Monthly Archives: September 2008

Life greener in cities than in the countryside?

City-dwelling, bike-riding recyclers are finally getting the recognition they deserve for their environmentally friendly lifestyles. A researcher at the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development argues in a journal article published on Friday that many city residents actually pollute … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Effect

Some of the energy from the sun is trapped inside our atmosphere as it is reflected back from the earth towards space. This natural process is called the greenhouse effect, as the atmosphere acts like the glass walls of a … Continue reading

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Mysterious New ‘Dark Flow’ Discovered in Space

As if the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy weren’t vexing enough, another baffling cosmic puzzle has been discovered. Patches of matter in the universe seem to be moving at very high speeds and in a uniform direction that … Continue reading

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India’s Moon Mission Chandrayan on Track

Come November 8, India’s space programme could have its first ever date with the moon. Five years after the Government cleared the project, ISRO announced on Thursday that it is all set to launch the country’s first unmanned mission to … Continue reading

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