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Here`s how you can keep skin cancer at bay

With skin cancer rates on the rise, you may want to revisit some simple tips for staying safe in the sun.

Sep 05, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

Rosetta hits `milestone` in comet`s run past Sun

 The European space probe Rosetta captured a range of scientific data Thursday as it trailed an ancient comet past the Sun which could help scientists better understand the origins of life on Earth.

Aug 14, 2015, 06:46 AM IST

Largest feature in universe found - Ring of galaxies 5 billion light years across

 Astronomers have found what may be the largest feature in the known universe: a ring of nine gamma ray bursts and hence galaxies - five billion light years across.

Aug 05, 2015, 23:12 PM IST

Distant Uranus-sized exoplanet discovered

 With a technique called gravitational microlensing, scientists have discovered a Uranus-sized exoplanet orbiting far from its central star.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:48 AM IST

Second full moon of July will be visible today

The second full moon of July will be visible today.

Jul 31, 2015, 09:08 AM IST

Students identify two 'densest' galaxies

Two undergraduates have discovered two galaxies that are known to be densest.

Jul 29, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

Earth-like planet discovered? NASA to make big announcement today

US space agency NASA has likely discovered 'another earth' orbiting a star. The discovery is an important step in NASA's attempts to find life outside earth.

Jul 23, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

Amazing space: 10 Interesting facts about dwarf planet Pluto!

As the science enthusiasts await for more information about this dwarf planet, here are some well known interesting facts to brush up your knowledge

Jul 22, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

Origin of life revealed in drying puddle

The simple phenomenon of a water puddle drying in the sun may have driven chemical reactions that were critical to the formation of life on early Earth, shows research.

Jul 21, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Cosmic rays unlikely to cause birth defects: Study

Contradicting previous findings, new research has found that cosmic rays do not pose any hazards at the Earth's surface.

Jul 21, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

Celestial extravaganza: Watch the trio meet of Moon, Jupiter and Venus!

Soon after sunset, shift your eyes towards the sky! You will get to witness the crescent moon given company by Venus and Jupiter making it a celestial extravaganza.

Jul 19, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

India's romance with the monsoons

Vasavi Garg

Jul 18, 2015, 09:25 AM IST

Curiosity Mars rover clicks rare sunspots

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has provided images of sunspots from the other side of the Sun that is turned away from Earth.

Jul 13, 2015, 11:49 AM IST

Dutch students develop solar-powered family car

 Dutch students have developed a family car powered by the sun which generates more energy than it uses while reaching speeds of up to 125 kilometres per hour and the vehicle can clock over 1,000 km on a full charge.

Jul 05, 2015, 23:48 PM IST

How sun gives you wrinkles, skin cancer

 Scientists have documented for the first time the DNA damage which can occur to the skin from the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun, leading to skin cancer.

Jun 29, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Why June 30 will be a bit longer

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or "leap" second will be added and NASA has an explanation for this.

Jun 27, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

Why unusual 'blue hook' stars are 10 times hotter than Sun

Researchers have revealed why the blue hook stars, found in the center of many star clusters, are just half the mass of Earth's sun, yet ten times hotter and much more luminous.

Jun 24, 2015, 19:45 PM IST

Summer Solstice: The longest day of the year is here!

Yes, today is the longest day of the year as June 21 marks the summer solstice. It’s the day when there are the most hours of sunlight.

Jun 21, 2015, 10:41 AM IST

New model may explain massive heat in Sun's corona

A trio of researchers has created a computer model that may solve the mystery of why there is so much heat in the Sun's corona.

Jun 15, 2015, 18:29 PM IST

Nearby `dwarf` galaxy home to many large star clusters

 A team of Tel Aviv University and UCLA astronomers have discovered a remarkable cluster of more than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy very near our own.

Jun 10, 2015, 12:47 PM IST