ISROs Mangalyaan Orbiter Joins MAVEN In Orbit Around Mars

ISRO's Mangalyaan Orbiter Joins MAVEN In Orbit Around Mars

Just days after NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Mars, a probe designed and built in India remains on pace to arrive at the Red Planet on Wednesday morning.

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Report Suggests Global Population Could Top 12 Billion By

The global population could soar well beyond expectations in the years ahead, topping current projections that there will be nine billion men and women living on planet Earth by 2100 by more than two billion, researchers claim in a new study.

DNA Of Modern Europeans Can Be Traced Back To Three Ancient

A comparison of nine ancient genomes to those of modern humans has revealed that present-day Europeans descended from at least three distinct groups of ancient humans, not two as previously believed.

Indias Ahmednagar District Leopards Prefer Mans Best Friend

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that's primarily on the menu – it is man's best friend.

New Viking Fortress Discovered In Denmark

For the first time in over six decades, a new Viking fortress has been discovered in Denmark. The fortress, like the previously excavated ones at Fyrkat, Aggersborg and Trelleborg (all nominated for inscription in UNESCO's list of world heritage sites) is of the Trelleborg-type.

UK Mobile Phone Thieves Target Apple Devices

A mobile phone theft crime wave is sweeping Britain and iPhones are the thieves’ top target.

Climate Change To Increase Forest Fire Danger In Europe

Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts—conditions that will make forests more susceptible to fires.

Analysis Of The Electricity Market In Spain Reveals Wind

A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analyzed the electricity market in Spain from 2008 to 2012, the period that saw the maximum penetration of renewable energy.

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Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.

- Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president.
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