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India wins Asia's race to Mars as spacecraft enters orbit

Bangalore - India won Asia's race to Mars on Wednesday when its unmanned Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit after a 10-month journey on a tiny budget.

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100

Washington - The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published Thursday.

Last month was hottest August since 1880: NOAA

Washington - Last month was the hottest August on record for global average temperatures over land and ocean surfaces, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck

Athens - Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found.

Shark-munching Spinosaurus was first-known water dino

Washington - There once was a dinosaur, bigger than a T. rex, that swam with the sharks -- and ate them for dinner.

New advancement with graphene

Scientists have reported the first experimental observation of ultra-fast charge transfer in grapehene based semiconductors. The recorded charge transfer time was under 50 femtoseconds. This sounds fast, but was does it mean?

Goodbye Latin, hello English for science papers

The International Botanical Congress has decided that for its publications newly discovered species will be named using English rather than the conventional use of Latin words.

Economic growth kills minority languages: Study

Paris - Economic prosperity is the worst enemy of minority languages, said researchers Wednesday who listed parts of Australia and North America as "hotspots" for extinction risk.

Widower returns to school to beat the cancer that killed his wife

Edmonton - When 60-year-old American, Powel Crosley, lost his wife to cancer in 2009, he didn't dwell on the pain of future years lost.

Fingerprinting helps to tell different cancers apart

Most cancers have a specific signature that arises from significant changes to the a marker called the epigenome. This is a type of "genetic fingerprint." Interpreting this could result in cancers being identified and treated faster.

Raising fish to walk on land

Researchers have turned to a living fish, called Polypterus, into a fish that can walk on land. This was carried out in order to see what might have happened when fish first attempted to walk out of the water.

The science of ice-cream (video)

Ever wondered about the science behind ice-cream? The American Chemical Society has issued a interesting video, and one appropriate for the summer months.

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Paris - Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Paris - Two European Galileo satellites fired into space by a Russian-built rocket on Friday from French Guiana failed to reach their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

Study: Infants may be more perceptive than we think

According to a new study babies can recognize not only new objects but new paths taken by objects. For example a 10-month-old child can notice when objects such as tables move unnaturally.

Clean hydrogen energy can allegedly be produced from methane

Rio De Janeiro - Researcher Fabio B. Noronha claims that he and his team with the National Institute of Technology may have found a way to convert methane into hydrogen energy.

Scientists create water-based tractor beam

Canberra - Researchers with the Australian National University (ANU) have created a water-powered beam which can move objects with the flow.

MIT researchers create transforming origami robot

Origami creates the body of a new robot from MIT researchers. Technology experts have written about the device heavily since it can actually change the shape of the pieces which make up its body.

12% of gamers have hallucinations after long play sessions

Nottingham - According to recent studies around 12 percent of players hear sounds from their games after playing. Hallucinations include hearing bullets, explosions and whispering voices.

2,100-year-old tomb in China reveals ancient cultural facts

Xuyi - Scientific teams recently uncovered the tomb of Liu Fei. Since he was a powerful figure his tomb includes valuable artifacts related to Chinese history.

Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist dead in apparent suicide

Tokyo - A renowned Japanese stem cell scientist who co-wrote research that was later retracted in an embarrassing scandal has been found dead of an apparent suicide, police said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Ebola, scare tactics and already having a cure

Ebola is making international headlines and everyone is wondering how to stop what they see as an epidemic risk. In this article we'll go over what has been done so far and what can be done in the future.

Wastewater turned into tap water thanks to man-made wetlands

Technology keeps healthy water continuously flowing between Dallas and Houston in Texas with the help of nature and human ingenuity.

Science and social media: It's all about Kim Kardashian

A scientist has created the "Kardashian Index" to measure how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against his or her citation record.

Sunlight-concentrating tool could cut solar power costs in half

Burlingame - Renewable energy is something that scientists, environmentalists and business people all want to improve. Inventors at the Glint Photonics start-up group claim they have made a breakthrough with a sun-concentrating device.

Researchers create fastest network in the entire world

Researchers with the University of Denmark say that they have created the fastest network in the world, at 43 terabits per second, which would allow you to download full movies in around .2 milliseconds.

Scientists allegedly control evolution with embryonic experiments

According to a Nature report with contributions from scientists stationed around the world, researchers were able to regress the teeth of some mice in the embryonic stages.

Researchers develop display which corrects itself to your vision

Berkeley - Experiments with vision and technology have yielded a display which can change to fit your eyes. Early research does not answer all the questions but provides a promising start for future vision technology.

Formerly frozen region of Arctic Ocean now has sixteen-foot waves

According to geophysical research from the University of Washington and the Naval Research Laboratory in Mississippi, a previously frozen section of the Arctic Ocean now has massive waves.

New 'perfect' holes appear in Siberia and prompt more research

Antipayuta - Russian researchers are once again rushing to explore a giant hole. Only now there are two holes, leading researchers to question whether their first conclusion was correct.
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