China to send monkeys into space to study reproduction

As China completes the construction of its space station, scientists are planning to do life science research in zero gravity with astronauts taking the lead onboard Tiangong. China is planning to launch a monkey to test reproduction in space, according to a report in South China Morning Post. The Chinese Academy of…

Scientists discover unique protein that could treat infertility, name it after goddess of motherhood

Scientists have for the first time discovered a protein that plays a critical role during sperm-egg adhesion and fusion that could help in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. The new discovery could also pave the way for the development of better contraceptives. The protein has been named Maia, the Greek…

Scientists have for the first time named a heatwave. They call it Joe

As the world reels under the impact of climate change and heatwaves wreak havoc in several countries, leading to wildfires, drying up of rivers, and unpredictable droughts, scientists have for the first time given it a name. Just as cyclones have a name, the Spanish heatwave has been named Joe. The name has been…

Can we grow food without sunlight? Scientists debut artificial photosynthesis

The Sun is the source of energy for all lifeforms on Earth, however, what happens if that permanently glowing bulb begins to dim? Scientists have now come up with a new way to replicate the process of photosynthesis without sunlight. Photosynthesis is a process that converts sunlight into energy and plant life thrives…

Did climate contribute to the emergence of modern-day humans? Scientists now have answers

The story of human evolution on a planet that has just been a few billion years old has always been intriguing and a team of scientists have now found how climate and other planetary conditions influenced their movement on the surface. Climate shifts over the last 2 million years have long been believed to have a…

Pluto is alive! Scientists confirm volcanoes of ice, not seen anywhere in solar system, erupting on surface

Nearly 16 years after it was declared unfit to be a planet, it seems Pluto still has the power to pull us back into the mysteries it’s hiding on the surface. A new study now hints at mysterious volcanoes of ice being spotted on the surface, the likes of which are not seen anywhere else in the solar system. Led by…

Scientists use stem cells to create models of pre-embryos

Scientists are using human stem cells to create a structure that mimics a pre-embryo and can serve as a research alternative to a real one. They say these “blastoids” provide an efficient, ethical way to study human development and pursue biomedical discoveries in fertility and contraception. The latest effort was…

India will deploy 6G technology by 2024, says Communication Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

India will roll out and deploy 6G technology by 2024, Minister of Communication, Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday. He noted that the required permissions have been given to scientists and engineers working on the technology. Vaishnaw noted that 6G technology will be rolled out using indigenously developed hardware…

Climate change, tectonic movement changing course of Himalayan glaciers: Study

With climate change aggravating the melting of glaciers across the world, scientists have for the first time spotted a rare event in the Himalayan glaciers. It has abruptly changed its main course and scientists are attributing it to climate change and tectonic movements. Indian researchers were studying an unnamed…

Explained: Why is Nasa intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid

When the Dart mission launches on November 24, scientists will be on their toes to attempt a first of its kind event in deep space – crashing a spacecraft purposely in an asteroid. As the spacecraft hits the celestial object, scientists are hoping it will change the orbit of the asteroid and demonstrate a unique…