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 »

NASA’s spacecraft successfully lands on Mars and sends back a picture of itself

The spacecraft took the snap of the Red planet using a camera fixed on its robotic arm. The rocky surface of Mars can be clearly seen with the Insight rover in the... Read more »

A new era of measurement-Kilogram set to be redefined

Scientists from around the world are gathering in France today to decide the fate of the kilogram. For nearly 130 years, the kilogram has been based on a lump of metal called... Read more »

UFO spotted by multiple pilots prompts investigation

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland. It began at 06:47 local time on Friday 9 November when a British Airways... Read more »