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Rapid growth in Larsen C ice shelf's huge crack may soon destabilise Antarctic's largest structure
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Rapid growth in Larsen C ice shelf's huge crack may soon destabilise Antarctic's largest structure

Scientists have discovered a significant growth in an already huge crack on the Larsen C ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula region.

Scientists discover two 'young' craters in Moon's darkest regions
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Scientists discover two 'young' craters in Moon's darkest regions

A team of scientists has discovered two geologically young craters – one 16 million years old and the other between 75-420 million years – in the Moon's darkest regions.

Brain cells that reduce effect of cocaine identified
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Brain cells that reduce effect of cocaine identified

Researchers have discovered a type of brain cells that play a key role in reducing the effects of cocaine on the brain.

Going green: Punjab gets world's biggest rooftop solar plant
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Going green: Punjab gets world's biggest rooftop solar plant

Touted to be the biggest one of its kind in the world, the 11.5 MW rooftop solar energy plant was inaugurated on Tuesday by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the Radha Soami sect headquarters here.

Getting hot in here: Nasa's temperature data says April is hottest month on record
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Getting hot in here: Nasa's temperature data says April is hottest month on record

Nasa's weekend report on the spiralling global temperature tells us that April was the hottest month on record with 1.11°C temperature

Loss of ocean oxygen to become widespread by 2030s, claims study
Life

Loss of ocean oxygen to become widespread by 2030s, claims study

In a bad news for marine life as a new study has found that loss of oxygen in oceans due to climate change should be evident across large regions by 2030.

CO2 levels behind ancient global climatic shifts, says new study
Life

CO2 levels behind ancient global climatic shifts, says new study

Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago.

Scientists have discovered new state of water molecule
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Scientists have discovered new state of water molecule

Scientists have unveiled unique and unexpected behaviour of water molecules that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.

Mysterious infrared light from space detected by ALMA
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Mysterious infrared light from space detected by ALMA

Astronomers have detected the faintest millimetre-wave source ever observed using ALMA, the world's largest ground-based facility for observations in the millimetre/submillimetre regime in Chile.

Size doesn't matter: Parrots, crows as smart as apes despite much smaller brains
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Size doesn't matter: Parrots, crows as smart as apes despite much smaller brains

While ape brains weigh 275 to 500 gm on average, birds, who are just as skilful despite lacking a cortex, only manage five to 20 gm

Scaling new heights in astronomy: NASA discovers snowcapped mountains in Pluto
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Scaling new heights in astronomy: NASA discovers snowcapped mountains in Pluto

Cthulhu Regio stretches nearly halfway around Pluto's equator, starting from the west of the great nitrogen ice plains known as Sputnik Planum.

End of the world? Climate change could kill half a million extra people globally in 2050
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End of the world? Climate change could kill half a million extra people globally in 2050

West Pacific region and SE Asia are likely to be worst affected due to climate changes, and three quarters of all deaths would to occur in China, India.

People trust robots in life-threatening situations despite unreliability
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People trust robots in life-threatening situations despite unreliability

In a mock building fire researchers were surprised to find that the test subjects trusted the robot, even when the machine's behaviour was questionable.

India to witness partial solar eclipse in wee hours on 9 March
India

India to witness partial solar eclipse in wee hours on 9 March

India will get to observe the solar eclipse, which will begin around sunrise, barring the north-west and western parts of the country.

Indian-origin scientist develops 2D material that could outrun graphene in digital technology
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Indian-origin scientist develops 2D material that could outrun graphene in digital technology

Madhu Menon, physicist at the University of Kentucky, the new material is made up of silicon, boron and nitrogen, and is stable — which graphene lacks.

India to setup laboratory for studying gravitational waves: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'
India

India to setup laboratory for studying gravitational waves: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

The facility for studying gravitational waves, which will be called LIGO, will be the third of its kind in the world as well the first outside the US.

NASA scientists closer to solving mystery surrounding origin of Mars moon Phobos
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NASA scientists closer to solving mystery surrounding origin of Mars moon Phobos

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission made a series of close approaches to Phobos, collecting data from within 500 kms of the moon.

Graphene sheets inspired from moth's eyes could power 'smart wallpapers': Scientists
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Graphene sheets inspired from moth's eyes could power 'smart wallpapers': Scientists

The new ultra-thin graphene sheets could enable future applications such as "smart wallpaper" generating electricity from waste light or heat.

3D 'cyberforests' to help study effects of climate change on trees
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3D 'cyberforests' to help study effects of climate change on trees

The model will help forest managers determine which species of trees are necessary for forests to recover wildfires and other disturbances.

Are you bored? Now there is a computer to tell you that!
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Are you bored? Now there is a computer to tell you that!

Experts at the University of Sussex found that by measuring a person's movements as they use a computer, it is possible to judge their level of interest