Science & Health
Barren Island volcano erupts again: Here's all you need to know about the only active volcano in India
A SpaceX Dragon craft made a successful launch on 19 February carrying supplies to the International Space Station. The first mission by Elon Musks company, since a test rocket exploded on the launch pad in September 2016 at Cape Canaveral, went smoothly despite being somewhat delayed.
Feb 20, 2017
Plankton-eating basking shark can reach lengths of up to 12 metres, making it the largest fish in British waters. In the largest study to date, scientists have tracked down its movements during the winter, showing a number of sharks swim south, and spend the season in the sun, off the coasts of Spain, Portugal and North Africa.
Feb 20, 2017
Reason why SpaceX has deferred Mars mission launch date; Falcon Heavy to carry Dragon spacecraft to space in 2020
Heavy rainfall and strong winds have led to the evacuation of 100 homes in California. The severe storm caused California’s heaviest rainfall in six years. The latest storm follows months of wet weather in the state, ending a drought that began in 2011.
Feb 18, 2017
- Hormone-eating macrophages behind high blood pressure, finds new study
- Bernard b, nearest exoplanet found; Alien life possible there, say Spanish astrophysicists
- China's Chang'e-4 sprouts cotton plant on Moon, and now its dead
- Existence of alien life is something we can never cover up, says NASA official
- Aliens waiting for humans in interstellar space? Harvard researcher claims so