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Elite sprinters attack ground to maximise speed

Scientists have unlocked the secret behind Usain Bolt's extraordinary speed - he delivers a firm, rapid punch to the ground. Reuters file photo

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Tourists revel in goo at Spain tomato-squishing fiesta

Men throw tomatoes at each other, during the annual tomatina tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. AP photo

Half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes and bathed in red goo today in Spain's Tomatina, a fiesta that draws thousands...

NASA's robot army to explore other planets

NASA is developing an army of autonomous self-driving robots - equipped with webcams and GPS - that could one day be sent to explore alien surfaces on other planets. Reuters file photo

NASA is developing an army of autonomous self-driving robots - equipped with webcams and GPS - that could one day be sent...

Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice

Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy. PTI file photo. For representation purpose

Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm...

Rare butterfly discovered in Arunachal

Kaiser-e-Hind, a rare butterfly species in Ziro in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Discovery of a rare butterfly in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh has brought smiles to many butterfly lovers...

World's tallest man at 8ft 4in dies in Ukraine

A Ukrainian farmer, believed to be the worlds tallest man at 8ft 4 inches, has died aged 44. Leonid Stadnyk, from the Ukrainian village of Podoliantsy, died Sunday from a brain haemorrhage after health problems.

A Ukrainian farmer, believed to be the world's tallest man at 8ft 4 inches, has died aged 44. Leonid Stadnyk, from the Ukrainian...

Rare copy of 1st Superman comic book fetches USD 3.2 million

A rare copy of Action Comics #1 that introduced Earth to Superman has become the world's most expensive comic book, selling for a whopping USD 3.2 million / Book Cover

A rare copy of Action Comics #1 that introduced Earth to Superman has become the world's most expensive comic book, selling for a whopping USD...

Even toddlers use maths while playing

It may sound surprising but children as young as two years old intuitively use mathematical concepts such as probability to help make sense of the world around them / Dh Photo

It may sound surprising but children as young as two years old intuitively use mathematical concepts such as probability to help make sense of the...

In a first, living organ created from lab-grown cells

In a significant breakthrough, British scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratorycreated cells in a living animal that can lead to new treatments for people with a weakened immune system. Reuters photo for representation only

In a significant breakthrough, British scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created...

Intex launches India's 1st Firefox-OS smartphone for Rs 1,999

Domestic handset maker Intex has launched India's first Firefox OS based handset for Rs 1,999, targetted at capturing a larger chunk of the booming affordable smartphone market in India.

Domestic handset maker Intex has launched India's first Firefox OS based handset for Rs 1,999, targetted at capturing a larger chunk of the booming...

UK man has live moth pulled out of his ear in 90-minute op

A 43-year-old man in the UK had doctors remove a live moth from his ear after the insect was buzzing inside his head for three days.  DH photo for representation only

A 43-year-old man in the UK had doctors remove a live moth from his ear after the insect was buzzing inside his head for...

Land Rover to develop intelligent self-learning car

Researchers at Tata group s flagship Jaguar Land Rover are pioneering a cutting-edge technology to develop an intelligent self-learning vehicle that will offer a personalised driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing driver distraction. AP file photo

Researchers at Tata group's flagship Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are pioneering a cutting-edge technology to develop an intelligent...

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Narendra Modi in a meeting with President of Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao in New Delhi ...

Family members mourn during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed ...

Family members mourn during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed ...

Crowd during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed in an encounter ...

Crowd during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed in an encounter ...

Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg during the inauguration of the United Kingdom India Business ...

Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg during the inauguration of the United Kingdom India Business ...

Dhoni is bowled by England's Chris Woakes during their second one-day international cricket match ..

Dhoni is bowled by England's Chris Woakes during their second one-day international cricket match ..

MS Dhoni bails fly as he is clean bowled by England's Chris Jordan ...

MS Dhoni bails fly as he is clean bowled by England's Chris Jordan ...

A Lord Ganesha idol decorated with 'Laddus at famous Moti Doongari temple in Jaipur ...

A Lord Ganesha idol decorated with 'Laddus at famous Moti Doongari temple in Jaipur ...

Children dressed as Mother Teresa offer prayers on the occaision of her birthday in Bhopal ...

Children dressed as Mother Teresa offer prayers on the occaision of her birthday in Bhopal ...

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