‘Hybrid’ Solar Eclipse 2023: When is it, where will it be visible? Check details

Published on Mar 07, 2023 04:00 PM IST

This year's first solar eclipse will occur on April 20 from 7:04 am till 12:29 pm IST - called as the ‘Ningaloo solar eclipse’ or ‘hybrid solar eclipse’.

A solar eclipse (Shutterstock)

‘Brain-eating’ amoeba kills Florida man. Know who's at risk, its treatment

The amoeba, also known as Naegleria Fowleri is a microorganism that destroys the brain tissue.

'Brain-eating' amoeba destroys brain tissues.(File)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 02:55 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Dogs of Chernobyl studied to learn about survival in hostile environments

Chernobyl’s environment is singularly brutal. On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Ukraine power plant caused radioactive fallout to spew into the atmosphere.

This photo provided by Timothy Mousseau in Feb. 2023 shows a dog in the Chernobyl area of Ukraine. (AP)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 02:07 PM IST
AP |

Scientist 'discovers' rare Jurassic-era insect at a Walmart store in US: Report

Michael Skvarla encountered the unusual bug in 2012 during his routine shopping at an Arkansas Walmart, according to a press release from Penn State University.

The bug's wingspan was over two inches across.(Penn State University)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 09:28 PM IST

Egypt: Scientists reveal hidden corridor in Great Pyramid of Giza

Egypt Pyramids: The Great Pyramid was constructed as a monumental tomb around 2560 BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops.

A hidden corridor inside the Great Pyramid of Giza was discovered by researches from the the Scan Pyramids project by the Egyptian Tourism Ministry of Antiquities. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 11:03 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

China set to develop LEO satellites, to compete with SpaceX's Starlink this year

Starlink, operated by billionaire Elon Musk's Space X, has built a fast-growing network of more than 3,500 satellites in low-Earth orbit.

Starlink has built a fast-growing network of more than 3,500 satellites in low-Earth orbit.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 03:43 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

ISS releases stunning video of its transit through India | Watch

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest space modular station in low Earth orbit, flying over 400 kilometres above the Earth's surface.

The track showed the ISS passing over India from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to the Odisha coast(source:Twitter/@ISSAboveYou)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 03:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Key rocket engine test for Chandrayaan-3 mission successful: ISRO

Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface. ISRO plans to launch the mission in June.

Chandrayaan-2 was successfully launched and inserted into lunar orbit in 2019, but its lander crash-landed on the moon’s surface when it deviated from its trajectory while attempting to land on September 6, 2019, due to a software glitch. (PTI file photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 02:28 PM IST

SpaceX all set to launch next ISS crew for NASA today

The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a Falcon 9 rocket topped with an autonomously operated Crew Dragon capsule called Endeavour, was set for liftoff at 1:45 a.m. EST (0645 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft Endeavour sit on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for launch on February 26, 2023 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA�s SpaceX Crew-6 mission is targeted to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station at 1:45 a.m. EST on February 27, 2023. (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 03:00 AM IST
Reuters |

Object near supermassive black hole at Milky Way's centre intrigues scientists

For two decades, scientists have observed an elongated object named X7 near the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way and wondered what it was.

The Milky Way's Galactic Centre and Jupiter (brightest spot at centre top) are seen from the countryside near the small town in Florida.(AFP)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 03:22 PM IST

Jupiter, Venus to come extremely close on Mar 1 in rare conjunction

The event being hailed as the “the perfect trifecta” has created a buzz among astronomy enthusiasts as people are on a photo spree to share images of the night sky as they wait for the final showdown.

Jupiter and Venus seen appearing closer in the sky with the Moon sitting very close to them.(Twitter/ Brad Panovich)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 11:33 AM IST

FDA clears first at-home test to detect both flu and Covid-19

While at-home COVID tests are readily available, this is the first home test for influenza A and B, commonly known as the flu

FDA said the test is for individuals “with signs and symptoms consistent with a respiratory tract infection
Published on Feb 25, 2023 10:40 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Discovery of massive early galaxies challenges prior understanding of universe

In a paper published in 'Nature,' the researchers show evidence that the six galaxies are far more massive than anyone expected and call into question what scientists previously understood about galaxy formation at the very beginning of the universe.

The study was conducted using the first dataset released from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.(NASA/ Representational image)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 03:23 PM IST

Flu experts meet over H5N1 threat to humans amid record bird deaths globally

The group of scientists, regulators and vaccine manufacturers meets twice a year to decide which strain of seasonal flu to include in the vaccine for the upcoming winter season.

Experts have been tracking H5N1 clade since it emerged in 2020. (File/Reuters)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 12:14 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Russia launches spacecraft to rescue astronauts stuck on ISS

The new, empty Soyuz capsule should arrive at the orbiting lab on Sunday.

 The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft for the International Space Station (ISS) crew (Reuters)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 06:09 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Researchers develop ‘e-bandage’ that accelerates healing by 30 %

The new device could provide a powerful tool for patients with diabetes, whose ulcers can lead to various complications, including amputated limbs or even death, the researchers said.

The bandage also actively monitors the healing process and then harmlessly dissolves into the body after it is no longer needed.(Unsplash/Representational image)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 02:05 PM IST

Physicists create new model of ringing black holes formed due to collision

Previous studies of black hole collisions modelled the behaviour of the gravitational waves using what is known as linear math, which means that the gravitational waves rippling outward did not influence, or interact, with each other.

A black hole is a celestial object that compresses a huge mass into an extremely small space.(AFP/Representational image)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 03:44 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Russia says astronauts stranded in space will return to Earth in September

Russian cosmonauts Dmitry Petelin and Sergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio flew to the ISS in September 2022 aboard a Soyuz MS-22 capsule.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, right, Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, center, and Dmitri Petelin - members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS) - greet their relatives and friends prior to the launch of Soyuz-2.1 rocket at Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan in 2022. (AP/File)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 01:57 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

‘Duesseldorf patient’ cured of HIV, cancer after stem cell transplant: Study

Two other cases with both HIV and cancer, patients in Berlin and London, have previously been reported as cured in scientific journals following the high-risk procedure.

The details of the Duesseldorf patient's cure have been revealed in the journal Nature Medicine. (File/representative)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 05:46 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Weightlessness caused by space travel influences working of brain: Study

A child who learns not to drop a glass on the floor, or a tennis player predicting the course of an incoming ball to hit it accurately are examples of how the brain incorporates the physical laws of gravity to optimally function on Earth.

Some of the changes turned out to be lasting - even after 8 months back on Earth.(Twitter/AusStemCell)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 11:07 AM IST

Massive dinosaur footprint - over three feet long - found in UK's Yorkshire

Scientists who studied the footprint Woods found have concluded it was probably made by a giant carnivore, like a Megalosaurus.

The footprint was found by local researcher Marie Woods in April 2021.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 02:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Pungent ginger compound puts immune cells on heightened alert: Research

The pungent compound is known to exert its "taste" effect via the so-called TRPV1 receptor, an ion channel located on the surface of nerve cells that responds to painful heat stimuli as well as to pungent compounds from chilli and ginger.

Pungent ginger compound puts immune cells on heightened alert: Research(Pixabay)
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 01:31 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Freising

Older patients with breast cancer may not be suitable for radiotherapy: Research

Recent studies show that radiotherapy does not improve survival rates for older patients with early breast cancer.

Older patients with breast cancer may not be suitable for radiotherapy: Research(StockPic)
Published on Feb 16, 2023 06:32 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington

Brain damage: Causes behind rise of neuro conditions at young age

Health expert reveals causes of brain damage, reasons behind rise of neuro conditions at a younger age, challenges in the rehabilitation of patients and a simple formula to check if it is a stroke

Brain damage: Causes behind rise of neuro conditions at young age, tips to check if it is a stroke (Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 02:49 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Warm water seeping into weak spots of Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica: Study

As part of the International Thwaites Glacier collaboration - the biggest field campaign ever attempted in Antarctica - a team of 13 U.S. and British scientists spent about six weeks on the glacier in late 2019 and early 2020.

Using an underwater robot vehicle known as Icefin, mooring data and sensors, they monitored the glacier's grounding line, where ice slides off the glacier and meets the ocean for the first time. (AP)
Published on Feb 16, 2023 02:06 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Masks made little or no difference during Covid? Here's what this study found

The report, prepared by the UK-based Cochrane Review, researched whether physical interventions – including masks – reduce the speed of respiratory viruses.

Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk along West Broadway in the SoHo district of New York City, Friday, March 4, 2022, in New York. (AP)
Published on Feb 15, 2023 12:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

After Turkey, researcher forecasts earthquake in India. Can we predict temblor?

The Dutch researcher allegedly predicts seismic activity anticipating a large size earthquake originating in Afghanistan, through Pakistan and India. However, Twitter users flagged the post stating that there is no scientific basis for earthquake predictions.

Researcher posted the pic on January 30 estimating a stronger seismic activity in or near the purple band in 1-6 days.(Twitter/ SSGEOS)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 11:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Stunning video: Asteroid lights up night sky above English channel

The small asteroid, currently designated as Sar2667, exploded after entering the Earth's atmosphere.

The footage of the asteroid was posted on social media by several users.(Twitter/ dlxinorbit)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 06:43 PM IST

NASA's Hubble telescope captures the start of a new 'spoke' season of Saturn

Scientists will be looking for clues to explain the cause and nature of the spokes, the statement said.

On Saturn, spokes are suspected to be caused by the interaction between the planet’s magnetic field and solar wind.
(Twitter/ @NASAHubble)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 01:22 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Arches, loops, whorls: The science (we bet you didn't know) behind a fingerprint

Just like how cheetahs and zebras acquire their spots and stripes, the intricate swirls of a fingerprint are formed by the interaction of two proteins

According to a study published Thursday, one protein encourages formation of ridge-like patterns in the fingerprint while the other restricts it. (File)
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 10:53 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash
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