing down rising seas

The water gains over land were spread globally but taken together, they equal the volume of Lake Huron, the world’s seventh largest lake.

Scientists find potential treatment for sudden cardiac death

As HCM runs in families, an infant who tests positive for the genetic mutation could receive the treatment and stave off the disease.

Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Researchers said that moving animals and plants around the world could have devastating consequences both for domestic animals and for wildlife.

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 86

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971, has died at the age of 86, the U.S. space agency said on Friday.

Novel polymer may lead to artificial muscles soon

The integrated polymer offers two distinct "compartments" with which chemists and materials scientists can work to provide useful features.

 

Viral infection during pregnancy may increase autism risk

Immune reactions in the current study linked to autism risk are the kind caused only by viral infections in the mother, and have "nothing whatsoever to do with vaccines.

Researchers create first self-assembled superconductor

Researchers at Cornell University have blazed a new trail by creating a self-assembled, three-dimensional superconductor.

India, Russia ink deal on competitive research projects

The agreement provides for competitive research grants to Indians and Russians for joint implementation of projects.

Marvin Minsky, pioneer in artificial intelligence, passes away aged 88

Marvin Minsky, pioneer in artificial intelligence, passes away aged 88

Professor Minsky, who died on Sunday, January 24, 2016, was 88.

Social rodents show empathy just like humans

Social rodents show empathy just like humans

Prairie voles are particularly social rodents, causing them to be the focus of many studies.