Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 | Last Update : 10:24 AM IST

Science

Cargo mission to space station is set to launch this week

The unmanned Cygnus cargo craft will carry 7,500 pounds of groceries, hardware and research.

13 Nov 2018 8:31 AM

Scientists to swap dusty old kilogram for something more stable

The kilogram has been defined since 1889 by a shiny piece of platinum-iridium held in Paris.

13 Nov 2018 8:23 AM

Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

Last month, astronauts had to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan following a failed launch.

11 Nov 2018 11:52 AM

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for $1 million

Hawking’s 117-page dissertation “Properties of expanding universes” from 1965 sold for 584,750 pounds.

10 Nov 2018 9:54 AM

Study suggests Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change

The team also found that bigger trees are out competing smaller plants.

09 Nov 2018 12:19 PM

NASA’s Parker spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun

The Parker Solar Probe flew within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the sun’s surface Monday night.

09 Nov 2018 11:43 AM

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for USD 393,000 at auction

Proceeds from the sale will go to two charities, the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

09 Nov 2018 11:33 AM

Red bull drawn in Indonesian cave dated to 40,000 years ago

The remote limestones caves on Borneo have been known to contain prehistoric drawings since the 1990s.

09 Nov 2018 11:24 AM

China unveils stealth combat drone in development

The CH-7 unmanned aerial vehicle also underscores China’s growing competitiveness in the expanding global market for drones.

09 Nov 2018 10:53 AM

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

The results point to potential de-worming treatments to help fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases.

08 Nov 2018 11:18 AM