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NASA Names New Space Bacteria on ISS After Dr. Abdul Kalam

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A new radiation-resistant bacteria found on the filters of the International Space Station (ISS) has been named ‘Solibacillus kalamii’ to honour the late Indian President, Dr Abdul Kalam. Dr Kalam was a renowned missile and space scientist and took his initial lessons in rocket technology at NASA in 1963 before India‚Äôs first rocket-launching facility was set up in Thumba in ...

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Kerala Scientists Find 6 New Spider Species, Including 1 Notorious Black Widow Family

Indian researchers from the Christ College, Irinjalakuda in Kerala have found not one or two but six new spider species at Harithavanam near the Aluva Sivarathri manappuram. This study was led by Dr. Sudhikumar A. V, Head of Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda and accompanied by research scholars Nafin K. S., Sudhin P. P, Sumesh N. ...

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Short-necked marine reptile from Triassic period discovered in China

A new species of short-necked marine reptile called Hupehsuchia from the Triassic period has been discovered in China.The reptile was found by Xiao-hong Chen from Wuhan Centre of China Geological Survey and his colleagues. Hupehsuchia is a group of mysterious Triassic marine reptiles and it is known by its modestly long neck, with nine to ten cervical vertebrae. The Chinese ...

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