92 monkeypox cases confirmed in 12 countries, may spread globally: WHO
The 12 countries -- the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden -- are not endemic for monkeypox virus, meaning the virus is not typically found unlike some countries in Central and West Africa.
Covid-19: How Omicron infection turbo-charges vaccinated people’s immunity
A pair of studies have shown that Omicron infection produced even better immune responses than a booster shot in vaccinated patients. The data comes as Omicron continue to fuel outbreaks around the world, most notably in China.
Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the Moon
The ground-breaking experiment, detailed in the journal Communications Biology on Thursday, has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the Moon. "This research is critical to NASA's long-term human exploration goals," said Bill Nelson, the head of the US space agency. "We'll need to use resources found on the Moon and Mars to develop food sources for future astronauts living and operating in deep space."
Earth Day 2022: Google doodle highlights climate change's impact on planet
The world is celebrating the annual Earth Day today to promote global awareness about environmental protection and conservation. Google too dedicated a doodle on the occasion addressing one of the most pressing topics of the time: Climate change.
Sun emits massive solar flare that may impact radio, satellite communications
The Sun on Wednesday unleashed a massive solar flare that has the potential to impact satellite communications and global positioning systems, the Centre of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) said.
First audio recorded on Mars reveals two speeds of sound
The first audio recordings on Mars reveal a quiet planet with occasional gusts of wind where two different speeds of sound would have a strange delayed effect on hearing, scientists said Friday. The study confirmed for the first time that the speed of sound is slower on Mars, travelling at 240 metres per second, compared to Earth's 340 metres per second.
Chinese rocket, not Falcon 9, will hit moon on March 4, confirms Indian-led team
A US research team co-led by an Indian-origin space scientist who once dabbled in Tamil movies claims to have found near-conclusive evidence that a "rocket stage" from a 2014 experimental Chinese lunar mission rather than Falcon 9, built by Elon Musk's SpaceX, will slam into the far side of the moon on March 4.
International Space Station will plunge into Pacific in 2031: NASA
According to NASA, the ISS, launched in 1998, will be "de-orbited" in January 2031. Once out of orbit the space station will make a dramatic descent before splash-landing in Point Nemo, which is about 2,700 km from any land and has become known as the space cemetery- a final resting place for decommissioned space stations, old satellites and other human space debris