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'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

'Mars-quakes' could produce energy source to support life

Rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen and similar seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life, a study says.

Global expedition discovers mantle rocks with signs of life

The 32-member team that recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean collected these unique rock samples using seabed rock drills from Germany and Britain.

Clashes in Greek cities after march to mark student uprising

Several hundred youths have hurled rocks, bottles and petrol bombs at riot police in central Athens following an annual march to mark the anniversary of a bloody student uprising.

Acid fog dissolved rocks on Mars: Study

Acid fog dissolved rocks on Mars: Study

A study shows that acid fog can dissolved rocks on the red planet.

NASA rover Opportunity ready for harsh Martian winter

NASA rover Opportunity ready for harsh Martian winter

Red Planet is headed for harsh winter and NASA rover Opportunity is not worried at all. The rover is conducting a "walkabout" survey of the "Marathon Valley" where it plans to face the upcoming Martian winter while studing the context for outcrops bearing clay minerals.

Selena Gomez rocks sportswear in new photoshoot

Selena Gomez rocks sportswear in new photoshoot

 Selena Gomez sure knows how to make sporty sexy and she proved it with her latest Adidas NEO Autumn 2015 campaign.

Rocks hurled at Sydney siege cafe

A former professional basketball player was on Wednesday charged with malicious damage after rocks were thrown through five windows of the Sydney cafe at the centre of a deadly siege.

'San Andreas' rocks box office with USD 53.2 million

'San Andreas' rocks box office with USD 53.2 million

 Dwayne Johnson-starrer "San Andreas" has shaken up this weekend box office with an estimated USD 53.2 million debut.

Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Life first flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

Life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago, suggests a new study that pushes back the origin of life on our planet a further billion years.

Rocks on Mars look like 'Black Beauty' meteorite

Rocks on Mars look like 'Black Beauty' meteorite

The bulk of rocks on the surface of Mars look similar to the 'Black Beauty' meteorite found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, a new study suggests.

4.4b-year-old 'Black Beauty' Martian meteorite is chunk of planet's crust

4.4b-year-old 'Black Beauty' Martian meteorite is chunk of planet's crust

The 4.4 billion year-old Martian meteorite, which was found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, is a piece of planet's crust, it has been revealed.

Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars

Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars

The US space agency has directed its Mars rover Curiosity to probe mysterious rocks on Red Planet.

Rare rocks reveal sulphur-breathing bacteria

At a time when the Earth was a forbidding place for most modern life forms due to low oxygen levels, sulfur-breathing bacteria thrived in ocean water, analysis of 2.5 billion years old rock samples shows.

Quake-slowing rocks found in Earth's crust

 A team of scientists has discovered unusual rocks deep inside the Earth's crust that could slow down earthquakes.

Earth's magnetic flip could lead to surge in cancer rates

Earth's magnetic flip could lead to surge in cancer rates

Earth's magnetic field could flip very quickly - perhaps within a human lifespan, causing mutations and cancer surge, according to a new study.

No thigh bone on Mars, says NASA

NASA has confirmed there is no human bone on Mars after an image taken by the Curiosity rover showing a "femur thigh bone" went viral on various websites.

Deep drilling to study earthquakes in Maharashtra

A major national project involving deep drilling in the earthquake-prone Koyna intra-plate seismic zone in Maharashtra has been initiated by the central government for conducting scientific studies related to earthquakes, a statement said Thursday.

World`s largest water reservoir found deep in earth

In what could quench the thirst of billions of people in the future, researchers have discovered our planet`s largest water reservoir 640 km beneath our feet - bound up in rock deep in the earth`s mantle.

These X-rays locate diamonds hidden deep in rocks

German researchers have developed a unique X-ray technique that brightens the prospects of locating diamonds hidden deep in rocks.

Martian dust reveals water content in ancient times

Mars rover Curiosity has more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil and in the process revealed a more detailed image of how much water was once present on the Red Planet.