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Solar system with seven earth like planets discovered

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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An international research team announced that they had discovered a solar system 40 light-years away with seven Earth-size planets revolving around a small star. It’s possible that the innermost three planets have “limited regions” with conditions amenable to liquid water. The new study was published in the journal Nature. The next three fall more squarely in …

There are three different layers of iron in solar system

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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According to a study by Carnegie’s Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar, interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar System’s youth when planets were forming and their cores were created. The findings are published in journal Nature Geoscience. …

SpaceX successfully launches rocket from Historic NASA Pad in Florida

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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The SpaceX rocket launched from Pad 39-A — the same spot where Apollo launched to the moon and where the last space shuttle blasted off six years ago. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the first commercial launch from Kennedy’s historic pad. Astronauts Thomas …

Glow-in-the-dark mice brings next-gen gene therapies closer

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Stanford scientists have successfully developed glow-in-the-dark mice using compounds that create proteins responsible for lighting up fireflies, an advance that may pave the way for new gene therapies. Timothy Blake, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in the US refined compounds that carry instructions for assembling the protein that makes fireflies light up and delivered …

Surprising Documentaries children should watch

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Whether by sea, land, or air, these expansive nature documentaries explore and reveal our planet’s untouched landscapes, hidden creatures and ancient customs which our future generation should learn by watching them. Here are few of them: Planet Earth This enthralling 11-part series captures the last vestiges of untouched wilderness across the globe. Narrated by the …

Unbelievable facts about Universe is full of surprises

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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 Today we know about the Big Bang, black holes, and the awe-inspiring expanses of the Universe. People believed that the Earth was flat in ancient times and held up by three whales. These 11 facts about the universe that will astound you. Also Read: Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar to get ‘Legendary Award’ Also Read: Top 10 cars to watch out for in 2017 …

UAE to build first city on Mars by 2117

Friday, February 17, 2017

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The UAE has unveiled plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117 as the energy-rich country looks to transport people to the Red Planet over the next few decades. Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy …

The real story behind the What’s app fake that fooled you

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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In 2013, a photographer clicked some photos of cheetahs devouring an impala. In 2017, the photos went viral, along with a fake story all over the internet. This fake story claimed that the innocent impala had sacrificed her life so that her calves could escape. It obviously went viral with some reports even claiming that …

First live birth found in ancient animal

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Scientists have found a remarkable 250 million-year-old “terrible-headed lizard” fossil in China with an embryo inside the mother, providing the first evidence for live birth in an animal group previously thought to exclusively lay eggs. “Live birth is well known in mammals, where the mother has a placenta to nourish the developing embryo,” said Professor …

India’s Deccan Traps formed by two eruptions: study

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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India’s Deccan Traps – one of the largest volcanic features on the Earth – may have formed due to eruptions from two distinct plumes, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Quebec in Canada created a computer simulation to depict events that occurred in what is now India over 60 million years ago. …

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