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Indian scientists find out how zika virus causes microcephaly in infants

Team of researchers at NBRC<p>Zika virus spreads through mosquitoes and is known to cause microcephaly - a condition in which babies are born with …

A peek into gut of Indians throws up surprises

<b>New Delhi:</b> Millions of microorganisms that live inside human gut play a critical role not just in metabolism of food but in overall health. The type …

Mars Rover Needs a Name! Here’s How to Enter the ESA’s Naming Contest

Move over, Boaty McBoatface<p>Before the European Space Agency (ESA) can send its rover to Mars in 2020, it’s going to need a name. The agency has …

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Particles

How to think about… The multiverse

JUST don’t say they made it up. “One of the most common misconceptions is that the multiverse is a hypothesis,” says Sean Carroll at the California …

Life at Alpha Centauri? Maybe, NASA says

Could life exist on planets in the star system closest to ours, Alpha Centauri? Dangerous X-ray radiation makes it unlikely for the single exoplanet …

American Astronomical Society

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

Stunning Video Offers a Quick Tour of the Crab Nebula

Beautiful images accompany a quick tour of the Crab Nebula in two new videos released by NASA. One video showcases a stunning new composite image of …

How to blow up a star

Supernova simulations are resolving a 50-year-old mystery about stellar death throes.<p>After spending three months trying to blow up a star, …

Bees on Mars: Nasa funds swarm of robotic insects for exploring Red Planet

A swarm of robotic bees, nimble enough to fly across the surface of Mars and explore the Red Planet’s nooks and crannies, is being funded by Nasa.<p>The cyber-insects, dubbed Marsbees, are the size of bumblebees but have giant wings to generate sufficient lift to hover in the Martian atmosphere, which …

Four-legged 'hugging snake' could be a missing link

A newly-discovered fossilised four-legged snake has been found, with palaeobiologists claiming it could be the missing link between ancient snakes …

Some black holes may let you live out infinite futures by erasing your past, finds study

According to Berkeley University physicist Peter Hintz, once inside a black hole, a human would leave behind the rules of the universe and enter a …

Physicists Just Found a New Way to Bend a Fundamental Rule of Light Waves

This is incredible.<p>One of the more well-known rules in physics is that light can only ever go one speed, so long as nothing stands in its way.<p>But new …

In the Search for Alien Life, 'Everyone Is an Astrobiologist'

IRVINE, Calif. — Mary Voytek, NASA's senior scientist for astrobiology, likes to tell other researchers that "everyone is an astrobiologist; they …

Scientists Have Created a Mini Gamma-Ray Burst in The Lab For The First Time

So cool!<p>Gamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the Universe – lasting no longer than seconds or …