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Anybody out there? Some want to beam signals into space

Anybody out there? Some want to beam signals into space

SAN JOSE, United States: For decades, US astrophysicists seeking to make contact with extraterrestrials…


Google marks ICC World Cup 2015 with colourful doodle

Google marks ICC World Cup 2015 with colourful doodle

New Delhi: Google celebrates the beginning of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with a colourful doodle on…


Stephen Hawking warns scientists against seeking contact with aliens

Stephen Hawking warns scientists against seeking contact with aliens

New Delhi: Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned the scientists against beaming messages into the universe…


World dumps 8.8 million tons of plastics into oceans: Study

World dumps 8.8 million tons of plastics into oceans: Study

San Jose: Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher…


Google’s Vint Cerf warns of ‘digital Dark Age’

Google’s Vint Cerf warns of ‘digital Dark Age’

Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet”, says he is worried that all the images and documents…


Party leaders make joint climate commitment

Party leaders make joint climate commitment

The UK’s political leaders have pledged to work together to combat climate change, whatever the…


Facebook heir will control your account after you die

Facebook heir will control your account after you die

Facebook is introducing new features to help grieving friends and family remember you once you die by…


Plastic waste heading for oceans quantified

Plastic waste heading for oceans quantified

About eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world’s oceans each year,…


Conservation concern for UK insects

Conservation concern for UK insects

More than 30 British insect species have been newly classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution…


Farmland bird count comes to an end Farmland bird count comes to an end

A major count of farmland birds has concluded with sightings of several rare species. The farmers participating…


DSCOVR \'space weather\' mission launches DSCOVR \'space weather\' mission launches

COLORADO: A SpaceX Falcon rocket has launched from Florida to put the Deep Space Climate Observatory…


Facebook, Yahoo and other firms unveil alliance on cybersecurity

Facebook, Yahoo and other firms unveil alliance on cybersecurity

Washington: Facebook, Yahoo and other technology firms announced the creation of a “ThreatExchange”…


SpaceX launches deep space weather satellite DSCOVR in its third attempt
SpaceX launches deep space weather satellite DSCOVR in its third attempt

New Delhi: In its third attempt, Deep Space Climate Observatory was finally blasted off On Thursday…


Bengaluru: Inside India\'s Silicon Valley Bengaluru: Inside India\'s Silicon Valley

Technology in India is taking off, and this is most evident in Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore,…


Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: The Internet Will Disappear Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: The Internet Will Disappear

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt while speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland…


Nasa selects tiny research satellites for future missions
Nasa selects tiny research satellites for future missions

WASHINGTON: Nasa has selected more than dozen small research satellites that could fit in the palm of…


Doomed twin stars found at nebula’s heart

Doomed twin stars found at nebula’s heart

At the centre of a mysterious nebula, astronomers have discovered two stars locked in such a tight orbit…


Calling aliens on Earth might be catastrophic, warns Stephen Hawking

Calling aliens on Earth might be catastrophic, warns Stephen Hawking

New Delhi: Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned the scientists against beaming messages into the universe…


Heart of Earth’s inner core revealed

Heart of Earth’s inner core revealed

Scientists say they have gained new insight into what lies at the very centre of the Earth. Research…


Samsung warns about \'listening\' TV Samsung warns about \'listening\' TV

Samsung is warning customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart television…


Not in front of the telly: Warning over \'listening\' TV Not in front of the telly: Warning over \'listening\' TV

Samsung is warning customers to avoid discussing personal information in front of their smart television…


Raspberry Pi 2 is \'camera shy\' Raspberry Pi 2 is \'camera shy\'

The latest version of Raspberry Pi's credit-card-sized budget computer reboots itself when exposed…


SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite after radar glitch

SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite after radar glitch

Cape Canaveral: SpaceX had to call off Sunday’s planned launch of a deep-space observatory and…


SpaceX calls off launch of NASA\'s deep space observatory due to technical error SpaceX calls off launch of NASA\'s deep space observatory due to technical error

Cape Canaveral, Florida: SpaceX called off Sunday's planned launch of a deep-space observatory —…


Frontline teams ‘unaware’ of wildlife smuggler tactics Frontline teams ‘unaware’ of wildlife smuggler tactics

BANGKOK: Front-line transport workers largely lack awareness on how criminal networks disguise illegal…


Bangladesh at last in \'Google street view\' Bangladesh at last in \'Google street view\'

The very striking news recently became the talk of the town when Bangladesh became the newest country…


Frontline teams ‘unaware’ of wildlife smuggler tactics

Frontline teams ‘unaware’ of wildlife smuggler tactics

Front-line transport workers largely lack awareness on how criminal networks disguise illegal wildlife…


‘Twinkle’ set to give radical new insights into alien planets’ evolution

‘Twinkle’ set to give radical new insights into alien planets’ evolution

Washington: A small satellite, named ‘Twinkle,’ is set to give radical new insights into…


Pigeon’s brain may work like that of humans: Study Pigeon’s brain may work like that of humans: Study

New York: Pigeons are known for their distinct brain power but they could be even smarter than previously…


Emoticons in texts can rack up huge bills

Emoticons in texts can rack up huge bills

People using the little icons that denote happy, sad or other emotions in their text messages could…


Planck telescope puts new datestamp on first stars

Planck telescope puts new datestamp on first stars

Scientists working on Europe’s Planck satellite say the first stars in the Universe lit up later…


12-mn-year-old fossil may reveal when humans began to walk 12-mn-year-old fossil may reveal when humans began to walk

ISLAMABAD: A recently found fossil may make anthropologists rewrite the whole evolutionary history of…


\'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind\' \'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind\'

KOCHI: Rapid commercialisation of the ocean sector, with little regard to ecology, is a major threat…


Possibility of more Earth-like planets supporting life revealed Possibility of more Earth-like planets supporting life revealed

WASHINGTON: A recent space research has revealed possibility of hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets,…


New Horizons mission eyes Pluto New Horizons mission eyes Pluto

The New Horizons probe has returned new pictures of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.…


Microsoft confirms 2016 launch for Windows Server Microsoft confirms 2016 launch for Windows Server

  In a blog post, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Server and System Center will not launch…


Whale stranded on Hulhumalé beach

Whale stranded on Hulhumalé beach

A dead whale has washed ashore on Hulhumalé beach. An official of Housing Development Corporation…


White dwarf leaving behind \'Jupiter\'s Ghost\' White dwarf leaving behind \'Jupiter\'s Ghost\'

NEW DELHI: In a new observation, astronomers have identified an image of a white dwarf expelling out…


White House budget proposal boosts NASA’s Mars dreams

White House budget proposal boosts NASA’s Mars dreams

Washington: A White House proposal by US President Barack Obama to increase spending for NASA has been…

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