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Biggest collision of black holes detected

The researchers detected the collisions after re-analyzing the gravitational wave data obtained by the LIGO.

Dec 05, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

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 Australia.

Jan 22, 2018, 13:07 PM IST

Was life on Earth triggered by a hair bleach chemical?

The beginning and the consequent evolution of life on Earth has been under constant scrutiny in the field of science.

Nov 13, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth

A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

Aug 17, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

Will launch nuclear strike against China if President Donald Trump orders: US Navy Admiral Scott Swift

The commander of the United States Pacific Fleet, Admiral Scott Swift, has said he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it.

Jul 29, 2017, 11:15 AM IST

Breakthrough made in drought-resistant crops development

The breakthrough was made by the team from the Australian National University (ANU), reports Xinhua news agency.

Jun 26, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

 The study found that the volcanoes were formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific plates direction three million years ago.

May 04, 2017, 22:11 PM IST

Australian astronomers launch public search for mysterious 'Planet 9'

The researchers at Australian National University (ANU) called on amateur astronomers to help them find the so called 'Planet 9' 

Mar 27, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

Scientific breakthrough to aid malaria vacccine research

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) announced the breakthrough after they tracked cells and discovered a molecule which kills microbes that infect the liver - such as malaria, Xinhua news agency reported.

Mar 20, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

Your heart health is at stake if you haven't completed your education!

Researchers say that heart attack risks are doubled for those people who leave school without a school certificate.

Dec 18, 2016, 15:52 PM IST

World's oldest fossils spotted by Australian researchers

Along with the fossils, they have also found signs that diverse life forms lived on Earth upto 3.7 billion years ago.

Sep 01, 2016, 10:37 AM IST

World's oldest axe discovered in Western Australia - Watch!

The tool is nearly 50,000-year-old and 10,000 years older than the previous oldest known fragments found in northern Australia in 2010.

May 11, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

'Starving' cancer cells may prevent growth of new tumours

A new study has found "starving" cancer cells could be the key to prevent the growth of tumours.

May 06, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Australian scientists create world's thinnest lens

Researchers say that the lens could have revolutionary applications in the fields of science, technology and health and it could also be used to make bendable computer screens.


Mar 11, 2016, 13:27 PM IST

Why no alien is calling us from space

About four billion years ago the Earth, Venus and Mars may have all been habitable.  

Jan 22, 2016, 16:55 PM IST

3,000-year-old pottery unearthed in Papua New Guinea

A team of Australian archaeologists has unearthed 3,000-years old pottery in a remote location in the rugged highlands of Papua New Guinea.

Sep 03, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

Tiny Australian bird cries wolf to scare predators

One of Australia's smallest birds has found a cunning way to protect its nest from predators by crying wolf, or rather hawk, and mimicking the warning calls of other birds.

Jun 03, 2015, 13:47 PM IST

Scientists solve quantum tunnelling mystery

An international team of scientists studying ultrafast physics has solved a mystery of quantum mechanics and found that quantum tunnelling is an instantaneous process, the Australian National University said on Thursday.

May 28, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

Soon, simple breath-test to sniff out malaria

Scientists have made a new discovery that could open doors for malaria to be detected just from your breath.

Apr 21, 2015, 12:28 PM IST

Chemical make-up of meteorites reveals Earth's 1st crust formed 4.5b yrs ago

The chemical make-up of meteorites has revealed that Earth's first crust was formed around 4.5 billion years ago.

Apr 14, 2015, 16:53 PM IST