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Pakistani school officials label kitchen a chicks-only zone

Published on 24-Aug-2016
Punjab officials said the government in Pakistan's wealthiest province will initially be providing girls in 1,000 primary schools with four hens, one cock, and a cage. Screengrab

Schoolgirls in Pakistan will be given poultry to care for in an initiative partly aimed at teaching them about the kitchen...

NASA regains contact with Sun probe lost 2 years ago

Published on 24-Aug-2016
 The Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) is a solar observation mission which captures stereoscopic images of the Sun and solar phenomena, such as coronal mass ejections. File Photo

NASA has reestablished contact with one of its solar-probing spacecrafts - which captures stereoscopic images of the Sun...

Novel chip can protect devices from hardware viruses

Published on 24-Aug-2016
Researchers including Siddharth Garg, assistant professor at the New York University, are developing a chip with both an embedded module that proves that its calculations are correct and an external module that validates the first module's proofs. File photo for representational purpose only

Scientists, including of Indian origin, are developing a new chip that can detect malicious circuitry ...

Rescued by Mother Teresa, he returns from London to pay homage

Published on 24-Aug-2016
Still dependent on crutches from his childhood battle with polio, 39-year-old Gautam Lewis, who was adopted by a British nuclear physicist from the Missionaries of Charity here, is now not only a commercial pilot himself but also runs a training school for disabled pilots in London. Image courtesy: facebook

A young polio-afflicted child who was abandoned by his parents in Kolkata but rescued by Mother Teresa....

World's biggest aircraft crashes during 2nd test flight in UK

Published on 24-Aug-2016
The Airlander 10 hybrid airship makes its maiden flight at Cardington Airfield in Britain. Reuters photo

The world's largest aircraft crashed today in eastern England during its second test flight since being revamped...

'Mars had favourable climate for life 4 billion years ago'

Published on 24-Aug-2016

Mars had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago and provided a more favourable environment for life, say...

Why some animals are nocturnal decoded

Published on 23-Aug-2016
 Researchers examined the day/night patterns of monkeys (diurnal) and mice (nocturnal). They found that although both process light through the eyes in a similar way, the signals that determine sleep/awake modes are sent to the brain via different routes and produce completely opposite sleep/awake patterns. Reuters file photo

Scientists have identified differences in brain pathways that explain why some animals sleep at night...

Trump outscores Hitler on psychopathic traits test: study

Published on 23-Aug-2016
Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump. File photo

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has more psychopathic traits than Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, a new Oxford study has claimed.

One of the most inflated giant planets found

Published on 23-Aug-2016
The astronomers employed the KELT-North telescope at the Winer Observatory in Arizona. While analysing KELT-North data acquired from 2007 to 2013, the scientists identified the initial transit signal of KELT-12b. The team conducted follow-up observations to confirm the planetary nature of this signal. File photo for representation

Astronomers claim to have discovered one of the most inflated giant planets known to date, orbiting...

India on 10 wealthiest country list, takes 7th spot

Published on 23-Aug-2016
According to a report by New World Wealth, India was ranked 7th ahead of Canada (USD 4,700 billion), Australia (USD 4,500 billion) and Italy (USD 4,400 billion), which came in at 8th, 9th and 10th slots, respectively. PTI file photo

India has figured among the top 10 wealthiest countries in the world with a total individual wealth of USD 5,600...

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A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

A view of submerged temples in the flood waters of River Yamuna in Allahabad...

A view of submerged temples in the flood waters of River Yamuna in Allahabad...

Nuns distribute relief material to flood hit peoples at a camp in Allahabad...

Nuns distribute relief material to flood hit peoples at a camp in Allahabad...

A sand art of Lord Krishna made by Sand Artist Sudarshan Patnaik ahead of Krishna Janmashtami...

A sand art of Lord Krishna made by Sand Artist Sudarshan Patnaik ahead of Krishna Janmashtami...

A child dresses as lord Krishna for a school function ahead of Janmashtami, in Bikaner...

A child dresses as lord Krishna for a school function ahead of Janmashtami, in Bikaner...

The launch of Entrepreneurship Summit at IT Decode Park in Hyderabad...

The launch of Entrepreneurship Summit at IT Decode Park in Hyderabad...

Horses undergoing exercise and training by handlers at Race Course in Bengaluru...

Horses undergoing exercise and training by handlers at Race Course in Bengaluru...

A child plays in front of idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh festival ...

A child plays in front of idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh festival ...

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