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First burger and chips sent to space

Junk food in space! A London-based start-up has successfully launched the first ever burger and chips into space using a helium balloon the size of a two-bedroom house. AP photo for representation only

Junk food in space! A London-based start-up has successfully launched the first ever burger and chips into space using a...

'Ancient fish pioneered penetrative sex'

Sexual intercourse was pioneered by a group of unsightly, long-extinct fish about 385 million years ago in Scotland, Australian scientists have reported. File photo. For representation purpose

Sexual intercourse was pioneered by a group of unsightly, long-extinct fish about 385 million years ago in Scotland...

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars today, wowing space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. AP file photo

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars today, wowing space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years...

Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook

Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to desist from creating fake profiles to nab criminals. AP file photo

Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to desist from creating...

NASA Mars orbiters safe after comet flyby

The MAVEN spacecraft reported back to Earth after about three hours of precautions against a possible collision with high-velocity comet dust particles. Reuters file photo

All three NASA orbiters around Mars confirmed their healthy status after each took shelter behind the Red Planet during...

Indian boy successfully climbs Kalapatthar peak

A five year and 11 month old Indian boy claimed to have set a new world record by successfully climbing Kalapatthar peak, some 200 metre above the base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal.AP File Photo For Representation

A five year and 11 month old Indian boy claimed to have set a new world record by successfully climbing Kalapatthar peak...

Implantable eye devices that improve vision

Scientists have developed implantable eye devices that improve vision and could soon become a viable alternative for ageing eyes. PTI File Photo For Representation

Scientists have developed implantable eye devices that improve vision and could soon become a viable alternative for ageing eyes....

Does the Saturn moon hide a 'fossil' core or an ocean?

A new study focused on the interior of Saturn's icy moon Mimas suggests that its icy surface cloaks either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or a sloshing sub-surface ocean. Reuters File Photo

A new study focused on the interior of Saturn's icy moon Mimas suggests that its icy surface cloaks...

Why Sun's corona is hotter than its surface decoded

Scientists have finally decoded why the Sun's million-degree corona or outermost atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface, which has baffled astronomers for decades. PTI file photo

Scientists have finally decoded why the Sun's million-degree corona or outermost atmosphere is so much hotter...

China targeting Indian wedding market

With destination weddings catching on amongst rich Indian families, China is targeting the lucrative segment in a big way, a Chinese official said here Saturday. Reuters File Photo For Representation

With destination weddings catching on amongst rich Indian families, China is targeting the lucrative segment in a big way...

US plane on secret mission returns to Earth

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 space plane is shown after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California October 17, 2014 in this handout photograph provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base. After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned. Reuters photo

After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane...

Videocon launches gesture controlled smartphone for Rs 10,499

CEO of Videocon Mobile Phones Jerold Pereira (left) and Vivek Kapoor, Business head-west & South Videocon during the launch  of the company's new infinium smartphone range in Bangalore on Tuesday. DH photo

Videocon Mobile Phones today launched a smartphone, Infinium Graphite, with gesture control feature at a price of Rs 10,499.

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