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NASA accepts application for new astronauts, visit to mars and moon 

For the first time in more than four years, NASA began accepting applications for future astronauts. Aspiring Moon to Mars explorers can apply till March 31. The call for more astronauts comes at a time when the agency is preparing to send the first woman and next man to the Moon with the Artemis program. […]

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Animal that doesn’t require oxygen! 

Scientists have just discovered that a jellyfish-like parasite doesn’t have a mitochondrial genome – the first multicellular organism known to have this absence. That means it doesn’t breathe; in fact, it lives its life completely free of oxygen dependency. The discovery though made by accident, isn’t just changing our understanding of how life can work […]

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China plans new space station 

China is planning to make a new space station. The programme would be launched in April. A Long March 5B rocket will carry a “trial version” of China’s new spaceship, which is designed to carry crews of up to six people. Previous Chinese spaceships carried up to three taikonauts, the term used to describe Chinese […]

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Out of the world: Get ready for space trip 

The dream of space tourism is coming closer to reality. SpaceX is planning to send up to four private citizens into space to take a trip around Earth. This should happen sometime at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. The spaceflight company announced an agreement with Space Adventures, a space tourism business that […]

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This plastic gold is as pure as your original gold 

Gold is the most-loved metal around the world. As nice as it looks in a watch or ring, pure gold would get too heavy for everyday wear, so it’s often lightened up with alloys. Now, by mixing it with plastic instead of other metals, researchers at ETH Zurich have created a new form of gold […]

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Pompeii’s 2,300-year-old drains can be used even today! 

Pompeii’s ancient drainage system is in such good condition that it is set to be put back into active service, despite being built almost 2,300 years ago. A 1,500ft stretch of tunnels underneath some of the famed Italian city’s most iconic structures was originally built to drain water downhill away from Pompeii’s centre.  Analysis of […]

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Is this Lonavala chikki as Amitabh Bachchan said? 

No, it’s not. As a matter of fact, it’s nowhere close to chikki or popcorn as you may think at the first look. It is the surface of the sun! Yes, and even superstar Amitabh Bachchan confused it with our very own Lonavala Chikki.  A new solar telescope in Hawaii has taken its first photo […]

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This shark can walk. Are you scared yet? 

Researchers have discovered a new species of walking sharks that live in northern Australia and in the shallower parts of New Guinea. A type of shark that has the ability to walk on land may sound scary, but researchers note that walking shark species are quite small and usually eat small fish and invertebrates. The […]

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Make way for robot priest 

The world is going tech-friendly, then why should religion stay behind?  A 400-year-old temple in Japan is trying to rekindle interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest. The temple authorities believe the robot will change the face of the religion.  The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple […]

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Another Earth: NASA discovers habitable planet 

The US space agency NASA has discovered an Earth-size habitable planet which is as close to 100 light years from us.  NASA’s planet finding agency Tess confirmed the statement. The planet, orbiting a star, is part of a multi-planet system around TOI 700, a small, cool M-dwarf star in the Dorado constellation. It’s only about […]