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Australia: Man wins entire island resort for USD 49 in raffle draw

Published on 28-Jul-2016
The Kosrae Naitilus Resort features 16-rooms. Photo courtesy: www.9news.com.au

A lucky Australian man has won a multi-million dollar tropical island resort replete with lush forests...

Soon, space boots to prevent astronauts from tripping over

Published on 28-Jul-2016

Scientists are developing a new space boot that can prevent astronauts or visually impaired people from tripping by using....

Lack of exercise costs world $67.5 bln and 5 million lives a year

Published on 28-Jul-2016
A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that. Photo for representation purpose only

-A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare....

World's oldest evidence of cancer discovered

Published on 28-Jul-2016
Prehistoric cancer: the toe bone should have been hollow. Photo courtesy: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

Scientists have discovered the world's oldest evidence for cancer and bony tumours in human ancestor fossils...

New way to purify drinking water using sunlight

Published on 27-Jul-2016
 The new biofoam is also extremely light and inexpensive to make, making it a viable tool for water purification and desalination. File Photo for representation.

Scientists have found a novel way to purify drinking water quickly and efficiently using graphene oxide and sunlight, an advance...

Dolly the sheep clones reach healthy old age

Published on 27-Jul-2016
 Dolly made history as the first animal to be cloned from an adult cell using a technique known as somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Image courtesy Twitter.

Three weeks after scientists marked the 20th birth anniversary of Dolly the sheep, a new study has shown that four genomic copies...

NASA's Dawn probe shows large craters missing from Ceres

Published on 27-Jul-2016
A new study explored this puzzle of Ceres' missing large craters, using data from the Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting Ceres since March last year. Image courtesy Twitter.

The dwarf planet Ceres - which must have been hit by numerous large asteroids during its 4.5 billion-year lifetime - has...

Human most terrifying predator for smaller animals

Published on 26-Jul-2016
Researchers from Western University in Canada found that smaller carnivores, like European badgers, that may be prey to large carnivores, actually perceive humans as far more frightening. Reuters file image

Bears, wolves and other large carnivores may be frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey...

Solar plane completes historic round-the-world trip

Published on 26-Jul-2016
Pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard celebrate their arrival on Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered plane, at an airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Reuters

Solar Impulse 2 landed today in the UAE, completing its epic journey to become the first sun- powered airplane to circle the globe...

Animal behaviour guides Assam villagers out of flood danger

Published on 26-Jul-2016
Signs and abnormal behaviour of animals before natural calamities are already being studied in many countries for their scientific base. PTI image for representation.

In the absence of any early flood warning system, villagers in Assam are banking on abnormal animal behaviour...

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Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez during promotion of their upcoming movie...

Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez during promotion of their upcoming movie...

A man dives to catch the ball during fotball practice in a public park in Kolkata...

A man dives to catch the ball during fotball practice in a public park in Kolkata...

CRPF personnel march during their 77th anniversary function at Kadarpur in Gurgaon on Wednesday....

CRPF personnel march during their 77th anniversary function at Kadarpur in Gurgaon on Wednesday....

Commuters walk with their belongings as buses were off the roads as the KSRTC employees' strike...

Commuters walk with their belongings as buses were off the roads as the KSRTC employees' strike...

Girls applying Henna in a competition organised as part of the Teej Festival at a school...

Girls applying Henna in a competition organised as part of the Teej Festival at a school...

Farmers cutting the ripened paddy plants in a flooded locality at Hajo in Kamrup district...

Farmers cutting the ripened paddy plants in a flooded locality at Hajo in Kamrup district...

Boys walk with an umbrella during rains in Srinagar on Wednesday...

Boys walk with an umbrella during rains in Srinagar on Wednesday...

A boy rows his makeshift raft in the weed covered Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad...

A boy rows his makeshift raft in the weed covered Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad...

A One-horned Rhino swims through flood waters in Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Wednesday...

A One-horned Rhino swims through flood waters in Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Wednesday...

Buffaloes being herded to a safer place from flood affected Singimari Village in Kamrup district...

Buffaloes being herded to a safer place from flood affected Singimari Village in Kamrup district...

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