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Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

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In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time. Wheat feeds more than a third of the global human population, providing more protein than meat in the human diet and making about…
‘Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded’
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US invites visitors for Bangabandhu-1 launch
Chinese scientists develop new material for water purification
Research starts on advanced icebreaker

Research starts on advanced icebreaker

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Chinese scientists have begun preliminary research on a next-generation icebreaker capable of lengthy research missions in the Arctic and Antarctica, according to the programme’s chief designer.  “The new type will be much stronger when it comes to capabilities in breaking ice and resisting extreme cold,” Wu Gang, from the Marine Design and Research Institute of…
India successfully puts navigation satellite into orbit

India successfully puts navigation satellite into orbit

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India early today put into orbit navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, a part of Indian satellite navigation system NavIC in copy-book style. The 1,425 kg satellite was carried into space by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket’s ‘XL’ variant. Simply put, NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation, earlier the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System or IRNSS) is the…
Chinese space station burns up over South Pacific

Chinese space station burns up over South Pacific

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-- Tiangong-1 space station re-enters atmosphere -- Space station was launched in 2011  China’s Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific today, the Chinese space authority said. The “vast majority” of the craft burnt up on re-entry, at around 8:15am (0015 GMT), the authority said…
After death, Hawking cuts ‘multiverse’ theory down to size

After death, Hawking cuts 'multiverse' theory down to size

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With a science paper published after his death, Stephen Hawking has revived debate on a deeply divisive question for cosmologists: Is our Universe just one of many in an infinite, ever-expanding "multiverse"? According to one school of thought, the cosmos started expanding exponentially after the Big Bang. In most parts, this expansion or "inflation" continues…