Newsmakers

Y chromosome was born 180m years ago

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The Y chromosome, which distinguishes males from females at the genetic level, appeared some 180 million years ago, according to a new study.

It’s okay to soar higher than Icarus

Scientists have debunked the Greek tale of Icarus who died after flying too close to the Sun, claiming that the mythological character could have soared as close to the Sun as he wanted.

Janet Yellen, Miley among Time’s 100 most influential

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Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the US Federal Reserve, pop star Miley Cyrus and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly were among the 41 women in the Time 100, the most women ever included in the magazine

‘Marquez left manuscript’

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Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor said on Tuesday as the writer’s compatriots held a musical tribute to him

Titanic menu to fetch $135K at auction

A rare postcard menu from a second class restaurant on the doomed liner Titanic — one of the only two of its kind to exist — is expected to fetch a staggering $135,000 at an auction.

STONE CALLS OUT Garfield for saying sewing feminine

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Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield was left scrambling for words when Emma Stone, his co-star in the film and real-life girlfriend, interrupted him while he was explaining how sewing is a feminine thing

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.