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Is it true? Sun has seasons too

Is it true Sun has seasons too
Sun exhibits seasonal fluctuations. According to an NCAR statement, McIntosh and team sifted through data gathered by several NASA satellites and ground-based observatories. This activity affects the peaks and valleys in the approximately 11-year solar cycle, sometimes amplifying and sometimes weakening the solar storms that can buffet Earth's atmosphere. The quasi-annual variations appeared to be driven by changes in the bands of...

Anesthesic Gases Harms Earth’s Atmosphere

The gases used to blow out surgery patients may be puts impact on Earth's atmosphere. Scientists have discovered that these gases are accumulating and that they could make a small contribution to climate change. Anesthesia gases allow the atmosphere to store more energy from the sun, rather like carbon dioxide. Unlike CO2, though, the medical gases are far more potent...

75 million years old relics of dinosaurs discovered by scientists

Scientists of University of Alberta recently said that a dinosaur couple called ‘Romeo and Juliet‘ now, has been found buried beneath the Mongolia-based Gobi Desert for over 75 million years. According to the Alberta University palaeontologists, this is the mated pair and was preserved for the aforementioned duration alongside each other. These two raptors died and buried side by...

India-origin student wins top physics Prize in UK

An Indian-origin student, Pratap Singh who is now 15 years old, has won the Institute of Physics Prize (IOP) in the UK for his project on special relativity. Credited to Albert Einstein, the theory of relativity covers special relativity and general relativity. During his project, Pratap Singh used two Geiger-Müller tubes to detect cosmic ray muons. The last mentioned are...

First Lunar eclipse will be visible in eastern India today

Parts of eastern India, including the eastern Arunanchal Pradesh, will witness the first total lunar eclipse of 2015 on Saturday. “Tezu and Roing in Arunachal Pradesh will witness the total lunar eclipse lasting for four minutes 43 seconds just after the moonrise. Places where the moon will be rising during the eclipse will be Dibrugarh, Imphal, Kohima and Port Blair,”...

NASA’s Curiosity Over Mineral Veins On Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover photographed a patchwork of crisscrossing rocky outcroppings on the Martian surface that appear to be two-tone mineral veins. The presence of the minerals adds further evidence that Mars had a watery past and could potentially harbor life. The two-tone veins are at the site called "Garden City." They appear as a network of ridges left standing above...

‘4538 Vishyanand’ a new planet

When chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand first started getting congratulatory messages on April 1 about a minor planet being named after him, he thought it to be a prank, an April fool’s joke.. But when he opened the NASA website to check for himself, it looked fairly real. There was a planet named '4538 Vishyanand'. Minor planet 4538 Vishyanand was discovered...

Is it true that animals can predict earthquakes!

Scientists have been able to capture and document how the behaviour of wild animals changes prior to an earthquake - a development which may help with short-term seismic forecasting. The study, led by Dr Rachel Grant of Anglia Ruskin University, used data gathered from a series of motion-triggered cameras located in the Yanachaga National Park in Peru. The research found that...

Black hole collisions give us a glimpse into the future of gravitational astronomy!

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The collisions between black holes are helping helping astrophysicists to know the  way of generation of gravitational waves and giving us an exciting glimpse into the future of gravitational astronomy. The collisions are thought to be the most energetic events of the universe since the Big Bang, about 14 billion years ago. These events occur when two (or more) spinning black holes become trapped in...

President of United States impressed by Indian kids’ Science inventions

US President Barack Obama was impressed by the Science Fair held at the White House on Monday and appreciated the Indian kid Nikhil Behari’s invention on display. Five Indian kids showcased their inventions at the fair in White House and impressed by their displays, President Obama said, “Their parents came here as immigrants and we are glad they did.” In...

Rhino poaching rises in Kaziranga National Park

Guwahati: Nine rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park in Assam this year, a new report has said. The latest report highlights the danger faced by the animals owing to rising poaching incidents in the state. Home to 2,300 one-horned rhinos, the Kaziranga National Park has been facing problems in containing the rhino poaching incidents. Out of nine rhinos that have...

Complete eclipse in Arctic over the islands of Svalbard

This Friday in Norway there was an eclipse situation as the moon came in front of the sun and blocked the light. It was a complete eclipse and the sky was also clear. People in Svalbard were excited over this situation of eclipse. This eclipse resulted in complete darkness. Many people used bottles of wine in order to celebrate...

Endangered turtles returns for mass nesting at Morjim beach

PANAJI: Seven Olive Ridley turtles has came for mass nesting and has picked up momentum at Morjim beach after a slow start as their number has gone up to seven till date. According to sources, while one mother turtle had surfaced at Vagator beach, the eggs had been relocated across the Chapora River to Morjim beach, the designated turtle nesting...

Turtles’ Mass Nesting Official Video First Time on Web

Turtles now rock in web. The mass nesting of Olive Ridely turtles video attracted thousand of visitor in very short time. With the Directorate of Wildlife, Odisha webcasting the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles on the sandy shores near Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district. "We decided to webcast the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at Rushikulya rookery...