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Indian researcher-led team discovers new frog species in Karnataka

Bengaluru March 11 An Indian-led team of international researchers has discovered a new thumbnail-sized species of a frog near the coastal town of Manipal Udupi district in Karnataka.

How Twitter helped solve Milky Way mystery

Toronto, July 20 Taking help from Twitter, two astronomers have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way galaxy.

Decoded What causes vision deterioration in astronauts

New York, Jan 18 Vision deterioration in astronauts is likely owing to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure, say scientists, adding that using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem.

New dwarf galaxy signals presence of dark matter

Washington Aug 20 A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting our Milky Way appears to be radiating gamma rays according to an analysis by physicists at Carnegie Mellon Brown and Cambridge universities.

Listening to music at work may boost team spirit

New York, Aug 24 Listening to upbeat music can have positive effect on the cooperative spirits of individuals working as a team, according to a new study.

E-cigarette use can lead to problematic drinking

London Oct 29 E-cigarette users are significantly more likely to drink problematically than non-users warns a new study.

Rare fossil of horned dinosaur from lost continent found

London Dec 1 A scientist at Britains University of Bath has identified a rare fossil of a dog-sized horned dinosaur from eastern North America -- also called the lost continent of Appalachia.

Australian koalas smarter than average bears Study

Sydney, July 26 The iconic Australian koala has been found to be smarter than an average bear, a new study says.

Traces of meteorite that hit Sweden 460 mn years ago found

London Sep 12 Researchers have found traces of two simultaneous meteorite impacts in the Swedish county of Jamtland - first evidence of a twin strike that occurred around 460 million years ago.

Scientists discover way to turn carbon dioxide into useful fuel

New York, Oct 31 In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the US Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory have accidentally discovered a process to turn carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, into ethanol, a renewable fuel.

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