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NASA spacecraft set to open new Mars chapter
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) With an aim to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered the Martian orbit late Sunday.

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:02:14 PM

5,000 pounds of scientific cargo on way to ISS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) NASA late Sunday sent a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft skyward laden with 5,000 pounds of scientific equipment and supplies destined for use by the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).

Monday, September 22, 2014 5:40:05 PM

Waistlines still expanding among US adults: Study
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Although the obesity rate calculated from body mass index (BMI) figures has not gone up significantly, the waistlines of US adults, especially that of women, continue to expand, says a study.

Monday, September 22, 2014 4:28:03 PM

How to prevent depression risk among teens
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) If you wish to shield your kids from depression, driving home the point that personalities can be changed may help, a study suggests.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:58:04 PM

'E-cigarettes won't help cancer patients kick the butt'
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) E-cigarettes may do more harm than good to cancer patients as researchers have found that those using e-cigarettes (in addition to traditional cigarettes) are equally or less likely to quit smoking traditional cigarettes than non-users.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:48:03 PM

Shellfish-inspired glue sticks even in water
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Inspired by shellfish such as mussels and barnacles that secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater, researchers have designed a material to create a waterproof adhesive.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:44:03 PM

'Let play be purposeless for kids'
Toronto, Sep 22 (IANS) For children, playing has no goal - it is an end in itself, says a study, suggesting that parent and public health authorities should not just focus on the benefits of active play.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:40:04 PM

Gene-editing method to kill antibiotic-resistant bugs
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US engineers have developed a new gene-editing system that can selectively kill bacteria carrying harmful genes that confer antibiotic resistance or cause disease.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:38:05 PM

Goodbye summer! Tuesday heralds autumn
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Tired of hot days and sweaty nights? Well, autumn is here! At 7.59 a.m. Sep 23, autumn will officially begin in India and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:36:21 PM

OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, Sep 22 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $94.44 a barrel Friday, compared to $95.19 a barrel last Thursday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Monday, September 22, 2014 3:12:18 PM

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