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Dinosaurs struggled to survive long before asteroid hit

Dinosaurs struggled to survive for tens of millions of years before they finally went extinct, an event widely blamed on the environmental fallout from an asteroid strike, researchers have said.

Omega-3 supplementation linked to reduction in depression

 Omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in the development and function of the central nervous system, say British scientists who found a link between Omega-3 supplementation and reduction in depression.

Novel coating can ice-proof airplanes, power lines

 An ice sheet on your car's windshield may seem to be a nuisance. But it can be downright dangerous on an airplane, a wind turbine or a power line.

'Villages on the Moon' can be reality by 2030: Scientists

'Villages on the Moon' can be reality by 2030: Scientists

Villages on the Moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, can become a reality as early as 2030, a group of scientists has predicted.

US scientists create efficient hydrogen biofuel

Scientists at a US university have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen -- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fuelling cheap and efficient cars that run on water.

Scientists solve mystery of heat loss from Earth's crust

Scientists solve mystery of heat loss from Earth's crust

 By discovering a new type of seafloor vent system, a group of scientists has solved the mystery of heat loss from the Earths crust - a finding that can also help scientists interpret the evidence for past global climates more accurately.

Scientists sequence first ancient Irish human genomes

A team of scientists in Ireland has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, which is now being used to answer pivotal questions about the origins of the country's people and their culture.

China's dark matter probe results expected in six months

Chinese scientists have announced the initial results of the country's dark matter probe will be published within six months, the media reported on Sunday.

When it comes to IVF, persistence pays off

A new study has revealed that two-thirds of couples undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment need up to six attempts to have a successful pregnancy.

'Climate change to positively impact rice, tea in northeast'

Climate change is going to positively impact rice and tea in at least coming 15 years in the northeast.

Scientists discover fossils of ancient microscopic worms

 Scientists have discovered fossils of 530 million-year-old microscopic worms, filling a huge gap in the known fossil record of kinorhynchs -- small invertebrate animals that are related to arthropods.

Ground-breaking find can challenge Big Bang theory

Ground-breaking find can challenge Big Bang theory

A research has been published that can challenge the underlying principles of physics.

Modi govt, RSS trying to dictate what we eat and do: Scientist Bhargava

Modi govt, RSS trying to dictate what we eat and do: Scientist Bhargava

Top scientist PM Bhargava said that the Modi government and RSS “are trying to dictate what we eat and do”.

After writers and filmmakers, top scientist to return Padma Bhushan to protest intolerance

After writers and filmmakers, top scientist to return Padma Bhushan to protest intolerance

PM Bhargava will return his Padma Bhushan to protest against "the government's attack on rationalism, reasoning and science".

Cells that can help mend a broken heart

 By tracking a single cell in a growing heart, Stanford University scientists have discovered a cell type that could repair damaged arteries.

Decoded: How brain perceives social threat interactions

In a first, scientists have recorded a glimpse of the brain remembering and recalling the memory of negative social interactions.

Indian-origin scientist spots new cancer gene mutations

 In a discovery that could lead to more targeted and effective treatments for certain lung and prostate cancers, a team of researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has identified two new cancer-causing gene mutations.

CVRDE Director elevated as Distinguished Scientist

 Director of Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, Avadi, P Sivakumar has been elevated as "Distinguished Scientist" with immediate effect by the Defence Ministry in recognition to his services.

Nicole Kidman pays tribute to father in 'Photograph 51'

Nicole Kidman pays tribute to father in 'Photograph 51'

Nicole Kidman says her new West End stage role as a scientist is a way of "acknowledging" the work of her biochemist father, who died last year.

Indian scientist sheds light on new treatment for heart disease in diabetics

In a breakthrough discovery, an Indian scientist has found new treatment for heart disease in diabetics by targeting a key protein.