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Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe

What happened before the Big Bang? And what happened before that? Stephen Hawking's answer—there was no beginning—is now the subject of intense debate.

Wired 16 Jun 2019 5:30 pm

Low pre-monsoon showers, dry spell behind heatwaves in Bihar: Scientists

Patna has recorded the maximum temperature of 45.8 degree Celsius — the highest in the last 53 years  

DowntoEarth 16 Jun 2019 4:15 pm

Google marks Father's Day with an animate doodle with father duck and six ducklings

Internet search engine and technology giant Google celebrates Farther's Day with an animated doodle which is celebrated in many countries on the third Sunday of June incl

Merinews 16 Jun 2019 10:48 am

Genetic study of the causes of excess liver iron may lead to better treatment

Researchers have shown that genes regulating iron metabolism in the body are responsible for excess liver iron. High levels of iron in the liver are linked to a number of

Eurek Alert 16 Jun 2019 9:30 am

‘We need to treat the mountains gently and with respect’

Down To Earth speaks to Peter Hillary, the son of the legendary Sir Edmund, who was the first to scale Mt Everest on May 29, 1953 with Tenzing Norgay

DowntoEarth 16 Jun 2019 1:08 am

Table salt compound spotted on Jupiter's moon

Newkerala 16 Jun 2019 12:42 am

Identifying the risk of recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

A new study aims to provide healthy couples who have a child affected by a developmental disorder with a personalised pre-conception risk evaluation, in order to determin

Eurek Alert 15 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Feathers came before birds, finds study

Newkerala 15 Jun 2019 4:30 am

Alligator with a knife stuck in its skull sparks concern in Texas community

An alligator with a knife stuck in its skull was recently spotted in Fort Bend County, Texas, shocking local residents.

Fox News 15 Jun 2019 2:34 am

Apollo 11: Smithsonian showcases stunning Moon landing artifacts

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped from the Eagle Lunar Module and made his “one giant leap for mankind.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moo

Fox News 15 Jun 2019 1:30 am

Arctic permafrost is going through a rapid meltdown — 70 years early

In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 11:19 pm

New ‘window into the planet’ installed in Mount Everest’s ‘death zone’

Scientists can now access data from within Mount Everest's so-called death zone — the highest part of the mountain that sits over 26,000 feet above sea level where the

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 11:18 pm

Breaks in the perfect symmetry of the universe could be a window into completely new physics

The bible of particle physics is dying for an upgrade. And physicists may have just the thing: Some particles and forces might look in the mirror and not recognize themse

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 11:13 pm

Head of 32,000-year-old wolf found in Russian Arctic

The animal is believed to have been between two and four years old when it died

The Hindu 14 Jun 2019 10:00 pm

Possible mountain lion sighting in Minnesota yard prompts warning from officials: ​'Stay aware, everyone!'

Officials in Elk River, Minn., issued a warning this week after one resident's home security camera captured an image of what is believed to be a cougar.

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 9:42 pm

Harry Reid wants hearings on what the military knows about UFOs: 'They would be surprised how the American pub..

Nearly two years after it was reported that the Pentagon set up a secret program to investigate UFOs at the request of former Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, the former

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 8:55 pm

मौसम की मार झेल रहे हैं भारत के लोग, जानें क..

जलवायु परिवर्तन भारत में जानमाल को भारी नुकसान पहुंचा रहा है। लग

DowntoEarth 14 Jun 2019 8:43 pm

Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

Gabe Grunewald wanted to help scientists working to fight the rare cancers that strike so many of us. She died on Tuesday, at the age of 32.

Wired 14 Jun 2019 8:03 pm

50 years after Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong's sons describe the day their dad walked on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong’s sons Mark and Rick were at the family home in Houston watching on TV as their father stepped off the Eagle lunar module and into the

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 7:59 pm

Plans to ‘hack Earth’s weather’ could start World War 3, scientists warn

Climate change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called geoengineering.

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 7:49 pm

Ancient Egyptian fortress built by Ramses II reveals its secrets

An ancient Egyptian fortress built by the Pharaoh Ramses II is revealing its secrets to archaeologists.

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 6:57 pm

Mysterious 'Star Trek logo' spotted on Mars by NASA

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has taken a picture of a dune on Mars that looks strikingly like the Starfleet logo.

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 6:30 pm

Golf's Longest Drives Are Creeping Up and Changing the Sport

The average distance of PGA drives has been rising steadily due to changes in equipment and training. But it's still almost impossible to hit 450 yards.

Wired 14 Jun 2019 6:30 pm

YouTube Testimonials Lure Patients to Shady Stem Cell Clinics

Emotional videos, often paid for by clinics, are attracting desperate patients to unproven stem cell treatments that can be dangerous—or even deadly.

Wired 14 Jun 2019 5:30 pm

Goa government to promote turtle nesting sites on state's beaches

As part of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP), the state government is working on a Rs 7.58 crore project for conservation of turtles with the participa

Zee News 14 Jun 2019 4:45 pm

Climate change ups the risk of armed conflict

The research, published in the journal Nature, estimates climate has influenced between three and 20 per cent of armed conflict risk over the last century and that the i

Zee News 14 Jun 2019 4:40 pm

Blame Utilities for Wildfires. But Blame Everyone Else Too

California is built to burn—explosively. Given we can’t depopulate the entire state, what has made the wildfire problem so bad, and how do we fix it?

Wired 14 Jun 2019 4:30 pm

Fusion-powered spacecraft could be just a decade away

Fusion-powered spacecraft may not be just a sci-fi dream for much longer.

Fox News 14 Jun 2019 2:30 pm

Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets

In the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit to be held on September 23 in New York, Chief Executive Officers are being challenged to set even more

Zee News 14 Jun 2019 11:56 am

World's highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

The successful installation aims to break new ground in our monitoring and understanding of climate change as the stations will help continuously monitor the upper reach

Zee News 14 Jun 2019 11:56 am

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

The goal of the Mars 2020 rover is to look for signs of ancient life. It will be the first spacecraft to collect samples of the Martian surface, caching them in tubes th

Zee News 14 Jun 2019 11:55 am

Indian cities are simmering in their own waste heat

Cities in northern plains used to cool down during night, but nowadays they are trapping this heat overnight sending their citizens into a sleepless frenzy. Let's ta

DowntoEarth 14 Jun 2019 11:37 am

Discovery of new mutations may lead to better treatment

In the largest study to date on developmental delay, researchers analyzed genomic data from over 31,000 parent-child trios and found more than 45,000 de novo mutations, a

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis for fetal sickle cell disease moves a step closer

Sickle cell disease is a form of anemia that is inherited when both parents are carriers of a mutation in the hemoglobin gene. Currently, it can only be diagnosed in preg

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity

Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in 'stripe-ordered' cuprates -- copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric char

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Using waves to move droplets

Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. University of Groningen professor Patrick Onck

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer

If the American Cancer Society's projections prove accurate, more people will die from pancreatic cancer than from breast, brain, ovarian or prostate cancer this year. WV

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

What drives Yellowstone's massive elk migrations?

Yellowstone's migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the treks bet

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone's Vayu getting stretched

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That's never a good si

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Modified enzyme can increase second-generation ethanol production

Using a protein produced by a fungus that lives in the Amazon, Brazilian researchers developed a molecule capable of increasing glucose release from biomass for fermentat

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

The challenges of North American specialty cut flowers

Cut flower production in the United States and Canada has increased in recent years. Due to this resurgence, more information is needed regarding current production and p

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

No direct link between north Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast

A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern Unit

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

What it takes for green businesses to advertise online

The internet has facilitated the growth of online advertising over the past decade, and online advertising has moved from being a peripheral to a central advertising medi

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Small cluster of neurons is off-on switch for mouse songs

Researchers at Duke University have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse's brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs' a male mouse produces when

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count

Small/miniature sweet and hot peppers, such as snack peppers, are a rapidly growing class of specialty peppers. As with grapes and watermelons and certain other fruits, l

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am

Controlling temperatures for inexpensive plant experiments

Inexpensive, easy-to-use temperature controllers are able to provide reliable set temperatures for the detailed observation of developmental rates in response to differen

Eurek Alert 14 Jun 2019 9:30 am