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Bengaluru | Jun 28
A burst of radio waves, three-billion light years away, to shed light on the ‘missing matter’

A team of researchers, led by Prof. Keith Bannister at the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, observed a burst of radio waves, three-billion light years away, using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. This could shed light on the ‘missing matter’.

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Arunachal Pradesh | Jun 14
Image: Tightly rosetted morph of Asiatic golden cat by Sahil Nijhawan/Panthera/APFD

A team of the local Idu Mishmi people led by Dr Sahil Nijhawan from ZSL and UCL, placed cameras in the jungles of Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh to understand the distribution of medium and large-sized mammals. Among the images, they found many pictures of differently coloured, medium sized cats—all of which were Asiatic golden cats. The study also marks the first discovery of the tightly-rosetted morph of the golden cats in the world.

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Bengaluru | May 3
Scientists observe the first ever merger of a neutron star and a black hole

On April 26 2019, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo Interferometer detected gravitational waves from a possible black hole-neutron star collision thought to have taken place 1.2 billion light years away. The event was observed by both LIGO observatories, based in Louisiana and Washington state in the USA, and the Virgo facility based in the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) in Italy.

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Bengaluru | Apr 23
Five science journalists receive the first India Science Media Fellowships

In a recent announcement, five journalists have been awarded the India Science Media Fellowships—a first of its kind fellowship in India that is designed to support Indian journalists to build a body of science-based journalistic work.

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Bengaluru | Apr 22
In spite of subsidies, haemodialysis costs push families to financial distress, finds study

A team of international researchers examine the cost burden of haemodialysis and found that about nine in ten households found it hard to meet the expenses, in spite of subsidies. 

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Bengaluru | Apr 18
Quenching cities' thirst with rural water

An international team of researchers investigate the prevalence of water reallocations, from rural areas to cities, throughout the world to understand its drivers, conflicts and policy implications.

 

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Bengaluru | Apr 15

Southern India, now battered with the scorching heat, is awaiting the monsoon showers that bring some respite during the month of June. It looks like the wait would not be too long and well worth it. In a press release issued today, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the southwest monsoon rainfall over the country, on the whole, is likely to be normal.

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Bengaluru | Apr 12
Each year, about 350,000 new cases of asthma reported among kids in India

Researchers from the USA and Canada estimated the incidence of asthma among children across the world that is triggered by nitrogen dioxide—a major constituent of the vehicular exhaust. 

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Mumbai | Apr 11
The world’s ‘third pole’ might have 27% less ice than thought previously, reveals study

Researchers from Switzerland, Germany, Austria and India have calculated the distribution of ice thickness or the volume of ice in the glaciers present across the globe.

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Bengaluru | Apr 10
The first ever photograph of a black hole at the centre of M87 [Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope Consortium]

Scientists have revealed the first ever photograph of a supermassive black hole present at the heart of the distant galaxy Messier 87 in the Virgo constellation. The image, released today shows the shadow of a black hole.

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