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Cab sharing helps cut cost, curbs CO2 emission

New York, Sep 2 : Sharing a cab may help reduce total travel time by up to 40 percent, with corresponding reductions in operational costs and carbon dioxide emissions, says a new study.


Now, artificial limbs for cows!

By Anil Sharma, Jodhpur, Sep 2 : Two orthotists here claim to have developed artificial limbs for cows, though it's early days to say how successful they will be.


Scientists get ready for mock on-site nuclear inspection

Washington, Sep 2 : Some 40 scientists and technicians from around the world will descend on Jordan in November to take part in a simulated on-site inspection of a suspected nuclear test site on the banks of the Dead Sea.


New 'biodiversity metric' developed to study climate change influence

Washington, Sept 1 : Scientists have come up with a new biodiversity metric called phylogeographic endemism, to understand the influence of recurring climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years on current patterns of genetic diversity.


Intense workout during long space flights can improve astronauts' heart health

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has revealed that Intense workout during long space flights can help astronauts protect their aerobic capacity.


Factor in naked mole rat's helps maintain protein quality

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has demonstrated that a factor in the cells of naked mole rats protects and alters the activity of the proteasome, a garbage disposer for damaged and obsolete proteins.


Now, view and share videos, photos of live events on Snapchat with 'Our Story'

Washington, Sep 01 : Snapchat is now poised to go beyond its capacity to allow users to share slices of their lives with friends by adding a new feature to its app called "Our story."


Shift towards western diets may exacerbate global warming

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has suggested that the current trend of food production i.e. shift towards meat-heavy Western diets might reach the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050.


4000-year-old Stonehenge mystery solved!

Melbourne, September 1 : The 4000-year-old mystery about how the Stonehenge was built has been solved.


'Guardians of the Galaxy' rules box office on Labor Day

Washington, September 1 : 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has topped the charts with 16.3 million dollars earning over the weekend.


Why 'sibling stars' look alike

Washington, Sep 1 : A new study has revealed that even stars that don't stay together in a cluster will share a chemical fingerprint with their siblings which can be used to trace them to the same birthplace.


NASA's Mars rover gets ready to have its 'memory wiped'

Washington, Sep 01 : NASA's Mars rover team has decided to reformat Opportunity's flash memory, it has been reported.


Antarctica melt reason behind rise in sea-level

Washington, Sept 1 : A new study has revealed that that fresh water from melting glaciers is the reason behind rise in the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica.


Beware! A dead snake may also bite

Washington, Sep 1 : Snakes can be dangerous even after they are dead as they retain reflexes hours after death.


NASA's Mars rover, Moon probe get new lease of life

New York, Sep 1 : Two prestigious NASA probes on the verge of closure - the Mars Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) - have been given a new lease of life.


Melting Antarctic ice sheet raising sea-level faster

London, Sep 1 : Fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2 cm more than the global average of 6 cm.


Novel way to trace Sun's long-lost siblings

Washington, Sep 1 : We know that stars that are part of the same cluster are chemically identical. A study now reveals that stars which were born together and then dispersed immediately rather than forming a cluster also share similar traits.


NASA's Mars rover set for memory reformat

New York, Sep 1 : NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity is set for a flash memory reformatting after experiencing an increasing number of computer resets.


Know how to eliminate wine spoiling bacteria?

New York, Aug 31 : Wine makers have reasons to cheer as researchers have discovered a system that prevents "stuck fermentation" - a chronic problem that spoils wine.


Google Glass app that reads emotions, also reveals age

New York, Aug 31 : What if an app can reveal what the person you are in a conversation with is thinking? This Google Glass - a soon to be launched smart eye-wear - app not only does that for you but can also tell the person's age!


Early Arctic inhabitants lived without sex, says study

London, Aug 31 : As the scientific community dwells over the possibility that Neanderthals had sex with humans, an Indian-origin researcher has found that the earliest Arctic inhabitants lived in complete sexual isolation from their neighbours for almost 4,000 years.


Ancient metal workers were not treated as slaves

London, Aug 31 : Ancient metal workers were highly regarded for their skills and were not treated as slaves as popular narratives suggest, says a study.


Five new monkey species discovered

London, Aug 31 : Conservationists have discovered five new monkey species in South America that have, since, been added to the animal record books.


Soon batteries to run on sugar

New York, Aug 31 : In a breakthrough to develop long-lasting batteries for smartphones and other gadgets, scientists have successfully created a sugar biobattery that completely converts the chemical energy in sugar substrates into electricity.


2,000-year-old wooden toilet seat discovered

London, Aug 31 : Archaeologists have unearthed a unique 2,000-year-old wooden toilet seat from the Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England.


Snails help scientists investigate rise, fall of Tibetan Plateau

Washington, Aug 30 : A new research has helped scientists investigate the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau by using snail shells.


Witness cosmic double play of Neptune, 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight

Washington, Aug 30 : Astronomers can enjoy a cosmic double play of Neptune and 'Dodgeball' Asteroid tonight.


Mysteries of space dust unlocked

New York, Aug 30 : A new analysis of space dust has revealed that the cosmic particles, wich are likely to have originated from beyond our solar system, are more complex in composition and structure than previously imagined.


Experimental Ebola drug cures infected monkeys

Toronto, Aug 30 : In what appears to provide new hope for people infected with the deadly Ebola virus, scientists have successfully treated all the Ebola infected monkeys with an experimental drug called Zmapp.


Male tilapia fish use urine to lure mates!

London, Aug 30 : Native to southern Africa, Mozambican tilapia fish use urine to reduce aggressive behaviour in other males, lure females to the nests that they make and stimulate spawning, says a study.


New DNA study explores history of Arctic's earliest people

Washington, Aug 29 : A new research has explored the DNA of current and former people of Greenland, Arctic Canada, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Siberia showing that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate for thousands of years.


Scientists plan to record every sound made on Earth!

Washington, Aug 29 : Scientists are planning to record "every sound the Earth makes", from the songs of birds to the vibrations made by ocean waves, via online sensors in Indiana, which will run for a year.


Way to detect tiny particles in exoplanet atmospheres found

Washington, Aug 29 : A new study has found the method of identifying and measuring particles that are 10 times smaller than the width of a human hair, in exoplanet atmospheres.


Bacteria responsible for 'inflammatory bowel diseases' identified

Washington, Aug 29 : In a new study, possible bacterial culprits behind inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, have been identified.


Science of crystallography can be used to drive future development: Study

New Delhi, Aug.29 : The New Delhi-based National Science Centre believes that the science of crystallography can be used to drive future development.


How zebrafish forms its stripes revealed

Washington, Aug 29 : A new research has revealed that three major pigment cell types i.e. black cells, reflective silvery cells, and yellow cells helped in forming the stripes on zebrafish.


Astronomers witness 'terrestrial planets forming' asteroids smashup

Washington, August 29 : Astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, which is possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids that eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.


Humans, flies and worms share biological processes

Washington, Aug 28 : A new research has revealed that human, fly and worm genomes have a lot of processes in common.


'Black beauty' meteorite helps scientists discover climate history of Mars

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has helped scientists uncover the climate history of the 'red planet' with the help of an ancient Martian meteorite known as 'Black Beauty'.


Pandas may fake pregnancies to lead better lives

London, Aug 28 : A Chinese expert has claimed that pandas fake pregnancies to have a better lifestyle.


Astronomers witness formation of gigantic galaxy for 1st time ever

Washington, Aug 28 : NASA's Telescopes have helped astronomers to observe the construction of a massive galaxy, for the first time ever, at the building site dubbed as "sparky".


How birds learnt to fly

New York, Aug 29 : Birds have an innate ability to maneuver in mid-air, a talent that could have helped their ancestors learn to fly rather than fall from a perch, says a study.


Shape-shifting cells behind stripes of zebrafish

London, Aug 29 : Researchers, including Indian-origin scientists, have discovered how the three major pigment cell types - black, reflective silvery, and yellow cells - arise and behave to form the 'zebra' pattern in zebrafish, a small fresh water fish.


Pebble-size particles behind planet formation?

Washington, Aug 29 : Astronomers have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-sized particles.


Massive solar flare can damage communications on Earth

New York, Aug 29 : The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported.


Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Aug 29 : Papua New Guinea Police have warned residents to stay indoors after a volcano erupted Friday.


How sailing rocks of Death Valley 'move on their own' revealed

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has helped researchers unveil the mystery behind "moving", sailing rocks of Death Valley's Racetrack Playa.


Dinosaurs may have had babysitters too!

Washington, Aug 28 : Researchers have discovered an evidence of possible dinosaur nest that may have also had a babysitter to look after the young dinosaurs.


New 'thermostat' gene may help create drought-resistant crops

Washington, Aug 28 : In a new study scientists have come across a gene that is similar to thermostat and could help them engineer drought-resistant crops.


Gamblers think like 'pigeons' while taking risks

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has revealed that gamblers' and pigeons' brain works in a similar way, while making risky decisions.


Roots of alcohol dependence revealed

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has provided researchers with deeper insight into the cellular mechanism linked with alcohol dependence.


NASA to launch world's most powerful rocket on maiden voyage to Mars in 2018

Washington, Aug 28 : NASA is set to launch the world's most powerful rocket, which has been designed to carry humans to Mars, in 2018.


Now, real life, 'Star Wars- style' hoverbikes that zip across skies at 100mph

London, Aug 28 : An inventor has recently designed a 'Star Wars- style' hoverbike that can reach upto the speed of 100mph.


'Walking fish' unveil mystery of human evolution on land 400m yrs ago

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has explained how 'walking fishes' walked on land and helped humans evolve about 400 million years ago.


Humans, flies and worms share biological processes

Washington, Aug 28 : A new research has revealed that human, fly and worm genomes have a lot of processes in common.


'Black beauty' meteorite helps scientists discover climate history of Mars

Washington, Aug 28 : A new study has helped scientists uncover the climate history of the 'red planet' with the help of an ancient Martian meteorite known as 'Black Beauty'.


Astronomers witness formation of gigantic galaxy for 1st time ever

Washington, Aug 28 : NASA's Telescopes have helped astronomers to observe the construction of a massive galaxy, for the first time ever, at the building site dubbed as "sparky".


How 'walking' fish helped mammals evolve

Washington, Aug 28 : Ever imagined how fish "walked" out of the water for the first time to eventually evolve into today's mammals?


New technology to find if organic food is safe

London, Aug 28 : When you buy food that is labelled "organic" or "natural", how do you know that what you took home is safe? A new technology can find this for you.


India's Mars Orbiter completes 90 percent of its journey

Chennai, Aug 28 : India's Mars Orbiter spacecraft has completed 90 percent of its journey to the red planet while scientists are gearing up to meet the challenge of restarting the onboard liquid fuel engine, an official said Thursday.


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