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In 1992, 1,700 scientists including almost all of the living Nobel laureates at the time, signed a World Scientists Warning to Humanity. Global trends have only worsened since then. Deforestation…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • November 17, 2017
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Researchers have been studying planets for decades now in a quest to discover how they are formed. A few mysteries related to planet formation may have been answered in the form of images of a…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • October 16, 2017
  • 573 views

There are countless theories by scientists about how life first appeared and evolved on the Earth. But now a new study that specifically focuses on how animals appeared on the Earth points to the…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • August 17, 2017
  • 526 views

As of August 2, 2017, humans have used up their annual allowance for water, soil, and clean air. So from this day forward, the resources we consume are not sustainable.

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • August 3, 2017
  • 596 views

According to a new study, a supernova explosion caused an intergalactic transfer i.e. there was movement of matter between galaxies. This implies that humans as well as much of the material in the…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 28, 2017
  • 551 views

The physical and chemical properties of real space dirt cannot be replicated by artificial space dirt. This is a cause of concern as it could lead to misleading research results. An asteroid-…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 12, 2017
  • 559 views

Sleep is extremely important for humans to remain healthy. Nick Obradovich, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a research scientist at…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 29, 2017
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While it is known that a large bulk of the mass of our galaxy lies in the dark matter i.e. matter that does not emit any electromagnetic radiation of any kind, until…

  • Editage Insights
  • April 19, 2017
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Mars is known as the red planet while Jupiter is the one with rings. However, according to a latest theory by Prudue University researchers – David Minton, assistant…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 22, 2017
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NASA’s Spritzer Space Telescope has discovered seven Earth-sized exoplanets that are likely to have liquid water. All seven planets closely circle around a single…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 23, 2017
  • 3k views

Cosmologists’ standard model of the universe assumes that the universe expands identically in all directions. A team of researchers at the University College London…

  • Editage Insights
  • September 29, 2016
  • 3.1k views

Researchers at the James Cook University studied the ecological effect of humans on the planet and found that around 97% of Earth's biologically richest regions have ecological footprints of…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 26, 2016
  • 3.4k views

A team of astronomers led by the University of Arizona, USA, have discovered an exoplanet, named HD 131399Ab, which has three stars. As a result, it likely experiences…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 11, 2016
  • 4.5k views

An international team of researchers has released the new World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness, which shows that the Milky Way is hidden from one third of…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 13, 2016
  • 4.1k views

Researchers at the University of East Anglia discovered that ‘Pelagibacterales,’ a group of bacteria, have a significant role to play in maintaining the…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 18, 2016
  • 3.7k views

The interaction between the sun and Earth’s magnetic fields sometimes cause storms of explosive nature in the space near Earth. Understanding these interactions is…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 13, 2016
  • 7.9k views

A team of engineers and marine biologists at the University of California, San Diego, led by Michael Frank, a Ph.D. candidate at the Jacobs School of Engineering…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 4, 2016
  • 3.5k views

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn for more than a decade, has revealed that Saturn’s moon Titan has a sea filled with liquid methane. It is…

  • Editage Insights
  • April 27, 2016
  • 3.9k views

Fertilizers are widely used around the world, and the effect of the chemicals in fertilizers on water and soil are immense. In particular, phosphorus has become…

  • Editage Insights
  • April 15, 2016
  • 4.2k views

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oregon State University, and the U.S. Coast Guard wanted to establish a standard for…

  • Sneha Kulkarni
  • March 3, 2016
  • 5.2k views

Physicists with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the groundbreaking announcement that they have detected the…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 12, 2016
  • 4.7k views

The All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), a project that comprises small telescopes worldwide to observe the universe for any bright objects, has…

  • Editage Insights
  • January 17, 2016
  • 9.9k views

Climate scientists have proposed different ways of countering global warming that has warmed the planet – for instance, pumping water-based sulphate spray into the sky…

  • Editage Insights
  • October 27, 2015
  • 5.5k views

The opinion of scientists is divided about the relation between mass extinctions and impact craters caused by asteroid and comet showers on Earth. Now two researchers…

  • Editage Insights
  • October 22, 2015
  • 4.4k views

A team of researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, discovered evidence for an unanticipated role of electrons in creating the…

  • Editage Insights
  • October 8, 2015
  • 4.2k views

Researchers at the Department of Geography at CU-Boulder published the findings of the longest and largest study of wildfires in Amazon…

  • Editage Insights
  • September 8, 2015
  • 4.6k views

While studying Lake Fryxell, a frigid Antarctic lake, geoscientists at the University of California, Davis, discovered a thin layer of green bacteria that was…

  • Editage Insights
  • September 2, 2015
  • 5k views

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers from the U.S. have discovered a planet that they believe is significantly similar to Earth. This planet that has…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 24, 2015
  • 7.3k views

An influential group of US astronomers have proposed the building of the High-Definition Space Telescope (HDST), the biggest and most advanced space telescope,…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 7, 2015
  • 6.3k views

Pluto, the dwarf planet, has five satellites out of which three satellites named Styx, Nix, and Hydra have become gravitationally locked and are moving together…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 5, 2015
  • 5.4k views

Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology and Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden, studied supermassive black holes to find out whether they were…

  • Editage Insights
  • April 21, 2015
  • 6.2k views

A group of researchers, including Dr. John Pasley of the York Plasma Institute, Department of Physics, discovered that stars generate sound. Read more…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 26, 2015
  • 5.2k views

A team of Japanese researchers found an unusual community of bacteria thriving in the canyon called Challenger Deep. The microscopic bacteria are called heterotrophs,…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 25, 2015
  • 6.2k views

An international group of astronomers has made a significant discovery using NASA’s Keplar spacecraft. Three planets that are just a little bigger than Earth have been…

  • Editage Insights
  • January 20, 2015
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Giant sand dunes make up the surface of Titan, Saturn’s moon, and these dunes made of hydrocarbon particles may have existed for thousands of years…

  • Editage Insights
  • December 9, 2014
  • 7.7k views

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Philae spacecraft created history when it landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The spacecraft began its journey to…

  • Editage Insights
  • November 13, 2014
  • 5.9k views

A group of astronomers has analyzed telescope data collected over 12 years and found a signal that could be the first ever detection of dark matter. The dark matter…

  • Editage Insights
  • October 20, 2014
  • 6.6k views

Could water have been one of the planet-forming materials in the Solar System? Ilsedore Cleeves, an astrochemist conducted a study wherein she created a…

  • Editage Insights
  • September 29, 2014
  • 7.8k views

Latest findings suggest that Saturn's rings originated around 4.4 billion years ago. NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has measured…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 20, 2014
  • 10.5k views

In mid-July, a mysterious 30-meter-wide crater was spotted in the frozen Yamal peninsula in Siberia. Although many theories abounded over the cause of the crater,…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 5, 2014
  • 9.6k views