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Famed Antikythera Wreck yields more treasures

The Antikythera shipwreck is best known for an elaborate, geared contraption known as the Antikythera mechanism, which encoded positions of the planets, the moon and other celestial players and events

The Antikythera shipwreck is best known for an elaborate, geared contraption known as the Antikythera mechanism, which encoded...

Evolutions sparks silence of the crickets

Populations of a male cricket on different Hawaiian islands have lost their ability to chirp as a result of separate, but simultaneous, evolutionary adaptations to their wings.

In a fear of getting killed by parasitic flies, male crickets have evolved to an extent where they have lost their characteristic ...

A frightening pause

There is a hiatus in the rise of temperatures at Earth's surface, but a pause in rising temperatures doesn't mean global warming isn't happening

There is a hiatus in the rise of temperatures at Earth's surface, but a pause in rising temperatures doesn't mean global warming ...

Snakes mimic extinct species to avoid predators

antics to save life A scarlet kingsnake

Scarlet kingsnakes are chasing an evolutionary ghost. In North Carolina's Sandhills, the harmless snakes have evolved to better resemble a poisonous species that vanished from...

Gravity map uncovers a sea of surprises

secrets A triple seam meets where three crustal plates clash in the Indian Ocean.

what lies underneath? Using satellite data to reveal the secrets of the sea floors has paid off handsomely, writes Alexandra Witze

Back to Everest?

safety first Carrying only the bare essentials while climbing will help reduce the burden on Sherpas.

thinking over A horrific climbing accident on Mt. Everest has left many Sherpas scarred for life. But with no other career...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near Pindi Khattar village...

An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near Pindi Khattar village...

Men play soccer at a field in Peshawar...

Men play soccer at a field in Peshawar...

NorthEast United FC players celebrate their third goal against Chennaiyin FC...

NorthEast United FC players celebrate their third goal against Chennaiyin FC...

An injured soldier is taken to hosp during a gunbattle with militants at Pindi Khattar village...

An injured soldier is taken to hosp during a gunbattle with militants at Pindi Khattar village...

Netanyahu attends the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion..

Netanyahu attends the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion..

Sharif holds hands with  Modi and  Ashraf Ghani during the closing session of the SAARC summit...

Sharif holds hands with Modi and Ashraf Ghani during the closing session of the SAARC summit...

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