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New form of gold almost as light as air

Geneva: Scientists in Switzerland have developed a 20 carat gold nugget that is thousand times lighter than conventional forms of the precious metal and can float on milk foam.

Mogul a ‘living ghost’, says ex in suit

Sumner Redstone

An ex-girlfriend has set in motion a legal battle over whether 92-year-old billionaire Sumner Redstone, who controls Viacom and CBS, is able to make his own health care decisions.

Mars may lose largest moon, but gain a ring


Mars’ largest mooon, Phobos, is slowly falling towards the planet and is likely to be shredded into pieces that will be strewn about the red planet in a ring like those encircling Saturn and Jupiter,

Charlie Chaplin feted in archive book

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin once said that all anyone needed to make a funny film was “a park, a policeman and a pretty girl”. Chaplin failed to mention the “Tramp” costume that made him world famous.

Study finds betrayals forced human dispersal

Betrayals of trust resulting from moral disputes forced early humans to cross major geographical barriers, including deltas such as the Indus and the Ganges, and spread across the world about 100,000

Babies pick up anti-fat prejudice from moms

Moms, take note! Your child may pick up on your prejudice against obese people at an age as young as three years old, according to a new study.

Text messages can cut binge drinking in young adults

Sending young adults text messages might be an effective way to reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related injuries, a new study suggests.

Shah Rukh Khan is Malala’s favourite

Malala Yousafzai

You might be aware of Malala Yousafzai’s philanthropic side, but like many other young girls, this Nobel Peace prize winner nurses a soft spot for Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

Nicole Kidman best actress at London theatre awards

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy took home the top prizes at this year’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

My word! Are we touchy... or are we touchy? Our skins are getting thinner and thinner by the day.

Even in the most avowed democracies, wars, terrorism, insurgencies and natural calamities ensure the relevance and respect of the defence forces and their veterans.