Why our eyes don't blur when we blink (17:44)
Singapore, Jan 20 (IANS) Ever wondered why we are not plunged into intermittent darkness when we blink? Researchers in Singapore may have the answer.

New AI system can understand, see like humans (16:06)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) A new computational model performs at human levels when subjected to standard intelligence test, making artificial intelligence (AI) system at par with human understanding capabilities.

Is Wolf 1061c exoplanet next Earth? (15:24)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) In an attempt to search for life outside Earth, an astronomer has studied an exoplanet called Wolf 1061 and found the celestial body could be habitable in the future.

China observes 100th birth anniversary of renowned medical scientist (12:34)
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) A seminar was held here in China on Friday to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Wu Jieping, a well-known Chinese medical scientist.

Studying ant relocation amid environmental challenges to help humans adapt (18:48)
Mohanpur (West Bengal), Jan 19 (IANS) Researchers at IISER-Kolkata's Ant Lab here are exploring why ants take the risk and bear the cost of relocation, particularly in the face of environmental challenges such as rising temperatures and monsoon.

Decoded: Why male baboons commit domestic violence (18:18)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Scarcity of food or other resources may drive some baboon males to attack and kill infants of their own kind, a study has found.

'Solar storm-induced blackouts can cost $40 bn daily' (18:10)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could cost more than $40 billion to the US economy daily, a new study has found.

Intolerance, extremism major security threats: US Naval Commander (17:30)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Intolerance and religious extremism are major threats to global security, Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of the US Naval Forces Europe and Africa, said on Thursday.

New insight may lead to faster recharging batteries (16:12)
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Lithium batteries can be charged faster in the near future as scientists have got new insights into why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improve their performance.

Abolish old brick kilns to fight fog: Atmospheric scientist (15:36)
By K.S.Jayaraman IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) In the wake of 15 schoolchildren dying in a tragic bus accident in Uttar Pradesh, reportedly due to foggy conditions, a renowned atmospheric scientist has called for an immediate end to practices that include the operation of traditional brick kilns in the region and the burning of crop residue in Punjab.

NASA aims to send spacecraft to giant 'metal' asteroid (14:52)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) NASA is preparing to send a spacecraft to a giant "metal" asteroid that may tell scientists the secret of how our solar system was formed.

Soft robotic sleeve makes heart beat like cardiac muscle (13:58)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) In a ray of hope for those suffering from heart conditions, a team of scientists has developed the world's first soft robotic sleeve that is fitted around the heart, where it twists and compresses the heart's chambers just like healthy cardiac muscle would do.

Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection (17:50)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold.

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E (14:46)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it (14:30)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie! (With Images) (14:20)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS (13:54)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.

Diamonds in Nagaland? Very likely, say scientists (13:42)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) The northeastern border state of Nagaland, recently projected by a geologist as a promising place to prospect for gold, may be springing another glittering surprise.

Decoded: What causes vision deterioration in astronauts (12:02)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Vision deterioration in astronauts is likely owing to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure, say scientists, adding that using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem.

Bengaluru's hi-tech planetarium reopens for viewing cosmos (22:36) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium reopened here on Tuesday with a hybrid projector system for a breath-taking view of the universe.

'Black hole man of India' C.V. Vishveshwara dead (18:34)
Kolkata/Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran scientist C.V. Vishveshwara, known as a pioneer in black hole research in India, has died, researchers associated with LIGO said on Tuesday.

China to launch satellite for predicting earthquakes (17:56)
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China will launch a satellite this year to gather electromagnetic data which may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes.

LIGO India likely to be commissioned in 2024 (16:16)
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The LIGO India project is likely to be commissioned in 2024 and its activities would require Indian universities churning out young researchers trained in the science to take up the mantle of exploration of the universe, an official of the international collaboration said here on Tuesday.

Researchers develop low-cost, efficient LED lighting (13:32)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) At a time when existing LEDs are helping to keep electricity bills low, a group of scientists has developed a more efficient and low-cost alternative to the materials used in traditional LEDs.

Tigers may roam again in central Asia: Scientists (13:32)
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Caspian tigers who met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century may roam again in Central Asia thanks to a subspecies that is nearly identical, genetically, to the extinct big cats, say researchers.

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