updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

Switching off a gene may erase unpleasant memories

Friday, 01 July 2016 14:06
London: In hope for people suffering from dementia, accidents or traumatic events, a team of researchers has managed to erase unpleasant memories in mice using a "genetic switch."The team from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (Germany)…

Air pollution may cause kidney disease

Friday, 01 July 2016 14:03
Beijing: Long-term exposure to air pollution, which has risen to alarming levels in the past years, is likely to cause damages to the kidneys, irrespective of age, warns a study.The findings showed that air pollution increased the chances of developing…

NASA's Juno mission enters Jupiter's magnetic field

Friday, 01 July 2016 11:36
Washington: NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft has entered the planet's magnetosphere, where the movement of particles in space is controlled by what's going on inside Jupiter.Juno is on course to swing into orbit around Jupiter on July 4."We've just crossed the…

Hubble captures fireworks in 'skyrocket' galaxy

Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:12
Washington: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular fireworks display in a small, nearby galaxy, which resembles a skyrocket.A team of astronomers found that a firestorm of star birth is lighting up one end of the diminutive galaxy Kiso…

Stem cell therapy helps muscle regeneration in patients with burns

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:08
New York: Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns.Severe burns results in profound skeletal muscle atrophy -- wasting away of muscles. This persistent muscle loss combined with weakness are major complications…

NASA's most powerful rocket set for Mars journey

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:03
Washington: Inching closer to send world's most powerful rocket to Mars, US space agency NASA on Tuesday successfully fire-tested a booster for the Space Launch System (SLS) at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah.This was the last full-scale test…

Rare meteorite responsible for Mercury's origin: Geologists

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 16:53
New York: Based on an analysis of cooling rate and the composition of lava deposits on Mercury's surface, a team of geologists has found that the planet likely has the composition of an enstatite chondrite -- a type of meteorite…

NASA set to test-fire booster for world's most powerful rocket

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:58
Washington: US space agency NASA is set to test-fire a booster for the world's most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) which will power astronauts on the journey to Mars and on other deeper space missionsThe booster will be fired…

NASA discovers unexpected mineral on Mars

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:47
New York: Scientists at the US space agency NASA have discovered tridymite -- an unexpected silica mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars that may alter our understanding of how the Red Planet evolved.NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory…

ISRO tells industry to enhance capacity to meet demand

Friday, 24 June 2016 11:23
Bengaluru: The Indian aerospace industry should enhance its capacity to meet the growing demand for space-based services, India's space agency ISRO said on Thursday."It is imperative for the aerospace industry to enhance its capacity to meet the rapidly increasing national…