The fascinating journey of life-sustaining force on Earth: Water

Wonder where the water you just gulped down came from? The tap, the office water dispenser, under the earth or from the sky? Well, it actually landed on Earth from space some four billion years ago - covering an unknown journey of hundreds of millions of miles - to finally reach your kitchen.

'Bug' inspired robot that jumps on water
'Bug' inspired robot that jumps on water

With the studies on water striders' ability to jump on water, scientists have now created a robot that can launch itself from the surface of water successfully.

Earth's magnetic shield much older than previously thought
Earth's magnetic shield much older than previously thought

The Earth's magnetic field is at least four billion years old, up from the previous estimates of 3.45 billion years, researchers from University of Rochester have found.

For the first time ever, flood waters enter sanctum-sanctorum of Ujjain's famed Mahakaleshwar temple

The sanctum-sanctorum of the Mahakaleshwar temple here, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country, was inundated following heavy rains since the last three days.

Dams, reservoirs in Karnataka brim with rainwater

Dams and reservoirs in Karnataka are brimming with water after incessant rains over the last four days.

Salty food doesn't cause thirst: Study

Contradicting the popular assumption of salt causing thirst, it has been found that eating salty food does not necessarily make us drink more water, says a study.

Andhra, Telangana seek Centre's intervention over water sharing issue

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have asked for the Centre's intervention over sharing of water and electricity, and presented their cases to Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharati.

Healthy food habits every office-goer must adopt

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Fresh estimates of Earth's liquid assets revealed
Fresh estimates of Earth's liquid assets revealed

Using NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites, scientists have provided estimates for the global water cycle budget for the first decade of the 21st century, taking the pulse of the planet and setting a baseline for future comparisons.

'Jesus lizard' walked on water 48 million years ago

Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming.

Eco-friendly solution for oil spill developed

Researchers, including two Indian-origin scientists, have developed an eco-friendly bio-degradable green "herding" agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

Jayalalithaa directs releasing of water from Amaravathy dam
Jayalalithaa directs releasing of water from Amaravathy dam

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has directed releasing of water from Amaravathy dam in Tirupur district to benefit over 7500 acres of agricultural land.

Water flowed on Mars in recent geological period: Study
Water flowed on Mars in recent geological period: Study

A recent study has claimed that the red planet had flowing water around 500,000 years ago.

FSSAI issues countrywide alert on packaged products including milk, water

With an aim to ensure compliance of standards by various products in the market in the wake of Maggi controversy, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered all state food commissioners to inspect and evaluate all packaged products available in markets across the country.

Moroccan villagers harvest fog for water supply

Green technology to turn fog into fresh water straight from the tap has put an end to exhausting daily treks to distant wells by village women in southwest Morocco.

NASA mission to look for water on Jupiter's moon Europa
NASA mission to look for water on Jupiter's moon Europa

NASA has come a step closer to its planned mission to Europa which will try to find out if a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of the Jupiter's moon have the ingredients to support life.

'Kolkata's waterbodies lost to urbanisation'

Urbanisation has claimed nearly half of Kolkata's waterbodies in the last two-and-a-half decades, an environmentalist said on Wednesday.

Congress slams AAP for Delhiites' power, water woes

The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Sunday blamed the Arvind Kejriwal-led government for the water and power woes faced by residents of the national capital.

Central Railway aims to save Rs 1.44 cr per year by rain water harvesting

Central Railway (CR) Friday said that it had installed rain water harvesting units at 50 locations in the last five years, and one at the busy Lokmanya Tilak Terminus here is expected to save Rs 1.44 crore a year.

New Town water project to be launched before Durga Puja

The 100 Million Gallon Daily (MGD) water supply project for Rajarhat New Town, worth Rs 450 crore, is likely to be launched before Durga Puja this year.