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Tiny shrimps hold clues to alien life


A tiny shrimp residing at one of the world’s deepest undersea hydrothermal vents holds clues about what life could be like on other planets, Nasa scientists say.

Hand-dryers spread bacteria?

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new research.

Briton takes ‘highest’ selfie atop Burj Khalifa

Taking the selfie craze to extraordinary heights, a British photographer has clicked himself atop Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal

Researchers have developed a new technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal.

‘Horses, rhinos originated in India’


Horses and rhinos likely originated in the Indian subcontinent, over 54 million years ago, according to a new study.

2,000-year-old Roman gold mine found in Spain

Archaeologists have discovered a vast gold mining network created by the Romans 2,000 years ago in Spain with the help of a laser system attached to an aircraft.

The Graduate director Mike Nichols dies

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge, died on Wednesday at age 83,

Angelina Jolie says will quit acting

Angelina Jolie

Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie says she plans to give up acting after a “few more” films and switch her focus to directing.

Complex jobs protect brain?

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction such as management and teaching may protect the brain from mental decline, according to a new research.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.