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New biomedically useful ‘painless’ adhesive can be detached with light

Saturday, 15 December 2018 17:12
A novel painless adhesive that works even on wet surfaces can soon make the removal of band-aids a lot less painful, says an international team of researchers. The new adhesive can strongly adhere wet materials — such as hydrogel and…

World Has Barely 10 Years To Get Control Over Climate Change: UN Experts

Monday, 08 October 2018 08:57
The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take "unprecedented" actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report…

This Mysterious Space Signal Is (Probably) Not From Aliens

Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:53
The signal was like nothing Abel Mendez had ever seen. It had the same frequency as radio emissions from satellites, but it pulsed like it came from something much more distant. It appeared only when Mendez and his colleagues had…

'Saraswati': A Supercluster Of Galaxies Discovered By Indian Scientists

Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:34
NEW DELHI: Some may mistake them for city lights, but this is the glow from an astronomical structure named 'Saraswati' - one of the most massive, large-scale structures in the universe. Discovered by a team of Indian scientists, the supercluster…

Earth Is On Its Way To The Biggest Mass Extinction Since The Dinosaurs, Scientists Warn

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 21:08
Have humans damaged the Earth's ecosystems so severely that we're well on our way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs vanished 66 million years ago? And are we running out of time to reverse the negative impacts of…

'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…

Astronomers Just Achieved Something Albert Einstein Said Was Impossible

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:41
A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be used to calculate the weight of a star. Theoretically, yes, was his reply. If one star passed in…

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From Black Holes Colliding 3 Billion Light-Years From Earth

Friday, 02 June 2017 08:47
On Jan. 4, an exquisitely sensitive instrument on Earth detected a disturbance that rippled through space and time. Scientists traced the ripple 3 billion light-years away, back to two ancient black holes on a collision course. This marked the third…

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)…