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Single enzyme in bacteria that causes body odour in humans tracked down in new study
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Single enzyme in bacteria that causes body odour in humans tracked down in new study

This could mean that products to get rid of the bad smell without harming any other microbes in our body could come around soon.

NASA plans to send telescope into the stratosphere on a stadium-sized balloon to study the cosmos
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NASA plans to send telescope into the stratosphere on a stadium-sized balloon to study the cosmos

The balloon stationed at a 40-km altitude will study far-infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye.

Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own 'ring of fire', new study finds
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Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own 'ring of fire', new study finds

In proving that Venus is geographically active, scientists are looking to understand why Earth and Venus evolved so differently despite being so similar.

Japan's Hayabusa-2 asteroid sampling mission to study another asteroid before return to Earth
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Japan's Hayabusa-2 asteroid sampling mission to study another asteroid before return to Earth

Hayabusa 2 will be going on an 'extended mission' to study two other asteroids that are small and fast spinning.

Scientists discover first active methane leak from the sea bed in Antarctica
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Scientists discover first active methane leak from the sea bed in Antarctica

The seepage of the methane was first discovered in 2011 by a team of divers but studies on the site began only in 2016.

Earth’s shell heated up, expanded, and cracked, creating tectonic plates
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Earth’s shell heated up, expanded, and cracked, creating tectonic plates

The Earth's shells could, safely, withstand about one km of thermal expansion but the additional expansion lead to the fractures.

Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say
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Urgent changes to farming practices are needed to rescue biodiversity, scientists say

The farming industry occupies a third of the world's landmass, and poses a threat to 62 percent of species considered endangered.

List of courses in India after Class 12: Careers Arts, Science, Commerce students can pursue after 12th exam
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List of courses in India after Class 12: Careers Arts, Science, Commerce students can pursue after 12th exam

There are myriad choices available to students from all the streams after passing the Intermediate or Higher secondary or Class 12 board exams

Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground
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Using SOPHIE, scientists discover 'unusual planetary system' WASP 148, from the ground

WASP 148 was host to two planets WASP 148b that orbits around its in nine days and WASP 148c which takes four times longer.

Scientists discover snake-like venom producing dental glands in some of Brazil's amphibian species
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Scientists discover snake-like venom producing dental glands in some of Brazil's amphibian species

The caecilians likely use the venom to 'incapacitate its prey', the amphibians only have their mouth to lead them forward.

NASA turns the Solar Observatory's images into a time lapse of the Sun's life over the past 10 years
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NASA turns the Solar Observatory's images into a time lapse of the Sun's life over the past 10 years

At 12:24, the year is 2012 and we can see Venus pass across the face of the sun which will not happen again until 2117.

Airborne transmission of the Coronavirus is a possibility claim 239 experts from 32 different countries in a letter to the WHO
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Airborne transmission of the Coronavirus is a possibility claim 239 experts from 32 different countries in a letter to the WHO

They have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people and are calling for the health agency to revise its recommendations.

The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?   
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The search for Pluto’s successor continues with Rubin Observatory, could Planet X be the answer?  

The Rubin observatory, will start functioning in 2022, has a giant telescope that will help find the ninth planet of our solar sytem.

UFO on a stick: Reddit user posts five never-before-seen images of SpaceX’s Starlink ground devices
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UFO on a stick: Reddit user posts five never-before-seen images of SpaceX’s Starlink ground devices

SpaceX has not confirmed if the leaked pictures are genuine, although one of the pictures show a label on the devices that says they are prototypes and SpaceX’s property.

NASA’s Parker Sun probing spacecraft flew by Sun in its closest encounter during it fifth orbit
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NASA’s Parker Sun probing spacecraft flew by Sun in its closest encounter during it fifth orbit

As opposed to the standard 11-day encounters, the ongoing orbit is the longest fifth observation of the Parker Sun Probe, that started from 9 May 2020.

A 425 million years old millipede fossil is the oldest known specimen of bugs on Earth
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A 425 million years old millipede fossil is the oldest known specimen of bugs on Earth

Studying the millipede revealed that “a rapid radiative evolution” helped these organisms to come out of aquatic ecosystems and start living in “complex forest grade communities” in just 40 million years.

Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago
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Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago

This mass extinction is termed as the Adamanian-Revueltian turnover, which saw a “decline in diversity among crocodylian-line archosaurs and the extinction of several taxa”.

New beast: Astronomers detect another rare blue optical transient in the universe, 500 million-light-years-away
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New beast: Astronomers detect another rare blue optical transient in the universe, 500 million-light-years-away

This explosion has taken scientists by surprise because of its speed and heaviness of the material outflows.

NASA allows you see what the Hubble Telescope might've seen in the universe on your birth date
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NASA allows you see what the Hubble Telescope might've seen in the universe on your birth date

People will be able to see inner regions of faraway galaxies, close ups of planets, nebulas, the nuclei of comets and more with this feature.

Along with SpaceX's Starlink, six earth imaging satellites — SkySats — will also be launched
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Along with SpaceX's Starlink, six earth imaging satellites — SkySats — will also be launched

Planet is part of SpaceX's RIdeshare program and currently has 15 SkySats in orbit, including two prototypes launched in 2013 and 2014.