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Instagram worth $35 bn, surpasses Twitter

Photo sharing website Instagram has been valued at $35 billion by Citigroup, surpassing Twitter. Reuters file photo

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Breakthrough in optical fibre communications

Researchers from University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications. Reuters file photo

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French cave of Chauvet reveals prehistoric rock art

The Chauvet cave in southern France will soon be welcoming visitors eager to examine drawings on the cave's walls that date back to prehistoric times and are considered the oldest in the world, comparable only to art rock drawings in the magnificent caves of Lascaux in France and Altamira in Spain.

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Miss World pageant ditches bikini round in future competitions

For the first time in 63 years, Miss World pageant has decided to ditch the swimsuit round from its competition from 2015. AP image

For the first time in 63 years, Miss World pageant has decided to ditch the swimsuit round from its competition from 2015.

When NASA 'emailed' a spanner to ISS

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Go Goa: Coastal state tops list of hotspots to usher in 2015

Famous for its sunny beaches, churches, museums and a vibrant nightlife, Goa has topped the list of destinations in India where most people want to head to usher in the New Year, according to a report. DH file photo

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NASA's Kepler mission discovers 'super-Earth'

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft which is carrying out a new mission has made its first exoplanet discovery - a 'super-Earth' located 180 light-years from Earth. Photo: AP

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New cylinders for CNG cars offer longer journeys

Scientists at Rice University are looking at new materials for developing cylinders that can store compressed natural gas (CNG) at low pressure and at room temperature for longer, efficient journeys. Photo: Reuters

Scientists at Rice University are looking at new materials for developing cylinders that can store compressed natural gas (CNG) at low pressure and at room......

Internet addiction affects six percent of people worldwide

A study has revealed that six percent of people are suffering from internet addiction worldwide, hampering their health and interpersonal relationships. AP file photo. For representation purpose

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Man spends USD 150K to look like Kim Kardashian

A 23-year-old Manchester man idolises Kim Kardashian so much that he shelled out USD 150,000 on plastic surgery

A 23-year-old Manchester man idolises Kim Kardashian so much that he shelled out USD 150,000 on plastic surgery and cosmetic fillers to look like...

Earth meteorite indicates water reservoir on Mars

The US space agency and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on earth that indicate Mars has a distinct reservoir of water or ice near its surface. AP file photo

The US space agency and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on earth that indicate Mars...

Rosetta orbiter to swoop down on comet in February

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The European Space Agency's orbiting Rosetta spacecraft is expected to come within six km of the surface of comet...

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A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

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India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

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India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

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Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

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