Scientists reveal 4.4 million galaxies in new map
The map reveals an astonishingly detailed radio image of more than 4.4 million objects and a very dynamic picture of our Universe, which now has been made public for the first time. The vast majority of these objects are billions of light years away and are either galaxies that harbour massive black holes or are rapidly growing new stars.
Cancer cure: BHU scientists develop new variety of Rishyagandha
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) scientists have developed a new variety of medicinal plant Rishyagandha which has the properties to treat all types of cancer, especially cervical. After eight years of long research, the new variety was developed using nano-biotechnology. The research done on the basis of Indian Ayurveda is now being approved by scientists of many countries.
Physicist Deepak Dhar first Indian to be conferred with Boltzmann Medal
The Boltzmann Medal is given every three years by the C3 Commission on Statistical Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) at the Statphys Conference. The Award, comprising a gilded medal, honours outstanding achievements in statistical physics. The award will be given during Statphys 28 to be held in Tokyo from August 8 to 12.
Onset of modern sea level rise began in 1863: Study
Sea-level rise is an important indicator of broader climate changes. Identifying the time of sea-level rise helped researchers to pinpoint the onset of a significant period of climate change. The team used a global database of sea-level records spanning the last 2,000 years. They found that globally Industrial Revolution paved the way for the onset of modern rates of sea-level rise occurred in 1863.
Sea levels to rise 10-12 inches by 2050, rate alarming: Report
Coastal flooding will increase significantly over the next 30 years because of sea level rise, according to the report by an inter-agency sea level rise task force that includes NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other federal agencies.
'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' 2nd trailer tests Sorcerer Supreme's strength
The trailer, according to 'Variety', presents new secrets, including glimpses of Elizabeth Olsen's character of Scarlet Witch potentially breaking bad, and a brief audio cameo from what sounded very much like Patrick Stewart reviving his role as Professor X from the 'X-Men' series. The film is also set after the events that occur in 'WandaVision' and 'Loki', and portrays Doctor Strange teaming up with Wanda Maximoff.
New planet detected around star closest to the Sun
Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the Sun, lying just over four light years away. The newly discovered planet, named Proxima d, orbits Proxima Centauri at a distance of about four million kilometres, less than a tenth of Mercury's distance from the Sun. This candidate planet is the third detected in the system and the lightest yet discovered orbiting this star.
Life-supporting Moons can only form around small planets: Study
Because of the large size of the Moon compared to the planet, it controls the length of Earth's day and governs ocean tides. The moon also stabilises Earth's axis of rotation, which in turn stabilises its mild climate, which is favorable for life. According to the scientists, the Moon was born from a cataclysmic collision of a nascent Earth with a Mars-size world known as Theia.
Masaba Gupta extends social media presence with YouTube channel
The channel aims to deliver knowledge on matters relating to fashion, fitness, beauty, travel, and wellness. Her channel will see the star designer curating short- and long-format videos for her YouTube subscribers. In addition, she will also explore the YouTube shorts sections for quick consumption.
NASA's Mars orbiter finds water flowed on Red Planet longer than thought
Two scientists studying data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found signs of liquid water on the Red Planet as recently as 2 billion to 2.5 billion years ago, meaning water flowed there about a billion years longer than previous estimates. The findings, published in the journal AGU Advances, centre on the chloride salt deposits left behind as icy meltwater flowing across the landscape evaporated.