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NASA craft's planet-hunting days may be numbered
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system.
Three astronauts return to Earth after half-a-year ISS mission
The first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station landed safely in Kazakhstan with two crewmates on Tuesday, wrapping up a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
Junk DNA may not be needed for building complex life
Noncoding DNA, which has puzzled scientists for so many years, and is abundant in many living things, may not actually be needed for creation of complex life, according to researchers.
Water on Moon and Earth may have come from same meteorites
Researchers from Brown and Case Western Reserve universities and Carnegie Institution of Washington have found that the water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed.
Curiosity Rover team selects second drilling target on Mars
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Mars has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling, it has been revealed. The rover will set course to the drilling location in coming days.
Dead stars give a glimpse of what the Sun will look in future
Scientists have studied two dead stars, which they say are giving us a glimpse as to how our Solar System might look like a few billion years from now.
Hubble finds dead stars polluted with Earth-like planetary debris
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of Earth-like planets in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster. The white dwarf stars are being polluted by debris from asteroid-like objects falling onto them.
New theory shows humans descended from aquatic apes
Scientists, academics and medics gathered this week in a London hotel to discuss a topic that has been virtually unmentionable in academic circles for decades - did humans descend from aquatic apes that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?
Black Sea goldmine of ancient genetic data
Researchers believe ancient plankton DNA might be widely preserved in Black Sea lake sediments and can likely be used to reconstruct past life in the majority of oceanic and lake environments.
Mars Curiosity rover back to work after break
NASA's Curiosity rover is back in business after a communication gap that lasted for a couple of weeks caused by solar interference.
Spot-fixing: Cricket fans feel cheated, survey finds
Indian American teen invents 20-second charger
Aurangzeb has a slow start at box office
Fake Facebook accounts stump popular Bihar cop
Meerut girl thrashes boyfriend for not marrying her
Spot-fixing: Cops crashed Sreesanth’s party
Hell in a cell: tears, regret and no sleep for Sreesanth
Like his sport, Sreesanth's business innings also failed
Sreesanth, 2 other cricketers confess to spot-fixing charge; more players under scanner
Girls on song leave boys out of rhythm
When Led Zep Reunited
100 years of Indian cinema
India, China agree to make a new push to end border row
Was asleep when Aarushi, Hemraj were killed: Rajesh Talwar
Musharraf granted bail in Benazir Bhutto assassination case
1993 Mumbai blasts convict Zaibunissa surrenders
MP: Girl raped, set afire by father of accused dies
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