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October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reports.

February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

Human eggs grown to maturity in lab: Researchers

Scientists announce to have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment.

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

Midday Brief | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hello readers! Lets look at the major headlines so far on Wednesday August 30, 2017

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Helium discovery a 'game-changer'

Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania.

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Scientists turn chief global warming gas into harmless stone

Scientists have a found a quick way — but not a cheap one — to turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Ice on Mars: The red planet going through an ice age

Mars is going through an ice age, according to a new study. Based on radar data collected by Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers at the Southwest Research Institute have found an increase in ice at Mars' north pole is consistent with the long-term drop in temperature associated with an ice age.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Monkey seen caring for dying mate, grieves after she dies

In one of the first examples of compassionate care and grief in a wild monkey, an alpha male of a group of snub-nosed monkeys and his dying partner spent a final, tender hour together before she passed away.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Tagore's encounters with luminaries of the West

Rabindranath Tagore, during his visits abroad, he engaged in intriguing conversations with brilliant minds from across the world – starting from British sci-fi master HG Wells to French dramatist-art historian Romain Rolland to genius German physicist Albert Einstein – where he spoke about the correlation of art and science, international relations and religion, and multiculturalism.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Flight delayed after passenger becomes suspicious of equation

An Italian economist says his flight was delayed after a fellow passenger saw him working on a differential equation and alerted the cabin crew.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

Scientists discover three 'potentially habitable' planets

An international team of scientists said Monday they had discovered a trio of Earth-like planets that are the best bet so far for finding life outside our solar system.