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India, Netherlands agree to boost trade, cooperate across multiple sectors (Roundup) (19:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment and strengthen cooperation across multiple sectors, including agriculture and food processing, water management and science and technology, following a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drilling method on Mars (11:52)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 24 (IANS) After a mechanical problem took NASA Mars rover Curiosity's drill offline in December 2016, it has now successfully tested a new drilling method on the Red Planet, making a 50-millimetre deep hole in a target called "Duluth", NASA has said.

China Satellite Navigation Conference opens in Harbin (15:30)
Harbin, May 23 (IANS) The ninth China Satellite Navigation Conference opened in Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday.

NASA probe to 'touch' the Sun will carry 1.1 mn names (12:34)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 23 (IANS) When NASA's Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first mission to "touch" a star, launches on July 31, it will carry more than scientific instruments on this historic journey -- it will also hold more than 1.1 million names submitted by the public to go to the Sun, NASA has said.

SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium (Lead) (03:52)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.

SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium (02:12)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) The US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.

MIT scientists develop one-shot nanoparticle vaccine for polio (17:20)
New York, May 22 (IANS) A novel single-shot nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

This drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic rays (12:36)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 22 (IANS) As NASA and private space companies like SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years, scientists have identified a potential treatment for the brain damage caused by exposure to cosmic rays.

Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit (12:02)
By Biswajit ChoudhuryIANS Photo Service
Rostov-on-Don (Russia) May 22 (IANS) The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, Maksim Jidkov.

SpaceX to launch twin NASA water cycle tracker satellites (11:04)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 22 (IANS) On its way to deploy five Iridium Next communications satellites on Tuesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will also launch twin NASA satellites that will monitor Earth's water cycle, marking a unique rideshare arrangement.

Astronomers spot our Solar System's first interstellar immigrant (20:26)
London, May 21 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted an asteroid, the first known permanent immigrant to our Solar System, a discovery that may reveal important problems of planet formation, solar system evolution, and possibly the origin of life itself.

China's 'FAST' telescope to get new receiver: Report (14:06)
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China's five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) -- the world's largest single-dish radio telescope -- will have a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky, the media reported.

Orbital ATK to launch cargo ship to ISS (11:58)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 21 (IANS) An Orbital ATK Antares rocket is set to launch Cygnus supply ship on Monday to deliver tons of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said in a statement.

China launches satellite to explore Moon's far side (07:10)IANS Photo Service
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China launched a relay satellite on Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon, which can not be seen from the Earth.

Kalki stresses importance of eco-friendly fashion (18:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin says adapting environmentally conscious fashion can make the world a better place.

Scientific research has three-fold objective, President tells IISER graduates (18:00)IANS Photo Service
Mohali, May 20 (IANS) Scientific research has three major objectives which should serve as a guiding light, President Ram Nath Kovind told graduating students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at their seventh convocation here on Sunday.

400 mn-year-old marine animal fossil found in China (17:10)
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently found a fossilised body piece of an extinct class of marine animal known as Cystoidea or cystoids in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Indian kids recall experience at US space centre (17:00)
By Nivedita Singh
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Not everyone gets a chance to live the life of an astronaut, operate space shuttles and rockets, and experience moonwalk but 23 students from different schools across India got this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience at a space camp in the US Space and Rocket Centre (USSRC).

Bacteria in placenta responsible for preterm births: Study (16:26)
London, May 20 (IANS) Scientists have found a higher number of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from women who delivered prematurely, supporting the presumption that maternal infection may cause preterm birth -- less than 37 weeks gestation.

Scientists convert plant matter into chemicals (14:08)
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) A team led by an Indian-origin scientist from Sandia National Laboratories in California has demonstrated a new technology based on bio-engineered bacteria that can make it economically feasible to produce chemicals from renewable plant sources.

This protein can treat triple-negative breast cancer (11:18)
New York, May 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a remedy to thwart the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death among women.

Smoking pot before 15 may up drug problem risk later (10:02)
Toronto, May 20 (IANS) If boys start smoking pot in early teenage life, they may be at a higher risk of developing drug problem as a young adult, a new study has said.

NASA exoplanet hunter swings by Moon, clicks first image (15:10)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 19 (IANS) On a mission to find thousands of new planets, NASA's next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has successfully completed a lunar flyby, bringing the satellite a step closer to searching for new worlds, NASA has said.

Russia can help India in nuclear medicine, says Indian expert (14:44)
By Biswajit Choudhury
Sochi (Russia), May 19 (IANS) Given the current high costs of making radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine, there is considerable scope of collaboration between India and Russia for their manufacture at affordable cost, according to an Indian expert.

Nostalgic exhibition marks International Museum Day (00:24)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) It was sheer nostalgia as inventions like typewriters, gramophones and musical box were showcased at an exhibition here on Friday to celebrate the International Museum Day.

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