Life on Earth may have begun in ponds, not oceans

Life on Earth may have begun in ponds, not oceans

New York, April 13 (IANS) Challenging a common perception, a new study suggests primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for creating Earth’s first life forms, more so than oceans. The findings published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems showed shallow water bodies could have held high concentrations of what many scientists believe to […]

‘Seeing the unseeable’: Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

‘Seeing the unseeable’: Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics – the first-ever photo of a black hole – in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. Black holes are […]

In astrophysics milestone, first photo of black hole expected

In astrophysics milestone, first photo of black hole expected

A supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun is seen in an undated NASA artist’s concept illustration. (REUTERS File Photo) WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters): Scientists are expected to unveil on Wednesday the first-ever photograph of a black hole, a breakthrough in astrophysics providing insight into celestial monsters with gravitational […]

Hackers can easily change MRI, CT scan results

Hackers can easily change MRI, CT scan results

Jerusalem, April 5 (IANS) Patients’ CT and MRI scan results can be easily changed by hackers, thereby deceiving radiologists and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that diagnose malignant tumours, Israeli researchers have warned. The researchers from the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) showed that hackers could access to add or remove medical conditions from lung cancer scans for the […]

Thailand passes internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’

Thailand passes internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’

A man is silhouetted onto an electronic screen displaying prohibited website in Bangkok, Thailand, in this June 19, 2017 illustration photo. (REUTERS File Photo) BANGKOK, February 28 (Reuters): Thailand’s military-appointed parliament on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from businesses and activists over judicial oversight […]

NASA providing daily weather reports for Mars

NASA providing daily weather reports for Mars

Washington, February 21 (PTI) NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide daily weather reports for Mars, thanks to the Red Planet’s newest robotic resident, InSight, mission scientists announced Thursday. “The InSight lander is close to the Martian equator — just north of the equator — so it is experiencing Martian winter,” said Don Banfield, the mission’s […]

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

A self-portrait of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, a combination of multiple frames taken by Opportunity’s panoramic camera (Pancam) during March 22 through March 24, 2014 on planet Mars is seen in this NASA/JPL-Caltech image released on April 17, 2014. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University/Arizona State University/Handout via REUTERS LOS ANGELES, February 14 (Reuters) – Opportunity, a […]

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