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Facebook launches climate science information center following fake news criticism

Facebook launches climate science information center following fake news criticism

Facebook has faced allegations that it permits false claims around climate change through a policy that exempts opinion articles from its external fact-checking system.

Sep 15, 2020, 18:17 PM IST
Why are killer whales attacking boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal?

Why are killer whales attacking boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal?

A group of killer whales are attacking boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal and it is learnt that these whales have attacked sailboats and many other boats in the last two months. According to

Sep 15, 2020, 08:44 AM IST
Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus

Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus

The researchers did not discover actual life forms, but noted that on Earth phosphine is produced by bacteria thriving in oxygen-starved environments.

Sep 14, 2020, 21:52 PM IST
Global wildlife populations plummeted by two-thirds since 1970, says WWF report

Global wildlife populations plummeted by two-thirds since 1970, says WWF report

The report also included pioneering modelling which showed that without further efforts to counteract habitat loss and degradation, global biodiversity will continue to decline. 

Sep 12, 2020, 19:38 PM IST
This is what cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 looks like: In Pics

This is what cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 looks like: In Pics

As several countries battle a resurgent novel coronavirus infection, scientists, researchers, medical professionals, have been hard at work trying to extract more information about the virus to help

Sep 12, 2020, 09:51 AM IST
Scientists in Australia develop new tool to monitor coronavirus mutations

Scientists in Australia develop new tool to monitor coronavirus mutations

Scientists assessed the genome data of more than 1,20,000 samples of the novel coronavirus, and have developed a new tool to monitor mutations in the virus that may make it difficult to develop

Sep 11, 2020, 14:15 PM IST
Convalescent Plasma therapy not beneficial in reducing COVID-19 deaths: ICMR Study

Convalescent Plasma therapy not beneficial in reducing COVID-19 deaths: ICMR Study

Use of convalescent plasma therapy in coronavirus-infected patients does not help in reducing mortality or progression to severe COVID-19, a multi-centric study funded by the Indian Council of

Sep 09, 2020, 06:31 AM IST
India has so far received 7% excess rainfall; IMD predicts more rain from third week of September

India has so far received 7% excess rainfall; IMD predicts more rain from third week of September

"The IMD’s accuracy in forecasting heavy rainfall has improved to over 80 %," expressed M Mohapatra, Director General of the IMD.

Sep 07, 2020, 21:19 PM IST
Sunscreen ingredients can damage freshwater ecosystems, say researchers

Sunscreen ingredients can damage freshwater ecosystems, say researchers

The results show that exposure to UV-filters over a 48-hour period prevented the fleas from navigating through their environment. Exposure over a 14-day period--similar to what might occur near

Sep 07, 2020, 15:15 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 launch likely in early 2021, mission not to have an Orbiter

Chandrayaan-3 launch likely in early 2021, mission not to have an Orbiter

Minister of State for the Department of Space Jitendra Singh on Sunday (September 6) said that Chandrayaan-3, India’s mission to Moon, would be launched in early 2021. Singh added that Chandrayaan-3

Sep 07, 2020, 12:11 PM IST
Chandrayaan-1 captures images that indicate possible impact of Earth's atmosphere on Moon

Chandrayaan-1 captures images that indicate possible impact of Earth's atmosphere on Moon

Chandrayaan was launched aboard PSLV C-11 on October 22, 2008, which was an XL variant of ISRO's PSLV, one of world's most reliable launchers. 

Sep 06, 2020, 19:21 PM IST
China's experimental reusable spacecraft returns successfully

China's experimental reusable spacecraft returns successfully

Three years ago, China said it would launch a spacecraft in 2020 that can fly like an aircraft and would be reusable, increasing the frequency of launches and lowering mission costs.

Sep 06, 2020, 18:01 PM IST
Asteroid twice the size of Pyramid of Giza to fly past Earth on September 6, but here's the good news

Asteroid twice the size of Pyramid of Giza to fly past Earth on September 6, but here's the good news

World's premier space agency NASA has said that an asteroid, twice as big as famous Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, would cross Earth's orbit on Sunday (September 6). The diameter of the asteroid named

Sep 06, 2020, 10:59 AM IST
Nanobody that may prevent COVID-19 infection identified: Study

Nanobody that may prevent COVID-19 infection identified: Study

To fight against the Covid-19, the scientists have identified a small neutralising antibody, a so-called nanobody, that has the capacity to block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells.

Sep 05, 2020, 15:02 PM IST
Mammoth collision of  'impossible' black holes detected for first time

Mammoth collision of 'impossible' black holes detected for first time

The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from the Australian National University (ANU

Sep 04, 2020, 13:39 PM IST
Study finds antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants

Study finds antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants

The Indian Space Research Organization`s Chandrayaan-1 orbiter, which discovered water ice and mapped out a variety of minerals while surveying the Moon`s surface in 2008.

Sep 04, 2020, 13:24 PM IST
Gravitational wave from merger of two black holes over 7 billion years ago detected

Gravitational wave from merger of two black holes over 7 billion years ago detected

A team of scientists on Wednesday announced that a gravtational wave generated by the merger of two black holes about 7 billion years ago when the the universe was about half its age, has been

Sep 03, 2020, 13:21 PM IST
Moon is rusting even without liquid, water, oxygen on its surface: Research

Moon is rusting even without liquid, water, oxygen on its surface: Research

While Mars has long been known for its rust due to the Iron, water, and oxygen on its surface, scientists were recently surprised to find evidence that the airless Moon has rust on it as well.

Sep 03, 2020, 10:54 AM IST
NASA congratulates Indian astronomers on discovery of Star Galaxy

NASA congratulates Indian astronomers on discovery of Star Galaxy

A day after the Indian astronomers discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe estimated to be located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth, the National Aeronautics and Space

Sep 02, 2020, 06:54 AM IST
Indian astronomers detect extreme-UV light from galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth

Indian astronomers detect extreme-UV light from galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth

The galaxy called AUDFs01 was discovered by a team of Astronomers led by Dr Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA) Pune.

Sep 01, 2020, 20:18 PM IST