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NASA’s Mercury mission ‘Messenger’ lifespan increased

NASA engineers have lifted the orbit of the Mercury probe – currently operating on an extended mission and almost out of fuel – and delayed its inevitable impact into Mercury’s surface by up to a month. Launched in August 2004, the $450 million MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (Messenger) mission is currently orbiting our solar system’s innermost planet. In ...

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It’s Official: ISRO Mangalyaan’s Lifespan Extended by 6 More Months

Following a statement in parliament by the Minister of Science and Technology, ISRO on Tuesday formally extended the lifespan of the Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission by six more months. While scientists are hopeful to get few more pictures and signals from the mission, the effective phase of the mission has already been achieved. “As the 1,340 kg Mars Orbiter ...

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ISRO Mars Mission to Orbit Red Planet 6 Months More Than Expected: Minister

ISRO’s Mangalyaan Mission orbiting Mars is likely to operate for six more months owing to its reserve energy, said Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh in a reply to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha. The reserve propellant onboard the MoM is 37-kg that can energise the mission orbiting Mars since September 2014, making India proud member of ...

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Occasional fasting may help you live longer: Study

Intermittent fasting may actually help people live longer and healthier, says a study after experimenting on mice that has shown to extend lifespan and to improve age-related diseases. “We found that intermittent fasting caused a slight increase in SIRT3, a well-known gene that promotes longevity and is involved in protective cell responses,” said Michael Guo, a student at Harvard Medical School. ...

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One in 4 Saudis Face Heart Attack in 10 years: Study

One in four adults in Saudi Arabia may face heart attack within the next 10 years, said research presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA), opened today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference features sessions from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on hot topics in cardiovascular disease including prevention.1 Dr Muhammad Adil Soofi, first ...

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Music Training in Childhood Helps Brain Remain Alert in Old Age: Study

Musical training in the younger years can enhance speech comprehension skills in later life and prevent the decay of the brain in relation to different cognitive functions that can diminish with age, said new research. “Musical activities are an engaging form of cognitive brain training and we are now seeing robust evidence of brain plasticity from musical training not just in ...

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Biological Clock Clue in DNA Change Helps to Predict Lifespan: Study

Do you look younger than your biological age? Then you have chances of living longer than others whose looks show them older than their actual age. Scientists have identified a biological clock that could help predict your lifespan based on chemical changes in your DNA. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh studied chemical changes to DNA to know an individual’s ...

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