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NASA’s lost balloon recovered from Antarctica

New York, Feb 25 Scientists have recovered a lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it from Antarctica after a year of its flight.

Russian cargo craft arrives at space station

Washington, Feb 24 The unpiloted Russian Progress 66 cargo ship docked at the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station on Friday, NASA said.

Spring coming sooner to Arctic due to climate change

New York, Feb 24 Nature's clock is running fast in the Arctic, thanks to climate change. Due to diminishing sea ice cover, spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters, says a study.

Rare luminous nebula poses cosmic puzzle

New York, Feb 24 Astronomers have spotted an enormous, glowing blob of gas in the distant universe, with no obvious source of power for the light it is emitting.

Space station crew await Russian cargo delivery

Washington, Feb 24 With the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Thursday, the crew are now focusing on a Russian cargo delivery, which is scheduled to arrive on Friday, NASA said.

Focus on building stamina than just weight-loss Experts

New Delhi, Feb 24 Rather than focussing only on weight-loss and a well-toned body, one should have a holistic approach to fitness and build stamina across all areas -- running marathons, lifting weights, cycling, and performing basic daily chores, experts say.

‘2,500 start-ups from Smart India Hackathon’

Kolkata, Feb 23 India will get as many as 2,500 start-ups from the Smart India Hackathon 2017, a 36-hour non-stop digital programming initiative scheduled on April 1-2, an official said here on Thursday.

10 portions of fruits, veggies daily may cut premature deaths

London, Feb 23 Intake of 10 portions or 800 grammes of fruit and vegetables a day may potentially prevent approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say researchers.

Are we alone in the universe? Search closes in on alien life

Washington, Feb 23 In a remarkable step towards answering the question Are we alone in the universe, astronomers have spotted a nearby star with seven Earth-size planets which could harbour liquid water, key to life as we know it, NASA said.

Genital herpes during early pregnancy ups baby’s autism risk

New York, Feb 23 Babies whose mothers had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may be twice at risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) later, say researchers.

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