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Look who offered Stephen Hawking a seat on a commercial space flight

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Legendary British cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking, famous for his theory on black holes, has been offered a seat on Richard Branson’s commercial space flight, Virgin Galactic to travel into space. In an interview the professor said that he thought that nobody would ever ask him to leave  Planet Earth but “Richard Branson has offered …

Here’s what make parrots laugh

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Researchers have found that New Zealand’s kea parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh — a call that when heard prompts others to drop everything and have some fun. Kea lives in alpine areas and is renowned in New Zealand for being intelligent and mischievous, often called “the clown of the mountain”. But …

SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth

Monday, March 20, 2017

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A SpaceX reusable cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely, ending a mission to supply astronauts on the International Space Station, the company has said. The Dragon capsule — the only such vessel capable of returning research samples and other material to Earth — remained docked with the ISS for nearly a month …

Remembering Kalpana Chawla on her Birth Anniversary

Friday, March 17, 2017

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Kalpana Chawla born on March 17, 1962 was an Indian American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia …

Great Barrier Reef may never recover from bleaching

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may never recover from last year’s warming-driven coral bleaching, said a study today that called for urgent action in the face of ineffective conservation efforts. Record-high temperatures in 2015 and 2016 drove an unprecedented bleaching episode, which occurs when stressed corals expel the algae that live in their tissue and provide …

World’s oldest plant-like fossils found in India

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Scientists have discovered 1.6 billion-year-old fossils of red algae in central India, which may be the oldest evidence of plant-like life found on the Earth. The finding in Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh by researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History indicate that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously thought. Also Read: Delhi air cleaner …

NASA finds India’s Chandrayaan missing for 8 Years

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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No one had heard from Chandrayaan-1 since Aug. 29, 2009. That’s when the pioneering moon orbiter – the first lunar probe ever launched by the Indian Space Research Organization – abruptly went silent just 312 days into what was supposed to be a two-year mission. The orbiter has been missing ever since. It’s no bigger …

Ostriches inhabited India 25,000 years ago

Friday, March 10, 2017

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Ostrich, the flightless bird native to Africa, inhabited India about 25,000 years ago, claims a study. Though it is native to Africa, several geologists and archaeologists have over the time found ostrich egg shell pieces in India, mostly in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Also read: Glenn Maxwell captain of Kings XI Punjab; The King of Pride …

Hermione Granger used to ruin takes during ‘Harry Potter’

Thursday, March 09, 2017

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Actress Emma Watson says she used to mess up lines during the filming of ‘Harry Potter’ movies. The 26-year-old actress, who starred as Hermione Granger in the popular fantasy film franchise, says she felt guilty for making others redo parts of the movie. “You will laugh but this is actually quite traumatic for me because …

Arctic Sea ice may vanish even if the climate goals are set

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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Arctic sea ice may vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by almost 200 nations in 2015, scientists said on Monday. Arctic sea ice has been shrinking steadily in recent decades, damaging the livelihoods of indigenous peoples and wildlife such as polar bears while opening …

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