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Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom, says study

Sep 17, 2014

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom, says study

A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants. #science #forests #Dinosaurs #Meteorite #ScienceBuzz #Deciduous plants #Evergreen forests
In New Zealand, scientists' exam of rare colossal squid is an online hit

Sep 17, 2014

In New Zealand, scientists' exam of rare colossal squid is an online hit

Colossal squid sometimes inhabit the world of fiction and imagination, but have rarely been seen in daylight. #New Zealand #Squid #Giant Squid #Kraken #Science News #ScienceBuzz #Colossal squid
Genes explain why some people love music, says research

Sep 16, 2014

Genes explain why some people love music, says research

Research suggests that genes that affect hearing and cognitive function may play roles in one's musical aptitude. #science #Music #DNA #genes #Science Buzz #Musical capabilities
Discovery of 'cell-like' structure hints towards life on Mars

Sep 16, 2014

Discovery of 'cell-like' structure hints towards life on Mars

A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old has made a strong case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists. #Life #NewsTracker #science #Mars #Space #Aliens #Meteorite #Red planet #cosmos #Martian #cell-like structure
ISRO has contingency plan for Mars orbit insertion in case engine fails

Sep 16, 2014

ISRO has contingency plan for Mars orbit insertion in case engine fails

The Indian space agency has a contingency plan to insert its spacecraft into Mars orbit on 24 September in case its main engine fails to re-start. #ISRO #India #Technology #science #Space #Mars Orbiter Mission #SpaceBuzz #MOM #Red planet

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India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Jun 05, 2013

India's clean energy at the cost of biodiversity?

Biodiversity conservationists say that solar, wind and hydel power projects sound the death knell for many animal species. #World #India #climate change #Solar energy #National Solar Mission #MoEF #World Environment Day #Bio diversity #UNFCC #ATREE #National Environmental Sciences Program
India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Jul 12, 2011

India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

A big US pharma company has finally taken proactive measures (learning from history no doubt) to license innovative drugs to low-cost drug makers in India so that they reach the people who need them the most. #Ranbaxy Laboratories #GeekSpeak #HIV/AIDS #Antiretroviral drug #Gilead Sciences

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India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Sep 16, 2014

Why Microsoft bought Minecraft: To lure kids to science, Nadella says

It’s not really clear why Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on Mojang and Minecraft , a game most kids own already. But Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has given his own explanation: to get kids involved with math and science. Yes, Microsoft sees ... #Microsoft Corporation #Zynga
India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Sep 16, 2014

What Caused King Richard III's Death 529 Years Ago? Modern Science Weighs In

On Aug 22, 1485, King Richard III suffered fatal injuries at the Battle of Bosworth Field.  New research published from University of Leicester in the UK now gives a detailed account of the specific injuries sustained at the battle.  In fact, using s... #Microsoft Corporation #Zynga
India, US firms join hands to make HIV war affordable

Sep 16, 2014

Hepatitis pill Sovaldi gets cheaper generic

U.S.-based Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries... #Microsoft Corporation #Zynga