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Exoplanet-hosting stars give key insights on planet formation

Exoplanet-hosting stars give key insights on planet formation

An international team of researchers has proposed that metals like magnesium might have an important role in the formation of low mass planets. The team, lead by EXOEarths researcher (Centro…

NASA’s Scientists warned Earth might face More Heat Waves

NASA’s Scientists warned Earth might face More Heat Waves

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) warned that most of Earth’s land areas might face an extreme summer heat wave than they did between 1951 to 1980.…

Zuckerberg admits Facebook stock plunge ‘painful’ to watch

Zuckerberg admits Facebook stock plunge ‘painful’ to watch

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly admitted that the firm’s stock market tumble has been “painful” to watch, while addressing a meeting to boost the morale of his staff. He…

Mars mission to boost India’s credentials for global ventures

Mars mission to boost India’s credentials for global ventures

India’s proposed Mars mission in November next year would boost its credentials to take part in possible international collaborative ventures on exploring the Red Planet. “Besides doing it on its…

Ganga water contamination exceeds permissible limit

Ganga water contamination exceeds permissible limit

Bacterial contamination in the Ganges has exceeded the maximum permissible limit at a number of locations even as 80 per cent of pollution in the river is due to discharge…

Curiosity’s site for first drive pinpointed by team NASA

Curiosity’s site for first drive pinpointed by team NASA

Researchers and engineers of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission have selected the first destination for their one-ton, six-wheeled mobile Mars laboratory, it has been revealed. The target area, named Glenelg, is…

Facebook, Twitter in focus after rumours over Northeast people

Facebook, Twitter in focus after rumours over Northeast people

In the wake of rumours which have created panic among people from Northeast, social media like Facebook and Twitter on Friday came under sharp focus in Parliament with demands for…

Garmin Nuvi 40 LM

Garmin Nuvi 40 LM

The Garmin Nuvi 40 LM has a fine, solid build, a good feature for any navigator. The 4.3-inch touch display is very responsive and better than the Indian makes. Unlike…

Micromax’s 10.1-inch tablet Funbook Pro available at Rs 9,999

Micromax’s 10.1-inch tablet Funbook Pro available at Rs 9,999

Micromax has unveiled a new tablet called Micromax Funbook Pro which sports a 10.1-inch screen. The Funbook Pro has screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Micromax Funbook Pro runs on Android…

Protected areas established to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

Protected areas established to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

Government has taken several steps, including establishment of protected areas, to conserve the rich bio-diversity of Western Ghats, environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan has said. A large number of protected areas…