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Hubble reveals diversity of exoplanet atmosphere

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:49
Washington: Using data from Hubble and NASA's Spitzer telescopes, astronomers have revealed for the first time the diversity of atmosphere on exoplanets.An international team of astronomers made the largest ever study of hot Jupiters, exploring and comparing 10 such planets…

Biomarker of early lung cancer identified

Friday, 04 December 2015 11:12
Taipei: Researchers have identified a biomarker that detects the most common lung cancer in its earliest stage.The scientists believe that the discovery could help increase survival of lung cancer patients.According to the National Cancer Institute, lung cancer kills about 158,000…

Earth may have ‘hairy’ dark matter, says NASA

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:21
Washington: There may be long filaments of dark matter or "hair" on our Earth, suggests new research, adding further study is needed to unlock the mysteries of the nature of dark matter on Blue Marble.Dark matter is an invisible, mysterious…

Massive dark matter found in nearby dwarf galaxy

Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:00
New York: By measuring the mass of a nearby dwarf galaxy, astronomers have found the highest concentration of dark matter in any known galaxy.Triangulum II is a small, faint galaxy at the edge of the Milky Way, made up of…

Climate change to destroy sharks's hunting ability

Saturday, 14 November 2015 12:23
Sydney: With the increase in level of carbon dioxide (CO2) and warmer oceans, the hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by the end of the century, a study warns.Warmer waters and ocean acidification will have major…

Ice loss speeds up in major Greenland glacier

Friday, 13 November 2015 15:38
New York: A vast ice sheet in northeast Greenland has begun a phase of fast ice loss, contributing to destabilisation that will cause global sea-level rise for decades to come, warns a new study.Since 2012 warmer air and sea temperatures…

New group of wasp species discovered in India

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:33
Bangalore: A team of Indian researchers has discovered a unique group of five new wasp species from different parts of the country.The new species belong to the large worldwide genus of wasps called Idris Forster, comprising species that exclusively parasitise…

Global warming is moving mountains

Friday, 06 November 2015 14:03
New York: Researchers have discovered a strong relationship between global and local climate change and a mountain's internal tectonic plate shifts and topographic changes.The study unveiled a strong interaction between climate shifts and increased internal movement in the North American…

Weather patterns in alien world unveiled

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:22
London: A new technique that has revealed weather patterns in a mysterious world beyond our solar system may soon be used to analyse potential of exoplanets to host life, says a study.With the new method, the researchers detected layers of…

New link in humans, apes evolution found

Friday, 30 October 2015 15:46
Washington: Researchers have identified a new species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the 'lesser apes' or hylobatids).The discovery -- a partial skeleton found during the construction of a landfill in…