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Antarctica is one of the coldest, snowiest parts of the globe, but there may actually be less snow across the surface of the planet’s southernmost continent than scientists originally thought. Researchers studying areas of eastern Antarctica where snow is often stripped off the surface by wind, recently found that the powerful gusts are actually vaporizing…

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Johannesburg: World number one Novak Djokovic has referred 2015 as the best season of his career so far following another title win at Shanghai Masters on Sunday. Djokovic continued his rich vein of form as he brushed Jo-Wilfried Tsongain aside 6-2, 6-4 to clinch his ninth title of the season. Reacting on his performance, the 10-time Grand Slam champion said that…

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Washington: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have used genetically engineered viruses to achieve a significant efficiency boost in a light-harvesting system used in solar cells. Nature has had billions of years to perfect photosynthesis, which directly or indirectly supports virtually all life on Earth. In that time, the process has achieved almost 100% efficiency…

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Undergraduate and postgraduate students across the country will now get a two-year grace period beyond the scheduled duration of their degree programmes to clear their backlog papers The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines to this effect to bring in uniformity over the grace period across universities. Universities and higher education institutions are expected…

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Coursera, in partnership with researchers at University of Pennsylvania and University of Washington, revealed a survey aimed to understand the motivations and results for people who complete open online courses. The survey sampled around 52,000 learners out of millions on Coursera and the results revealed that 72% reported career advancement and 61% registered educational advancement….