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NASA Astronauts return to Earth, land sa

Washington, Feb 28 (IBNS): Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, returned to Earth on Tuesday after months of performing research and spacewalks in low-Earth orbit.

NASA looks at midwest rain and melting s

Washington, Feb 27 (IBNS): Much of the U.S. Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.

Indians lack creativity, never encourage

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IBNS): Highlighting the demerits of the Indian education system, Apple co-founder Steve Woz has stated students here lack creativity and also are never encouraged to pursue creative careers, media reports said.

Understanding roots opens students to sc

Texas, Feb 24 (IBNS): Focusing science education on students through genetic and genealogical studies may be the way to increase minorities in the pipeline and engage students who would otherwise deem science too hard or too uninteresting, according to a Penn State anthropologist.

Researchers combine metalens with an art

Washington, Feb 24 (IBNS): Inspired by the human eye, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed an adaptive metalens, that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye. 

On second thought, the Moon's water may

Washington, Feb 24 (IBNS): A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon’s water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain. The water appears to be present day and night, though it’s not necessarily easily accessible.

Improved Hubble Yardstick gives fresh ev

Washington, Feb 23 (IBNS): Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was first calculated nearly a century ago. Intriguingly, the results are forcing astronomers to consider that they may be seeing evidence of something unexpected at work in the universe.

Nostalgia safeguards against negative fe

New York, Feb 21 (IBNS): Psychologists discover strong correlations between Americans’ glorification of their country, nostalgia for the past, and the rejection of collective guilt regarding past crimes

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to rev

Washington, Feb 21 (IBNS): The planet Mars has fascinated scientists for over a century. 

New study brings Antarctic ice loss into

Washington, Feb 21 (IBNS): A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean.

Five years after the Chelyabinsk Meteor:

Washington, Feb 20 (IBNS): A blinding flash, a loud sonic boom, and shattered glass everywhere. This is what the people of Chelyabinsk, Russia, experienced five years ago when an asteroid exploded over their city the morning of Feb. 15, 2013.

UMD researchers find gene that may great

New York, Feb 17 (IBNS): Researchers at the University of Maryland have identified and isolated a gene that is directly involved in the way strawberry plants grow, spread and produce fruit.

Long-lived Mars Rover opportunity keeps

Washington, Feb 17 (IBNS): NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps providing surprises about the Red Planet, most recently with observations of possible "rock stripes."

ISRO planning to launch Chandrayaan-2 mi

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh said that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year.

Those scented products you love? NOAA st

Washington, Feb 16 (IBNS): Emissions from volatile chemical products like perfumes, paints and other scented consumer items now rival vehicles as a pollution source in greater Los Angeles, according to a surprising new NOAA-led study.

Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinki

Washington, Feb 16 (IBNS): Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal – is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Five years after the Chelyabinsk Meteor:

Washington, Feb 16 (IBNS): A blinding flash, a loud sonic boom, and shattered glass everywhere. This is what the people of Chelyabinsk, Russia, experienced five years ago when an asteroid exploded over their city the morning of Feb. 15, 2013.

Supermassive Black Holes are outgrowing

Washington, Feb 16 (IBNS): The biggest black holes in the Universe are growing faster than the rate of stars being formed in their galaxies, according to two new studies using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.

Brain scans show why people get aggressi

Melbourne, Feb 13 (IBNS): UNSW scientists measuring blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive after drinking alcohol have found that brain areas that temper aggression shut off when people drink.

New 3D vision discovered in praying mant

London, Feb 9 (IBNS): Miniature glasses have revealed a new form of 3D vision in praying mantises that could lead to simpler visual processing for robots.

Could a protein called klotho block deme

New York, Feb 9 (IBNS): Neurologist and neuroscientist Dr. Dena Dubal, Ph.D., is taking an innovative approach to battling neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

New horizons captures record-breaking im

Washington, Feb 9 (IBNS): NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft recently turned its telescopic camera toward a field of stars, snapped an image – and made history.

New clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet compositi

Washington, Feb 6 (IBNS): In the year since NASA announced the seven Earth-sized planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, scientists have been working hard to better understand these enticing worlds just 40 light-years away. Thanks to data from a combination of space- and ground-based telescopes, we know more about TRAPPIST-1 than any other planetary system besides our solar system.

Mount Sharp 'photobombs' Mars Curiosity

Washington, Feb 5 (IBNS):A new self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it has been investigating for the past several months. Directly behind the rover is the start of a clay-rich slope scientists are eager to begin exploring.

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to fly safely past e

Washington, Feb 4 (IBNS): Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST / 21:30 UTC). At the time of closest approach, the asteroid will be no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon (about 2.6 million miles, or 4.2 million kilometers).

Slow but steady: Brain evolution of turt

New York, Feb 3 (IBNS): Turtles’ brains have evolved slowly, but constantly, over the last 210 million years to reach a variety in form and complexity which rivals that of other animal groups, according to new research.

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