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Scientists Reveal What Makes Owl a ‘Silent Hunter’ in Night

Owls are known to have excellent night vision and they completely make use of it to seize their prey. Nevertheless, what was unknown was the mechanism behind them being such great hunters. Now a new study has brought forth the refined ‘stealth techniques,’ which owls are fortified with. They silently pounce on preys without the latter’s knowledge. It has long ...

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus stunning lights similar to curtain eruptions seen on Earth: Scientists

New research proposes the possibility that icy eruptions on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus could be in the form of broad, curtain-like eruptions, rather than discrete jets. Based on data obtained from NASA’s Cassini mission, the researchers say these eruptions from Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Though they appear to be individual jets ...

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Why India Lacks Nobel Laureates in Science? Wonders Harsh Vardhan

India needs a brainstorming exercise to find out why it lacks Nobel Laureautes in science while those who migrated abroad are bringing laurels to the mother land, said Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Friday in Kolkata. Wondering why Indian scientists have not received the Nobel prize after Sir C.V. Raman, who bagged the honour way back ...

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Strong quake overdue in India but not soon, say experts

Nepal earthquake has sent shivers down the spines of many Indians living at the Himalayan foothills, fearing a major aftershock may uproot their lives too like the Nepalis. Even Indian media was abuzz with reports of an impending massive earthquake that is overdue in its Himalayan region. However some wise men have rubbish such forecast saying no unusual seismic activity or ...

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Swine Flu in India Mutating, Dangerous, says MIT Study

The swine flu in India is mutating and turning more dangerous than any other known strain of H1N1, warn scientists from the MIT, including two Indian-origin researchers. Swine flu has killed more than 1,200 people so far in India. The study contradicts previous reports by the government officials that the strain has not changed or mutated from the H1N1 strain ...

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New Findings of Rosetta Mission Detail into How Comet Evolves

The closest and most-detailed look at the evolution of a comet, that was in headlines a year ago when the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission helped its Philae Lander touch the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (C-G), have been revealed by a team of researchers . The new comet findings detailed into how comets form in the first place, how their surfaces ...

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Rare Rock with 30,000 Diamonds Found in Russian Mine

A rock with as many as 30,000 diamonds was found in Russia’s Udachnaya diamond mine in northern Siberia, is now being studied by a professor from the University of Tennessee in the US. The diamonds may hold clues to the gem’s origins. The bizarre-coloured rock with red and green stones has 30,000 diamonds, a concentration a million times higher than ...

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Native Sri Lankan flying snake now sighted in Andhra forests

A flying snake, almost extinct and native only to Sri Lanka, has been sighted in Andhra Pradesh’s Seshachalam forests, forest officials and researchers said, noting that it was the first time that Chrysopelea taprobanica has been sighted outside the island nation. The species, known to be found in dry zone lowlands and parts of the intermediate climatic zones in Sri ...

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Modi Triggers New Hindu Wave Invoking Ganesh from Mythology

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself subscribes to rhetoric and adherence to “Great Hindu Mythology”, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, BJP MP from Haridwar and former Uttarakhand chief minister, has gone wild to claim everything under the sun as invented by ancient Hindu sages, including a nuclear test. Ironic but India conducted nuclear tests in 1971 and again in 1998 and faced ...

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Asteroid Impact: Scientists Call for More Resources, Ask for Greater Prevention

Over 100 scientists, including astronauts, have signed a declaration in which they ask for more resources to prevent asteroid strikes against Earth and raise awareness about the danger such strikes could pose. In an event held simultaneously in London and San Francisco on Wednesday, six of the signatories presented the “100x Asteroid Declaration” which says that without human intervention, the ...

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Wikipedia can Predict Outbreak, Spread of Disease

An increase in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease can predict its next outbreak, a study suggests. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. The team was able to forecast all the outbreaks up to 28 days ...

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Universe Did Not Collapse After Big Bang Due to Gravity, says Researchers

European researchers have found that gravity provided the stability needed for the universe to survive expansion during the Big Bang and said that is the reason it did not collapse. Physicists from the Imperial College London and the universities of Copenhagen and Helsinki investigated the interaction between the Higgs particle – discovered in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to ...

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First human mini stomach developed with stem cells; to help treat stomach cancer

Moving over from artificially induced tubes int stomach for feeding while seriously ill, externally grown miniature stomachs in the lab will replace the tubes inside your body, going by the latest successful stem cell innovation. Scientists at Stanford University in California have grown miniature stomachs in the lab from human stem cells, just like it grows in an embryo. The ...

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Beware of Health Apps! Time to check, Certify, say scientists

In view of the rising abundance of mobile health apps, a team of scientists and doctors have called for an objective review and certification process of mobile heath Apps that are not regulated by the government and available for free or paid downloads. In an article titled ‘In Search of a Few Good Apps’ published in the journal JAMA, they ...

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