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  • Oldest material on earth discovered in meteorite

    The oldest material on the planet has been discovered inside a meteorite, according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences magazine. The magazine published the results of a study on Murchison meteorite that fell to Earth in 1969 in Austr

  • Earth-Sized Planet Found in the Habitable Zone of a Nearby Star

    NASA has announced that its planet hunter satellite TESS discovered an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water. The planet, named "TOI 700 d", is relatively close to Earth: only 100 li

  • India announces plans for another moon mission

    Undeterred by problems last summer, India will aim to launch its third lunar mission by 2021, the head of the country’s space agency said on Wednesday. In a news conference reported by Press Trust of India, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

  • Half of US will be obese in 10 years : study

    A new study predicts roughly half of the U.S. population will be obese within a decade. By 2030 nearly 1 in 2 adults, or 48.9%, will have obesity, and the prevalence will be higher than 50% in 29 states and not below 35% in any state, according to t

  • Earth's temperature likely marks hottest decade on record: report

    The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain. An annual

  • World AIDS Day HIV

    World AIDS Day on Dec.1, was founded in 1988 to draw attention to aspects of one of the deadliest diseases in the human history: Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Campaigns are organized all a

  • 7 Surprising Health Benefits Of Garlic

    There is something irresistible about the aroma of roasted garlic. It is so captivating with its powerful notes, that it has long been used as a flavour booster in curries, stir-fries, pizza toppings, pastas, meat preparations, dips - you name it! It

  • E-waste: Problem to consider with rich materials

    Whether we are technology addicts or not, rapidly changing and developing electronic goods constitute a new type of waste that is growing in globally: electrical and electronic, or e-waste. Together, all countries produced 44.7 million tons of e-was

  • Antibiotic resistance: A foe that knows your next move

    Only 70 years after the introduction of antibiotics, a 20th century gift to humanity that can cure many would-be killer diseases, the world is now facing a new problem: antibiotic resistance. Antimicrobial drugs, known as antibiotics, are medicines

  • Global number of electric cars hits 5 mln. in 2018: IEA

    The global electric car fleet now stands at well over five million vehicles, helped by two million new sales in 2018, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) report on Wednesday. The IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019 report shows that gro

  • China completes crucial landing test for first Mars mission in 2020

    China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year. China is on track to launch its Mars mission, Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Spa

  • BRICS countries to establish Human Milk Bank network

    The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed to establish Human Milk Bank as an outcome of 11th BRICS summit in Brazil. "We also welcome the creation of the BRICS Network of Human Milk Banks as proposed in the 1st Workshop of

  • World food price up for first time since May: FAO

    Global food prices rose in October marking the first significant month-on-month rise since May, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced Thursday. The FAO Food Price Index averaged at 172.7 points last month, up 1.7% or 3 points from

  • 'Food waste third-largest gas emitter'

    If food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said a UN official. "One third of all food that we consume -- that is 1.3 billion tons for a year -- is lost or wasted," Ovais Sarmad, deputy executive secretary

  • NASA robot to scour moon for ice deposits in 2022

    The U.S. space agency on Friday announced plans to send a robot buggy to the moon and locate frozen water deposits that could be used for astronauts to drink and to power rockets in future missions. NASA unveiled plans for a golf cart-sized robot, t

  • Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century

    Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century. A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a “distinctive grou

  • U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

    Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday, completing the first spacewalk by an all-woman team when they stepped outside the International Space Station. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the much-anticipated milestone for NASA dur

  • Kenya launches cervical cancer vaccine

    Kenya on Wednesday launched a cervical cancer vaccine that targets over 800,000 girls above the age of 10 years in its first phase of operation. Kenya’s Health Minister Sicily Kariuki, who presided over the launch, said the vaccine will help saving

  • 'Glacier melting hits record levels in Switzerland'

    Switzerland's glacier melting hit record levels as the summer heatwaves of 2019 were some of the hottest in history, according to a group of Swiss scientists. The Cryospheric Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences reported on Tuesday that this

  • Nobel prize in economics won by Banerjee, Duflo, Kremer

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been jointly awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced. The research co

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