Smoke alarms go off on International Space StationBy BBC
Alarms were triggered onboard the International Space Station after the crew reported smoke and the smell of burning plastic. The incident centred on the Russian-built Zvezda module which provides living quarters, Russian media report.
Nasa confirms Mars rover has its first rock sampleBy BBC
The US space agency has confirmed that its Perseverance rover has retrieved its first rock sample on Mars. There were an anxious few days after the robot drilled into a thick slab dubbed "Rochette" that the core might have been dropped. But new images of the drill head show the sample safely inside the mechanism.
Global warming linked to colder winters in the USBy BBC
A new study shows that increases in extreme winter weather in parts of the US are linked to accelerated warming of the Arctic. The scientists found that heating in the region ultimately disturbed the circular pattern of winds known as the polar vortex. This allowed colder winter weather to flow down to the US, notably in the Texas cold wave in February.
Twelve-year-old boy makes £290,000 from whale NFTsBy BBC
A 12-year-old boy from London has made about £290,000 during the school holidays, after creating a series of pixelated artworks called Weird Whales and selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Mars rover prepares to drill first rock sampleBy BBC
The US space agency's Perseverance rover is getting ready to take its first sample of Mars rock.
Science, technology to resolve problems: NAST VC ShresthaBy RSS
Vice-Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology Dr Sunil Babu Shrestha has expressed the hope that science and technology would become a medium to resolve problems facing society.
Quest to retrieve 50-year-old UK space debrisBy BBC
Edinburgh-based rocket company Skyrora is issuing a challenge to find a way to retrieve the Prospero satellite.
NAST developing second nano satelliteBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is now developing the second nano-satellite, after the success of its first mission.
China launches first crew to new space stationBy BBC
China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin the occupation of the country's new space station.
World's smallest dinosaur is actually a 'weird' prehistoric lizardBy The Rising Nepal
A tiny skull entombed in 99-million-year-old amber that became the subject of scientific debate last year was initially thought to belong to the world's smallest dinosaur species.
Secrets of tiny diving mammals revealedBy BBC
Biologists have uncovered the genetic secrets of the world's smallest diving mammals - water shrews.
Scientists discover new 'chocolate frog' in swampBy The Rising Nepal
A team of Australian scientists has discovered a curious "chocolate frog" tree frog in the lowland rainforests of New Guinea.
More than a billion sparrows in the world, study findsBy The Rising Nepal
There are at least 50 billion individual wild birds in the world, according to a new estimate. House sparrows alone make up about 1.6 billion of these.
China lands its Zhurong rover on MarsBy The Rising Nepal
The successful touchdown is a remarkable achievement, given the difficult nature of the task. Only the Americans have really mastered landing on Mars until now. With this landing, China becomes the second country to put a rover on Mars.
Italy fines Google $123 mln for abuse of dominant positionBy The Rising Nepal
Italy’s competition watchdog said on Thursday it had fined Google (GOOGL.O) 102 million euros ($123 million) for abuse of its dominant position due to its Android mobile operating system and app store Google Play.
Rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean, China SaysBy The Rising Nepal
The Long March-5b vehicle re-entered the atmosphere at 10:24 Beijing time (02:24 GMT) on Sunday, state media reported, citing the Chinese Manned Space Engineering office. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, has died at age 90By The Rising Nepal
Michael Collins, the NASA astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, has died at age 90 after battling cancer.
Astronauts arrive at pad for SpaceX flight on used rocketBy The Rising Nepal
Four astronauts arrived at their launch pad early Friday morning for a SpaceX flight to the International Space Station, the company’s third bon voyage for a NASA crew in under a year.
Tesla's Autopilot 'tricked' to operate without driverBy The Rising Nepal
The Autopilot feature in Tesla vehicles can be tricked into operating without a driver, an influential consumer magazine in the US has found.