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Say hello to 'nastiest' star ever
Say hello to 'nastiest' star ever

NASA`s Hubble space telescope has spotted a weird star in our galaxy and has been nicknamed "nasty" owing to its behaviour never seen before.

'Sun' crime reporter found guilty of paying for story tips

 Rupert Murdoch owned 'Sun' tabloid's crime reporter has been found guilty of paying a Heathrow Airport police officer for 38 scoops.

Scientists to decode the mystery of night-time thunderstorms

Armed with more than 100 scientific instruments, researchers from across North America are set to spend six weeks this summer probing night-time thunderstorms that mysteriously form without a prod from the sun's heat.

Drought face-lift: California paints lawns green

The heat is stifling, the soil dry as a bone, and a new law in drought-stricken California restricts sprinklers.

New tech to capture the energy of Sun
New tech to capture the energy of Sun

Researchers are developing molecules capable of harvesting and holding substantial amounts of solar energy, storing it for significant amounts of time and releasing it on demand.

Danish student in sun harvest breakthrough

A student from the University of Copenhagen has researched his way to a breakthrough that may prove pivotal for technologies trying to capture the energy of the sun and saving it for a rainy day.

Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets
Dead NASA probe reveals Mercury's magnetic field secrets

Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old, data from NASA's Messenger probe has revealed. It orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet last week.

Here's how 'sunless tanning' can lead to 'skin cancer'

A new study has revealed that artificial tanning can lead to Melanoma.

NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay
NASA mission to decode Earth and Sun's explosive interplay

While NASA has achieved the impossible by flying four identically equipped spacecraft together to capture 3D views of subtle magnetic interactions in space, the $1.1 billion mission is set to beam back valuable data beginning September this year.

This summer protect yourself from 'six skin sins'
This summer protect yourself from 'six skin sins'

A lot has been said and written on what is to be done to have glorious looking skin and to look your best. However, it is equally important to know factors which destroy your skin and cause it to look dull, lead to an uneven skin tone and make one look tired and older than the actual age.

Earth was formed by tiny millimetre-sized stones
Earth was formed by tiny millimetre-sized stones

A cosmic ocean of millimetre-sized particles that orbited the young Sun formed the Earth, according to new research.

Earth was formed by tiny millimeter-sized stones, claims study
Earth was formed by tiny millimeter-sized stones, claims study

Scientists have found that our planet was formed much like asteroids, by cosmic ocean of millimetre-sized particles that orbited the sun.

NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto
NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto

The first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system’s frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range, newly released photos show.

Even small solar eruptions can cause significant damage to planets without magnetospheres
Even small solar eruptions can cause significant damage to planets without magnetospheres

A new study has recently revealed that magnetospheres plays vital role in protecting planets from even small solar eruptions, which can cause significant damages to the planet.

Solar eruptions can affect planets without magnetic bubble
Solar eruptions can affect planets without magnetic bubble

The Earth's life-sustaining atmosphere would probably have been severely affected by the Sun's flares if the Blue Marble did not have magnetosphere, a NASA study has revealed.

Sun joined Milky Way's star-birth party much later
Sun joined Milky Way's star-birth party much later

 In one of the most comprehensive galaxy surveys yet, astronomers have found that galaxies like our Milky Way underwent a stellar "baby boom" churning out stars at a prodigious rate, about 30 times faster than on Friday.

Basic building blocks of life found around distant young star
Basic building blocks of life found around distant young star

Astronomers were recently able to detect the presence of complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, in an infant star system for the first time ever.

Seasonal changes on Sun can better predict solar storms
Seasonal changes on Sun can better predict solar storms

Not just planet Earth but the Sun too experiences seasonal changes, finds a significant research. By better understanding how these seasonal instabilities are formed one can greatly improve forecasts of space weather events.

 Maneuver conducted to raise MESSENGER's minimum altitude to extend orbital operations
Maneuver conducted to raise MESSENGER's minimum altitude to extend orbital operations

  It has been revealed that planned maneuver has further extended the MESSENGER Orbital Operations.

Don't protest in sun because 'it will make you dark': Goa CM to nurses

In a remark that could land him in trouble, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday allegedly advised the agitating nurses that they should not stage hunger strike in the sun because it will make them 'dark' and 'ruin their marital prospects'.