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NASA discovers farthest known galaxy in the universe

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Washington, Jan. 14 (PTI): NASA scientists have spotted the farthest known galaxy in the universe, a primitive cluster of stars just 500 million years old. An intensive survey deep into the universe by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has yielded the image of the galaxy named SPT0615-JD, stretched and amplified by a phenomenon called […]

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Writing a to-do list will help you sleep faster at night

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New York, Jan. 14 (IANS): Unable to sleep at night? Try writing a “to-do” list at bedtime as it may aid in falling asleep, a new study suggests. “Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to explore whether the act of writing them down could counteract night […]

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Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s

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New York, Jan. 14 (IANS): Is your elderly grandfather showing higher levels of anxiety? Beware, it may signal the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers warned. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily life activities. The findings showed that worsening anxiety symptoms […]

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Citizen scientists discover 5 exoplanets using Kepler

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Washington, Jan. 14 (IANS): Citizen scientists have discovered nearly five exoplanets — planets outside our solar system that orbit a star — using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope. The discovery is through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, which part of the Zooniverse online platform — a citizen’s science web portal. The project also featured […]

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Largest volcanic eruption in the ocean uncovered in New Zealand

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Sydney, Jan. 14 (IANS): Researchers have found that the world’s largest deep ocean volcanic eruption happened in New Zealand. Named as Havre, the deep ocean volcanic eruption was first discovered in 2002. A solidified volcanic rock known as pumice raft — 400 square kilometres in size — found floating in the ocean near New Zealand […]

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Scientists spot massive ice deposits on Mars

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Washington, Jan. 14 (IANS): Scientists have unearthed thick and massive deposits of ice in some regions on Mars. The images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showed the three-dimensional structure of massive ice deposits on Mars. The ice sheets extend from just below the surface […]

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Ageing of brain can be tackled with regular yoga—Study

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New Delhi, Jan. 14 (PTI): Practising yoga regularly can slow down ageing of the brain and helps it stay young, claims a study. The study by the researchers of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga might help in prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors and brain-derived […]

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Scientist warns of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

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Gandhinagar, Jan. 14 (IANS): Cyclonic turbulence is expected to increase in the Arabian Sea over the coming years, a scientist warned on Friday. Looking at the data since 2014, experts see a rise in the number of such instances, a phenomenon which might be attributed to global warming, said former Union Earth Sciences Secretary Shailesh […]

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Butterflies origin pushed back in time – Study

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Butterflies origin pushed back in time – Study

Berlin, Jan. 11 (IANS): Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found fossilised butterfly scales the size of a speck of dust inside ancient rock from Germany. The find pushes back the date for the origins of the Lepidoptera, one of the […]

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How supermassive black holes prevent star formation

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London, Jan. 10 (IANS): Scientists have found evidence that supermassive black holes prevent formation of stars in some smaller galaxies, in what they believe decodes a cosmic mystery. These giant black holes are over a million times more massive than the sun and sit in the centre of galaxies sending out powerful winds that quench […]

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