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SCIENCE NEWS

US scientists find new drug target to treat coronavirus, fight future pandemic

July 08, 2021 1:31 pm

The latest study, published in the journal Science Signaling, provides critical information that could aid drug development against future coronaviruses as well as SARS-CoV-2. The goal, researchers said, is to stop the virus early before people get too sick.

What turned Scotland's sea turquoise in colour?

July 06, 2021 6:31 pm

It was caused by single-celled algae identified as Emiliania huxleyi, a common non-toxic species found in almost all ocean ecosystems.

'Extreme' white dwarf sets cosmic records for small size, huge mass

July 01, 2021 3:06 pm

Scientists said this highly magnetized and rapidly rotating white dwarf is 35 per cent more massive than our sun yet boasts a petite diameter only a bit larger than Earth's moon.

Glacier blood? Watermelon snow? Whatever it’s called, snow shouldn’t be so red.

June 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Researchers are starting to investigate the species that drive alpine algal blooms to better understand their causes and effects.

What exactly is ‘good science’?

May 17, 2021 8:39 am

It doesn’t merely challenge superstition and obscurantism, but also challenges a narrow, one-dimensional definition of itself

A science teacher explains: A shooting star has nothing to do with a star

April 04, 2021 6:23 pm

Shooting stars do have a nomenclature and it might be a little confusing. A meteoroid, meteor and meteorite are the terms used for describing the space debris.

How to nurture the love for science in children

March 21, 2021 6:58 pm

Children who understand the impact that science and the scientific community hold in our lives, are more interested to learn the subject.

With maiden meeting of SKAO Council, process to set up world's largest radio telescope takes off

February 04, 2021 11:07 pm

India will lead and deliver the Telescope Manager system, nicknamed the 'nervous system' of the SKAO.

A science teacher explains: Water has baffling properties

September 20, 2020 4:55 pm

Water can move against the force of gravity as seen in capillary action in plants and our blood vessels, can stick together making its surface act like a stretched membrane by virtue of its property of surface tension enabling small insects to walk on it.

Science news June 8 - 13: Brain damage due to Covid-19 and more in science this week

June 14, 2020 9:02 am

We are starting a weekly wrap of important science stories of the week. Here’s everything that happened from June 8 to June 13, 2020.

SCIENCE PHOTOS

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing: Here's everything you need to know

May 28, 2016 11:39 am

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the third time on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean. Here's all you need to know.

SCIENCE VIDEOS

NYT ScienceTake: What ducks hear underwater

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Scientists from the University of Delaware have created a hearing test for ducks. This is an important step. Watch here what they found.

Origin stories: Where the Global Positioning System or GPS came from

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Can you imagine your smartphone without the GPS? If not, you might want to thank god (or the scientists at MIT) for this day. See more: https://bit.ly/2Ld0BOG