Gorilla Koko who mastered sign language dies

New York |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST

Koko the gorilla, who appeared on National Geographic magazine cover, could chat, tease and even argue with scientists using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46.

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Water quality testing brings Kentucky and eastern Indian students together

Kolkata |Friday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST

Students from ten schools of east India and twelve from US' Kentucky state collaborated in a project culminating on Friday that explored water quality in the two far-off parts of the globe.

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Long-extinct gibbon skeleton found in ancient Chinese tomb

London |Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST

Researchers have identified a new genus and species of now extinct gibbon in the tomb of an ancient Chinese noble woman.

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Why humans transitioned from claws to nails

New York |Thursday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST

Ever imagined why humans transitioned from having claws to nails? It is because we humans developed complex social structures and can rely on others for grooming, finds a study.

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NASA releases national strategy to defend Earth from asteroid attack

Washington |Thursday, 2018 2:15:44 PM IST

In a key step to defend Earth from potentially devastating risks of near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets -- whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth, NASA has released a federal

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NASA's Curiosity rover captures images of Martian dust storm

Washington |Thursday, 2018 2:15:39 PM IST

With NASA engineers yet to make contact with the Opportunity Mars rover due to a massive storm on the Red Planet, scientists are pinning their hopes on learning more about Martian dust storms from ima

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India discovers sub-Saturn size planet

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST

The Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) has discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet (with mass equivalent to 27 Earths and size six times of Earth's radius) around a Sun-l

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How do dogs understand human emotions?

London |Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

Ever wondered how your canine is able to read your facial expressions, understand the tone of your voice? It is because they use different parts of their brains to process negative and positive human

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Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST

While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sen

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New NASA instrument to monitor plant water use from space

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 5:15:08 PM IST

NASA plans to install on the International Space Station (ISS) an instrument that will measure the temperature of plants from space, enabling researchers to determine plant water use and to study how

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Trump orders creation of 'Space Force'

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:08 AM IST

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.

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Volcanic eruptions behind mysterious Martian rock formation: Study

Washington |Monday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST

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.

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