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France's 104-year-old twins say closeness is the secret

Published on 13-Feb-2016
Paulette and Simone. Courtesy: Twitter

When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival...

Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China

Published on 13-Feb-2016
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After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.

Majority of Silicon Valley employees foreign born: Report

Published on 13-Feb-2016
Silicon Valley. For representation only

Silicon Valley has a significantly higher number of foreign-born employees with nearly three fourth of the workers...

100-million-year-old amber preserved oldest animal societies

Published on 13-Feb-2016
This proves that advanced sociality in ants and termites was present tens of millions of years earlier than indicated by the previous fossil record, according to researchers. Picture courtesy Twitter

Fighting ants, giant soldier termites, and foraging worker ants recently discovered in 100-million-year-old...

UK daily 'Independent' goes online only

Published on 12-Feb-2016
Amid falling readership, one of Britain's leading daily newspapers 'The Independent' today announced plans to go 'digital only' from next month. Twitter image

Amid falling readership, one of Britain's leading daily newspapers 'The Independent' today announced plans...

Soon, shoes that can charge your smartphone by walking

Published on 12-Feb-2016
 The technology could enable a footwear-embedded energy harvester that captures energy produced by humans during walking and stores it for later use, researchers said. reuters photo for representational purpose only

Scientists have developed an innovative energy-harvesting technology that can capture the power of human motion...

New replica of original Titanic ship to set sail in 2018

Published on 12-Feb-2016
Original Titanic ship. Courtesy: BBC

More than a century after the original Titanic ship infamously sank on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic Ocean, a fully-functioning replica...

Rise in sea-level slowed by land storing extra water: study

Published on 12-Feb-2016
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Climate change has caused Earth's parched land masses to soak up increasing amounts of water in the last decade, slowing the pace of sea level...

Gravitational wave detection may allow us to listen to stars

Published on 12-Feb-2016
In a breakthrough announcement, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) said that they have finally detected the elusive gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time. Reuters photo

The landmark discovery of the first direct evidence of gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, which Albert Einstein...

Drones to help rescue people lost in the wild

Published on 11-Feb-2016
Researchers, including those from the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Zurich developed a software that allows drones to autonomously detect and follow forest paths. DH file photo

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence software for drones to autonomously recognise...

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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the flagship ceremony of Land Rover’s delivery...

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

Actress Priyanka Upendra poses to photographers in ‘Valentines Day’ flower decoration at Jayamahal..

Students take part in a Kalash procession during centenary year celebrations of BHU...

Students take part in a Kalash procession during centenary year celebrations of BHU...

Buddhist monks playing their traditional musical instruments to welcome high monks...

Buddhist monks playing their traditional musical instruments to welcome high monks...

A Performer walks past another at the exhibition centre of the 'Make In India' week in Mumbai...

A Performer walks past another at the exhibition centre of the 'Make In India' week in Mumbai...

Players of India and Pakistan in action during Women's Kabaddi match at the 12th...

Players of India and Pakistan in action during Women's Kabaddi match at the 12th...

Shooters taking part in the final of 50M Women's Individual Rifle event ...

Shooters taking part in the final of 50M Women's Individual Rifle event ...

Pallavi Retiwala and Pooja Chaurushia of India compete in women's Triathlon race...

Pallavi Retiwala and Pooja Chaurushia of India compete in women's Triathlon race...

Gold Medal winner Rani Sarnobat flanked by Silver Medal winner Annuraj Singh (R)...

Gold Medal winner Rani Sarnobat flanked by Silver Medal winner Annuraj Singh (R)...

Gold Medal winner Omkar Singh of India, flanked by Silver Medal winner Kameel Ullah (left)...

Gold Medal winner Omkar Singh of India, flanked by Silver Medal winner Kameel Ullah (left)...

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