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Oscar statue is worth only USD 10

Published on 25-Feb-2017
The making of the Oscar statue costs USD 400 but as per a rule, before a trophy can be put up for auction, it must first be offered to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for USD 10. AP PTI Photo

It is the most coveted trophy in the world of entertainment but the Oscar statue itself is worth only USD 10...

Dietary prebiotics may improve sleep: study

Published on 25-Feb-2017
 When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fibre, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic byproducts. Researchers fed three-week-old male rats a diet of either standard chow or chow that included prebiotics. They then monitored the rats' body temperature, gut bacteria and sleep-wake cycles - using electroencephalogram (EEG), or brain activity testing over time. DH file photo

Prebiotics - dietary fibres found naturally in foods like artichokes, raw garlic and onions - may help improve...

NASA may put astronauts on deep space test flight

Published on 25-Feb-2017
A study is already underway to review the technical feasibility, risks, benefits, additional work required, resources needed and any associated schedule impacts to add crew to the first mission. File photo for representation only

NASA said today it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the agency's deep space Orion...

Jhonty Rhodes urges people to visit Kashmir

Published on 24-Feb-2017
Jhonty Rhodes urges people to visit Kashmir

Former South African cricketer Jhonty Rhodes, who has been to Kashmir three times, has appeared in a promotional video for Jammu and Kashmir...

'Solar system exploration human imperative of future'

Published on 24-Feb-2017
Kasturirangan said exploration of the solar system is a human imperative of the future. 'How we want to explore this and what kind of planets should come in the agenda are a matter of choice between scientists and other strategic thinkers. And I think that's what ISRO is currently doing,' he said. File photo

Veteran space scientist K Kasturirangan has said decades of space research have only touched the tip of the iceberg...

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

Published on 24-Feb-2017
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a gene bank built underground on the isolated island in a permafrost zone some 1,000 kilometers from the North Pole, was opened in 2008 as a master backup to the world's other seed banks, in case their deposits are lost. File photo

Nearly 10 years after a 'doomsday' seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections...

Ancient giant penguin lived alongside dinosaurs: study

Published on 24-Feb-2017
The new find dates back to the Paleocene era and counts among the oldest penguin fossils in the world. The bones differ significantly from those of other discoveries of the same age and indicate that the diversity of Paleocene penguins was higher than previously assumed. Image for representation purpose

Scientists have discovered fossil of a giant penguin with a body length of around 150 centimetres, dating back...

Over 5 crore Indians suffer from depression: WHO study

Published on 23-Feb-2017
The total estimated number of people living with depression increased by 18.4 per cent between 2005 and 2015, it said.

Over five crore Indians suffered from depression, a major contributor to global suicides which occurred mainly in low...

Darwin's theory of 'living fossils' gets support

Published on 23-Feb-2017
The Sphenodon or tuatara is a relatively large lizard-like animal that once lived on the main islands of New Zealand but has been pushed to smaller, offshore islands by human activity.

Scientists studying the 'living fossil' Sphenodon have identified a new way to measure the evolutionary rate...

Now, barcode scanner microscope for better disease imaging

Published on 23-Feb-2017
Dr. Steve Lee from Australian National University (ANU) along with barcode scanner microscope. Credit: Twitter/ ANU CECS

Australian engineers have developed an advanced microscope using barcode laser scanner technology that may help...

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Tracks laid out for the NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, the global series...

A damaged car after an accident on Delhi- Gurugram Expressway at Shankar Chowk in Gurugram...

A damaged car after an accident on Delhi- Gurugram Expressway at Shankar Chowk in Gurugram...

A competitor at the All India Stunters and Bikers meet at Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

A competitor at the All India Stunters and Bikers meet at Chikmagalur in Karnataka...

A honey bee collecting nectar from a flower in New Delhi ...

A honey bee collecting nectar from a flower in New Delhi ...

Participants performing the yoga steps during the Mega Self Defence Camp for Women organised...

Participants performing the yoga steps during the Mega Self Defence Camp for Women organised...

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar, Maharashtra...

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar, Maharashtra...

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam along with candidates who won in the BMC polls...

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam along with candidates who won in the BMC polls...

Union Water Resources Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti along with party's candidate...

Union Water Resources Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti along with party's candidate...

BJP workers celebrate the party's victory in the Maharashtra civic polls and Odisha Local...

BJP workers celebrate the party's victory in the Maharashtra civic polls and Odisha Local...

BJP MP Varun Gandhi address during a meeting at town hall in Jodhpur ...

BJP MP Varun Gandhi address during a meeting at town hall in Jodhpur ...

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