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Scientists launch plan to map genes of all complex life on earth

They described the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) as “the next moonshot for biology” after the Human Genome Project.

02 Nov 2018 1:49 PM

Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colours, spots, speckles

Egg colour provided an evolutionary advantage to dinosaurs that had exposed nests for their eggs.

02 Nov 2018 1:07 PM

Russia plans first manned space mission since rocket failure

A Russian cosmonaut and US astronaut were forced to abort their mission on Oct. 11 and perform an emergency landing.

01 Nov 2018 8:51 AM

Click-on bionic arm could help amputees do the simple things

The procedure, known as ‘osseointegration’ (OI), involved implanting a metal rod into the bone of his residual limb.

01 Nov 2018 8:45 AM

Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by faulty sensor

Russian news agencies citing an official confirmed the same.

01 Nov 2018 8:25 AM


Musk shakes up SpaceX in race to make satellite launch window

Musk had fired at least seven members of the program’s senior management team at the Redmond.

31 Oct 2018 4:41 PM

Soviet-era moon fragments could reach USD 1 million at NY auction

Last year Sotheby’s sold a zippered bag stamped with the words “Lunar Sample Return” laced with moon dust.

31 Oct 2018 2:51 PM

Stephen Hawking's thesis, wheelchair heading for auction

Also up for sale is a copy of Hawking’s best-selling book “A Brief History of Time” signed with his thumb print.

31 Oct 2018 2:17 PM

NASA retires its planet hunter, the Kepler space telescope

Currently orbiting the sun 94 million miles (156 million km) from Earth, the spacecraft will drift further from our planet.

31 Oct 2018 10:27 AM

Europe backs own space launchers amid growing competition

The move is a response to the US government’s decision to award lucrative launch contracts to private American space companies.

30 Oct 2018 11:44 AM


NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

Parker will make 24 close approaches to the sun over the next seven years, ultimately coming within just 3.8 million miles.

30 Oct 2018 9:45 AM

How old is cacao? New research pushes back date

Tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from an archaeological site in Ecuador.

30 Oct 2018 9:15 AM

Hubble space telescope returns to science operations: NASA

NASA's famed Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal operations, and completed its first science observations.

29 Oct 2018 6:45 PM

About 100 species of microorganisms living on ISS, eroding spacecraft

Currently, there are about 100 species of microorganisms, fungi on the ISS that are considered to be a hazard for astronauts.

29 Oct 2018 10:58 AM

Carbon nanotubes the answer to making efficient batteries: Study

Nanotube films effectively stops dendrites that grow from unprotected lithium metal anodes in batteries

29 Oct 2018 10:32 AM


Climate change a threat to oysters

If the oysters die out, all of the associated species will.

29 Oct 2018 10:21 AM

Chinese privately developed rocket fails to reach orbit

The three-stage rocket, Zhuque-1, was developed by Beijing-based Landspace.

29 Oct 2018 9:22 AM

China’s 1st private rocket fails after launch

The first attempt by a private Chinese company to send a rocket into space has failed.

28 Oct 2018 11:06 AM

White House presses forward with Trump's Space Command

The National Space Council, a White House advisory panel, recommended a review of existing legal issues for military space operations.

24 Oct 2018 11:47 AM

AbbVie rheumatoid arthritis drug succeeds in late stage trial

The U.S. drugmaker hopes the drug, upadacitinib, can help replace lost revenue from its top-selling RA treatment Humira.

24 Oct 2018 11:15 AM