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Akali Dal MP Harsimrat tests Covid-19 positive
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Akali Dal MP and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday tested Covid-19 positive. Earlier, her husband Sukhbir Badal had contacted the virus.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA SpaceX Crew-2 set for launch on April 22
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US space agency NASA is set to launch SpaceX Crew Dragon second flight to the International Space Station on April 22, it said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Indian, French space agencies sign pact for human space mission
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Indian and French space agencies on Thursday signed an agreement for cooperation in human space flight programme, specifically on sharing of expertise in space medicine, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech
Social isolation may reduce face recognition ability: Study
New York, April 15 (IANS) A solitary lifestyle can have profound effects on the brains' abilities to recognise faces, finds a study on wasps with implications on humans facing social isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
AstraZeneca's drug Tagrisso approved in China in early lung cancer
London, April 14 (IANS) British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Wednesday said its drug Tagrisso has been approved in China for treatment of some patients with early stage lung cancer.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Processed meats, sugary drinks linked to gut inflammation
London, April 14 (IANS) Love to eat processed meats, french fries, mayonnaise and drink alcohol and soft drinks? Regular intake of these foods can boost gut inflammation, and increase the risk of conditions ranging from diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, among others, finds research.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Blue Origin's next launch to run 'astronaut rehearsal'
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's aerospace company Blue Origin is planning to conduct an "astronaut rehearsal" during the 15th launch of its New Shepard rocket, dubbed NS-15, which is targeting liftoff on Wednesday from Launch Site One in West Texas.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Soon, a probiotic yogurt-based drug to combat Covid
London, April 13 (IANS) A team of Israeli researchers have identified new drug candidates from probiotic Kefir yogurt that may combat pathogenic bacteria and treat various inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease and Covid-19 infections.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Massive 'Dinosaur dance floor' unearthed in China
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) Chinese researchers have unearthed a massive concentration of dinosaur footprints, scientifically termed a "dinosaur dance floor," in Shanghang County in east China's Fujian Province.
2021-04-12
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Antarctica's 'doomsday glacier' will melt faster than thought
London, April 12 (IANS) The supply of warm water to Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "doomsday glacier", is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow -- a risk for global sea levels, say researchers.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Novel personalised cancer vaccine safe: Study
New York, April 12 (IANS) A new personalised cancer vaccine, developed by the US researchers, is safe and beneficial for patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, results of phase I clinical trials have shown.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Antipsychotics can lower Covid infection, severity risk: Study
London, April 12 (IANS) Patients treated with antipsychotic drugs have a lower risk of becoming infected or suffer a milder form of SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus causing Covid-19 -- if they get infected, according to a study.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
New vaccines to be launched soon to protect pigs, sheep
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A vaccine has been prepared to protect pigs from classical swine fever for which rabbits would no longer be slaughtered because a vaccine developed by indigenous technology is going to hit the market very soon. Developed by cell culture method, this vaccine would also be much cheaper. An Ahmedabad-based company has recently got the rights to commercially produce classical swine fever vaccine developed by scientists in the country as well as Sheep pox vaccine.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Depression, anxiety could be leading to Parkinson's disease
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Depression and anxiety could be the symptoms leading to Parkinson's disease, says doctors on the occasion of World Parkinson's Day on Sunday.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NASA delays first flight of Mars helicopter to April 14
Washington, April 11 (IANS) NASA has decided to postpone the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's first experimental flight to April 14 after a test completed earlier than planned.
2021-04-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Children less infectious with SARS-CoV-2: Study
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that children may not be as infectious in spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, to other people as previously thought.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Google Pixel 5a 5G to launch in US, Japan later this year
San Francisco, April 10 (IANS) Amid the reports of Google Pixel 5a 5G getting cancelled following the global chip shortage, the company said the upcoming smartphone will be released in the US and Japan later this year.
2021-04-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA seeks to send 1st person of colour to Moon in 2024
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Acting NASA administrator Steve Jurczyk has sought to not only land the first woman on the Moon but also the first person of colour under the Artemis programme.
2021-04-10
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
Russia's Soyuz capsule with 3 space travellers to dock with ISS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) A Russian Soyuz capsule with a manned spacecraft named after Yuri Gagarin blasted off from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on Friday for the International Space Station (ISS).
2021-04-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Modern human brain originated 1.7 mn years ago in Africa
London, April 9 (IANS) Modern human brain structures developed 1.5 to 1.7 million years ago in the African Homo populations and after they had already begun walking on two feet and had even started spreading out of Africa, according to a study.
2021-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Mars did not dry up all at once, says study
New York, April 9 (IANS) Mars had drier and wetter eras before drying up completely about three billion years ago, says a new study which suggests that the Red Planet did not dry up all at once.
2021-04-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Earth receives over 5K tonnes of extraterrestrial dust each year
London, April 9 (IANS) Every year, over 5,000 tonnes of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each year, scientists have determined.
2021-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
One-third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse: Study
London, April 9 (IANS) As climate change is making temperatures soar, more than a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf could be at risk of collapsing into the sea, and causing global sea-levels to rise, new research has shown.
2021-04-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
New oral drug can stop tumours from growing
New York, April 8 (IANS) US researchers have found that an oral drug can be effective in stopping tumours from growing.
2021-04-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Do you know that a NASA spacecraft launched 20 years ago is still working at the Red Planet?
2021-04-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
1 in 3 Covid survivors diagnosed with neuro problems: Lancet
London, April 7 (IANS) One in three people who survived Covid-19 have been diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders, within six months of infection, according to a large study published in the science journal The Lancet Psychiatry.
2021-04-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Science/Tech
Indian astronomers trace rare supernova explosion to WR stars
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Tracking a rare supernova explosion, Indian astronomers have traced it to one of the hottest kind of stars, called Wolf-Rayet stars or WR stars.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Raindrops can help identify potential habitable planets
New York, April 6 (IANS) The size of raindrops can help identify potentially habitable planets outside our solar system, according to a new research.
2021-04-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NASA team names Martian hill after Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The team of scientists and engineers behind NASA's Curiosity rover has named a hill along the rover's path on Mars in honour of recently deceased mission scientist Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez.
2021-04-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IIIT Hyderabad researcher designs flexible drone
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Researchers at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Hyderabad have unveiled a working prototype of a flexible drone that changes its shape to fit the size of package to be lifted.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA's Mars helicopter survives first freezing Martian night
Washington, April 6 (IANS) NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter has survived the first cold Martian night ahead of its maiden flight on the Red Planet scheduled for April 11, the US space agency has said.
2021-04-06
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Asteroid that eliminated dinosaur gave rise to Amazon rainforest
New York, April 5 (IANS) The asteroid impact that wiped out dinosaurs from Earth also gave birth to the Amazon rainforest, says a new study.
2021-04-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Covid-19: How social media can tackle vaccine hesitancy
London, April 5 (IANS) One in three adults in the UK intend to use social media and personal messaging to encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid-19, while almost one in 10 intend to discourage people from getting vaccinated using the same platforms, finds a new research.
2021-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
NASA seeks public's help to envision future of aviation
Washington, April 5 (IANS) In a bid to increase innovation in aviation, the US space agency NASA has asked the people to share ideas for the future of flight.
2021-04-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
IIT Hyderabad develops dual carbon alternative to lithium-ion batteries
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The Electrochemical Energy Storage Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), has developed a 5V Dual Carbon Battery utilising self-standing carbon fibre mats as both electrodes - cathode and anode.
2021-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA's Ingenuity helicopter touches down on Red Planet
Washington, April 4 (IANS) NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has been dropped on the surface of the Red Planet ahead of its historic first flight scheduled for April 11.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
China's cloud gaming industry revenue to grow at 135%: Report
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) The revenue of China's cloud gaming market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 135 per cent from 2020 to 2023, according to a forecast in an industry report.
2021-04-04
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Technology
Early TV time not linked to attention problems in kids: Study
New York, April 4 (IANS) Challenging the findings of an earlier research, a new study claims that there is no evidence to show that exposure to television in toddlerhood causes attention-deficit problems in school-age children.
2021-04-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Genetic disease delaying kids' brain development discovered
London, April 3 (IANS) UK scientists have discovered a rare genetic disease, which causes delays in intellectual development and leads to early onset of cataracts, in children.
2021-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Plants help reduce toxic mercury from our environment: Study
Moscow, April 3 (IANS) Plants absorb a vast amount of toxic mercury gas in the atmosphere and help reducing the pollutant worldwide by depositing the element into soils, said researchers.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Russian Federation,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Where did Earth get its carbon from?
New York, April 3 (IANS) Carbon survived an interstellar journey to reach the Earth, entirely avoiding vaporisation, as believed earlier, according to a new study.
2021-04-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Back in India, 4 astronauts to stay on busy training schedule
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) The four Indian astronauts returned to India last month after completing their training in Russia and will undergo different kinds of training here, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K. Sivan said.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
GLEX 2021 to celebrate 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first space flight (Ld)
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The 60th anniversary of Russian astronaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin's spaceflight will be celebrated at the Global Space Exploration Conference - GLEX 2021 - to be held at St. Petersburg in Russia this June, said officials.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
GLEX 2021 to celebrate 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first space flight
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The 60th anniversary of Russian astronaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin's spaceflight will be celebrated at the Global Space Exploration Conference - GLEX 2021 - to be held at St. Petersburg in Russia this June, said officials.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
'Advance treatment can add more years in multiple myeloma patients'
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) As the news of veteran actor and BJP MP Kirron Kher, suffering from multiple myeloma, shook the showbiz and the political world, concerns over the deadly blood cancer among common people is also on the rise.
2021-04-02
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
13 new rare gene variants of Alzheimer's identified
New York, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have identified 13 new rare genomic variants associated with Alzheimer's disease in a first-of-its-kind human genome study.
2021-04-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
IISc develops artificial enzymes to block HIV reactivation
Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers developed artificial enzymes to block reactivation and replication of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) in the immune cells, said the premier institute on Thursday.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Karnataka,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Asteroid impact in Antarctica from 430,000 years ago discovered
London, April 1 (IANS) A research team of international space scientists has found new evidence of an asteroid impact in Antarctica 430,000 years ago.
2021-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Indian engineering student gets 25 international research offers (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Covid pandemic has affected education all over the globe, but in midst of all this disruption, an Indian mechanical engineering student has drawn over two dozen research offers in both sciences and mathematics from top institutions in the US, the UK, Europe and elsewhere.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Science/Tech
Previously unknown ancient crater lake discovered on Mars
New York, March 31 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a previously unknown type of ancient crater lake on Mars that could reveal clues about the planet's early climate.
2021-03-31
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech