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Secret German WWII code machine found on eBay

Published on 29-May-2016
Volunteers from the UK's National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park used eBay to track down the historic teleprinter for the Lorenz cipher machine languishing in a shed in Essex. Photo courtesy: National Museum of Computing (www.tnmoc.org)

A World War II-era machine used to send personal messages between Hitler and his generals by encrypting plain German text into secret code has been...

Traditional Indian cooking oils better than refined: Experts

Published on 29-May-2016
The observations have been made in an editorial in the Indian Heart Journal (IHJ), the official peer reviewed open access journal of Cardiological Society of India (CSI). Reuters file photo

Traditional Indian cooking oils, such as ghee, coconut and mustard oil recommended by grandmothers, are healthier...

US town near Las Vegas up for sale for USD 8 million!

Published on 29-May-2016
 The town Cal-Nev-Ari, about 130 km south of Las Vegas, has been put on sale by Nancy Kidwell. She and her first husband, Slim, named the town for the three states that intersect nearby (California, Nevada and Arizona). Photo courtesy: Twitter

A town near the happening US city of Las Vegas -- complete with a 10-unit hotel, a casino, a community centre and a fire station......

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

Published on 29-May-2016
Police had initially reported that the gorilla was tranquilised, but Maynard said the decision was made to shoot to kill to save the boy's life. He calls the decision a difficult one, but the right one. Videograb

The Cincinnati Zoo's director says zoo security officers killed a 17-year-old gorilla that had grabbed a small boy who...

Chai stirred into Silicon Valley coffee culture

Published on 29-May-2016
That frustration, and echoed complaints by other natives of India, where the blend of spiced tea and simmered milk is woven into daily lifestyles, prompted him to start tinkering. Image for representation.

In a Silicon Valley culture known for brilliant ideas boiling up in coffee shops, Gaurav Chawla is pouring his heart into chai...

Road worker wins 1 million pound, returns to work next day

Published on 29-May-2016
Carl Crook, a resident of Manchester city, with his lottery ticket. Photo courtesy: www.dailyrecord.co.uk

A lucky 25-year-old road-worker in the UK who became a millionaire after winning 1 million pound on a 5-pound lottery...

Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad

Published on 29-May-2016
The ad for Qiaobi laundry detergent drops shows a black man entering a room and attempting to flirt with an Asian woman. He is carrying a pail of paint, wears dirty clothes and has a soiled face. She feeds him a detergent drop and stuffs his body into a top-loading washer. When the cycle completes, a fair-skinned Asian man in a clean white T-shirt emerges to the delight of the woman. Videograb

A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologised for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man 'washed' by...

Comets may have sparked life on Earth: study

Published on 29-May-2016
Comets may have sparked life on Earth. File photo

Scientists have discovered key components of DNA and cell membranes including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus on...

World's longest rail tunnel sees light at end of decades' wait

Published on 29-May-2016
Constructing the 57-kilometre (35-mile) rail tunnel took just over 12 billion Swiss francs (USD 12 billion, 11 billion euros) and some 2,400 workers, according to Swiss government statistics. Reuters file photo

When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps...

Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

Published on 28-May-2016
No mountaineer wants to end up a nicknamed body. No grieving family wants their loved one to become a punchline. PTI File photo

The mountain is speckled with corpses. Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers...

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A shepherd flocking sheep on the Tosamaidan meadow, in district Budgam of central Kashmir...

A shepherd flocking sheep on the Tosamaidan meadow, in district Budgam of central Kashmir...

Visitors at an Electric Vehicles Expo in Kolkata on Sunday...

Visitors at an Electric Vehicles Expo in Kolkata on Sunday...

Smoke billowing out after a major fire at an AC kit manufacturing facility at Manesar, Gurgaon...

Smoke billowing out after a major fire at an AC kit manufacturing facility at Manesar, Gurgaon...

Girls enjoying in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi...

Girls enjoying in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi...

A Sikh devotee paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Gaddi diwas of sixth..

A Sikh devotee paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Gaddi diwas of sixth..

Students celebrate their success after CBSE announced its 10th class results...

Students celebrate their success after CBSE announced its 10th class results...

A Group of Bengaluru Mothers getting prepared for the Babywearing dance to be held next month...

A Group of Bengaluru Mothers getting prepared for the Babywearing dance to be held next month...

Volunteers clean Tapi river to celebrate the completion of two years of Modi government...

Volunteers clean Tapi river to celebrate the completion of two years of Modi government...

Madras Regimental jawans jubilate after winning the Dakshin Bharat Area Cross Country Championship..

Madras Regimental jawans jubilate after winning the Dakshin Bharat Area Cross Country Championship..

Congress workers shave their heads at a protest on NDA Governments' second anniversary...

Congress workers shave their heads at a protest on NDA Governments' second anniversary...

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