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NASA’s Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from black hole NASA’s Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from black hole

NASA: Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole…


CES 2015: Sony condemns ‘vicious’ cyber attack

CES 2015: Sony condemns ‘vicious’ cyber attack

Sony has condemned the “vicious” cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its…


Age of stars is pinned to their spin

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.…


Facebook\'s Mark Zuckerberg starts reading program Facebook\'s Mark Zuckerberg starts reading program

New York:  Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to add a little more "book" to Facebook. The…


Russian Battle Robots Near Testing for Military Use Russian Battle Robots Near Testing for Military Use

Machine-gun wielding battle robots are going to be tested in Russia's Astrakhan region for use by…


New fanged frog \'gives birth to tadpoles\' New fanged frog \'gives birth to tadpoles\'

LONDON: For the first time, frogs have been seen giving birth to tadpoles. Most frogs lay eggs and although…


Knighthood for \'father of Viagra\' Knighthood for \'father of Viagra\'

LONDON: Two chemists, one who kicked off the development of Viagra and another who is a YouTube celebrity,…


Nasa to hack Mars rover opportunity to fix \'amnesia\' fault Nasa to hack Mars rover opportunity to fix \'amnesia\' fault

NASA: Mars rover Opportunity, which has been exploring the Red Planet for more than 10 years, is suffering…


Microsoft planning to ‘kill’ Internet Explorer

Microsoft planning to ‘kill’ Internet Explorer

We’ve heard lots and lots of rumors about Windows 10, but until now there’s been little…


Roboflies to help soldiers keep tabs on foes

Roboflies to help soldiers keep tabs on foes

WASHINGTON: US army researchers aim to develop tiny robotic flies that could buzz into an enemy operations…


New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper
New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper

A new research that lays out a smoother, safer way to achieve Martian orbit could make manned missions…


The Interview makes $15m in online release

The Interview makes $15m in online release

Controversial Sony film The Interview has become the number one online movie ever released by the studio…


8,000-year-old olive oil found in ancient clay pots

8,000-year-old olive oil found in ancient clay pots

Ancient people pressed olive oil as far back as 8,000 years ago in Israel, a new study finds. Researchers…


Strange Rock from Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds

Strange Rock from Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds

SAN FRANCISCO — Here’s the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything: A red…


Beautiful images from space Beautiful images from space

Photography is part of an astronaut’s job description and the results produce a fantastic record…


ISRO successfully launches India’s biggest rocket GSLV-Mk III

ISRO successfully launches India’s biggest rocket GSLV-Mk III

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully launched India’s biggest and…


NASA Detects Organic Matter on Mars NASA Detects Organic Matter on Mars

  Washington:  In a promising find, the NASA Curiosity rover has detected organic molecules…


Rover finds clue that Mars may harbor life Rover finds clue that Mars may harbor life

San Francisco:  Life on Mars? Today? The notion may not be so far-fetched after all. A year after…


Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than many observers recognise. While global warming seems to have…


You may soon use WhatsApp from your desktop

You may soon use WhatsApp from your desktop

It looks like WhatsApp might be bringing its messaging service to the web. The rumours started shortly…


Nathan Wolfe: On the hunt for new viruses Nathan Wolfe: On the hunt for new viruses

The Wall Street Journal What scares the virologist Nathan Wolfe?   Having spent years living in…


Facebook thinking about \'dislike\' function - Zuckerberg Facebook thinking about \'dislike\' function - Zuckerberg

Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, founder Mark Zuckerberg…


Top 10 physics breakthroughs listed Top 10 physics breakthroughs listed

Landing on a comet, nuclear fusion with lasers and a tractor beam are among the 10 physics breakthroughs…


BD signs deal with CERN to boost science BD signs deal with CERN to boost science

Bangladesh signed an ‘International Cooperation Agreement’ with CERN (European organisation…


Study: 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans

Study: 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world’s oceans. That’s…


Rosetta Suggests Earth\'s Water Came From Asteroids, Not Comets Rosetta Suggests Earth\'s Water Came From Asteroids, Not Comets

Washington:  Water on Earth is more likely to have come from asteroids that hit our planet billions…


Paperless office runs on wind energy, apps Paperless office runs on wind energy, apps

LONDON: In a move to ensure environmental sustainability, a futuristic office is here where the energy…


Curiosity rover takes new Selfie on Mars Curiosity rover takes new Selfie on Mars

NEW YORK:  NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has posted a new selfie taken on a sandstone outcrop…


Spacecraft Has Journeyed 3 Billion Miles Spacecraft Has Journeyed 3 Billion Miles

Cape Canaveral, Florida:  After nine years and a journey of 3 billion miles (4.8 billion km), NASA's…


Electric eel remotely control their prey! Electric eel remotely control their prey!

An electric eel discharges high voltage to paralyze prey, making it easy to capture, the study says,…


Orion ‘Mars ship’ launch aborted
Orion ‘Mars ship’ launch aborted

The US space agency (Nasa) has aborted the launch of its Orion Mars capsule test mission, amid technical…


Climate change: UN projects for poorest ‘feared frozen’
Climate change: UN projects for poorest ‘feared frozen’

Hundreds of United Nations-backed projects to help the world’s poorest countries cope with the…


Eye-tech TV box helps colour-blind viewers Eye-tech TV box helps colour-blind viewers

A set-top TV box that can help people with colour blindness better differentiate shades has been developed…


Driverless cars set to be tested in four English cities Driverless cars set to be tested in four English cities

The four English locations picked to test driverless cars have been named. Greenwich, in south-east…


NASA gets new countdown clock just in time

NASA gets new countdown clock just in time

NASA has a new state-of-the-art space capsule on the launch pad and a new high-tech countdown clock…


Human eye can see ‘invisible’ infrared light

Human eye can see ‘invisible’ infrared light

Any science textbook will tell you that humans cannot see infrared light, but researchers have found…


Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe

Japan launches rocket carrying asteroid probe

Japan on Wednesday launched a rocket carrying a space probe destined for a distant asteroid, just weeks…


100 brains jar missing from Texas University

100 brains jar missing from Texas University

About 100 pickled brains have gone missing from an American university, leaving professors scratching…


Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create…

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