Why Earth is now brimming with life

Our results depend on the lifetime of stars, which in turn depend on their mass

London: Why does life on Earth exist now, rather than at some point in the distant past or future? Researchers probably have an answer to this now. Our results depend on the lifetime of stars, which in turn depend on their mass A study by a team, including astrophysicists from University of Oxford raises the possibility that we Earthlings might be the More...

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These massive stars also burn through their fuel much more quickly
By Agencies On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Young massive star identified in the Milky Way

London: A team of astronomers has identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the universe are formed. These massive stars also burn More...

Some 34,500 homes were in the evacuation area
By Agencies On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Over 80,000 warned to evacuate raging California wildfire

Los Angeles: An evacuation order has been issued for over 80,000 people due to a massive wildfire that has ripped through rural communities outside Los Angeles, California. Some 34,500 homes were in the evacuation More...

The Indian army has been roped in to rescue stranded villagers in Rewa
By Agencies On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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80 villages submerged affecting over 25,000 by floods in MP

Bhopal: Over 80 villages have been submerged and around 25,000 persons affected in Rewa and Satna districts of Madhya Pradesh due to torrential rains that have lashed the Vindhya region for the last three days. The More...

Several hectares of agriculture land has been inundated after a cloud burst in Uttarkashi
By Agencies On Saturday, August 13th, 2016
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Rain continues to wreak havoc in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Heavy rains continued to affect most parts of Uttarakhand damaging the trek to Kedarnath, officials said on Saturday. Several hectares of agriculture land has been inundated after a cloud burst in Uttarkashi Several More...

All KMC mayor-in-council members rushed to the headquarters to monitor the situation
By IANS On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Teenager electrocuted as heavy showers throw Kolkata life off gear

Kolkata: A teenager got electrocuted and harried commuters had to negotiate waterlogged streets and traffic snarls as life was thrown out of gear in the city following heavy monsoon showers on Monday evening. All More...

Waste at Camp Century covers 55 hectares, roughly the size of 100 football fields
By Agencies On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Melting ice may release Cold War-era radioactive waste

Toronto: Climate change is threatening to release hazardous radioactive waste from an abandoned camp thought to be buried forever in the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research has found. Waste at Camp Century covers More...

There are high levels of methylmercury in our ecosystems
By Agencies On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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Toxic mercury found in Antarctic sea ice

Melbourne: Australian scientists have discovered a toxic form of mercury in Antarctic’s atmosphere and sea ice. There are high levels of methylmercury in our ecosystems The study, led by a team from the University More...

These massive stars also burn through their fuel much more quickly
By Agencies On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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Heart of Milky Way devoid of young stars

Tokyo: There is a huge region around the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, which is devoid of young stars, an international team of astronomers has found. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy containing many billions More...

The projects include development of ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Rudraprayag to Guptkashi
By Agencies On Monday, August 1st, 2016
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Green signal for Namami Gange projects worth Rs 400 crore

New Delhi: The empowered steering committee (ESC) of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) on Monday approved various projects worth around Rs 400 crore, officials said. The projects include development of More...