China, Saudi Arabia unveil lunar images gained from space cooperation (1

China, Saudi Arabia unveil lunar images gained from space cooperation (1

China and Saudi Arabia on Thursday jointly unveiled three lunar images acquired through cooperation on the relay satellite mission for Chang’e-4 lunar probe. This is an important cooperation achievement between China and Saudi Arabia in the relay satellite mission, the China National Space Administration said in a statement.The relay satellite for the Chang’e-4 lunar probe, […]

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets 2.5 million years ago

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets 2.5 million years ago

Credit: University of Manchester Breakthrough research has revealed the British Isles were repeatedly submerged under an ice sheet extending to the centre of the North Sea over a million years earlier than previously thought. A team led by scientists from The University of Manchester and University of Aberdeen analysed sediment cores and seismic data from […]

Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

Albert Einstein, the most important physicist of the modern era and a man who famously attacked American racist ideologies, wrote down detailed, racist ideas about people from China, Japan, Sri Lanka and India.  The physicist wrote these thoughts in his travel diaries while visiting Asia between October 1922 and March 1923. German speakers have had […]

Wormhole Echoes That May Revolutionize Astrophysics

Wormhole Echoes That May Revolutionize Astrophysics

Scientists have deduced the existence of black holes from a multitude of experiments, theoretical models and indirect observations, such as the recent detection, by the LIGO and Virgo observatories, of gravitational waves, which are supposed to originate from the collision of two of these dark gravitational monsters. But there is a problem […]

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Coral reefs, like this one off the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean, ‘serve as natural, submerged breakwaters’ Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday. Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline […]

Scientists make an important fossil find in South Africa

Scientists make an important fossil find in South Africa

Some fossils found in South Africa may belong to amphibians that gave rise to land-based creatures hundreds of millions of years ago. Scientists have found some fossils in South Africa from the Devonian Period, which spanned 60 million years and ended about 359 million years ago, that are from what may be the earliest known […]

New NASA chief vows US will always have astronauts in orbit

New NASA chief vows US will always have astronauts in orbit

By Seth BorensteinThe Associated Press Sunday Jun 10, 2018 at 4:29 AM WASHINGTON  — Major changes could be ahead for the International Space Station, but there will always be an American astronaut in orbit, NASA’s new boss said this past week. The space agency is already talking with private companies about potentially taking over the space […]

Team of Indian scientists in Ahmedabad discovers new planet 600 light years away

Team of Indian scientists in Ahmedabad discovers new planet 600 light years away

The scientific team of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, has found a new planet. The PRL team has found a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet. The team was led by Professor Abhijit Chakraborty of PRL, Ahmedabad. Main campus, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad | Photo from prl.res.in The new planet has a mass of about […]