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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record

Washington |Monday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST

Commander of the International Space Station's Expedition 51 crew, Peggy Whitson officially set the US record on Monday for most cumulative days in space, surpassing NASA astronaut Jeff Williams' reco

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Chemistry research in India 'still not in big league'

Kolkata |Monday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST

Despite an increase in research output and international collaboration, chemistry research, "the central science", in India is "still not in the big league", an analysis has revealed.

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Material tougher, more conductive than copper developed

New York |Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST

Researchers have developed thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness about 50 times higher than copper films, currently being used in elect

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Cold weather, fewer sun hours increase alcoholic cirrhosis

London |Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST

People in colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, scientists ha

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Opt for stairs, not soda, to feel more energised at work

New York |Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST

Researchers have found that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs at a regular pace is more likely to make you feel energised than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine -- about the equivalent to the

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Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST

Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, feels GM technology, which has generated much heat in

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Now you can 3D print glass

London |Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST

A team of engineers has developed a process by which it is now possible to 3D print complex forms of glass.

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Indonesian hobbits not related to modern human ancestor: Study

Sydney |Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST

Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus - an ancestor to modern human

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Researchers map America's changing racial diversity

New York |Saturday, 2017 12:45:06 PM IST

Researchers in the US have created a digital map to track the changing racial diversity of every neighbourhood in the country.

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Earth Day-2017: Students, environmentalists, MNCs join chorus to save planet (Roundup)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST

The 48th Earth Day celebrations on Saturday saw participation from school children in awareness drives, campaigns in social media, emotional appeals from MNCs and a request from Prime Minister Narendr

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China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab

Beijing |Saturday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST

China's first spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1, docked successfully with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

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Do your bit, save the planet: Google's Earth Day Doodle

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST

Do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.

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