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Tiny bird-like dinosaur with rainbow feathers discovered

BEIJING: Scientists have discovered 161 million-year-old fossils of a tiny bird-like dinosaur from China that sported flashy rainbow feathers and a bony crest on its snout to attract mates. Researchers conducted the first in-depth study of the dinosaur named Caihong juji. “Iridescent colouration is well known to be linked to sexual selection and signalling, and we report its earliest evidence ... Read More »

Telangana: Call to popularise bicycles

Increased usage of motor vehicles results in pollution: Walkers’ association Warangal: In their bid to create awareness among the people about the damage being caused to the environment due to excessive use of motor vehicles, the Tricities walkers’ association has conducted a bicycle rally urging the citizens to use bicycles as much as possible. The rally was conducted from Kakatiya University ... Read More »

Will the world shake with more large earthquakes in 2018? Time will tell.

Research linking large earthquakes to changes in the Earth’s spin remains to be tested. Amidst panic over planets that don’t exist and conspiracy theories about the moon landing on Google News this morning, one headline announced a more down-to-Earth sort of doom. “Deadly earthquakes could hit a BILLION people next year because of Earth’s slowing rotation,” warned The Daily Mail. ... Read More »

Breakthrough detects 15 radio bursts from dwarf galaxy; might be from ‘alien’ spacecraft

BENGALURU: In a five-hour-long observation, an Indian scientist working with the $100m Breakthrough Listen project looking for extraterrestrials has detected 15 radio bursts coming from a dwarf galaxy about 3 million light years away from earth. It is being speculated, among other things, that this is an energy source used by extra-terrestrial civilisations to power spacecraft. Breakthrough Listen, in a ... Read More »

Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth ‘solved’

MELBOURNE: Scientists have solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist. Researchers led by The Australian National University (ANU) analysed ancient sedimentary rocks from central Australia, finding that the evolution of animals began with the rise of algae 650 million years ago. “We crushed these ... Read More »

China uses a quantum satellite to transmit potentially unhackable data

China has demonstrated a world first by sending data over long distances using satellites which is potentially unhackable, laying the basis for next generation encryption based on so-called “quantum cryptography”. Last August, China launched a quantum satellite into space, a move which was called a “notable advance” by the Pentagon. Using this satellite, Chinese researchers at the Quantum Experiments at ... Read More »

Mystery planet Nibiru might collide with Earth: Conspiracy theory claims solar eclipse will mark the end of our world

If conspiracy theorists are to be believed, a planet will clash with Earth in September. To further reaffirm this, they believe that the coming solar eclipse will call for the apocalypse. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will witness an eclipse of the sun for the first time in 99 years, where Moon will pass in front ... Read More »