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Camera captures night sky spiral after SpaceX rocket launch

A camera atop Hawaii’s tallest mountain has captured what looks like a spiral swirling through the night sky.

The Auckland floods are a sign of things to come – the city needs stormwater systems fit for climate change

The torrential rain came from a storm in the north Tasman Sea linked to a source of moisture from the tropics.

Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift: study

The world is trying to switch from electricity produced by burning fossil fuels to cleaner wind and solar power, but some people have worried that there aren’t enough rare earth minerals to make the green electricity switch

New blood test can detect Alzheimer's 3.5 years before diagnosis

Neurogenesis occurs in an important part of the brain called the hippocampus that is involved in learning and memory.

Large mammals shaped the evolution of humans: Here's why it happened in Africa

It’s not generally recognised how unique features of Africa’s ecology were responsible for the crucial evolutionary transitions.

Poor literacy linked to worse mental health problems: Study

Little or no literacy disproportionately affects women, the researchers found in the first study that looks at the association between mental health and literacy on a global scale

Worst impacts of sea level rise will hit earlier than thought: Study

Analyses of data showed two metres of sea-level rise would cover up to 2.4 times the land area as observed by radar-based elevation models.

Phew! Truck-sized asteroid misses Earth

Asteroid 2023 BU whizzed past without incident and back out into the blackness of space.

The third human landing on the moon

On February 5, 1971, Apollo 14 made a successful landing on the lunar surface, thereby becoming the third human landing on the moon after Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. A.S.Ganesh gives an overview of the Apollo 14 mission and some lessons we learnt from it…

India’s first mission to study the Sun will be launched by June-July: ISRO chairman 

The Aditya-L1 mission will be launched by ISRO to the L1 orbit (which is the first Lagrangian point of the Sun-Earth system). L1 orbit allows Aditya-L1 to look at the Sun continuously.

Explained | Japan’s decision to flush Fukushima wastewater into the ocean

Japan plans to start flushing 1.2 million tonnes of water from the embattled nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean from this year.

 Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: on marine mammals

Test your science quotient with this quiz.

Scientific study on sea erosion begins at Kozhikode's Kappad

Kappad is the only beach in Kerala to get the International Blue Flag certificate, an award given to beaches that meet strict guidelines on ensuring eco-friendly measures, safety, and hygiene

Earth's inner core rotating slower than surface, study suggests

Exactly how the inner core rotates has been a matter of debate between scientists— and the latest research is expected to prove controversial.

What makes chocolate so irresistible?

Studying edible phase change materials such as chocolate can be extremely beneficial as it can help design healthier food.

Sea spiders can regrow body parts, not just limbs: study

Different types of arthropods such as centipedes, spiders, and other insects can regrow limbs after a loss.

How three dust specks reveal an asteroid's secrets

Three minute particles from an asteroid show some of these space rocks are vastly older than was thought, and are much tougher.

Watch | What is ChatGPT?

A video explaining ChatGPT, an advanced AI-powered chatbot that has taken the world by storm

Cold weather brings itchy, irritated, dry and scaly skin – here’s how to treat eczema and other skin conditions and when to see a doctor

Heading into the winter months, common dermatological conditions can develop or worsen in response to the cold.