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Plastic "Has Entered" Antarctic Terrestrial Food Chain

Plastic "Has Entered" Antarctic Terrestrial Food Chain

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 24, 2020, Paris

Scientists have found bits of polystyrene in the guts of tiny, soil-dwelling organisms in the Antarctic, raising concern that microplastics pollution has already "deeply" entered the world's most remote land-based food systems.

New Lizard Species Discovered By Uddhav Thackeray's Son

New Lizard Species Discovered By Uddhav Thackeray's Son

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 20, 2020, Mumbai

Tejas Thackeray, younger son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and his team have discovered a new lizard species from Sakleshwar in central-western ghats of neighbouring Karnataka.

IIT-Kharagpur Researchers Develop AI-Based System To Monitor Social Distancing

IIT-Kharagpur Researchers Develop AI-Based System To Monitor Social Distancing

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 13, 2020, Kolkata

A group of researchers at IIT-Kharagpur has developed a cyber-physical system based on artificial intelligence for monitoring social distancing in public places, an official said on Saturday.

Team Of Scientists To Examine Why Maharashtra's Lonar Lake Has Turned Pink

Team Of Scientists To Examine Why Maharashtra's Lonar Lake Has Turned Pink

Press Trust of India | Saturday June 13, 2020, Nagpur

A team of scientists from the Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) will visit the Lonar lake in Maharashtra's Buldhana district next week and collect its water samples to analyse why it has turned pink, an official said.

Bose-Einstein Quantum "Fifth State Of Matter" Seen For 1st Time In Space

Bose-Einstein Quantum "Fifth State Of Matter" Seen For 1st Time In Space

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 11, 2020, Paris

Scientists have observed the fifth state of matter in space for the first time, offering unprecedented insight that could help solve some of the quantum universe's most intractable conundrums, research showed Thursday.

Germany Aims To Become World's "Number One" In Green Hydrogen Technology

Germany Aims To Become World's "Number One" In Green Hydrogen Technology

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 10, 2020, Frankfurt am Main

Germany aims to become the world's "number one" in green hydrogen technology, betting the fuel produced by renewable energy sources can both reduce carbon emissions globally and stimulate Europe's top economy.

Saturn's Moon Titan Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Previous Belief

Saturn's Moon Titan Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Previous Belief

ANI | Tuesday June 09, 2020, Washington

A new research led by scientists at NASA and the Italian Space Agency has implications for the entire Saturn system as well as other planets and moons.

Earth Just Had Its Warmest May On Record Amid Siberian Heat Wave

Earth Just Had Its Warmest May On Record Amid Siberian Heat Wave

Andrew Freedman, The Washington Post | Monday June 08, 2020

Astonishing warmth in Siberia helped propel global average surface temperatures to a record high during May, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service, a science division of the European Union.

Lava Flowing On Mars May Be The Result Of Mud-Volcanoes, Suggests Study

Lava Flowing On Mars May Be The Result Of Mud-Volcanoes, Suggests Study

ANI | Tuesday May 19, 2020, Washington

Scientists have long suspected that the ''fire-breathing'' volcanoes that spread large quantities of flowing lava over Mars were not the only kind. The numerous mountain cones in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet may be the result of mud volcanoes.

Closest Black Hole To Earth In Surprising Celestial Marriage With Two Stars

Closest Black Hole To Earth In Surprising Celestial Marriage With Two Stars

Reuters | Thursday May 07, 2020, Washington

Astronomers have spotted the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered and are surprised about its living arrangements - residing harmoniously with two stars in a remarkable celestial marriage that may end in a nasty breakup.

Astronomers Find Jupiter-Like Cloud Bands On Closest Brown Dwarf

Astronomers Find Jupiter-Like Cloud Bands On Closest Brown Dwarf

ANI | Wednesday May 06, 2020, Washington

A team of astronomers has discovered that the closest known brown dwarf, Luhman 16A, shows signs of cloud bands similar to those seen on Jupiter and Saturn.

Indian-Origin Scientist On Team That Used AI To Crack COVID-19 Genome Signature

Indian-Origin Scientist On Team That Used AI To Crack COVID-19 Genome Signature

Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 29, 2020, Toronto

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify an underlying genomic signature for 29 different DNA sequences of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, providing an important tool for vaccine and drug developers.

Star's Movement Proves Einstein's 100-Year-Old Theory True, Say Scientists

Star's Movement Proves Einstein's 100-Year-Old Theory True, Say Scientists

ANI | Thursday April 16, 2020, Washington

A star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way moves just as predicted by physicist Albert Einstein Einstein over 100 years ago, astronomers have found.

IIT Bombay Researchers Get Patent For 'Smart Stethoscope'. How It's Different

IIT Bombay Researchers Get Patent For 'Smart Stethoscope'. How It's Different

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 11, 2020, Mumbai

A team at the Indian Institute of Technology of Bombay (IIT-B) has developed a "digital stethoscope" that can listen to heart beats from a distance and record them, minimising the risk of healthcare professionals contracting the novel coronavirus from patients.

Indian Researchers Start Working On Novel Coronavirus Genome Sequencing

Indian Researchers Start Working On Novel Coronavirus Genome Sequencing

Edited by Shihabudeen Kunju S | Wednesday April 08, 2020, New Delhi

Whole-genome sequencing is the method used to determine the complete DNA sequence of a specific organism's genome.