Vikram Athithan Sivaraj

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Controversial clues of two 'Goldilocks planets' that might support life are proven false

Mysteries about controversial signals coming from a dwarf star considered to be a prime target in the search for extraterrestrial life now have been …

Draco the Dragon on July evenings

Two of the brightest stars here are Eltanin and Rastaban. Dragon’s eyes! Rrrrr! And Thuban is just … well, awesome.<p>At nightfall on July evenings, the …

Astronomy

See Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown

Tonight, look for the constellation Corona Borealis, also known as the Northern Crown. You’ll need a dark sky to see it, but, if you have one, the …

Astronomy

Dark snow: from the Arctic to the Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating glacier melting

Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat<p>When American geologist Ulyana Horodyskyj set up a mini weather station at 5,800m on Mount Himlung, on the Nepal-Tibet border, she looked east towards Everest and was shocked. The world's …

Watch Historic Meeting of Two Monster Asteroids in the Sky This Weekend

Changing Planet<p>This mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the Dawn spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta. Dawn studied Vesta from July 2011 to September 2012. This week sky-watchers get to view this giant and its cousin asteroid, Ceres. Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA<p><b>Ceres</b> …

Scientists Link A Good Night's Sleep To Higher Test Scores

Does a good night's sleep really boost your performance the following day? A new study not only suggests that it can but also shows how big a difference the extra zzz's make.<p>For the study, researchers from Ghent and KU Leuven universities in Belgium surveyed 621 first-year university students about …