Artist impression of a white dwarf star in orbit with pulsar PSR J2222-0137. It may be the coolest and dimmest white dwarf ever identified. [B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)]

Astronomers Spot Earth-sized Diamond in Space

A team of researchers have detected the faintest and the coldest white dwarf star. Over the ages, the carbon content of the ancient lunar remnants has crystallized thus forming an Earth-size diamond in solar system. Jun 24, 2014

Maternal Exposure to Pesticides linked to Autism in Children

In the study, pregnant women who lived near fields sprayed with pesticides like organophosphates, pyrethroids and carbamates had two-thirds greater risk of giving birth to a child with autism or other developmental delays than others. Jun 23, 2014