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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Science

New species of bird found in northeastern India

Kolkata: A new species of bird has been discovered in northeast India and adjacent parts of China by a team scientists from India, Sweden, China, US, and Russia. The bird Himalayan Forest Thrush has been distinguished as a separate species by researchers and the discovery has been published in the international Avian Research journal. This is only the fourth new bird species...

Nature’s surprise at Juhu beach

On Wednesday, Mumbaikars got a pleasant surprise by Nature as Juhu beach delighted locals with an amazing display of sparkling blue lights that enlighted a part of the sea's water. The sea looked as if it was lit up with a neon blue light. This phenomenon is called bioluminescence. This occurs because phytoplanktons, living microscopic organisms, emit light as a...

5th navigation satellite ‘IRNSS-1E’ launched by India

Space agency ISRO today successfully launched its fifth navigation satellite IRNSS-1E onboard the workhorse PSLV-C31 at Sriharikota, taking another step to be on par with US-based Global Positioning System (GPS). In a precise textbook launch, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C 31 blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, about 110 km from Chennai at 9.31 am and...

‘Chasmosaurus’ may complete the chapter of evolution

According to the scientists a 75-million-year-old fossil of a young Chasmosaurus in Canada which may help fill in gaps in the evolution of other horned dinosaurs. Philip Currie from the University of Alberta said, "For the first time ever, we have a complete skeleton of a baby ceratopsid". "We've only had a few isolated bones before to give us an idea...

For First Time Ever: Galaxy Merging captured by Hubble Telescope

The Hubble space telescope has captured a picture of two galaxies merging into a single structure about 230 million light-years away in the Hercules constellation. The image was captured by the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the galaxy NGC 6052 was originally classified as a single abnormal galaxy. According to the researchers the...

Air quality in Delhi on Dec 31 crossed limits: TERI

New Delhi: An analysis carried out by a policy research organisation today said that air pollution levels violated the prescribed limits on the last day of the year and air quality was very "poor" exposing people to high risks of respiratory and cardiovascular problems. A trend analysis carried out by the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) at four locations of...

Indian Navy To Carry Out Barak-8 Test From Kolkata

The Indian Navy was thought to carry out the maiden test of the long-range Barak-8 surface-to-air missile from INS Kolkata tonight. Navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma said the test would take place after 12 AM. The Barak-8 missile is being developed in joint collaboration by India and Israel. While two tests have been successfully conducted onboard Israeli ships, this is the...