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Milky Way’s fastest stars came from another galaxy

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London, July 6 (IANS): Astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy, known as hypervelocity stars, are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own. These stellar sprinters originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy in orbit around the Milky Way, the findings showed. These […]

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Our Milky Way could have 100 billion brown dwarfs: Study

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London, July 6 (IANS): Our galaxy could have 100 billion brown dwarfs or more, according to a new research by an international team of astronomers. Brown dwarfs are objects intermediate in mass between stars and planets and are natural byproducts of processes that primarily lead to the formation of stars and planets. The survey of […]

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Gene causing arthritis possibly helped humans survive Ice Age

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New York, July 6 (IANS): A genetic change associated with shorter stature and increased risk of arthritis might have helped our ancestors survive the Ice Age, a study has showed. The findings showed that mutations in the gene called GDF5 resulted in shorter bones that led to a compact body structure while reducing the risk […]

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Signs of unidentified human tribe found in Neanderthal DNA

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London, July 5 (IANS): Long before modern humans moved out of Africa and spread out in the rest of the world, a mysterious human group migrated from the continent and inter-bred with Neanderthals in Europe, suggests a new study. An analysis of a Neanderthal femur’s mitochondrial DNA has provided evidence that a lineage closely related […]

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Here comes a cellphone that works without batteries

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Washington, July 6 (IANS): In a major leap ahead to life beyond chargers, cords and dying phones, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have invented a cellphone that works without batteries. Instead, the phone harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light. The team also made Skype calls using […]

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Titan’s calm lakes could ensure smooth landing for space probes

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New York, July 6 (IANS): Future space probes sent to the surface of Titan could have a smooth landing as researchers have found that most waves on Saturn moon’s lakes reach only about one centimetre high, a finding that indicates a serene environment. “There’s a lot of interest in one day sending probes to the […]

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Debris of IAF helicopter, crew’s bodies found, Khandu expresses grief

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Itanagar, July 6 (IANS): The wreckage of the Indian Air Force helicopter that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday and the bodies of the three crew members and one policeman on board have been recovered, the IAF said on Thursday. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the reason for the crash in […]

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Manipur Govt to provide free rice seedlings, rice at Rs. 22.53 per kg to floods victims

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Our Correspondent Imphal, July 6 (EMN): Chief Minister N Biren Singh held a press conference with regard to flood situations in the state on Thursday at the state capital along with other officials. N Biren Singh said during a press conference that ‘the government is ready to provide a short duration paddy seed varieties- RC […]

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Manipur forest dept to plant one lakh of trees

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Our Correspondent Imphal, July 6 (EMN): In a move to give a boost to its green canopy and to help in mitigating the climate change impacts, Manipur Forest department is all set to plant one lakh trees in valley areas in the state on 7 July. The massive plantation will be conducted at ten locations […]

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Ronghang files nomination for CEM post in Karbi Anglong

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Our correspondent Diphu, July 6 (EMN): Member of Autonomous Council (MAC) Tuliram Ronghang from Bithung Rengthama has filed his nomination paper for the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) to Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Secretary In-charge Legislative, Birsing Engti here today.

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