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Antarctica Penguins to Disappear by 2100: Study

A NASA-funded study by University of Delaware projected that Adelie penguins across Antarctica will disappear by the end of this century owing to melting caused by climate change. They said approximately 30 percent of current Adélie colonies may decline by 2060, and approximately 60 percent of the present population might be dwindling by 2099. However, the penguins at more southerly ...

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Earth’s Surface Temperature Cooling Down as Pacific, Indian Oceans Accumulating More Heat: NASA Study

A NASA study of ocean temperatures from 2003–2012 found that despite increase in greenhouse gases, the global surface temperature is cooling down, a strange phenomenon that climate contrarians term as merely a “hiatus.” The study said one of the leading explanations could be that extra heat was being stored in the ocean. The Pacific Ocean is trapping ocean heat energy ...

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Mars Ocean Once Had More Water Than Arctic

An ancient ice-age primitive ocean on Mars with more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean but scientists are surprised where the water had gone now, according to NASA. If they find an answer, then future Mars mission will be feasible with essential survival kits. “Our study provides a solid estimate of how much water Mars once had, by determining how much ...

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Purnendu Dasgupta, Indian-American Chemistry Professor Gets Top US Chemistry Award

Purnendu Dasgupta, an Indian American professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded the 2015 J. Calvin Giddings Award in chemistry, carrying the trend forward of increasing number of Indians landing in top US honours in the science community. “I have been recognised for some research accomplishments or other in the past but this one recognises for ...

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Women Astronauts More Susceptible to Health Hazardous then Men, says NASA Study

In a gender-specific finding, a NASA study has revealed that women are more susceptible to physiological, psychological and behavioural changes that occur during spaceflight. The report stated that women have greater loss of blood plasma volume than men during spaceflight and women’s stress response characteristically includes a heart rate increase while men respond with an increase in vascular resistance (resistance ...

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