Spacesuit issue stalls NASA all-woman spacewalk(13:36) Washington, March 26 (IANS) Citing lack of right sized spacesuit on the International Space Station (ISS), NASA on Tuesday cancelled the all-woman spacewalk that was scheduled for March 29.
Kenyan science teacher wins $1 mn global award(07:34) Dubai, March 25 (IANS) A science teacher from rural Kenya Peter Tabichi, who gives away most of his salary to support poorer pupils, has won the $1 million prize for the world's best teacher, beating 10,000 other nominations from 179 countries, media reported.
NASA astronauts spacewalk to change ISS batteries(15:30) Washington, March 23 (IANS) Two NASA astronauts - Nick Hague and Anne McClain - have successfully completed an over six hour spacewalk and replaced the ageing batteries on the International Space Station (ISS).
Brain function gets better while inhaling(11:52) Jerusalem, March 21 (IANS) Israeli research has found that inhalation improves brain performance, the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel reported.
Statins effective against cancer-linked weight loss(11:04) Brasilia, March 21 (IANS) Besides known to treat high cholesterol, statins can also be used to take care of rapid weight loss, weakness and wasting of the body due to cancer, Brazilian researchers have found.
Balance of two enzymes may help treat pancreatic cancer(09:24) Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) A new research has set the stage for clinicians to potentially use levels of a pancreatic cancer patient's PHLPP1 and PKC enzymes as a prognostic and for researchers to develop new therapeutic drugs that change the balance of the two enzymes as a means to treat the disease.
Sotheby's to sell Paleolithic woolly mammoth skeleton(14:10) Hong Kong, March 20 (IANS) After works of art, auction house Sotheby's will sell rare objects of historical importance, including the skeleton of a giant woolly mammoth, a species from the Paleolithic period that went extinct around 12,000 BC.
WHO urges global framework on human genome editing(13:38) Geneva, March 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) called for a strong international governance framework on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing.
New coating helps astronauts fight superbugs on ISS(16:42) London, March 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed an anti-microbial coating that reduced the growth of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces at the ISS, and could help protect astronauts beyond the Moon and Mars from the antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Azamgarh boy selected for Lindau Nobel laureate meet(23:34) New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Azamgarh-born Mohammad Adnan, a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D), has been selected to take part in the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany.
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes(16:38) New York, March 18 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has discovered 83 "quasars", extremely luminous active galactic nucleus powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was less than 10 per cent of its present age.
Space travel can trigger dormant herpes viruses: NASA(19:10) Washington, March 17 (IANS) Over half the astronauts who travelled on the Space Shuttle and stayed aboard International Space Station (ISS) triggered the dormant herpes viruses, posing significant health risk for human missions to Mars and beyond, says an Indian-origin researcher at NASA.