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3 days ago
US telescope to help scientists solve mystery of dark energy

Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A 45-year-old telescope in the US will create the largest three-dimensional map of the universe, which could help scientists to solve the mystery of dark energy that is believed to drive the accelerating expansion of the universe. The four-metre Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope, put inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak, closed on Monday to have its ...

4 days ago
Message of Dr. Abdus Salam docu: 'Intolerance is damaging to human spirit, soul', says director (Lead,

Chicago, Feb 12 (IANS) The baffling and paradoxical life of Dr. Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani and Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Physics, is a subject of a compelling documentary by New York-based Indian American filmmaker Anand Kamalakar. Salam (1926-1996) is a dichotomous figure in the world of science. He once said: I would never have started to work on the subject (physics) if I ...

4 days ago
Message of Dr. Abdus Salam docu: 'Intolerance is damaging to human spirit, soul', says director

Chicago, Feb 12 (IANS) The baffling and paradoxical life of Dr. Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani and Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Physics, is a subject of a compelling documentary by New York-based Indian American filmmaker Anand Kamalakar. Salam (1926-1996) is a dichotomous figure in the world of science. He once said: I would never have started to work on the subject (physics) if I ...

5 days ago
How Darul Umoor is turning madrassa graduates into change agents of society

Srirangapatna (Karnataka), Feb 11 (IANS) Surrounded by a cluster of coconut trees and at a stone's throw from the tomb of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan in this town near Mysuru, Darul Umoor at first glance looks like a farmhouse. But inside, it is a unique coming together of science and spirit, imparting scientific knowledge and nurturing multiple skills and abilities while promoting Islamic kno...

8 days ago
'Nuclear A-B-C' for chilren on 30th anniversary of Indo-Russian n-coop

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The 30th anniversary of the start of Indo-Russian cooperation in nuclear energy was marked here on Thursday with the launch of the Nuclear A-B-C booklet for chilren designed to create awareness about the power of the atomic particle. The nuclear alphabet in Hindi, English and Russian, published by the Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom, was released at the ...

10 days ago
Massive reserves of mercury found in Arctic permafrost

Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that permafrost in the northern hemisphere stores massive amounts of natural mercury and a warming climate could release large amounts of this dangerous toxin that may cause neurological effects in humans and animals, ranging from motor impairment to birth defects. The scientists measured mercury concentrations in permafrost cores from...

10 days ago
Ozone layer still depleting: Study

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, the ozone layer which protects life on Earth from high-energy radiation is actually thinning out in the lower stratosphere, new research has found. In the 20th century, when excessive quantities of ozone-depleting chlorinated and brominated hydrocarbons were released into the atmosphere, the ozone layer in the stratosphere -- at altitudes of...

13 days ago
International students asked to solve Taj Mahal's yellowing

Moscow/Agra, Feb 2 (IANS) Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains off the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have been posed this problem at an international science contest underway in the Taj city. The eighth International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) of Russia is underway in Agra with India being re...

13 days ago
International students asked to solve Taj Mahal's yellowing

Moscow/Agra, Feb 2 (IANS) Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains off the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have been posed this problem at an international science contest underway in the Taj city. The eighth International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) of Russia is underway in Agra with India being re...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

14 days ago
Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide

Havana, Feb 2 (IANS) Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, has killed himself after being treated for depression, Cuban state media announced. He was 68 years old and took his life on Thursday. Popularly called Fidelito, he was the only child of the Cuban revolutionary leader and his first wife, Mirta Diaz-Balart. He had been in a dee...

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