Scientists, for the first time, have got direct proof of recovering ozone layer, as the level of ozone-destroying chlorine is declining in the global atmosphere. American space agency NASA announced that measurements by an instrument on its Aura satellite showed that there is a 20% decline in ozone layer depletion,...
The government of UK has announced that it will spend £12.5 billion (US$16.5 billion) in 2021–22 on research and development (R&D), which is an increase of £500 million on what is planned for the year before. The government said that it will work with the industry to take the spending...
Belgian scientist Erik Jacquemy has been selected for the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for popularization of science. He was selected for his commitment to disseminate knowledge about the sciences among the general public. Jacquemy, an expert in scientific communication, science centres, science museums and interactive museums, and who hold a a degree...
Connor Bamford, University of Glasgow and John McLauchlan, University of Glasgow The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects around 1% of the human population and is a devastating pathogen. In most people, it silently infects the liver for decades, often causing life-threatening inflammation, scarring and even cancer. How the virus achieves...
Year 2016 was the warmest year on record and the global average sea surface temperatures was also the highest on record, says 27th annual 'State of the Climate' report, 2016, of American Meteorological Society. The report prepared by nearly 500 scientists from 60 countries said that he global average sea...
Life below the earth surface is far more complex and diverse than previously thought, scientists have found. A study has estimated that at least 15bn and 23bn tonnes of micro-organisms -- hundreds of times the combined weight of all the human on earth -- exist below the surface, at the...
 by Claire Asher, Mongabay Reduced-impact logging, also called selective logging, which gained popularity in the 1990s, aims to balance biodiversity impacts with global demand for timber by extracting fewer trees. But the success of this approach is coming under increasing scrutiny. A new study in the Brazilian Amazon found...
Pune-based Serum Institute of India Serum institute has developed a vaccines that proves to be a cost-effective and heat-stable option against rotavirus. The results of the Phase 3 efficacy study of the new vaccine ROTASIL published on the international journal Vaccine, showed that it reduced severe rota-virus diarrhoea by 39.5% over...
Angus Davison, University of Nottingham Like other professionals, scientists like to be the best at what they do, but they also like to have fun in their job. And in 2018, my colleagues managed just that in claiming a record for decoding the world’s longest DNA sequence. For the English scientists...
US Space agency NASA's Voyager 2, which started its journey from earth 40 years ago, has crossed over into interstellar space, making it the second human-made object in history to do so. The spacecraft, which is now about 18 billion kilometres from Earth, crossed the outer boundary of the heliosphere in...

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