27 Jan 2015
London: Astronomers have found that the ring system they saw eclipsing a very young Sun-like star known as J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn.
25 Jan 2015
Colombo: Following new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's assertion that his government would get the country's human rights house in order, separate missions are to make crucial visits abroad to engage with global agencies.
22 Jan 2015
London: Geologists from University of Cambridge have uncovered hidden magnetic messages from the early solar system in meteorites.
22 Jan 2015
London: Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark are reported to have developed 10 new antibodies that can be used in the battle against cancer.
17 Jan 2015
Washington: A team of US scientists has gained new insight into fragile X syndrome the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability. In patients with fragile X, a key gene is completely disabled, eliminating a protein that regulates electrical signals in the brain and causing a host of behavioural, neurological and physical symptoms.
16 Jan 2015
Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday questioned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's silence on the recovery of as many as 110 bodies in the Ganga and Betwa rivers in the last few days.
17 Sep 2012
My first tryst with mermaids was in kindergarten in a fancy dress competition. My aunt had created a fin out of yellow chart paper. When the 2 feet something mermaid in me lost, I remember my aunt saying, “Mermaids are shy of humans, so they don’t accept prizes.”Last week, I watched Mermaid, The Body Found, a programme that will air on Animal Planet on September 22 at 8 pm. In April 2004, two boys are the first to find whales, in large numbers, washed up on the shore of Washington state. Later, this was discovered to be the largest whale beaching ever witnessed.
17 Jan 2015
London: A Mars robot 'Beagle2', which lost radio contact while trying to make a soft touchdown on the red planet in 2003, has been found with the help of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a media report said on Friday.
05 Jan 2015
Wellington: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Monday.
14 Jan 2015
Jakarta/Singapore: Doomed AirAsia jet's fuselage was found in the Java Sea on Wednesday, raising hopes of retrieving the missing bodies of the 162 people killed in the tragedy, as investigators downloaded the contents of black box recorders and were likely to crack the crash's mystery soon.