Soon, pill to cut methane gas production by cows

A compound added to the feed of high-producing dairy cows reduces methane emissions by 30 percent and could have ramifications for global climate change, says a new study.

China's new rice to abate global warming?

Report of a new rice cultivated by China is sure to be a welcome news for those worried about global warming and climate change.

Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA
Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

NASA's New Horizon probe -- set for a Pluto flyby on July 14 -- has confirmed that there is frozen methane on Pluto's surface.

Methane in Mars rocks suggests possibility of life
Methane in Mars rocks suggests possibility of life

In a clue to possibility of life below the surface of Mars today, an international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites.

Methane may power future manned mission spacecraft to Mars
Methane may power future manned mission spacecraft to Mars

Scientists are planning to develop new next-generation rocket engines that will help getting mass to Mars and Moon.

Methane-based, oxygen-free aliens may exist on Saturn's moon Titan
Methane-based, oxygen-free aliens may exist on Saturn's moon Titan

Researchers have revealed that Saturn's moon, Titan, could host methane-based and oxygen-free life form.

Methane on Mars hints life existed there: NASA
Methane on Mars hints life existed there: NASA

After an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 Martian days, NASA`s Curiosity rover has confirmed the presence of methane on Mars environment which may hint that life once existed on the Red Planet.

Jupiter looked at as aliens would see it

Astronomers have observed Jupiter for centuries but a new study that looks at the gas giant as if it was an exoplanet could help make more reliable interpretations of Jupiter.

NASA laser technology to measure methane

 Scientists would soon be able to tell the exact measure of methane in the atmosphere with the help of a new, highly accurate instrument.

NASA's Curiosity rover finds that Mars may harbour life
NASA's Curiosity rover finds that Mars may harbour life

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth’s neighbor planet, scientists said on Tuesday.

Researchers develop system that would blast off rockets powered by human waste
Researchers develop system that would blast off rockets powered by human waste

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New Delhi: Poop in space! Yes, you heard it right. Researchers in collaboration with NASA are working on a system that would allow rockets powered by human waste.

Methane hot spot in US is 3x expected size: Study
Methane hot spot in US is 3x expected size: Study

One area in the southwestern United States is spewing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere far faster than expected, US space agency researchers said Thursday.

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.

Methane gas seeps spotted along Atlantic Coast caused by global warming?

Scientists have found that methane gas is bubbling out from nearly 600 vents on the Atlantic Ocean sea-floor near the East Coast of the United States.

Methane created mysterious Siberian crater: Study

The mysterious crater spotted in the frozen Yamal peninsula in Siberia earlier this month was probably caused by methane released as permafrost thawed, Russian researchers say.

New methane detector to help hunt life on planets outside solar system

Researchers from University College London (UCL) has developed a powerful new model to hunt life on planets outside solar system by focusing on methane.

Did Methane-spewing microbes wiped out life from earth 252 mn years ago?

According to researchers, around 252 million years ago, microbes which are believed to produce methane caused a major disaster may have led to the mass extinction in earth`s history.

Cow flatulence sparks explosion at German barn

Flatulence from 90 cows in a German barn sparked a methane gas explosion that damaged the building and left one cow slightly injured with burns, police said today.

US emitting 50% more methane than EPA calculations: Study

The emissions of methane in the United States may be 50% more than the indicated estimates by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), says a new study on Monday.

Methane escaping Arctic seafloor doubles previous estimates

A new study has revealed that the seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated.