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Trump orders creation of 'Space Force' (08:44) IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a "Space Force", saying it would be "separate but equal" from the Air Force, the media reported.

E-textiles to control home appliances (17:54)
Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Too lazy to get up from the bed to switch off your TV or the oven in the kitchen?

Volcanic eruptions behind mysterious Martian rock formation: Study (13:48)
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the probable source of a mysterious Martian rock formation near the planet's equator, says a new study.

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month (13:02)
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Star gazers could have a good view of the Red Planet next month as Mars is set to come to the closest point to Earth since 2003 when it reaches opposition with the Sun in late July.

Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson retires from NASA (13:12) IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 16 (IANS) NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who spent a record-breaking 665 days in space, has retired from the space agency.

Google Doodle remembers famous glass chemist Marga Faulstich (10:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Google on Saturday remembered the famous German glass chemist Marga Faulstich on her 103rd birthday with a Doodle. She was the first woman executive at global glass manufacturer Schott AG.

Hawking rests between Newton, Darwin at Westminster Abbey (06:32) IANS Photo Service
London, June 16 (IANS) The ashes of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking have been laid to rest at London's iconic Westminster Abbey alongside the graves of two of humanity's greatest scientists, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, while a satellite dish beamed a recording of his distinctive voice into a black hole in deep space.

Gene variants behind kidney disease in kids identified (20:24)
London, June 15 (IANS) Genetic variants found in regions that are involved in regulation of the immune response may be responsible for a type of kidney disease among kids, a new study has shown.

Brain values foods loaded with fats and carbs (18:00)
New York, June 15 (IANS) Ever wondered why you tend to buy processed foods such as fries, sausages, bacon, ham or ready meals, even if the cost is high?

'Digital India' eliminated middlemen, empowered citizens: Modi (12:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday his Digital India flagship programme empowered citizens by eliminating middlemen' and promoted

Over 100 planets with life-hosting moons identified (11:34)
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Researchers have identified more than 121 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life.

106th Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar, Modi to inaugurate (18:18) IANS Photo Service
Jalandhar (Punjab), June 14 (IANS) The Lovely Professional University (LPU) here on Thursday announced it has been slated to host world's biggest science event - the Indian Science Congress - next year, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate it.

NASA loses contact with Opportunity rover in Martian dust storm (Lead) (16:00)
Washington, June 14 (IANS) NASA engineers have not heard back from Opportunity rover that is caught in an unprecedented sandstorm on Mars, leading to speculation that it might be dead, the US space agency has said.

Cabinet approves agreement with France on science, health research (19:48)
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an agrrement between the ICMR and France's INSERM for cooperation in the field of medical, life science and health research, an official statement said.

Neuroscientists decode brain of blind patient who can see motion (18:32)
Toronto, June 13 (IANS) In an extremely rare case, neuroscientists have mapped the brain of a Scottish woman who is blind but has developed the remarkable ability to see objects in motion, an advance that reveals how visual and cognitive functions go together.

NASA's unmanned aircraft flies solo through US public airspace (13:46) IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 13 (IANS) NASA has successfully flown its remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft, opening the doors to services ranging from monitoring and fighting forest fires, to providing new emergency search and rescue operations.

Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by Armstrong (10:58)
Washington, June 13 (IANS) A woman has sued NASA to make sure that the US space agency doesn't take back a piece of moon gifted to her by Neil Armstrong -- the first person to walk on the lunar surface.

Swiss Parliament says no to cannabis use in scientific studies (07:52)
Geneva, June 13 (IANS) The Swiss Parliament has rejected a motion to allow the use of cannabis in scientific studies investigating the drug's effects.

Japan launches surveillance satellite to monitor N.Korea (13:48)
Tokyo, June 12 (IANS) Japan on Tuesday launched a surveillance satellite to monitor North Korea's military installations and take pictures of areas affected by natural disasters.

NASA's Opportunity rover halted over Martian dust storm (13:30) IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 12 (IANS) NASA's Opportunity rover's science operations have been temporarily suspended as it waits out a growing dust storm on Mars, the US space agency said in a statement.

Plant fossil analysis may help predict climate change (12:16)
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Chinese scientists are using plant fossil data to understand climate change in a study on the Oligocene climate, according to Tuesday's Science and Technology Daily.

Indian weather forecasters to focus on dust storms (17:26) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) Indian weather forecasting agencies will focus their energies on predicting dust storms, which have claimed more than 100 lives across north India this summer, a senior official said on Monday.

12,000-yr-old rock painting found in China (15:42)
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) Archaeologists have confirmed that a rock painting discovered in the Lesser Khingan Mountains in China's Heilongjiang province dates back 12,000 years.

Global problems warrant global solutions: US scientist (14:02)
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) Global problems, including those related to climate and ocean sciences, warrant global solutions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) chief scientist Craig McLean said here on Monday.

Remains of prehistoric rhinos, horses unearthed in Greece (15:32)
Athens, June 10 (IANS) Paleontologists have discovered the remains of prehistoric mammals that once roamed the region some 7.2 million years ago, images released on Sunday revealed.

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