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Earth missed solar catastrophe just a year back: NASA

Just a year ago, on July 23, the Earth missed being hit by a giant solar flare from the most powerful storm on the sun in over 150 years, NASA has said in a sensational revelation. AP photo

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World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal. reuters file photo

Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen...

Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health

A smartphone app used by two volunteers for one year to track their daily life has thrown interesting results about the composition of gut bacteria and its close relationship with health / DH Photo

A smartphone app used by two volunteers for one year to track their daily life has thrown interesting results about the composition ...

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. PTI photo for representational purpose only

The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading...

Spinach may help convert sunlight into clean alternative fuel

Popeye's favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength, also has the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. DH file photo

Popeye's favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength, also has the ability to convert sunlight into...

First issue of Superman's comic book to be auctioned

The original copy of Superman's 76-year-old first comic 'Action Comics' is set to be auctioned. AP file photo

The original copy of Superman's 76-year-old first comic 'Action Comics' is set to be auctioned.The comic, published in 1938...

BMW launches ActiveHybrid 7 sedan in India

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the newly launched BMW Active Hybrid 7 car in Gurgaon on Wednesday. PTI Photo

German luxury car maker BMW today launched all new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 sedan in India priced at Rs 1.35 crore (ex-showroom...

British-Indian author longlisted for Man Booker Prize

A novel written by a British Indian author has made it to the first long list of the coveted Man Booker Prize for fiction for......

China to clean up porn on phone apps

China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications. AP file photo for representation only

China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications. The ministry of...

Elephants' sense of smell superior to dogs

African elephants have almost 2,000 olfactory receptor genes - the largest number ever characterised, more than twice that found in dogs, and five times more than in humans, scientists say. DH file photo

African elephants have almost 2,000 olfactory receptor genes - the largest number ever characterised, more than twice that found...

NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by

Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it. AP file photo

Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it......

Superman most toxic superhero online: McAfee

According to McAfee, Superman was the 'Most Toxic Superhero' with 16.5 per cent chances of landing on a website that has been tested positive for online threats. AP file photo

Leveraging the popularity of fictional superheroes like Superman and Thor, cybercriminals are stealing passwords and...

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Actor Akshay Kumar at an event in Gurgaon...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

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