World-Renowned Space Scientist Frederick Ordway III Dies at 87

Frederick Ordway III, a prominent space scientist, died at the age of 87 on Tuesday. Ordway has helped sending Americans to the moon and has played an important role in the Apollo lunar program.

Ordway's relatives did not reveal details of the cause of the death. Recently, Ordway was... read more

Stem Cell Research Papers Retracted owing to Several Critical Errors

Researchers at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Japan developed a quick, easy and cost-effective way to produce stem cells. The way they have used to produce stem cells was described as `breakthrough'.

But researchers have retracted the paper owing to severe critical errors.... read more

NASA Launches OCO-2

PPEarly Wednesday morning, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) was launched to kick-start its mission to survey carbon dioxide gas in earth's atmosphere aboard a Delta II rocket. The spacecraft flew into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched from Vandenberg Air... read more

 Denisovans Allows Tibetans to Cope with Life at Higher Altitudes

Researchers have got to know what makes Tibetans to live normally at high altitudes. The US study says Tibetans carry a gene that came from an extinct species of humans.

The blood-diluting gene EPAS1 allows Tibetans to live in the environment that lacks oxygen. Those who do not carry this... read more

This week, a high-definition camera trained on a nesting site, where six chicks of an Arctic snowy owl are beginning to emerge from a burrow near Barrow, Alaska, on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, went live.

The camera is providing researchers and bird viewers an unprecedented view into... read more

New Jersey environmental officials want court to stop ocean blasts-led research

The New Jersey environmental officials are doing their best to seek a court order at the earliest against a research that involved blasting of the ocean floor with sound waves. The blasting process will kill or harass species including whales, dolphins and turtles.

The intensity of... read more

Plants React to Vibration Sound, says Study

A new research done by Heidi Appel who is a senior research scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences at Missouri University stated that the plants are able to distinguish between feeding vibrations from other common sources of environmental vibration. Further he and his team discovered as to... read more

NASA successfully launches atmospheric CO2-tracking satellite

American space agency NASA on Wednesday successfully launched an atmospheric carbon dioxide-tracking satellite in the Earth's low orbit.

The federal agency's Delta 2 rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 2:56 a. m. after a journey of 56 minutes, it released... read more

Biologists Caution Boaters as Loon Chicks Hatching on Lakes

Biologists have been urging people to be careful while going to New Hampshire's lakes as loon chicks are hatching there. They have recommended people to maintain a safe distance from the endangered birds, i. e. at least 150 metres away. Boat collision is known to make the largest contribution to... read more

Triceratops Evolved Triple Horns over Millions of Years

It took millions of years for triceratops, dinosaur, to evolve those triple horns for which it was know. After studying more than 50 triceratops skulls unearthed at the Hell Creek site in Montana, researchers from Montana State University were able to reach at the above given conclusion.

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Failure of Launch Pad's Water System Causes Delay in Lift-Off of NASA Carbon-Hunting Satellite

Due to failure in water system of the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the launch of an unmanned Delta 2 rocket was cancelled less than a minute before the liftoff. The rocket was all set to liftoff at 2:56 a.m. PDT from a launch pad that has been used for the first time in... read more

Leopard cub of an Endangered Species Amur born in a UK Zoo

The Marwell Zoo near Winchester in UK celebrated the birth of one of the rarest animals on the Earth.

The staff members of Marwell Wildlife said that two of its Amur leopards of an endangered species have shown some particularly amorous signs recently giving a hope that they might be... read more


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