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Google Doodle pays tribute to Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda

Published on 02-May-2016
Google today honoured renowned Indian cartoonist Mario de Miranda with a doodle on his 90th birth anniversary.

Google today honoured renowned Indian cartoonist Mario de Miranda with a doodle on his 90th birth anniversary.

Online user ratings not good indicators of product quality

Published on 02-May-2016
Almost all retailers provide user ratings on their websites, the researchers said. For the study, researchers examined user ratings for 1,272 products across 120 product categories, such as car seats, bike helmets, sunblock, air filters, smoke alarms and blood pressure monitors. Reuters file photo

The belief that online user ratings are good indicators of product quality is largely an illusion, yet many consumers...

Why some women are likely to have twins explained

Published on 02-May-2016
Scientists have identified two genes which may make women more likely to give birth to nonidentical twins. DH photo for representation only

Scientists have identified two genes which may make women more likely to give birth to nonidentical twins.

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in biggest airlift

Published on 01-May-2016
33 lions, 24 from circuses in Peru and nine from Colombia, rescued by US-based group Animal Defenders International (ADI) returned to their homeland after both South American countries banned the use of wild animals in circuses. Screen grab.

Thirty-three rescued lions that endured "hell on earth" at circuses in Colombia and Peru have been flown to South Africa to start...

Cactus-inspired skin to boost electric cars

Published on 01-May-2016
According to Aaron Thornton from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, the skin works in a similar way to a cactus plant, which thrives by retaining water in harsh and arid environments. Image courtesy Twitter.

Inspired by the humble cactus, scientists have developed a new type of membrane that has the potential to significantly boost the performance...

Rainwater may help trigger earthquakes: study

Published on 01-May-2016
 The Alpine Fault is a major strike-slip fault that fails in very large (more than magnitude 8) earthquakes around every 300 years. PTI File Photo.

Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research...

Unique first-of-its-kind tail-less comet found in solar system

Published on 30-Apr-2016
Its current long orbital period (about 860 years) suggests that its source is in the Oort Cloud - an extended shell of icy objects that exist in the outermost reaches of the solar system, and it was nudged comparatively recently into an orbit that brings it closer to the Sun. Screengrab

Astronomers have found a unique first-of-its-kind tail-less comet whose composition may...

How the Moon got mysterious 'tattoos' decoded

Published on 30-Apr-2016
Moon . Reuters file photo

NASA scientists have found new insights into how the Moon got its mysterious "tattoos" - swirling patterns of light and dark...

NASA-inspired 'miracle suits' helping save new moms globally

Published on 29-Apr-2016
 In a 2004 study by Ames and other researchers, the garments saved 13 out of 14 patients in Pakistan who were in shock from extreme blood loss, NASA said in a statement. Screen grab.

Inspired by NASA research on inflated anti-gravity suit, 'miracle suits' are helping save new mothers around the world by preventing...

Datsun 'redi-Go' priced at Rs 2.5 lakh; bookings open on May 1

Published on 29-Apr-2016
 The pre-booking orders for the model will begin from May 1, and deliveries to the owners will commence from June, Nissan Motor India said in a statement. Image courtesy Twitter.

Japanese auto major Nissan has priced its compact car redi-GO, under the Datsun brand, between Rs 2.5 lakh and 3.5 lakh...

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Bollywood Actors Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor during promotion of their film Baaghi...

Bollywood Actors Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor during promotion of their film Baaghi...

Narendra Modi rides in an E rickshaw during distribution of E rickshaws in Varanasi...

Narendra Modi rides in an E rickshaw during distribution of E rickshaws in Varanasi...

RCB Skipper Virat Kohli with teamate Chris Gayle during an event at a mall in Bengaluru...

RCB Skipper Virat Kohli with teamate Chris Gayle during an event at a mall in Bengaluru...

A potter makes small earthen pots on International Labor Day, on the outskirts of Ajmer...

A potter makes small earthen pots on International Labor Day, on the outskirts of Ajmer...

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan poses with newly wed couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh...

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan poses with newly wed couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh...

A Mirage appears on the Rajpath as the mercury rises in New Delhi on Sunday...

A Mirage appears on the Rajpath as the mercury rises in New Delhi on Sunday...

eam Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, right, and Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg...

eam Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, right, and Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg...

A boy admires plastic balls put up for sale at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Sunday...

A boy admires plastic balls put up for sale at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Sunday...

Indian Air Force Helicopter collects water from Koteshwar dam during the rescue operation...

Indian Air Force Helicopter collects water from Koteshwar dam during the rescue operation...

Children enjoy in the waters of a fountain to beat the heat at India Gate as the mercury rises...

Children enjoy in the waters of a fountain to beat the heat at India Gate as the mercury rises...