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British woman returns book to library after 130 years

Published on 08-Dec-2016

Some 130 years after her grandfather borrowed a book from his school library, a woman in the UK has returned it with an apology letter......

Goldendoodle of hero army lineage poised to be US' 'first dog'

Published on 08-Dec-2016
Patton, a Goldendoodle and an offspring of American military hero canines. Image courtesy Twitter.

Patton, a Goldendoodle and an offspring of American military hero canines who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has emerged...

How humans evolved big brains found

Published on 08-Dec-2016
Denisovan skull. Screen grab.

Humans may have evolved big brains partly due to a DNA "typo" in their genetic code, according to a new study which found...

Saturn's moons younger than thought: study

Published on 08-Dec-2016
NASA's Cassini mission

Saturn's moons are much younger than previously thought, according to freshly harvested data from NASA's...

Novel 2-for-1 vaccine may help treat MERS

Published on 08-Dec-2016
 The double vaccine could prove useful not only in humans, but in camels, which are the reservoir of the disease. Fille Photo for representation.

Scientists have created an innovative two-for-one vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome...

Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

Published on 08-Dec-2016
 The giraffe is the only mammal whose status changed on the list this year. DH file photo

The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population...

BMW launches X3, X5 models with petrol powertrains in India

Published on 07-Dec-2016
BMW X5. Image courtesy BMW/Twitter

German car maker BMW today launched its SUVs BMW X3 and BMW X5 with petrol engines in India, priced at Rs 54.9 lakh and Rs...

ISIS launches 'Agony Uncle' radio show for jihadists

Published on 07-Dec-2016
One such question asked during the show was whether it is permissible for women to watch ISIS videos. Reuters File Photo.

The Islamic State's radio station has reportedly launched an 'Agony Uncle' phone-in show where terrorists and the terror group's sympathisers can...

Stone Age humans enjoyed diverse plant-based menu

Published on 07-Dec-2016
  Researchers have long studied findings of hominid occupations in the Levantine Corridor, through which several hominin waves dispersed out of Africa. Image courtesy Yaakov Langsam/Twitter.

Prehistoric ancestors ate a rich variety of plant-based foods during the Stone Age, say scientists who discovered a collection...

Most vertically agile robot ever developed

Published on 07-Dec-2016
 Salto's robotic vertical jumping agility is 1.75 meters per second (m/s), which is higher than the vertical jumping agility of a bullfrog (1.71 m/s) but short of the vertical jumping agility of the galago (2.24 m/s). Screen grab.

Researchers have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps...

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Umpire Paul Reiffel is helped by support staff after he was hit by ball during fourth test...

Umpire Paul Reiffel is helped by support staff after he was hit by ball during fourth test...

TMC members during a protest to observe a 'Black Day' against demonetization...

TMC members during a protest to observe a 'Black Day' against demonetization...

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates with teammates the wicket of England batsman Jonny Bairstow...

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates with teammates the wicket of England batsman Jonny Bairstow...

Co owner of Bengaluru Blasters, Sachin Tendulkar, Allu Arjun and others...

Co owner of Bengaluru Blasters, Sachin Tendulkar, Allu Arjun and others...

An illuminated Braham Sarovar during the ongoing 'International Gita Mahotsav-2016'...

An illuminated Braham Sarovar during the ongoing 'International Gita Mahotsav-2016'...

Shi'ite Muslims beat their chests as they attend a religious precession to commemorate...

Shi'ite Muslims beat their chests as they attend a religious precession to commemorate...

Security jawans stands guard during Encounter between Army and Militants...

Security jawans stands guard during Encounter between Army and Militants...

Fire personnel dousing fire at Sri Krishna Jute Mill,in Howrah district of West Bengal...

Fire personnel dousing fire at Sri Krishna Jute Mill,in Howrah district of West Bengal...

A free medical service were offered to public by AIADMK in memory of the J Jayalalithaa...

A free medical service were offered to public by AIADMK in memory of the J Jayalalithaa...

Swimmers from Seat Hawks exult in joy after reaching Tanneerbhavi beach in Mangaluru...

Swimmers from Seat Hawks exult in joy after reaching Tanneerbhavi beach in Mangaluru...

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