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  • NASA moon-landing tech hitches ride to space on Bezos rocket Oct 13, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    NASA moon-landing tech hitches ride to space on Bezos rocket

    The capsule carried science experiments, including 1.2 million tomato seeds that will be distributed to schoolchildren around the US and Canada, and tens of thousands of children’s postcards with space-themed drawings that will be returned to the young senders.

  • A dose of optimism, as the pandemic rages on Oct 13, 2020 08:58 AM IST

    A dose of optimism, as the pandemic rages on

    The months ahead will be difficult. But the medical cavalry is coming, and the rest of us know what we need to do.

  • What’s special about bat viruses? What we don’t know could hurt us Oct 09, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    What’s special about bat viruses? What we don’t know could hurt us

    The immune systems of bats are weird, but we don’t know how weird, how they got that way or enough about other animals.

  • Britain is getting ready for its space race Oct 08, 2020 12:48 PM IST

    Britain is getting ready for its space race

    Spurred by Brexit, London is backing companies that will build satellites and haul them into orbit.

  • Scientists find 24 planets that are more habitable than Earth Oct 07, 2020 07:12 PM IST

    Scientists find 24 planets that are more habitable than Earth

    All 24 superhabitable planets that have been identified by the scientists are located more than 100 light years away from our planet.

  • COVID-19: What's a super-spreader and is US President Donald Trump one? Oct 06, 2020 12:12 PM IST

    COVID-19: What's a super-spreader and is US President Donald Trump one?

    US President Donald Trump may have been infected by COVID-19 prior to the Rose Garden event at White House and may have transmitted the coronavirus to others at the celebration — a classic a ‘super-spreader’ case.

  • Coronavirus vaccine: Clinical trials for children 'should begin now', says Oxford study Oct 06, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine: Clinical trials for children 'should begin now', says Oxford study

    They further stated that more delay in reaching Phase 2 clinical trials in children would also delay recovery from COVID-19 and “unnecessarily prolong impact on education, health and emotional well-being.”

  • Some planets may have more suitable conditions for life than Earth: Study Oct 05, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Some planets may have more suitable conditions for life than Earth: Study

    The study, published in the journal Astrobiology, details characteristics of potential "superhabitable" planets, that include those that are older, a little larger, slightly warmer and possibly wetter than Earth.

  • ISRO to launch its Venus mission in 2025, France to take part: French space agency Sep 30, 2020 08:09 PM IST

    ISRO to launch its Venus mission in 2025, France to take part: French space agency

    ISRO chairman K Sivan and CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall held talks and reviewed the areas driving cooperation between France and India in space.

  • A hopeful forecast: More accurate long-term weather predictions Sep 29, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    A hopeful forecast: More accurate long-term weather predictions

    Improving technology could make it possible to better anticipate weather conditions weeks in advance, especially in the tropics.

  • China to send world's first asteroid mining robot into space in November: Report Sep 28, 2020 07:35 PM IST

    China to send world's first asteroid mining robot into space in November: Report

    The goal of the Chinese space mission will be to assess the asteroid mining robot’s capabilities – to find out how well it can identify and extract valuable resources vis-à-vis asteroid mining.

  • COVID-19 may be deadly for some patients due to insufficient 'interferons', claims new study Sep 26, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    COVID-19 may be deadly for some patients due to insufficient 'interferons', claims new study

    Insufficient interferon, a substance that helps orchestrate the body’s defence against viruses, may be the reason some COVID-19 patients get severely ill, a new study suggests.

  • Explained | How a weather change on Sun can affect us Sep 22, 2020 06:24 PM IST

    Explained | How a weather change on Sun can affect us

    In this edition of the Explained series, Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains what is a solar cycle and how it impacts us.

  • Does wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus? Sep 19, 2020 07:15 AM IST

    Does wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus?

    After researchers noticed fewer nearsighted patients in a hospital ward in China, they speculated that wearing glasses might offer some protection against COVID-19.

  • 20-second coronavirus test: UK company's claims a hoax or possible silver bullet? Sep 16, 2020 04:14 PM IST

    20-second coronavirus test: UK company's claims a hoax or possible silver bullet?

    Unsurprising, doubts have been raised over how reliable the technology is as it is yet to receive external regulatory approval and there is no external testing of data of the company’s claims

  • Laws being put in place to ease business environment for private sector in space segment: ISRO Sep 15, 2020 07:56 PM IST

    Laws being put in place to ease business environment for private sector in space segment: ISRO

    The space agency said it is also looking at paving the way for the insurance sector to render services in the space domain.

  • COVID-19 Impact | In Brazil, pandemic forces 'pink farm' to get creative Sep 15, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 Impact | In Brazil, pandemic forces 'pink farm' to get creative

    Pink Farms, is the first vertical farm in the teeming Brazilian city of 12 million people, where land is scarce and produce usually has to be shipped in from afar

  • Scientists discover tiny antibody that completely neutralises novel coronavirus Sep 15, 2020 01:57 PM IST

    Scientists discover tiny antibody that completely neutralises novel coronavirus

    The researchers set out to isolate the gene for one or more antibodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which would allow for mass production.

  • Life on Venus: Carl Sagan knew it in 1967, now astronomers see possible hints Sep 14, 2020 09:34 PM IST

    Life on Venus: Carl Sagan knew it in 1967, now astronomers see possible hints

    As astronomers plan for searches for life on Venus, there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

  • This teen is tackling COVID-19 after brain cancer and sickle cell disease, here's how Sep 13, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    This teen is tackling COVID-19 after brain cancer and sickle cell disease, here's how

    While the youngster had complete faith in his idea, he did not know how to go about spreading the word.

  • COVID-19 News | Internet search trends for gastro symptoms can predict virus hotspots weeks in advance Sep 13, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 News | Internet search trends for gastro symptoms can predict virus hotspots weeks in advance

    Researchers at a Massachusetts hospital found that searches for gastrointestinal symptoms and taste were indicative of a future rise in COVID -19 cases.

  • Gather Moon rocks for us, NASA urges private companies Sep 12, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Gather Moon rocks for us, NASA urges private companies

    NASA anticipates that the contracts will be worth some tens of thousands of dollars, according to the tender documents.

  • Climate change | When the otters vanished, everything else started to crumble Sep 12, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    Climate change | When the otters vanished, everything else started to crumble

    Against the backdrop of climate change, the delicate underwater ecology of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is hurting from declines in otters.

  • How the aging immune system makes older people vulnerable to COVID-19 Sep 10, 2020 07:19 AM IST

    How the aging immune system makes older people vulnerable to COVID-19

    As we age, the immune system begins to shift into a heightened state of alert, dialing up inflammation and running out of certain immune cells.

  • Fossil reveals ‘one of the cutest dinosaurs’ ever found Aug 30, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Fossil reveals ‘one of the cutest dinosaurs’ ever found

    While many fossils have been flattened by time and the elements, a titanosaur found in an egg was preserved in three dimensions.

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