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Super Pink Moon on April 8: What is it and when to watch

Super Pink Moon on April 8: What is it and when to watch

Astronomers call the Super Pink Moon as a perigean full moon because of its close proximity to earth.

Apr 05, 2020, 19:33 PM IST
Super Pink Moon of 2020: Watch this celestial phenomenon on April 8

Super Pink Moon of 2020: Watch this celestial phenomenon on April 8

You will be able to watch a dramatic increase in the size of the Moon, which can appear 30 percent larger than on an average day. 

Apr 04, 2020, 00:46 AM IST
Malaria drug considered for coronavirus COVID-19 may raise risk of heart problems: US scientists

Malaria drug considered for coronavirus COVID-19 may raise risk of heart problems: US scientists

The anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin, which are being considered by some for treating COVID-19, may increase the risk for dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, US

Apr 03, 2020, 12:57 PM IST
Potential coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study: US scientists

Potential coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study: US scientists

Researchers around the world are working to develop potential treatments or vaccines against the respiratory disease that has killed nearly 47,000 people and infected almost a million in just a few

Apr 03, 2020, 00:48 AM IST
IIT Roorkee develops low-cost portable ventilator to help coronavirus COVID-19 patients

IIT Roorkee develops low-cost portable ventilator to help coronavirus COVID-19 patients

The ventilator will be useful for a wide degree of congestions in the respiratory tract and is applicable for all age group patients, especially the elderly. 

Apr 02, 2020, 23:32 PM IST
IISc scientists building indigenous ventilator for coronavirus COVID-19 patients

IISc scientists building indigenous ventilator for coronavirus COVID-19 patients

A ventilator can be a life-saver for patients whose lungs are damaged by the COVID-19 infection, but India, like all countries grappling with this pandemic, is likely to face a large shortage of

Apr 01, 2020, 17:52 PM IST
Indian scientists reveal images of SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19

Indian scientists reveal images of SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19

The latest research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the coronavirus RNA was present even after 17 days on Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

Mar 27, 2020, 23:50 PM IST
Mineral found on surface of Mars discovered at Ashapura temple in Kutch: Scientists

Mineral found on surface of Mars discovered at Ashapura temple in Kutch: Scientists

"The research on the temple land will be very useful since the surface of this land looks like the surface on the moon, and it will help the ISRO and NASA scientists on how to land their rovers on

Mar 09, 2020, 18:18 PM IST
Scientists in China detect two main coronavirus strains affecting humans

Scientists in China detect two main coronavirus strains affecting humans

Scientists in China studying the coronavirus outbreak said they had found two main types of the disease could be causing infections.

Mar 05, 2020, 11:55 AM IST
Scientists show how brain distinguishes lyrics from music

Scientists show how brain distinguishes lyrics from music

Albouy and his team found that degradation of temporal information impaired speech recognition but not melody recognition. On the other hand, the perception of melody decreased only with spectral

Feb 28, 2020, 18:47 PM IST
New Moon temporarily orbiting Earth for past 3 years discovered

New Moon temporarily orbiting Earth for past 3 years discovered

The orbit of the newly discovered object, 2020 CD3, shows that it entered Earth`s orbit some three years ago, The Minor Planet Center (MPC) of the International Astronomical Union confirmed.

Feb 28, 2020, 07:46 AM IST
Record-breaking explosion in universe, created by black hole 390 million light-years away, spotted by astronomers

Record-breaking explosion in universe, created by black hole 390 million light-years away, spotted by astronomers

Astronomers have spotted a record-breaking explosion created by a black hole some 390 million light-years away in the universe. According to CNN.com, this record-breaking, gargantuan explosion came

Feb 28, 2020, 07:45 AM IST
GSLV-F10 to launch Earth observation satellite, GISAT-1, on March 5: ISRO

GSLV-F10 to launch Earth observation satellite, GISAT-1, on March 5: ISRO

The launch is tentatively scheduled at 5.43 pm (IST) subject to weather conditions.

Feb 25, 2020, 22:54 PM IST
MIT researchers develop system that identifies best way to deflect incoming asteroid

MIT researchers develop system that identifies best way to deflect incoming asteroid

Researchers at the Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that could help identify the best type of mission for deflecting an incoming asteroid.

Feb 22, 2020, 09:29 AM IST
ISRO to validate design, engineering of rocket carrying human

ISRO to validate design, engineering of rocket carrying human

The human space flight demonstration is planned before India`s 75th Independence Day in 2022 and four Indians are undergoing astronaut training in Russia.

Feb 21, 2020, 15:35 PM IST
Global warming causing 'irreversible' mass melting in Antarctica: scientist

Global warming causing 'irreversible' mass melting in Antarctica: scientist

The study showed the world could lose most of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which rests on the seabed and is fringed by floating ice, in a warmer world.

Feb 19, 2020, 13:53 PM IST
Foot and mouth disease virus to help treat pancreatic cancer

Foot and mouth disease virus to help treat pancreatic cancer

The dreaded pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rates among all types of cancers. However, a group of scientists are using the foot and mouth disease virus to find a cure for this often lethal

Feb 16, 2020, 22:40 PM IST
NASA-ESA spacecraft, Solar Orbiter, to give first glimpse of Sun's poles

NASA-ESA spacecraft, Solar Orbiter, to give first glimpse of Sun's poles

At 12.24 am on Monday, mission controllers at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, received a signal from the spacecraft indicating that its solar panels had successfully

Feb 10, 2020, 19:18 PM IST
Pangolins may be intermediate novel Coronavirus host: Study

Pangolins may be intermediate novel Coronavirus host: Study

The study was led by the South China Agricultural University, reports Xinhua news agency.

Feb 07, 2020, 13:10 PM IST
Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth from space station

Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth from space station

The trio departed the International Space Station (ISS) at 11.20 am IST (12.50 am EST) and made a safe, parachute-assisted landing at 2.41 pm IST (4.12 am EST) southeast of the remote town of

Feb 06, 2020, 16:12 PM IST