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FGM app launches in Britain as school holiday danger zone nears

A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a government crackdown on people who take girls abroad to undergo the practice

FGM app launches in Britain as school holiday danger zone nears

Running of the bulls festival starts in Spain

Thousands of revelers are dousing each other with wine to celebrate the start of the famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.

Running of the bulls festival starts in Spain

Philae comet may harbour alien life: Scientists

The comet landed on by the European spacecraft Philae could be teeming with alien microbial life, according to two leading UK astronomers.

Philae comet may harbour alien life: Scientists

Breakthrough: Gems on Mars could point to evidence of life on red planet

For the first time, researchers have discovered direct physical evidence of opals on Mars, a breakthrough that could help learn more about the red planet's past and whether it once held life.

Breakthrough: Gems on Mars could point to evidence of life on red planet

Seafaring spiders depend on their ‘sails’ and ‘anchors’

Spiders can travel large distances across water like ships, using their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor, a new study has found.

Seafaring spiders depend on their ‘sails’ and ‘anchors’

These 5 tricks may help you to treat sunburn

If you are also done with summers and now it's scorching you hard then these five essential tips to treat sunburns will act as a blessing of the day for you.

These 5 tricks may help you to treat sunburn

Antibiotics overuse may alter children’s development

Repeated use of common antibiotics may have a significant effect on a child's development and cause side effects such as weight gain and growth of larger bones, a new study in mice has warned.

Antibiotics overuse may alter children’s development

Climate change turning male dragon lizards into females

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that sex change in reptiles can occur naturally due to exposure to increased temperatures resulting from climate change.

Climate change turning male dragon lizards into females

“HEAT”Heat-related deaths will double in urban India by 2080: IIM, Ahmedabad

Heat-related mortalities will witness a two-fold increase in urban areas of India by 2080, a study done by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) predicts.

“HEAT”Heat-related deaths will double in urban India by 2080: IIM, Ahmedabad

Drinking too much orange juice may raise skin cancer risk

Frequent consumption of citrus - namely whole grapefruit and orange juice - is associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, a new US study has found.

Drinking too much orange juice may raise skin cancer risk

Five ‘supermassive’ black holes discovered

Five supermassive black holes that were previously hidden by clouds of dust and gas have been discovered by astronomers who suggest that millions of concealed monster black holes exist in the universe

Five ‘supermassive’ black holes discovered

Jet Airways launches enhanced website

Jet Airways, one of India's premier international carrier has introduced its revamped website

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Shangri-La Hotel launches drone experience

Due to the increasing popularity of drones with many photography enthusiasts around the world, the Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort & Spa, Hainan

Shangri-La Hotel launches drone experience

French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery storage of renewable energy is not yet economically v

French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

Viaducts with wind turbines claimed as new source of energy generation

Trying out new ways to generate electricity, scientists now claim that wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity.

Viaducts with wind turbines claimed as new source of energy generation

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

A new study has shown that Universe may contain fewer galaxies than what was expected. According to Michigan State University associate professor Brian O'Shea, earlier estimates had placed the number

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

Bees’ DNA ‘soup’ may shed light into species’ decline

Scientists have found that directly looking into the extracted "soup" of bees' DNA could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline.

Bees’ DNA ‘soup’ may shed light into species’ decline

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape

Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not avoid the same odour, and therefore they are less likely to escape from their feline predators, later in life, a new study

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape

Philippines confirms second MERS case

The Philippines confirmed a second case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus on Monday in a 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Man

Philippines confirms second MERS case

Blue-eyed people likelier to be alcoholic

Blue eyes are not always the epitome of beauty as a new study has suggested that blue-eyed people are usually addicted to drinking alcohol.

Blue-eyed people likelier to be alcoholic

Dogs behave ‘negatively’ to people who are mean to their master

If people say that dogs are loyal to their owner then they surely mean it as a new study has revealed that domestic dogs avoid people who are mean to their owners.

Dogs behave ‘negatively’ to people who are mean to their master

Depression may shrink your brain: Study

Chronic depression may shrink the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for forming new memories, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people has warned.

Depression may shrink your brain: Study

One-year-olds know how to use iPads: Study

Toddlers as young as one year old are turning tech-savvy and can use a tablet but require help from an adult to access apps, according to a new study.

One-year-olds know how to use iPads: Study

Connected travellers likely to make bookings via handsets

With the growing use of smartphones, "connected travellers" are more likely to make bookings through their handsets, says a recent survey by TripAdvisor.

Connected travellers likely to make bookings via handsets

NASA’s New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.

NASA’s New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

UN approves Japan bid for industrial sites’ heritage status

A fortress island near Nagasaki has been awarded world heritage status after Japan and South Korea resolved a spat over whether to acknowledge the site's history of wartime forced labor.

UN approves Japan bid for industrial sites’ heritage status

Sahara desert once contained the world’s largest lake; it died in ‘few hundred years’!

The Sahara desert contained the world's largest freshwater lake until it evaporated in just a few hundred years, a new study has found.

Sahara desert once contained the world’s largest lake; it died in ‘few hundred years’!
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