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Chinese explorers discovered America before Columbus?

History may be rewritten as new evidence suggests ancient Chinese explorers landed on the New World around 2,500 years before Christopher Columbus

Chinese explorers discovered America before Columbus?

Lazy lifestyle lets pandas survive on bamboo-only diet

Giant pandas are able to survive on their meagre diet of bamboo partly by being frugal with the energy they spend on physical activity, scientists have found.

Lazy lifestyle lets pandas survive on bamboo-only diet

New air filter to clear cigarette smoke quickly

A new air-cleaning filter can get rid of all the harmful smoke substances in a room - where ten people are simultaneously smoking...

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Now, use your lungs and eyes to ‘drink’ booze!

A new walk-in chamber in the UK lets people breathe in a cloud of alcoholic mist, absorbing booze into their bloodstream via lungs and eyes.

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Shah Rukh Khan makes dubsmash debut to celebrate 13 years of ‘Devdas’

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has made a dubsmash video to pay tribute to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Devdas", which completed 13 years today.

Shah Rukh Khan makes dubsmash debut to celebrate 13 years of ‘Devdas’

NASA craft discovers heart shape on Pluto as flyby nears

There's a near-perfect heart shape on Pluto's rusty red surface. The dwarf planet is dotted with bright points which may be ice caps, and a mysterious dark shape nicknamed "The Whale."

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Hepatitis drug: $1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor

The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors in the U.S.

Hepatitis drug: $1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor

The super seed

Mix it in your breakfast cereal or knead it into your flour, flaxseeds, considered by many as ‘super foods’, are loaded with health benefits

The super seed

Help at hand

Several start-ups, besides established e-commerce firms, are giving much-needed online push to an otherwise fragmented Indian handicraft industry

Help at hand

Exotic India

From bamboo rice to bhut jolokia pickles, now you can get them all sitting right in the comfort of your living room—thanks to a slew of dedicated region-specific e-commerce portals that have come up

Exotic India

Hawaii limits access to Mauna Kea amid telescope protests

Hawaii officials have voted to impose an emergency rule to restrict access to Mauna Kea after protesters blocked construction of a giant telescope.

Hawaii limits access to Mauna Kea amid telescope protests

Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii for repairs

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has been grounded in Hawaii, its crew said today, after a gruelling five-day, fuel-less flight across the Pacific Ocean overheated its batteries.

Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii for repairs

NASA’s new commercial crew astronauts: Each wants to fly 1st

The four NASA astronauts chosen to fly on the first test flights of commercial spacecraft said Friday they haven't come up yet with a more media-savvy name.

NASA’s new commercial crew astronauts: Each wants to fly 1st

Like gym memberships, enthusiasm for fitness trackers drops

Deepak Jayasimha's fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids.

Like gym memberships, enthusiasm for fitness trackers drops

NASA picks Sunita Williams for first Commercial flights

Indian-origin Sunita Williams is among four "veteran" astronauts picked by NASA to fly the first commercial space vehicles, a part of the space agency's ambitious plan to put a man on Mars by 2030.

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Obesity drug use does not prevent babies from being born overweight

If a pregnant woman is on obesity medication, it does not mean that her baby won't be born overweight, says a new research.

Obesity drug use does not prevent babies from being born overweight

Post quake, Nepal’s Chitwan, Pokhara still popular tourism destinations

Nepal's tourism sector is as vibrant as ever, notwithstanding adverse reports appearing in the media across the world in the aftermath of the April 25 and May 12 earthquakes that hit the nation, and c

Post quake, Nepal’s Chitwan, Pokhara still popular tourism destinations

Indians at higher risk of diabetes due to ancestors: Research

Middle classes from India and other developing countries are more vulnerable to develop diabetes than to those in the developed world due to the nutrition endured by their ancestors, according to a ne

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Second major California beach to reopen after May oil spill

The second of two major California beaches that were closed after a ruptured pipeline spewed some 2,400 barrels of crude oil will be reopened next week, state parks officials said on Friday.

Second major California beach to reopen after May oil spill

Recipe winners dine on brussels sprouts, smoothies at White House

White House state dinners are not normally known for centerpieces made of brussels sprouts, green smoothies and eating with your fingers.

Recipe winners dine on brussels sprouts, smoothies at White House

Climate change: Paris deal must signal end to carbon economy, say experts

A new global climate change deal, due to be agreed in Paris in December, must give clear guidance that moving away from fossil fuels is inevitable and wise, economists said on Friday.

Climate change: Paris deal must signal end to carbon economy, say experts

Blame ‘ancestral diets’ for diabetes, heart disease, says Indian scientist

In a new research, an Indian scientist has claimed that middle class people from developing countries are more prone to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and obesity due to the nutrition endu

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Record setting flare from black hole spotted by NASA’s Fermi in distant galaxy 3C 279

Five billion years ago, a great disturbance rocked a region near the monster black hole at the center of galaxy 3C 279.

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Early HIV treatment may save patients diagnosed with tuberculosis

Starting anti-HIV treatment within two weeks of the diagnosis of tuberculosis improved survival among patients with both infections who had very low immune-cell counts, a new study has found.

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Successful launch of PSLV-C28 ‘moment of immense pride’, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the successful launch of ISRO's PSLV-C28 with five UK satellites is a moment of immense pride and joy for India.

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ISRO to launch GSLV-Mark II next month

Following the successful launch of five British satellites, the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has planned to launch GSLV-Mark II next month and three more navigational satellites before Marc

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Though ‘stress relievers,’ violent video games increase risk of aggressive outcomes

While playing video games may make you feel less stressed, if the nature of the game is violent, it may increase aggressive outcomes, claims a new study.

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