Science

A Moon May Have Flipped Venus's Spin In Wrong Direction: Study

A Moon May Have Flipped Venus's Spin In Wrong Direction: Study

Edited by Anjali Thakur | Sunday January 07, 2024

One plausible explanation suggests that the gravitational influence of an ancient moon with a backward orbit could have caused this phenomenon.

Giving Up Alcohol May Improve Your Sleep, Claims Study

Giving Up Alcohol May Improve Your Sleep, Claims Study

Edited by Anjali Thakur | Sunday January 07, 2024

A 2022 review of research on month-long alcohol abstention showed that participants frequently reported sleep improvements.

Send Your Name To The Moon, Via NASA's 1st Ever Robotic Lunar Rover VIPER

Send Your Name To The Moon, Via NASA's 1st Ever Robotic Lunar Rover VIPER

Edited by Bhavya Sukheja | Saturday January 06, 2024

US space agency NASA is inviting people to send their names to the surface of the Moon aboard its first robotic lunar rover VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover).

No Gender Bias At ISRO, Only Talent Matters: Woman Behind Aditya L1 Mission

No Gender Bias At ISRO, Only Talent Matters: Woman Behind Aditya L1 Mission

Written by Pallava Bagla | Saturday January 06, 2024, New Delhi

Nigar Shaji is a scientist at the UR Rao Satellite Centre, part of ISRO, in Bengaluru and is the project director for India's first space-based solar observatory.

True Colours Of Uranus And Neptune Challenge Previous Assumptions

True Colours Of Uranus And Neptune Challenge Previous Assumptions

NDTV News Desk | Saturday January 06, 2024, New Delhi

In a recent study, scientists used data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope to reveal the true colours of the two ice planets.

Big Day For India's Sun Mission, Aditya-L1 To Enter Final Orbit Today

Big Day For India's Sun Mission, Aditya-L1 To Enter Final Orbit Today

Edited by Muskaan Sharma | Saturday January 06, 2024, New Delhi

Indian Space Research Organisation's Aditya-L1, India's first mission to study the sun, is set to reach its final destination orbit on Saturday, over four months after it began its ambitious journey from ISRO's Sriharikota launchpad.

US Woman Credits Apple Watch With Saving Her Life Following Carbon Monoxide Leak

US Woman Credits Apple Watch With Saving Her Life Following Carbon Monoxide Leak

Edited by Nikhil Pandey | Saturday January 06, 2024

The early warning signs, coupled with her Apple Watch's intervention, ensured her swift rescue by emergency services.

Cutting-Edge Headset Brings Electric Therapy To Ease Depression At Home

Cutting-Edge Headset Brings Electric Therapy To Ease Depression At Home

Edited by Nikhil Pandey | Friday January 05, 2024

tDCS works by delivering a mild electrical current to the brain through two electrodes placed on the scalp.

Asteroid 2007 FT3 Poses No Threat To Earth, NASA Confirms

Asteroid 2007 FT3 Poses No Threat To Earth, NASA Confirms

Edited by Nikhil Pandey | Friday January 05, 2024

NASA assures that an 'unlocated' asteroid, comparable in size to the Shard, will not collide with Earth on October 5th.

Study Finds A "Living Skin" Is Protecting The Great Wall Of China

Study Finds A "Living Skin" Is Protecting The Great Wall Of China

Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday January 05, 2024

The researchers took samples from over 480 kilometres of the site and found that more than two-thirds of the area is covered in biocrusts.

Polar Bear Dies As Bird Flu Strain H5N1 Sweeps Across the Globe

Polar Bear Dies As Bird Flu Strain H5N1 Sweeps Across the Globe

Edited by Nikhil Pandey | Friday January 05, 2024

In the last two years, as more wild birds got sick, different animals like dolphins, porpoises, seals, foxes, and otters also got the disease.

ISRO's Aditya- L1 Satellite Has A Date With The Sun

ISRO's Aditya- L1 Satellite Has A Date With The Sun

Written by Pallava Bagla | Friday January 05, 2024, New Delhi

India's "celestial surya namaskar" is about to reach its climax. India's first space-based solar observatory -- the Aditya-L1 satellite -- is going to check-in to the home it is likely to occupy for the next five years.

500,000 People Once Lived In A Vast Submerged Region Near Australia, Study Finds

500,000 People Once Lived In A Vast Submerged Region Near Australia, Study Finds

Edited by Bhavya Sukheja | Thursday January 04, 2024

An area of land north of modern Australia that was submerged thousands of years ago by rising seas once hosted as many as 500,000 people, a new study has revealed.

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind What Makes Urine Yellow

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind What Makes Urine Yellow

Edited by Anjali Thakur | Thursday January 04, 2024

Recent findings reveal a connection between urine colour and the body's red blood cells.

NASA Spacecraft Captures Stunning Pic Of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Io

NASA Spacecraft Captures Stunning Pic Of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Io

Edited by Bhavya Sukheja | Thursday January 04, 2024

In its recent post, NASA shared a picture of Jupiter's moon Io. During its 57th flyby of the planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft came the closest to Jupiter's moon that any spacecraft has made in over 20 years.