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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…


First-ever space billboard to launch in 2016

First-ever space billboard to launch in 2016

Washington: European space agency (ESA) and Belgium researchers have collaborated together to launch…


Astronomers find image of a white dwarf leaving behind ‘Jupiter’s Ghost’

Astronomers find image of a white dwarf leaving behind ‘Jupiter’s Ghost’

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


How brain remembers to fear future danger revealed

How brain remembers to fear future danger revealed

Washington: A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into where in the brain does the alarm…


Japan launches intelligence satellite

Japan launches intelligence satellite

Tokyo: Japan Sunday launched a backup information gathering satellite (IGS), the country‘s first…


Proposed particle to spot dark matter?

Proposed particle to spot dark matter?

LONDON: Researchers have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed…


NASA launch of SMAP atop ULA Delta II rocket delayed

NASA launch of SMAP atop ULA Delta II rocket delayed

New Delhi: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Friday, once again delayed the…


Coder creates smallest chess game for computers Coder creates smallest chess game for computers

PARIS: A French coder has developed what is thought to be the smallest-sized chess computer program.…


Astra Zeneca drive to develop drugs from genome project Astra Zeneca drive to develop drugs from genome project

LONDON: Astra Zeneca has announced a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat…


Museum\'s \'Dippy\' dinosaur makes way for blue whale

Museum\'s \'Dippy\' dinosaur makes way for blue whale

London’s Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the dinosaur and moving…


Skull clue to exodus from Africa

Skull clue to exodus from Africa

An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa…


Google faces a new rival Google faces a new rival

To outperform the current search engines, engineers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology…


Amazon Japan \'co-operating\' with police after raid Amazon Japan \'co-operating\' with police after raid

TOKYO: Japanese police raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales…


Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered

Ancient star with five Earth-size planets discovered

London: After analysing over four years of data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, a team of astronomers…


Kepler telescope identifies ancient solar system

Kepler telescope identifies ancient solar system

An ancient solar system similar to our own has been discovered by scientists. Studying data from the…


‘Super Saturn’ with gigantic ring system found

‘Super Saturn’ with gigantic ring system found

London: Astronomers have found that the ring system they saw eclipsing a very young Sun-like star—known…


Discovered: Way to unboil an egg

Discovered: Way to unboil an egg

A major study backed by the US and Australian governments has made a revolutionary breakthrough —…


Facebook suffers widespread fault Facebook suffers widespread fault

SEOUL: Social network Facebook became inaccessible across much of the globe for a time on Tuesday, before…


Soon, we could rocket to space on solar power

Soon, we could rocket to space on solar power

To sail on winds of sunlight has long been a dream of rocket scientists. The Planetary Society, a nonprofit…


MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets

LONDON: An influential committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on fracking on the grounds that…


Nasa maps layers deep inside Greenland ice sheet

Nasa maps layers deep inside Greenland ice sheet

WASHINGTON: Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by Nasa have created the first-ever…


Jellyfish ‘can sense ocean currents’

Jellyfish ‘can sense ocean currents’

Jellyfish can sense the ocean current and actively swim against it, according to a study that involved…


New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter

New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter

A Nasa probe is to start photographing the icy world of Pluto, to prepare itself for a historic encounter…


MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets

MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets

An influential committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on fracking on the grounds that it could…


Scientists slow the speed of light Scientists slow the speed of light

A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light. They sent photons…


Jellyfish \'can sense ocean currents\' Jellyfish \'can sense ocean currents\'

Jellyfish can sense the ocean current and actively swim against it, according to a study that involved…


Brazil\'s most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years Brazil\'s most populous region facing worst drought in 80 years

Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region…


Hidden magnetic messages found in meteorites

Hidden magnetic messages found in meteorites

London: Geologists from University of Cambridge have uncovered hidden magnetic messages from the early…


NASA, Microsoft to help scientists in virtual exploration of Mars

NASA, Microsoft to help scientists in virtual exploration of Mars

Washington: The US space agency has teamed up with Microsoft to develop a new software that will enable…


Milky Way wormholes could be ‘galactic transport system’

Milky Way wormholes could be ‘galactic transport system’

Washington: Researchers have recently revealed that Milky Way galaxy could be huge wormhole and galactic…

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