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Empty seas: Oceanic shark populations dropped 71% since 1970

Scientists have known for decades that individual shark species are declining, but a new study drawing on 57 global datasets underscores just how dramatically worldwide populations have collapsed in the past half-century.

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Rs 401,65,48,250. What world's 1st private space crew is each paying to fly to space station

The first private crew to the International Space Station has been announced. Each of the three crew members would be paying $55 million for the space trip. They will stay at the station for eight days.

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Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017, finds new study

Conducted by the University of Leeds, a new study found that Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017. The study goes on to assert that the rate at which ice is disappearing from across the planet, is gaining pace.

Air pollution behind increased risk of pregnancy loss in India, South Asia: Study

The study, published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal, found that exposure to PM 2.5 particles led to an estimated 349,681 pregnancy losses per year in South Asia.

Moon rock from 1972 adorns US President Joe Biden's Oval Office

A rock sample from the Moon taken by NASA in 1972 adorns US President Joe Biden's Oval Office.

German scientists make paralysed mice walk again 2 weeks after treatment

Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany have enabled mice paralysed after spinal cord injuries to walk again. The paralysed rodents that received the treatment started walking after two to three weeks, a researcher said.

Researchers at Singapore university turn air into water using aerogel

Researchers at Singapore university have created an ultra-light aerogel which can pull clean water from air without using an external power source.

Will International Space Station survive if a floating Cheetos puff slams into it?

What if a single piece of Cheetos puff floating in the air collides into the International Space Station (ISS)? Will the space centre survive the hit or will it be destroyed? This was a question posed by a 7-year-old, which has got many on Reddit talking and even aerospace engineers discussing the possibilities.

Largest sea on Saturn’s moon Titan is 1000-ft deep near its centre

Researchers found that Titan’s largest sea is not only 1000-ft deep near its centre but also nearly the size of all five Great Lakes combined.

Nasa investigating distant galaxy mysteriously shooting flares out every 114 days?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) is investigating a distant galaxy that erupts once roughly every 114 days and has been spotted 570 million light-years away.

Nearly 500 stars in our Milky Way galaxy moving together in same direction: Study

Astrophysicists say 468 stars found in the stellar stream Theia 456 in our Milky Way galaxy were born at the same time, about 100 million years ago and are now moving together in the same direction.

In a first, researchers may have detected background 'hum' of the Universe?

Researchers have claimed they have detected a resonant "hum" produced by the gravitational waves in the Universe which can be imagined as a gravitational wave background of the Universe.

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