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Leonardo’s artwork about a forger’s sitter?

Leonardo da Vinci’s artwork La Bella Principessa

One of Britain’s most notorious art forgers has claimed responsibility for what is believed to be a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, saying it was inspired by a supermarket checkout girl, the Sunday Tim

Batman takes on police amid US racial tension

In the backdrop of incidents of police violence against black youths in the US, the latest Batman series issue sees the caped crusader battle police brutality rather than the likes of Joker or Two-Fac

JK Rowling reveals why Harry named his son after Snape

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honour Severus Snape — a teacher who had been so mean to him?

Alice still shapeshifting 150 yrs after Wonderland

An illustration of the Cheshire Cat by Helen Oxenbury from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

A century and a half after first being published, the surreal classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland still fascinates readers and inspires artists with its eerie and iconic fantasy world.

Mark Zuckerberg’s paternity leave boon for Facebook dads

Mark Zuckerberg

With Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg about to become a dad, the social network boosted the amount of time fathers can take off to bond with their new babies.

McDonald’s will take legal action over rat in burger

McDonald’s Mexico says it will prosecute whoever planted a rodent’s head in one of its hamburgers, causing authorities to close down one of its restaurants near Mexico City.

Is Adam Lambert just too sexy for Singapore?

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert may have been a hit on American Idol but rival petitions in Singapore have gathered thousands of online votes in a lively debate over whether he is too sexy to be allowed to perform at th

First glimpse of black hole ‘eating star’, ejecting flare


Scientists have for the first time witnessed a black hole swallowing a star in a galaxy 300 million light years away and ejecting a flare of matter moving at nearly the speed of light.

‘Global warming to be faster than expected’

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Global warming will progress faster than previously believed because greenhouse gas emissions that arise naturally are also affected by increased temperatures, researchers, including one of Indian-ori

Participating in the Constitution Day deliberations in Parliament on November 26, home minister Rajnath Singh spoke about how the words “secular” and “socialist” were interpolated into the Preamble in

After scoring an unprecedented victory at the hustings and with the din of electioneering having died out, it’s back to business for Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.