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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
 

Science

Liquid. Gold. But oh Fish!

First published on 22-Jan-2018
Smoking chimneys spewing super hot (300°Celsius) fluids, goose barnacles and tube worms swimming in the shimmering water and delicate columnar structures swarming with copper, gold, zinc and rare minerals like neodymium. Marine geochemist Andr......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 22-Jan-2018
Here's an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not Nasa scientists to find: hops - the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer - grow well in Martian soil. ...   | Read..
 

Space jam

First published on 15-Jan-2018
Remember Vitalstatistix? The only thing the leader of the tiny Gaulish village in the Asterix comics was afraid of was the sky falling on his head. How we all laughed at that recurring joke!...   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 15-Jan-2018
A new study by scientists at the University of Adelaide in Australia found that our oceans could lose stocks of commercial fish as rising sea temperatures affect their food source. ...   | Read..
 

Worried sick

First published on 08-Jan-2018
One of the most mystifying phenomena of medical science is the placebo effect. What exactly is it, you ask? Say someone gives you a pretty pill and tells you with a reassuring smile that it will cu......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 08-Jan-2018
The Millennium Bridge in London had to close for repairs when pedestrian traffic became too heavy, compromising the integrity of the structure. ...   | Read..
 

5 techs that will rock your world

First published on 01-Jan-2018
After the Russian hacking of the 2016 US election, many people worry that technology has gone too far. And yet it continues to evolve rapidly. There is reason for concern, but also for optimism. He......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 01-Jan-2018
Juno, the Nasa spacecraft studying Jupiter, has found that the storm on that planet, called the Great Red Spot, descends at least 322km beneath the clouds and possibly much deeper. ...   | Read..
 

Good Samaritans of the deep

First published on 25-Dec-2017
Anyone who’s ever browsed a menu card at an upscale seafood joint or strolled the food streets in Shanghai, Hong Kong or Tokyo has definitely encountered the haishen, or sea cucumber. ...   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 25-Dec-2017
In just over a year, a Nasa spacecraft will visit a tiny world at the edge of the solar system. That tiny astral body appears to have an even tinier moon. ...   | Read..
 

Quantum of solace

First published on 18-Dec-2017
Researchers at Princeton University in the US have taken a giant step towards building a quantum computer with easily available materials....   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 18-Dec-2017
How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? Nasa's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) mission helped answer this complex question. ...   | Read..
 

On a sweet note

First published on 11-Dec-2017
The term "epidemic" is used without much thought in common parlance, but when we are talking about Type 2 diabetes, it's perhaps not a term used in vain. The rise in prevalence has been a......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 11-Dec-2017
If you tried to start a car that's been idle for deca-des, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of devices aboard the Voyager 1 - Nasa's fastest and farthest spacecraft - was made ......   | Read..
 

Mother of all teeth

First published on 04-Dec-2017
Palaeontologists have unearthed the fossilised teeth of two rat-like creatures which lived 145 million years ago on the Dorset coast of southern England. What makes this discovery so exciting is th......   | Read..
 

Microscope

First published on 04-Dec-2017
Whether it is Rafael Nadal in tennis or Sourav Ganguly in cricket, some of the best sportspersons are left-handed. The advantage of being a southpaw may be more in a sport where a player has less t......   | Read..
 

Guest from outer space

First published on 27-Nov-2017
In recent weeks, the global media has been buzzing with stories about the entry of the first confirmed interstellar body into our solar system. Although we have plenty of homegrown asteroids &mdash......   | Read..
 

Surgeons a cut above robotic rivals

First published on 27-Nov-2017
Humans still make better surgeons than robots, carrying out operations in a shorter time yet making no more mistakes, a study has suggested. It was hoped that robots would be more accurate, dextero......   | Read..
 

MICROSCOPE

First published on 27-Nov-2017
This is a photo of a bull’s eye and triangle formation at Samhah in Saudi Arabia....   | Read..
 

Mother molecule

First published on 20-Nov-2017
These tiny molecules may remind you of a doting mother who guides her baby along the right path and tries her best to remove all obstacles in the child's life. In the parlance of molecular biology,......   | Read..