updated 12:07 PM UTC, Jun 27, 2017

'We Are Probably Not Alone': NASA Finds 10 'Earth-Like' Worlds

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:29
Astronomers using the Kepler space telescope have detected 219 possible new exoplanets in our galaxy, including 10 relatively small, rocky and possibly habitable planets similar to our own, NASA announced Monday.These are the last additions to the catalog of exoplanets…

650-Metre Asteroid To Pass Uncomfortably Close To Earth Today

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:41
PARIS: An asteroid stretching 650 metres (2,000 feet) across is on track to whoosh past Earth on Wednesday at a safe -- but uncomfortably close -- distance, according to astronomers. "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide…

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…