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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
  • 820 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
  • 578 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
  • 1.7k 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
  • 1.3k 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
  • 1.2k 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
  • 3.8k views

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
  • 3.8k views

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
  • 4.4k views