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Frankfurt’s shopping hotspots

Frantfurk's wide range of department stores, retail chains, independent shops and boutiques are known to offer visitors a colourful variety of shopping opportunities

NASA moves up launch of mission to metal asteroid

"Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with a launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 four years ea

Beef ban can mitigate climate change: US researchers

Banning cow slaughter has become a major political and social issue in India but a study published by US researchers suggests this may indeed help mitigate global warming.

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World Bank says nations ill-prepared to battle pandemic diseases

Most of the world is failing to invest enough money to prevent the potential global spread of disease that could kill millions of people and cripple economies, the World Bank said on Thursday.

NASA astronauts successfully complete emergency spacewalk

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA also installed a pair of antennas on the station on May 23 to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks.

Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh thrown open to tourists, vehicles

The Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh's scenic Kullu Valley was today opened for vehicular traffic and tourists after remaining closed for almost five months.

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Mystery of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother solved after 500 years

Researchers have finally solved the mystery behind the identity of Leonardo da Vinci's mother, nearly five centuries after the Italian artist's death.

Art hotels of New York City

NYC houses several art hotels featuring works by the likes of contemporary luminaries such as Chuck Close, Alex Katz and Lee Quinones

India’s generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head Henk Bekedam

As the government gears up to push generic medicines to bring down costs for patients, World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in India Henk Bekedam has stated that the move, if successfully im

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Early Earth may have been donut-shaped: Study

Our Earth may once have been a spinning, donut-shaped mass of hot, vapourised rock - called "synestia" - according to scientists who proposed the new type of planetary object.

World’s largest aircraft completes test flight

The world's largest aircraft has successfully completed a test flight, bringing the massive helium-filled airship one step closer to commercial use.

New Zealand’s bronze Māori storehouse destined for UN

The kaupapa initiative, called Māori Tū, is led by the Iwi Chairs Forum and has been developed as a demonstration of support from Aotearoa New Zealand for the United Nations Declaration for the Righ

Armstrong’s moon dust bag may fetch $4 million at auction

An extremely rare bag used by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first dust samples from the Moon is expected to fetch up to USD 4 million at an auction in the US.

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Orbital details of TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet confirmed

Using NASA's Kepler space telescope, scientists have confirmed that the outermost and least understood planet in the TRAPPIST-1 system orbits its star every 19 days. Scientists announced that the TRAP

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Take 5 with Nandini Dias CEO, Lodestar UM India

There are some movies I never get bored of watching like Gladiator, The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, Amadeus, Whiplash, Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman.

Thailand brings in ‘Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise’ campaign

Under the campaign, hotels, airlines, restaurants, theme parks, department stores, spas, jewelry partners and participating outlets will be offering special promotions to travellers

NASA plans emergency space walk on International Space Station

A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station as early as Tuesday for an emergency space walk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboar

Private hospitals ‘fleecing’ patients for cardiac stents: CIC

It is alleged that private hospitals empanelled with the ESIC are overcharging patients by almost 2.5 times for stent implants and other cardiac procedures.

In tribute to A P J Abdul Kalam, NASA names new species after him

In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A P J Abdul Kalam.

Sensor to detect disease markers in breath, air

Researchers have developed a sensor that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in air, as well as tell the levels of sickness.

Majority of adolescent deaths due to preventable causes: WHO

More than two-thirds of around 1.2 million deaths of adolescents due to preventable causes such as road accident injuries and suicide took place in low- and middle-income countries including India in

Now, a tablet that may help with heart failure management

Technology-enabled learning has gone a step further as a novel tablet is helping heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages.

Anirudh Krishna’s ‘The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and the Potential of India’s One Billion’, a poignant narrative of the extremes in India

Written with old-fashioned clarity, hawk-like precision and a sense of urgency, The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and the Potential of India's One Billion is a heart-wrenching tale of space-age wealth ve

Book Review: Amjad Ali Khan’s ‘Master on Masters’, a discordant melody

In a book where Ali Khan writes a short biography of these musicians and lavishly talks about their relationship with him and his father, one wonders why he wouldn't give out the complete stories.

From flowcharts to farms: Meet the people who are trading the corporate world for greener pastures

Leaving fat salaries, secure jobs and cushy environments behind, several Indians are trading the corporate world for greener pastures and taking up farming full-time. Here are some such stories.

Cuisine the most important factor for Indian travellers while finalising holiday, reveals study

For Indian travellers, cuisine is the most important factor while finalising a holiday, a recent study has revealed.

The world’s 10 most scenic airport approaches

Here are some aircraft landings offering views of everything from mountainous landscapes to glittering skyscrapers, as per a list prepared by global private jet charter broker company PrivateFly...

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