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Exposure To Common Cold Virus May Protect From COVID-19: Study

Exposure To Common Cold Virus May Protect From COVID-19: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 16, 2021, Washington

Exposure to the virus that causes common cold can provide protection against infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus behind COVID-19, according to a study.

Researchers Present New Species Of Extinct Lizard, Previously Misidentified As Bird

Researchers Present New Species Of Extinct Lizard, Previously Misidentified As Bird

Asian News International | Monday June 14, 2021, Washington

During a recent study, an international research team described a new species of Oculudentavis and provided further evidence that the animal first identified as a hummingbird-sized dinosaur was actually a lizard.

Aerosol Particles Below 3 Nanometres Can Reach Sizes Having Climatic Impacts: Study

Aerosol Particles Below 3 Nanometres Can Reach Sizes Having Climatic Impacts: Study

Press Trust of India | Friday June 11, 2021, New Delhi

Scientists are researching on the concentration, size and evolution of aerosol particles smaller than 3 nanometres at an urban location in India.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Linked With Small Risk Of Low Blood Platelets: Study

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Linked With Small Risk Of Low Blood Platelets: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 10, 2021, London

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, also known as Covishield, may be associated with a very small risk of developing a blood condition characterised by low platelet counts, according to a nationwide study in the UK.

US Intel Report On UFOs Inconclusive But Couldn't Rule Out Aliens Existence

US Intel Report On UFOs Inconclusive But Couldn't Rule Out Aliens Existence

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 04, 2021, Washington, United States

The conclusion of a classified US intelligence report on the existence of alien UFOs is . . . inconclusive, US media reported Friday.

Pfizer Far Less Effective For Delta Variant Than Earlier Strains: Lancet Study

Pfizer Far Less Effective For Delta Variant Than Earlier Strains: Lancet Study

Press Trust of India | Friday June 04, 2021, London

People who got Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are likely to have more than 5 times lower levels of neutralising antibodies against Delta variant first identified in India compared to original strain, according to research published in The Lancet journal.

NASA Announces Two New Missions To Venus

NASA Announces Two New Missions To Venus

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 03, 2021, Washington

NASA announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth's nearest planetary neighbor became a hellscape while our own thrived.

World May Breach 1.5 Celsius Warming Within 5 Years: UN Climate Body

World May Breach 1.5 Celsius Warming Within 5 Years: UN Climate Body

Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 27, 2021, Paris, France

The World Meteorological Organization and Britain's Met Office predicted that there is a 90 percent chance of at least one year between 2021-2025 being the hottest on record.

"Time To Peer Into The Universe": NASA's Stunning Image Of Galaxy Cluster

"Time To Peer Into The Universe": NASA's Stunning Image Of Galaxy Cluster

Edited by NDTV News Desk | Monday May 24, 2021

US space agency NASA shared a stunning glimpse of a galaxy cluster as it posted an image by itsHubble Telescope. The image features the galaxy cluster ACO S 295, which is 3.5 billion light-years away from the Earth

New COVID-19 Testing Method Gives Result In 1 Second, Say Scientists: Report

New COVID-19 Testing Method Gives Result In 1 Second, Say Scientists: Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday May 20, 2021, New Delhi

Scientists have developed a novel sensor system that can detect the novel coronavirus from saliva samples in one second, which is way faster than current COVID-19 diagnostic methods.

US Space Probe Osiris-Rex Heads Home With Asteroid Dust

US Space Probe Osiris-Rex Heads Home With Asteroid Dust

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 11, 2021, Washington

The US space probe Osiris-Rex on Monday left the orbit of the asteroid Bennu, from which it collected dust samples last year, to begin its long journey back to Earth.

Since 2010, Amazon Forest Emitted More CO2 Than It Absorbed, Says Study

Since 2010, Amazon Forest Emitted More CO2 Than It Absorbed, Says Study

Agence France-Presse | Friday April 30, 2021, Paris

The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the last decade than it absorbed, according to a stunning report

A Black Hole Dubbed 'The Unicorn' May Be Galaxy's Smallest One

A Black Hole Dubbed 'The Unicorn' May Be Galaxy's Smallest One

Reuters | Friday April 23, 2021, Washington

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest-known black hole in the Milky Way galaxy and the closest to our solar system - an object so curious that they nicknamed it 'the Unicorn.'

In A First, NASA's Perseverance Rover Makes Oxygen On Mars

In A First, NASA's Perseverance Rover Makes Oxygen On Mars

Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 22, 2021

NASA's Perseverance rover keeps making history. The six-wheeled robot has converted some carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into oxygen, the first time this has happened on another planet, the space agency said Wednesday.

Crewed SpaceX Flight Postponed By A Day Due To Weather: NASA

Crewed SpaceX Flight Postponed By A Day Due To Weather: NASA

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 21, 2021, Washington, United States

A crewed SpaceX mission to the International Space Station has been postponed by a day due to concerns over the weather, NASA said Wednesday.