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NASA’s WISE telescope discovers millions of supermassive black holes

NASA’s WISE telescope discovers millions of supermassive black holes

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has uncovered millions of new supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies. Images from the telescope have revealed…

Storms, drought overshadow new UN climate talks

Storms, drought overshadow new UN climate talks

World climate change negotiators faced warnings on Thursday that a string of extreme weather events around the globe show urgent action on emission cuts is needed as they opened new…

Environment ministry writes to plan panel

Environment ministry writes to plan panel

The environment ministry has asked the Planning Commission to revise the 12th five-year plan climate change chapter and realign it with government’s existing domestic and international climate policy. The ministry…

What made Japan’s Tsunami worse

What made Japan’s Tsunami worse

Tsunami created by undersea earthquakes can be made much larger by the “pop-up” movement of large amounts of residue, a new study has suggested. These earthquakes release huge amounts of…

Extremely cold European winters linked to solar activity

Extremely cold European winters linked to solar activity

It has been assumed that the Sun’s 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth, but scientists couldn’t find strong evidence to prove it – until now. Now, armed…

Arctic ice melting to a record low, scientists warn

Arctic ice melting to a record low, scientists warn

The area of the Arctic Ocean covered by floating sea ice is likely to hit a record low next week, with the melting due to continue well into September, according…

Astronomers find 2 galaxy systems similar to Milky Way

Astronomers find 2 galaxy systems similar to Milky Way

Scientists have found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local universe. The Milky Way is a fairly typical galaxy on its…

Patent war: SKorea court orders partial ban on Apple, Samsung products

Patent war: SKorea court orders partial ban on Apple, Samsung products

A South Korean court on Friday ruled that technology rivals Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co both infringed on each other’s patents, and ordered a partial ban of their products…

US firm plans Rs 580 crore solar power project in Bihar

US firm plans Rs 580 crore solar power project in Bihar

A US-based agency, Schanti Partners, New York, has expressed its keen interest in investing Rs 580 crore for a solar energy project in Kaimur district of Bihar. Initially, a 10MW…

Curiosity places ‘UFO’ zooming across Mars’ horizon

Curiosity places ‘UFO’ zooming across Mars’ horizon

NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured a strange white light dancing across the horizon of Mars and four blobs hovering in the sky, which UFO hunters claim are alien ships monitoring…