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Strong magnetic fields very common in stars: Study

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:40
New York: Using a recently developed technique to detect magnetic fields inside stars, a team of astronomers has discovered that these are very common in stars."We have applied a novel theoretical idea that we developed just a few months ago…

See from space those alphabets drawn by nature

Friday, 01 January 2016 10:31
New York: Many of us may have played a game where we look at the stars or at the clouds and try to "see" in them different shapes, animals and a lot many imaginary things. Adam Voiland, a science writer…

Hubble clicks two galaxies merging for the first time

Thursday, 31 December 2015 12:16
Washington: In a first, Hubble telescope has captured two galaxies merging located around 230 million light-years away in the constellation of Hercules.The image of main galaxy NGC 6052 was taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the…

Agriculture didn't spur growth of human population

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 16:05
New York: Global climate change and biological factors such as diseases, and not the advent of agriculture, controlled long-term growth of human population for most of the past 12,000 years, says a new study.The researchers found that prehistoric human populations…

Human race exploded after dinosaurs went extinct

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:29
London: Mammals, including humans, diversified on Earth in great numbers after the dinosaurs went extinction, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, report.According to the team from University College London, fossil records show that placental mammals, the group that today includes nearly…

How sea spray affects cloud formation

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:06
New York: Beyond the poetry of crashing ocean waves, salt- and carbon-rich sea spray has a dramatic effect on the formation and duration of clouds which cover 60 percent of the Earth's surface at any given time, says a study.Sea…

Decline in large animals could worsen climate change

Monday, 21 December 2015 12:26
London: Extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse as these animals are crucial in dispersing trees with dense wood which are more effective at capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than smaller trees,…

Curiosity spots loads of silica on Mars, bolsters water presence

Friday, 18 December 2015 12:31
Washington: NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found mysterious rocks rich in silica - a rock-forming chemical combining the elements silicon and oxygen and commonly seen on Earth as quartz.Curiosity spotted much higher concentrations of silica at some sites it has…

Climate change warming world's lakes at alarming rate

Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:00
New York: Climate change is warming lakes around the world at an alarming rate, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, says the largest study of its kind led by an Indian-origin researcher.For the study spanning six continents, a total of 236…

East Antarctic Ice Sheet has remained frozen for 14 million years

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:23
New York: Using an innovative technique to date one of Antarctica's ancient lake deposits, researchers have determined that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, or EAIS, has remained frozen for the past 14 million years.The work adds new support for the…