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Threatened mountain goat gets help from the skies

Threatened mountain goat gets help from the skies

Populations of Spanish ibex are being hit by a deadly disease. Now scientists are using drones and thermal cameras in an effort to conserve the mountain goat. A herd of wild mountain goats leap and scatter at a sudden sound overhead. The scrubby, uneven terrain of the upper reaches of the Sierra de las Nieves […]

Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018

Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018

NASA’s next Mars mission will remain earthbound for at least two years. Officials at the space agency announced on Tuesday that its Mars InSight mission will miss its March 2016 launch date, because of stubborn tiny leaks in a vacuum sphere housing its seismic instrument. “We just have run out of time,” John M. Grunsfeld, […]

Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a Black Hole

Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a Black Hole

Black holes earn their name because their gravity is so strong not even light can escape from them. Oddly, though, physicists have come up with a bit of theoretical sleight of hand to retrieve a speck of information that’s been dropped into a black hole. The calculation touches on one of the biggest mysteries in […]

Pakistan fully committed to conservation of Nature: says Minister

Pakistan fully committed to conservation of Nature: says Minister

Paris, November 08, 2015: Federal Minister for Climate Change Mr. Zahid Hamid has said that Government of Pakistan was fully committed to the objective of conservation of nature and was willing to play its role in a long term conservation strategy. He was speaking at an event organized by Global Snow Leopard Steering Committee in […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

BOSTON – Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths” — a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth. Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c weighs 17 times as much as Earth and it circles a sunlike star in the constellation Draco. The mega-Earth is rocky and also bigger […]

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

Apple on Monday unveiled the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company has labeled iOS 8 as “the biggest release since the launch of the App Store,” however Android fans have nothing to fear. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — […]

Microsoft – Nokia 225 launched in Pakistan

Microsoft – Nokia 225 launched in Pakistan

KARACHI: Microsoft Devices Pakistan bolstered its line-up of high-quality mobile phones today with the launch of the Nokia 225. The Nokia 225 features the cloud-powered Nokia Xpress Browser, which uses less data and delivers fast performance, even over slower networks. Preloaded Facebook and Twitter apps offer instant access to social networks direct on the homescreen, […]

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

ANKARA: Turkey’s top court ruled on Thursday that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedom, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back. YouTube was banned in Turkey on March 27 after the site was used to spread audio recordings where senior government, military and intelligence officials are allegedly […]

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