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Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90 million years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Did aliens visit us in the past? Artefacts unearthed in Mexico is a sign, claim theorists - Watch

Did aliens visit us in the past? Artefacts unearthed in Mexico is a sign, claim theorists - Watch

Alien buffs believe that the artefacts are approximately 5000-years-old and claim that no creature existed on Earth that had a similar appearance to the newly discovered artefacts. 

Jan 28, 2018, 17:06 PM IST
10,000-year-old crayon found in Britain

10,000-year-old crayon found in Britain

An ochre pebble was found at another site on the opposite side of the lake.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:16 PM IST

Scientists discover a piece of America in Australia

The team was able to determine this by using both new sedimentological field data and new and existing geochronological data from both Georgetown and Mount Isa.

Jan 23, 2018, 19:00 PM IST
Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Different types of oolitic limestones have formed in all geological periods and have been found around the world, including in the US, the UK, Germany, the Bahamas, China and at Shark Bay in Western

Jan 22, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Aside from making Jurassic ecosystems of 161 million years ago more colourful, the dinosaur is interesting because it has features that are both ancient and modern.

Jan 16, 2018, 17:23 PM IST
World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

World's fifth largest diamond worth USD 40 million discovered in Lesotho

Ben Davis, a mining analyst at Liberum Capital, speculated in a research note to investors that the diamond could be worth as much as USD 40 million (33 million euros).

Jan 15, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to return with key NASA cargo

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to return with key NASA cargo

The spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 15, carrying about 4,800 pounds of supplies and scientific cargo.  

Jan 13, 2018, 13:11 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

Origin of life on Earth: New recipe for early life discovered by Indian-origin chemist

In previous studies, researchers imagined early life using the same molecules for the citric acid cycle as life uses today. 

Jan 08, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

Soft, self-healing robots mimicking human muscles coming soon

The robots named as hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) actuators eschew the bulky, rigid pistons and motors of conventional robots with soft and electrically activated

Jan 05, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Least populated village in Tibet gets electricity

Least populated village in Tibet gets electricity

The is connected to remote Yulmed Township in Luntse County, Shannan City, through 108 electric poles over a 5,000-metre-high mountain.

Jan 03, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

The study suggests that wine producers now face a choice proactively experiment with new varieties or risk suffering the negative consequences of climate change. 

Jan 03, 2018, 16:55 PM IST
Why boys tend to do better in science tests

Why boys tend to do better in science tests

The results were based on a year-long study of students in nine introductory biology courses. 

Dec 31, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
3D shapes created from living tissue: Study

3D shapes created from living tissue: Study

Researchers are now curious to learn whether they can stitch the developmental programme that control tissue folding together with others that control tissue patterning.

Dec 31, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
India to have its own gravitational wave detector in 2025

India to have its own gravitational wave detector in 2025

The mirrors and detectors required to build the system will be sent from the LIGO collaborators in the US.

Dec 21, 2017, 17:35 PM IST
Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

The research also shows that humans may be having an even greater impact on levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores

Dec 21, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
Christmas 2017: Scientists create world’s smallest greetings card

Christmas 2017: Scientists create world’s smallest greetings card

The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), is made from platinum-coated silicon nitride.

Dec 19, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

Life on Earth would have been impossible without fungi, says study

The amount of phosphorus transferred could have been very large under the ancient atmospheric conditions, but fungi had the power to dramatically alter the ancient atmosphere, the researchers said.  

Dec 19, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer

What made the oldest plesiosaur a strong swimmer

The study showed that these long extinct animals propelled themselves through the world's oceans by employing "underwater flight" - similar to sea turtles and penguins.

Dec 18, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

By embedding specialised nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, the researchers successfully induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours, according to the study

Dec 14, 2017, 20:30 PM IST