7 things to know about the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission

California [USA], July 9 (ANI): In less than a month, NASA expects to launch the Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Loaded with scientific instruments, advanced computational capabilities for landing, and other new systems, th...

New study shows colliding neutron stars may unlock mysteries of universe expansion

Florida [US], July 8 (ANI): The National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has proven itself instrumental in another major astronomical discovery.An international team of scientists, led by the University of East Anglia in the Uni...

InSight flexes its arm while its ‘Mole’ hits pause

Washington DC [USA], July 8 (ANI): NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars. The mission is providing the first look at the Red Planet's…

Curiosity Mars rover’s summer road trip has begun

Washington D.C. [USA], July 7 (ANI): After more than a year in a clay-rich region, Curiosity is making a mile-long journey around some deep sand so that it can explore higher up Mount Sharp.NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has…

Researchers cite linguistic issues during space travel

Kansas [USA], July 7 (ANI): According to new research, a threat that looms over the prospect of generations-long, interstellar space travel is that explorers arriving on Xanadu could face problems communicating with previous and subsequent arrivals, th...

New study sparks reminder for seagrass preservation

Canberra [Australia], July 7 (ANI): According to a new study, an increase in carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to five million cars a year has been caused by the loss of seagrass meadows around the Australian coastline since the…

MRI scan used for heart disease can detect aggressive cancers: Study

London [UK], July 5 (ANI): According to recent research, the MRI imaging technique, known as T1-mapping, could offer crucial insights into the biology of childhood cancers and give an early warning of how effective targeted treatments were likely…

Simpler way to generate sensory hearing cells: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], July 5 (ANI): Researchers have now found a simpler way of generating the sensory cells of the inner ear. The team uses a direct reprogramming approach to produce sensory cells known as "hair cells," due…

New study suggests promising strategy to treat brain cancer patients

Washington D.C. [USA], July 5 (ANI): In breakthrough discovery with respect to the most common brain tumours diagnosed in younger adults aged 18 to 45 years, a team of investigators have uncovered a potentially promising strategy to target…

Researchers find menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Ohio [USA], July 5 (ANI): The phrase when women become vulnerable to a number of health problems is known as perimenopause. A recent study conducted on postmenopausal women identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of…

Stevioside can increase efficiency of cancer therapy using magnetic nanoparticles: Scientists

Mohali (Punjab) [India], July 4 (ANI): Stevioside (STE), isolated from the leaves of Honey yerba and widely used as the non-caloric natural sweeteners, can sweeten our lives in more ways than one, say scientists.According to an official release,…

Study suggests MRI scan used for heart disease can detect aggressive cancers

London [UK], July 4 (ANI): A recent study suggests that a type of smart MRI scan used in people with heart disease could help assess whether children's cancers are especially aggressive and spot early signs that targeted treatments…

Study suggests plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease

Washington D.C. [USA], July 4 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the neurons which regularly remodel are more prone to the dysfunctions linked to Alzheimer's disease. The novel discovery may aid future development for better diagnostic and…

Study unveils an automated method for making communications more polite

Pittsburgh [USA], July 4 (ANI): Researchers have developed an automated method for making communications more polite. Specifically, the method takes nonpolite directives or requests -- those that use either impolite or neutral language -- and restructu...

Peering under dust, study reveals radiation at galactic centre

Wisconsin [USA], July 4 (ANI): Thanks to 20 years of homegrown galactic data, astronomers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Whitewater and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have finally figured out just how much energy permeates the centre ...

Luminous galaxy reionizing surroundings 13 billion years ago

Leiden [Netherlands], July 2 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a luminous galaxy caught in the act of reionizing its surrounding gas only 800 million years after the Big Bang.The research, led by Romain Meyer, PhD student at UCL in…

Ground-based discovery of two strongly interacting exoplanets

Paris [France], July 2 (ANI): Several interacting exoplanets have already been spotted by satellites. But a new breakthrough has been achieved with, for the first time, the detection directly from the ground of an extrasolar system of this…

Swedish Institute of Space Physics to return to Venus on Indian Space Mission Shukrayaan-1

Stockholm [Sweden], July 2 (ANI): On board the Indian Venus mission Shukrayaan-1, the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) will explore Venus for the second time. IRF's satellite instrument Venusian Neutrals Analyzer (VNA) will study how the charge...

Researchers find origin, maximum mass of black holes

Tokyo [Japan], July 2 (ANI): Through simulations of a dying star, a team of theoretical Physics researchers have found the evolutionary origin and the maximum mass of black holes which are discovered by the detection of gravitational waves.The…

Hungriest of black holes among the most massive in the universe

Canberra [Australia], July 1 (ANI): We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to new research led by the Australian National University (ANU).…

Scientists demonstrate speed, precision of in situ planetary dating device

Washington DC [USA], June 30 (ANI): The Southwest Research Institute scientists have increased the speed and accuracy of a laboratory-scale instrument for determining the age of planetary specimens onsite.The team is progressively miniaturising the Che...

Study reveals blood pressure connected to eye health in young children

Washington D.C. [USA], June 29 (ANI): Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters were more likely to develop higher blood pressure, and children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal microvascular impairment dur...

Study focuses on post-COVID-19 emerging disease in children

Illinois [USA], June 28 (ANI): Recently researchers have reported a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition that has emerged in children in association with prior exposure or infection to SARS-CoV-2.A new case series published in the journal Radiology ...

Study reveals better option for treatment of inoperable anal cancer

Washington D.C. [USA], June 28 (ANI): People with inoperable anal cancer treated with carboplatin-paclitaxel had fewer complications and lived longer than those who received another chemotherapy that has been more often administered, suggest the findin...

Researches get closer to discover why eczema happens

Washington D.C. [USA], June 28 (ANI): Researchers may be getting closer to finding the cure of a chronic skin condition - Eczema, by analysing the cause of the skin disease in a recent study.An estimated 35 million Americans…

Scientists explain about second-most distant quasar, black hole growth

Washington D.C. [USA], May 27 (ANI): Often described as cosmic lighthouses, quasars are luminous beacons that can be observed at the outskirts of the universe, providing a rich topic of study for astronomers and cosmologists. Now scientists have…

Researchers discover key protein to help in reducing damage caused by heart attack

Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers discovered a key protein in the heart that has the potential to reduce the damage caused by a heart attack.The novel study was led by researchers from…

Researchers reveal breakthrough discovery that can transform prostate cancer treatment

Adelaide [Australia], June 27 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers discovered that a novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate - currently marketed as Zytiga - can dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffe...

Goldschmidt: AI to help search for life on Mars and beyond

Washington D.C. [India], June 26 (ANI): NASA has stepped closer to allowing remote onboard computers to direct the search for life on other planets. Scientists from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) have announced first results from…

Study focuses on driving bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds

Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Researchers have developed a method to spur the production of new antibiotic or antiparasitic compounds hiding in the genomes of actinobacteria, which are the source of drugs such as actinomycin and streptomycin…

Researchers identify neurons responsible for making memory-based decisions

Los Angeles [USA], June 26 (ANI): A collaborative team of neuroscientists have identified different sets of individual neurons that are responsible for memory-based decision-making. The study was led by neuroscientists from Caltech and Cedars-Sinai Med...

Motions in the Sun reveal inner workings of Sunspot cycle

Gottingen [Germany], June 26 (ANI): Solar activity fluctuates in a rhythm of about 11 years, which is reflected among other things in the frequency of sunspots. A complete magnetic period lasts 22 years. Scientists have long been puzzling…

Super-earths discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf

Gottingen [Germany], June 26 (ANI): In research led by the University of Gottingen, the RedDots team of astronomers has detected a system of super-Earth planets orbiting the nearby star Gliese 887, the brightest red dwarf star in the…

Astronomers discover ‘monster’ quasar from early universe

Washington DC [USA], June 25 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the most massive quasar known in the early universe, containing a monster black hole with a mass equivalent to 1.5 billion Suns.Formally designated as J1007+2115, the newly discovered quas...

NASA’s telescope captures cosmic flapping ‘Bat Shadow’

Washington DC [USA], June 25 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a striking image of a fledgling star's unseen, planet-forming disk casting a huge shadow across a more distant cloud in a star-forming region -- like a fly…

Mud downpours might have formed some of Mars’s ancient highlands: Study

Washington DC [USA], June 25 (ANI): Muddy rains produced by giant impacts into a primordial glaciated Mars may have played a crucial role in the emplacement of kilometers-thick mudstones on Mars, according to a new paper by a…

This hopping robot could explore the solar system’s icy moons

California [USA], June 25 (ANI): SPARROW, a steam-powered robotic concept, could one day take giant leaps over some of the most hazardous terrains known (and unknown) in the solar system.Steam locomotion may sound like an antiquated way to…

This hopping robot could explore the solar system’s icy moons

California [USA], June 25 (ANI): SPARROW, a steam-powered robotic concept, could one day take giant leaps over some of the most hazardous terrains known (and unknown) in the solar system.Steam locomotion may sound like an antiquated way to…

Rogue’s Gallery of dusty star systems reveals exoplanet nurseries

California [USA], June 25 (ANI): Astronomers have released the largest collection of sharp, detailed images of debris disks around young stars, showcasing the great variety of shapes and sizes of stellar systems during their prime planet-forming years....

Newly discovered planet zips around baby star in a week

Washington D.C. [USA], June 24 (ANI): Understanding how planets form is one of the main challenges scientists face when placing our own and other planetary systems in context. Planets are thought to form from the disk-shaped clouds of…

Western Space team theorises rare exomoon discovery

Ontario/London [Canada/ UK], June 24 (ANI): Western astronomers may have spotted six new moons orbiting planets in solar systems far from our own - an otherworldly discovery so rare it must wait on future technologies to confirm. Until…

Study reveals use of continuous combined oral contraceptives demonstrates bone health benefits

Cleveland [Ohio], June 24 (ANI): While women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) become estrogen deficient at an early age, which makes them more vulnerable to the loss of bone mineral density, a new study suggests that use of…

How NASA’s Mars helicopter will reach the red planet’s surface

California [USA], June 24 (ANI): NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles (505 million kilometres) of interplanetary space to get to Mars.But for the team working on the first experimental fligh...

Light pollution from cities poses serious threat to coastal species

London [UK], June 23 (ANI): The presence of artificial light originating from cities several kilometers away (also known as artificial skyglow) could be having a significant impact on species that rely on the moon and stars to find…

Young giant planet offers clues to formation of exotic worlds

California [USA], June 23 (ANI): A new study in the Astronomical Journal reports on the detection of the exoplanet HIP 67522 b, which appears to be the youngest hot Jupiter ever found.It orbits a well-studied star that is…

‘Exotica’ – a catalogue of one of almost every kind of observable object or phenomenon in universe

New York [USA], June 23 (ANI): Breakthrough Listen - the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, on Tuesday released an innovative catalogue of 'Exotica' -- a diverse list of objects of potential interest to…

New explanation for Moon’s strange asymmetry

Tokyo [Japan], June 22 (ANI): Earth's Moon has a 'near side' that is perpetually Earth-facing and a 'far side', which always faces away from Earth. The composition of the Moon's near side is oddly different from its far…

Drug with new approach on impeding DNA repair shows promising results: Study

Boston [USA], June 21 (ANI): Patients with high-grade serious ovarian cancer (HGSOC) who were treated with the drug, berzosertib, and chemotherapy lived substantially longer before their disease began to worsen than did those treated with chemotherapy ...

Study explains how brain maps our interpersonal ties

Washington D.C. [USA], June 21 (ANI): The closer you feel to people emotionally, the more similarly you represent them in your brain, while, people who feel social disconnection tend to have a lonelier, neural self-representation, according to a…

Researchers attempt new treatment approach for blood cancer

Boston [USA], June 20 (ANI): A team of researchers, in an effort to improve the survival of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, a type of leukemia, inhibited a specific protein to decrease the number of large bone marrow cells…