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Dazzling diamond-like stars perfect visual treat

Friday, 22 January 2016 11:39
New York: NASA's Hubble space telescope has captured a glittering star cluster that resembles an opulent diamond tapestry, containing a collection of some of the brightest stars seen in our Milky Way galaxy.Called "Trumpler 14", it is located 8,000 light-years…

Water flow in great Asian rivers to increase in future

Thursday, 21 January 2016 09:47
London: Contrary to fears that water supplies in the major Asian rivers would drastically decline in the near future, new research now shows that water flow in these rivers will be stable and may even increase in the coming decades.The…

How 2-degree target to tame global warming can't be met

Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:04
London: The ambitious plan to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius is abstract and invites misunderstanding, a team of Swiss researchers has claimed.According to Sonia Seneviratne, professor of land-climate dynamics at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH…

Global ocean warming has doubled in recent decades: Study

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:03
New York: Half of the global ocean heat content increase since 1865 has occurred over the past two decades, says a new study."In recent decades the ocean has continued to warm substantially, and with time the warming signal is reaching…

NASA's solar-powered spacecraft to Jupiter breaks distance record

Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:20
Washington: NASA's first solar-powered spacecraft Juno to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity's most distant solar-powered emissary.The probe, launched from the Earth in 2011 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit, achieved the milestone on…

Clouds blamed for rapid Greenland ice sheet melt

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 11:54
London: Clouds are raising the temperature of the Greenland ice Sheet and accounting for as much as 30 percent of the ice sheet melt, researchers say.The rapidly melting Greenland ice sheet is likely driving almost a third of global sea…

Ecotourism doesn't hurt wildlife: Study

Saturday, 09 January 2016 12:42
New York: Far from increasing the vulnerability of wildlife to predators, ecotourism actually helps conservation efforts, researchers say."There have been some claims that have drawn media attention, saying that nature tourism and ecotourism can hurt wildlife and can even make…

Astronomers spot most massive galaxy cluster ever

Friday, 08 January 2016 11:14
New York: A team of astronomers have detected a massive, sprawling and churning galaxy cluster that formed only 3.8 billion years after the Big Bang and is 1,000 times more massive than our Milky Way galaxy.Located 10 billion light years…

Five super-sized stars discovered in other galaxies

Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:38
Washington: Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system ever, is best known for an enormous eruption seen in the mid-19th century that hurled at least 10 times the Sun's mass into space.Now, using archival data from NASA's Spitzer…

Oxygen did not lead to rise of first animals

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 14:37
London: Oxygen is crucial for the existence of animals on the Earth. But an increase in oxygen levels did not apparently lead to the rise of the first animals on our planet, according to researchers.New research shows that 1.4 billion…