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Earth-sized planet discovered in 'habitable zone'

19 April 2014 | 8027 Views
Washington - The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward - an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of anot...

by Staff Reporter

Human nose capable of discriminating 1 trillion odors

21 March 2014 | 6805 Views
WASHINGTON - Human nose is capable of discriminating at least 1 trillion different odors, a new U.S. study said Thursday.While humans can differentiate among several million different colors ...

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Men and women can't agree, even in their sleep - Study

05 February 2014 | 10836 Views
London - It seems that men and women can't agree - even when asleep.A study of dreams found that even in the dead of night, we are thinking about different things.While men have night...

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First DNA testing centre registered in Zim

10 January 2014 | 9801 Views
The country's first ever DNA testing centre has been registered with the Medical Laboratory and Clinic Scientists Council of Zimbabwe, bringing local solutions to paternity disputes and other civil an...

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Russia successfully launches new Soyuz rocket

29 December 2013 | 7109 Views
Moscow - Russia successfully launched an upgraded version of its Soviet-design Soyuz rocket on Saturday, the Defence Ministry said, giving a boost to the country's troubled space programme.The...

by Reuters

Dogs likely originated from Europe more than 18,000 years ago - Research

18 November 2013 | 6589 Views
WASHINGTON - European and U.S. researchers said last Thursday that wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter-gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became h...

by Tech Reporter

India successfully launches its maiden mission to Mars

06 November 2013 | 6341 Views
NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday successfully launched its maiden mission to Mars from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, thus scripting history by becoming only the fou...

by Tech Reporter

Zimbabwean scientist wins top Africa award

17 October 2013 | 5817 Views
ZIMBABWEAN Sekai Lana Tombe has won the 2013 L'Oréal-UNESCO Regional Fellowship For Women in Science which honours women scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa for their work....

by Staff Reporter

'Microbial battery' to produce electricity from sewage water

17 September 2013 | 2415 Views
WASHINGTON - U.S. researchers said Monday they have created a "microbial battery" that harnesses a special type of microbe to produce electricity by digesting the plant and animal waste dissolved ...

by Staff Reporter

Earth-like exoplanet discovered - completes orbit in mere 8.5 hours

20 August 2013 | 2098 Views
WASHINGTON - U.S. researchers said Monday that they have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet that orbits its host star in the time it takes you to complete a single workday, or get a full night's sle...

by Staff Reporter

NASA releases images of Earth taken from Saturn, Mercury

23 July 2013 | 3451 Views
WASHINGTON - U.S. space agency NASA on Monday released color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two of its interplanetary spacecraft last week that show our planet and its moon as "bright be...

by Xinhua

Researchers find simple way to create stem cells

19 July 2013 | 2828 Views
WASHINGTON - Chinese researchers said Thursday they have developed an "easy and safe way" to create stem cells, a breakthrough that could greatly promote the development of so-called therapeutic cloni...

by Staff Reporter

Gold on Earth might have come from colliding dead stars: research

18 July 2013 | 3197 Views
WASHINGTON - All gold on the Earth might have come from extreme crashes between dense dead stars, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.Gold is not only rare on our planet, but also rare in ...

by Staff Reporter

1ºC of global warming could cause the sea level to rise by 2 metres - Study

16 July 2013 | 2756 Views
VIENNA - The resulting warming of the earth could cause the sea level to rise by more than two metres for each additional celsius degree of warmth, an international research team in Innsbruck, Austria...

by Tech Reporter

Russian rocket crashes in satellites launch

03 July 2013 | 3427 Views
MOSCOW - A Proton-M rocket crashed one minute after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.Live TV broadcast showed that...

by Tech Reporter

Pluto's two smallest moons get official names

03 July 2013 | 2852 Views
WASHINGTON - The two smallest known moons orbiting Pluto have been officially christened by the International Astronomical Union, which is in charge of approving celestial names, the U.S. nonprof...

by Staff Reporter

Scientists in Australia identify 280 craters on the moon

18 June 2013 | 2557 Views
Australian scientists have identified 280 craters on the moon that have never been mapped before, utilizing ultra-high resolution mapping techniques.The researchers at Curtin University in Wes...

by Tech Reporter

First IVF baby born using naturally occurring hormone

18 June 2013 | 3184 Views
The first baby in the world to be born to a woman who was given a naturally occurring hormone to stimulate egg production instead of the usual fertility drugs could herald a safer era of IVF treatment...

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Watch Airbus A350 first flight

14 June 2013 | 3456 Views
Airbus's new A350 plane - deemed a next-generation plane - has lifted off from the southwestern city of Toulouse, with six people on board. To see take off skip video to 61:25. The test flight of the ...

by Airbus

Same-sex marriage has no effect on straight couples - Research

12 June 2013 | 2772 Views
New research published June 11 in the Public Library of Science, show that same-sex marriage has no impact on straight couples."[A] deleterious effect on rates of state rates of opposite sex ...

by Staff Reporter

China successfully launches fifth manned spacecraft

11 June 2013 | 2561 Views
JIUQUAN - China successfully launched its fifth manned spacecraft late Tuesday afternoon, sending three astronauts on the country's longest space trip.With 10 astronauts and six spacecraft lau...

by Tech Reporter

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity finds 'drinkable' water

10 June 2013 | 2969 Views
A Martian rock analyzed by NASA's rover Opportunity contains clays formed in non-acidic water, an environment potentially suitable for the chemistry of ancient life to brew.The solar-powered ...

by Tech Reporter

NASA launches rocket designed to study the formation of the first galaxy

06 June 2013 | 2624 Views
WASHINGTON - U.S. space agency NASA on Wednesday night launched a rocket that carries the Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER) designed to study the formation of the first galaxy.The ...

by Tech Reporter

Sweat linked to men's willingness to work with one another - Study

04 June 2013 | 3729 Views
A pheromone contained in male sweat has been shown in tests to increase men's willingness to work with one another.The chemical, androstadienone, has previously been linked to how attractive w...

by Tech Reporter

White tiger coat caused by single pigment gene mutation: Research

29 May 2013 | 3339 Views
The spectacular white coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study has found.The research, to be published in the June issue of Current Biology, mig...

by Staff Reporter

Chinese biologists find new method to improve cell reprogramming efficiency

27 May 2013 | 2335 Views
LONDON - Sequential introduction of the proteins known to reprogram cells could improve the efficiency of cell reprogramming, according to a new study reported in Nature Cell Biology on Sunday....

by Tech Reporter

Meteoroid strikes moon, causing explosion visible on Earth

18 May 2013 | 3482 Views
A meteoroid struck the surface of the moon recently, causing an explosion that was visible on Earth without the aid of a telescope, NASA reported Friday. But don't be alarmed if you didn't see it; it ...

by Staff Reporter

Nasa has given final approval to first asteroid mission

18 May 2013 | 2605 Views
Washington - The US space agency Nasa has given final approval to the first US mission to fly a spacecraft to an astroid and bring samples of it back to Earth.The mission aims to send the spac...

by Staff Reporter

Stephen Hawking pulls out of Israel conference

09 May 2013 | 2764 Views
Jerusalem - Celebrated British physicist Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a June conference hosted by Israel's President Shimon Peres, joining an academic boycott of the Jewish state, event organiser...

by Tech

Predicted rise in sea threatens biodiversity in the Pacific: study

10 April 2013 | 2603 Views
VIENNA - The predicted rise in sea level in the Pacific in future will lead to heavy losses of habitat that will threaten numerous species, a new study showed on Tuesday.Conducted by research...

by Staff Reporter

Scientists discover a way to 'read' people's dreams

05 April 2013 | 3565 Views
Scientists in Japan said Friday they had found a way to "read" people's dreams, using MRI scanners to unlock some of the secrets of the unconscious mind.Researchers have managed what they sai...

by Tech Reporter

Men have natural aversion to sex with best friends' wives - Study

24 March 2013 | 11289 Views
A new US study finds that men may have a natural aversion to the idea of having sex with their best friends' wives.A University of Missouri study has found that adult males' testosterone level...

by Staff Reporter

First Nanotechnology Centre launched in Zim

21 March 2013 | 3992 Views
THE first ever Zimbabwe International Nanotechnology Centre was launched in Harare early this week.The launch was made possible through a partnership between the State University of New York a...

by Tech Reporter

Birds once had four wings - Study

19 March 2013 | 3892 Views
In order to achieve bipedal flight, birds first had to ditch two hind wings over the course of their evolution, according to a study to be published Friday in the journal Science.Recently, sev...

by Tech reporter

Elderly people who play video games report better sense of emotional well-being

06 March 2013 | 4105 Views
Washington - Older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being, North Carolina State University researchers say.Researchers asked 140 people aged 63 and older how ...

by Staff Reporter

China to use modified rocket for upcoming moon landing mission

01 March 2013 | 3287 Views
A rocket expert said Friday that China has developed a modified model of the Long March-3B carrier rocket for an upcoming moon landing mission to be completed by the Chang'e-3 moon orbiter.The...

by Staff Reporter

NASA discovers new radiation belt around Earth

01 March 2013 | 3749 Views
WASHINGTON - The Van Allen Probes mission has discovered a previously unknown third radiation belt around Earth, U.S. space agency NASA announced Thursday.Previous observations of Earth's Van ...

by Tech Reporter

Ability of the brain to protect Itself from damage revealed

25 February 2013 | 2914 Views
TEHRAN - The origin of an innate ability the brain has to protect itself from damage that occurs in stroke has been explained for the first time.The Oxford University researchers hope ...

by Tech Reporter

Doctors freeze baby for 4 days to save his life

12 February 2013 | 7086 Views
A newborn baby has been given a second shot at life thanks to pioneering doctors who "froze" his body for a whopping four days to combat his rare heart condition.Edward Ives, now 6 months old,...

by Staff Reporter

NASA Mars rover collects first Martian bedrock sample

11 February 2013 | 3172 Views
NASA's Curiosity rover has used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior, the U.S. space agency said Saturday....

by Staff Reporter

Brainy three-year-old girl becomes the youngest new member of Mensa

09 February 2013 | 6609 Views
A brainy three-year-old has been unveiled as the youngest new member of Mensa - with a higher IQ than Stephen Hawking.Clever Alice Amos has been granted full membership of the brain box societ...

by Staff Reporter

Iran president wants to be the country's first astronaut in space

05 February 2013 | 3969 Views
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made the strange declaration that he is ready to risk of being the county's first astronaut sent into space."I'm ready to be the first Iranian to sacr...

by Tech Reporter

Married men who do house work 'get less sex' - Research

30 January 2013 | 10753 Views
Model husbands who cook, clean and generally help around the house may be missing out in bed, according to researchers.Married men are likely to have less sex if they do a lot of housework, a ...

by Staff Reporter

Scientists help man grow nose on his arm

23 January 2013 | 4886 Views
UK Scientists are helping a man who lost his nose to cancer grow a new one on his ARM.Experts at University College London are using the man's bone marrow cells to help grow a new nose which w...

by Staff Reporter

Russian, U.S. astronauts selected for year-long space mission

27 November 2012 | 3007 Views
Russian federal space agency Roscosmos and the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency NASA have picked up crew members for the future year-long mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Rosc...

by Staff Reporter

Global IT industry shifts towards new era of personal computing

03 September 2012 | 2029 Views
The global information technology (IT) industry is moving from the era of personal computers to a new era of personal computing, a shift that is expected to transform technology, enterprise sectors an...

by Tech Reporter

NASA launches twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes

03 September 2012 | 1914 Views
US space agency NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) launched into the predawn skies last Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.The two satellites, each weighing just less than ...

by Tech Reporter

Scientific proof, bacon sandwich is the best cure for a hangover revealed

23 August 2012 | 3752 Views
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by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe should emulate China by investing in new technology

21 August 2012 | 2140 Views
A Cabinet minister on Monday urged the government to emulate emerging economies such as China by investing heavily in new technologies to accelerate development.Science and Technology Developm...

by New Ziana

NASA releases first images taken by the Curiosity rover

07 August 2012 | 3255 Views
NASA has released the first images taken by the Curiosity rover, after Sunday's successfully landing on the surface of Mars. The black and white pictures were unveiled at a press conference on Monday....

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