Two Nepali scientists amongst 20 recipients of 2019 OWSD Early Career Fellowship programme

Two Nepali scientists, Dr. Prativa Pandey and Dr. Tista Prasai Joshi are amongst the 20 women scientists selected as part of the second cohort of the OWSD Early Career fellowship programme. The 20 scientists... Read more »

50 years ago, on this day, the first humans landed on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11’s Lunar Module landed on the moon – in the spaceflight were two humans – Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both Americans.... Read more »
Artist's concept of the InSight Lander (Image: NASA)

Marsquake: NASA’s InSight lander detects seismic activity on Mars

NASA’s InSight lander, which landed on Mars in November last year seems to have detected ‘seismic activity’, suggesting the probable existence of  ‘marsquakes’ on the red planet. The faint rumble, which is... Read more »
A solar installation in rural Nepal. Image: Comtronics Pvt Ltd

IRENA: Renewable energy powers 1/3rd of global power capacity in 2018

According to a recently published report by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), one-third of the global power needs was supplied by renewable energy sources in 2018. The progress, an addition of 171... Read more »

WhatsApp launches fact-check service to combat fake news problem ahead of Indian polls

WhatsApp, in a bid to control the repercussions of reckless and rampant sharing of fake news, on Tuesday launched a feature which helps users check the veracity of information provided. The move,... Read more »

South Asia leads the world in Air Pollution

Reports have shown that ‘South Asia has some of the most toxic air’, and we have to act shocked – as if we did not know. As most of African and Middle-Eastern... Read more »
Left: Romeo, Right: Juliet

There’s still hope: Researchers find mate for world’s loneliest frog

Who says ‘dating apps’ don’t work? Remember last year when the world found out about Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog in Bolivia and his lonely life? Romeo, a ‘family-less’ Sehuencas water frog... Read more »

A mission to mine the Moon could be underway as early as 2025

The European Space Agency plans to start mining for water and oxygen on the moon by 2025. The agency announced Monday it has signed a 1-year contract with European aerospace company ArianeGroup... Read more »

‘Hippo-shaped’ asteroid to fly close to Earth

An asteroid’s close approach to Earth this Christmas has revealed it to be similar in shape to a “hippopotamus wading in a river”, according to NASA. The object, called 2003 SD220, is... Read more »

Canned air to tackle Delhi’s worsening air pollution

That time of the year is coming – when Delhi will be blanketed with a smog. This year, we believe entrepreneurs are being prepared to capitalise upon it, and why not. While... Read more »