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Tiangong-1, the ‘Heavenly Palace,’ was an unmanned space lab launched on September 29, 2011. (Image:  CMSE)

The Pacific Ocean Takes the Hit

The Chinese space lab, Tiangong-1, was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The media frenzy over the school bus-sized space station suggested that bits of its debris could very well fall anywhere between 43 degrees north and 43…

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Ultrafast Laser Beam Steering for Autonomous Cars

Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University believe they have found a novel laser light sensing technology that is more robust and less expensive than currently available, with a wide range of uses, including…

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Scientists Discover ‘Junk’ DNA Not So Junk

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be “junk DNA,” plays a crucial role in…

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The Pacific Ocean Takes the Hit

The Chinese space lab, Tiangong-1, was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The media frenzy over the school bus-sized space station suggested that bits of its debris could…

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Dark Matter May Not Be Interactive After All

Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all.…

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Technology Paving India’s Way Forward

India has come a long way in its 70-year-long journey of independence. However, it continues to hover in the group of “developing” countries with social and communal issues, poverty, improper…

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Why You Also Need to Be Intelligent and Not Just Nice

New research has revealed how people’s intelligence, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Minnesota, and Heidelberg devised a series of games to…

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Compassion Helped Neanderthals to Survive

They have an unwarranted image as brutish and uncaring, but new research has revealed just how knowledgeable and effective Neanderthal healthcare was. The study, by the University of York, reveals that…

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60-Year-Old ‘Phantom’ Mystery Now Solved

A new study has rediscovered fossil collections from a 19th century hermit that validate “phantom” fossil footprints collected in the 1950s showing dicynodonts coexisting with dinosaurs.