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No country should allow its soil to be used for terror against others: India, Canada (Roundup) (19:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India and Canada on Friday resolved to combat terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations and agreed that no country should allow its territory to be used for such activities, an agreement that came during the weeklong visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was marked by controversies over the perceived softness of Canada towards Khalistani separatists on its soil.

Sipping red wine may ward off your gum disease (19:22)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Suffering from gum disease? Sipping a glass of red wine may help combat the harmful bacteria and other pathogens that cause cavities in the mouth, claimed a new study.

No space for misuse of religion, says Modi with Trudeau by his side (Lead) (16:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there is no place for misuse of religion for political and divisive purposes, sending a clear message at a time Canada is perceived as having been soft on Khalistani separatists.

World Bank interested in expanding satellite-based flood insurance scheme: IWMI (14:50)
By Imran KhanIANS Photo Service
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) After the success of the pilot project on Index-Based Flood Insurance (IBFI) for farmers in Bihar, the World Bank has shown interest in helping to scale up the plan across eastern India, officials said.

Neanderthals were first known artists on Earth: Study (13:40)IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 23 (IANS) It's not modern humans but Neanderthals who were the first known artists on Earth, say scientists who found evidence suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to modern humans.

A university helps conserve mountain economies facing climate brunt (12:50)
By Vishal Gulati
Solan, Feb 23 (IANS) A research-based university near here in Himachal Pradesh is working for mountain people and its fragile biodiversity -- that is facing the brunt of climate change -- by researching and piloting programmes on high-value products, innovative livelihood options and rural income-generation strategies.

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with first broadband internet satellites (Lead) (07:40)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) SpaceX has completed another launch of its Falcon 9 rocket with first two prototype satellites of its global broadband internet-in-space project, Starlink, successfully deployed in orbit.

SpaceX launches first of its broadband internet satellites (00:18)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) US private flight company SpaceX on Thursday launched its first two test satellites for its global broadband internet in space project.

Telangana aims to double size of life sciences sector to $100 bn (23:26)
Hyderabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The Telangana government aims to double the valuation of life sciences ecosystem in the state to $100 billion in 10 years, state Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.

Depression may reduce arginine levels in your body (19:44)
London, Feb 22 (IANS) People with major depressive disorder (MDD) have lower levels of naturally occurring arginine in their body than their non-depressed controls, a study has found.

Amateur astronomer snaps exploding star's rare first light (11:26)
New York, Feb 22 (IANS) Images captured by an amateur astronomer in Argentina has helped scientists obtain their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star.

New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean (18:54)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) A team of scientists has identified a new shark species residing in the Atlantic Ocean.

How humans got their bigger brains (15:54)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new study says.

NASA's new spacesuit to come with built-in toilet (11:34)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Astronauts on NASA's next-generation human spacecraft, Orion, may have the option of avoiding a visit to the toilet during their deep space trip as engineers at the space agency are working on a new spacesuit with a long-term waste-disposal system.

Robot to welcome PM Modi, business honchos at UP 'Investors Meet' (19:00)IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A robot created by a group of students engaged in a startup will welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural session of the "Investors Meet" here on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday.

Oldest ever detected supernova happened 10.5 billion years ago (18:50)
London, Feb 20 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has discovered the oldest supernova ever detected -- a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago.

This 3D-printed 'clip-on' turns smartphone into microscope (15:32)
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian researchers have developed a 3D-printed "clip-on" that can turn a smartphone into a fully-functional microscope to visualise specimens as tiny as 1/200th of a millimetre.

Genome sequencing to help prevent inbreeding among tigers (13:00)
By Kushagra DixitIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Scientists are sequencing the genome of Ranthambore's tigers, the most isolated feline and one that, it is feared, could be wiped out due to possible inbreeding.

Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought (11:04)
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The first plants to colonise the Earth originated around 500 million years ago -- 100 million years earlier than previously thought, says a new study.

Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression (05:14)
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A study of middle-aged women by the University of Illinois (UI) found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression.

Quality control lab for marine products in Odisha to address export concerns (23:18)
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) A state of the art quality control laboratory to check traces of antibiotics in shrimps and other marine products was inaugurated here on Monday.

Now track Tesla Roadster in space (12:00)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) An electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry has created a website to track Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Roadster -- the car tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX -- which is zooming through space.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch now on Feb 21 (10:04)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Elon Musk-run SpaceX will now launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlink broadband satellites and the Paz radar-imaging satellite for Spain on Wednesday.

Make Pluto a planet again, 6-year-old girl urges NASA (17:02)
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-year-old Cara O'Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week.

'Rock stripes' on Mars could suggest actions of water (15:34)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which reached its 5,000th Martian day, or sol, this week has observed possible "rock stripes" that could suggest actions of water, wind or other processes on the Red Planet.

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