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  • Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results May 05, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Social media as ‘Godsend’: In India, cries for help get results

    Volunteers across India are finding ways to amplify and address queries for updated information, oxygen cylinders, medicines and transport.

  • Maharashtra govt to carry out genome sequencing study of coronavirus Apr 30, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt to carry out genome sequencing study of coronavirus

    The study will be conducted in three rounds over three months at an estimated cost of Rs 1.62 crore which would be met from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

  • Finding calm in the chaos: mental health tips to cope with the second wave of Covid Apr 30, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Finding calm in the chaos: mental health tips to cope with the second wave of Covid

    Psychologists and counsellors say some people find solace in religion, other in activities like gardening. Try a few different options to find what helps you. Recommendations below.

  • Explainer: No ransomware silver bullet; task force recommends concerted diplomatic, legal and law enforcement Apr 30, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Explainer: No ransomware silver bullet; task force recommends concerted diplomatic, legal and law enforcement

    A public-private task force including Microsoft, Amazon, US National Governors Association, the FBI, Secret Service and Britain and Canada's elite crime agencies on April 29 delivered to the White House an 81-page urgent action plan for an aggressive whole-of-government assault on ransomware.

  • China's 'space dream': A Long March to the Moon and beyond Apr 29, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    China's 'space dream': A Long March to the Moon and beyond

    Beijing has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the Moon.

  • Explainer: China is building its own permanent space station, could launch the first core module this week Apr 28, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    Explainer: China is building its own permanent space station, could launch the first core module this week

    Experts say Chinese space scientists have been quick to reproduce the successes of the US and Russia, and to fix any mistakes. At least 12 astronauts are training to fly to and live in the station which could be ready by late 2022.

  • China to hold talks on building asteroid defence system Apr 24, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    China to hold talks on building asteroid defence system

    China has made space exploration a top priority in recent years, aiming to establish a programme operating thousands of space flights a year and carrying tens of thousands of tonnes of cargo and passengers by 2045.

  • You don't have a male or female brain – the more brains scientists study, the weaker the evidence for sex differences Apr 23, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    You don't have a male or female brain – the more brains scientists study, the weaker the evidence for sex differences

    30 years of research has confirmed that apart from a small difference in size (roughly 11%), there's no difference between the brains of men and women.

  • Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? An exercise scientist explains why your kidneys say 'no' Apr 22, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? An exercise scientist explains why your kidneys say 'no'

    Rule of thumb: drink when you're thirsty or when you feel like it and remember that hydration challenges (like the gallon challenge) are akin to highly marketed pissing contests.

  • NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars Apr 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars

    The space agency had originally planned the flight for April 11 but postponed it over a software issue that was identified during a planned high-speed test of the aircraft's rotors.

  • Ash coats Caribbean island of Saint Vincent after volcano eruption Apr 11, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    Ash coats Caribbean island of Saint Vincent after volcano eruption

    The eruption of La Soufriere on April 9 pumped dark clouds of ash some 10 km into the air, prompting an evacuation of some nearby residents.

  • NASA's Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars Apr 06, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    NASA's Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars

    The ultra-light aircraft was dropped on the surface on Saturday after detaching from the belly of the Perseverance rover, which touched down on the Red Planet on February 18.

  • Test flight for sunlight-blocking research stands cancelled Apr 03, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    Test flight for sunlight-blocking research stands cancelled

    Concern about what might come later is what prompted objections in Sweden, said Niclas Hallstrom, who is with What Next, an environmental research group based in Uppsala.

  • Comet 'most pristine' object from outer space seen in Solar System Mar 30, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    Comet 'most pristine' object from outer space seen in Solar System

    Pristine, in astronomical terms, describes a comet that has never passed close enough to a star to be transformed by its searing heat.

  • Historic Mars helicopter test flight set for early April Mar 25, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Historic Mars helicopter test flight set for early April

    The US space agency is comparing the Martian debut of its 4-lb (1.8-kg) solar-powered whirlybird, dubbed Ingenuity, with the Wright Brothers' first sustained flight of a motor-driven airplane near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

  • The Water on Mars Vanished. This Might Be Where It Went. Mar 20, 2021 11:30 PM IST

    The Water on Mars Vanished. This Might Be Where It Went.

    Today, most of Mars is as dry as a desert except for ice deposits in its polar regions. Where did the rest of the water go?

  • Mars long ago was wet. You may be surprised where the water went Mar 17, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    Mars long ago was wet. You may be surprised where the water went

    The researchers suggested that a lot of the water did not actually leave the planet, but rather ended up trapped in various minerals that contain water as part of their mineral structure - clays and sulfates in particular.

  • Tasmanian Tigers are extinct. Why do people keep seeing them? Mar 17, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    Tasmanian Tigers are extinct. Why do people keep seeing them?

    Quirks of the human mind and how we process information might explain the uncanny appearances of thylacines.

  • SpaceX's Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test Mar 04, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    SpaceX's Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test

    Billionaire Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX's Starships to send people to the moon and Mars.

  • ISRO PSLV-C51 Mission Highlights: Indian rocket launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites Feb 28, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    ISRO PSLV-C51 Mission Highlights: Indian rocket launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites

    PSLV-C51 rocket, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV, launched Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 co-passenger payloads from the first launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport

  • NASA sent a secret message to Mars. Meet the people who decoded it Feb 25, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    NASA sent a secret message to Mars. Meet the people who decoded it

    Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

  • Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study Feb 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study

    The researchers from NASA and German Aerospace Center tested the endurance of microorganisms to Martian conditions by launching them into stratosphere, the second major layer of Earth's atmosphere which closely represents key conditions on Mars.

  • NASA Perseverance rover landing: Stunning images of touchdown on Mars Feb 20, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    NASA Perseverance rover landing: Stunning images of touchdown on Mars

    NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface after world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday. The photo was released less than 24 hours after the Perseverance rover successfully touched down near an ancient river delta.

  • NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life Feb 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST

    NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

    Perseverance, the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent by NASA, became the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to successfully land on Mars, every one of them from the US

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