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Nasa probe finds water on asteroid Bennu

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Washington, Dec. 11 (IANS): NASA’s first spacecraft sent to collect sample from an asteroid has found water locked inside asteroid Bennu — a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system. Launched in September 2016, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and […]

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More glaciers in East Antarctica losing ice – Nasa

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Washington, Dec. 11 (IANS): A group of glaciers spanning one-eighth of East Antarctica’s coast have begun to lose ice over the past decade, hinting at widespread changes in the ocean, NASA scientists have found. While East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, scientists have long considered it […]

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Voyager 2 is now also in interstellar space behind its Voyager 1 twin

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Chicago, Dec. 11 (IANS): Forty-one years after it left Earth, NASAs Voyager 2 probe has now become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space after its twin Voyager 1 did in 2012. Since November 5, the instrument on Voyager 2 that detects plasma from the Sun, also called solar wind, has not observed […]

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Nasa’s probe travels beyond solar wind bubble on longest running mission

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Washington, Dec. 11 (IANS): The US-based space agency NASA’s probe Voyager 2 has exited the heliosphere, the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun, enveloping its planets. This is the second time in history, a human-made object reached the space between the stars, more than 18 billion kilometers from Earth, NASA […]

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Coffee compounds can help combat Parkinson’s – Study

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New York, Dec. 11 (IANS): Combining two compounds found in coffee can act as therapeutic against Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia — the two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration, say researchers. The study, led by a team from the Rutgers University, found that caffeine, which traditionally has been credited as […]

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Internet therapy platforms may help fight depression – Study

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Internet therapy platforms may help fight depression – Study

Washington, Dec. 9 (PTI): Scientists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression. Researchers from Indiana University (IU) in the US reviewed 21 pre-existing studies with a total of 4,781 participants. In the past several years, many internet-based apps and websites have made claims to treat depression. The study, published […]

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Human brain responds to aggressive voices more quickly – Study

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London, Dec. 9 (IANS): Human brains notice a voice much faster when it is considered threatening or aggressive than when it is perceived as normal or happy in an auditory environment, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that in a few hundred milliseconds, our brain becomes sensitive to the presence of angry voices. […]

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Wintertime ice growth in Arctic sea slows long-term decline – Nasa

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New York, Dec. 9 (IANS): While sea ice in the Arctic continues to be on the decline, a new research from the US Space agency suggests that it is regrowing at faster rates during the winter than it was a few decades ago. The findings showed that since 1958, the Arctic sea ice cover has […]

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Astronomers find a treasure trove of planets hiding in dust

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Bejing, Dec. 9 (IANS): “Super-Earths” and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, a new research by an international team of astronomers suggests. The findings, based on a survey of young stars in a star-forming region in the constellation Taurus, showed many of them to be surrounded […]

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Mantle neon illuminates Earth’s formation – Study

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New York, Dec. 9 (IANS): The Earth formed relatively quickly from a cloud of dust and gas around the sun, trapping water and gases in the planet’s mantle, according to a study. Besides determining Earth’s origins, the study led by a team from the University of California Davis could also help in identifying extrasolar systems […]

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