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Global warming likely to extend for thousands of years

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:46
New York: In the absence of dramatic new global energy strategy, the damaging climate of carbon emissions will grow and persist for millennia, projects new research.Rising global temperatures, ice field and glacial melting and rising sea levels are among the…

New Horizon probe captures Pluto's mysterious, floating hills

Friday, 05 February 2016 11:49
Washington: In yet another example of Pluto's fascinating and abundant geological activity, NASA's New Horizon has captured nitrogen ice glaciers carrying an intriguing cargo - numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from PlutoÂ’s surrounding uplands.These hills…

Jupiter doesn't shield Earth from comet impacts: Study

Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:30
New York: The widely reported "Jupiter as shield" concept, implying that the planet shields Earth from comet impacts, is incorrect, says a new study.Not only is the "Jupiter as shield" concept not true but perhaps Jupiter's most important role in…

Melting ice sheet in Antarctica may impact sea level: Study

Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:22
London: Loss of ice in Antarctica caused by a warming ocean may result in rising global sea levels by three metres, warns a recent research.Scientists from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland were able to gauge how levels of ice…

Chandra observatory spots spectacular jet in faraway galaxy

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:44
Washington: New images taken from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show a spectacular jet that emanates from a black hole in the centre of the galaxy and extends across 300,000 years toward a brilliant hotspot and a counter jet pointing in…

CO2 in North Atlantic Ocean doubled over last decade

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:30
New Yor: Revealing the impact that the burning of fossil fuels have had on the world's oceans in just 10 years, a new study has found that the North Atlantic absorbed 50 percent more man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) over the…

Global warming not driven by natural forces: Study

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:24
New York: By examining how Earth cools itself down after a period of natural warming, a new study has found that global temperature does not rise or fall chaotically in the long run and unless pushed by outside forces, temperatures…

Corals species bred in laboratory reproduce in the wild

Monday, 01 February 2016 14:23
New York: Scientists have been successful in aiding a sustainable restoration of Caribbean reefs with the rearing of a threatened Caribbean coral species to its reproductive age.A team of researchers from SECORE International -- a leading conservation organization for the…

Crash between Earth and forming planet gave birth to Moon

Friday, 29 January 2016 13:05
Washington: A violent, head-on collision between the Earth and a forming planet 4.5 billion years ago created the Moon, claim researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), suggesting that this massive crash likely resulted in bsimilar chemical composition of…

Hubble spots mammoth cloud boomerang back to our galaxy

Friday, 29 January 2016 10:20
Washington: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a monstrous cloud of hydrogen gas that is plummeting toward our galaxy at nearly 1.1 million km per hour.Though hundreds of enormous, high-velocity gas clouds whiz around the outskirts of our galaxy, this…