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Chemicals inside smartphone batteries emit more than 100 toxic gases: Study

More than 100 potentially fatal gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets, a new study has warned.

China erects ‘purifier tower’ to battle smog in Beijing


The seven-metre-tall tower, brainchild of Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, is undergoing last-minute checks in Beijing’s 751 D Park art area.

‘Clouds’ make Pluto more complex


Nasa’s New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought.

From selling tea to posing for photos

A tea-seller named Arshad Khan, who broke the Internet thanks to his intense blue eyes, has now bagged a modelling deal with a fashion portal here.

Chaiwala to hit Indian girls with ‘surgical strikes’


The Pak tea-seller is being dubbed as the ‘nuclear weapon’ that could be used to unleash ‘surgical strikes’ on Indian girls.

Nasa shows Mars in all its ultraviolet glory

The images were taken by the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on the Mars Atmosphere.

In a first, Nasa’s MAVEN spacecraft has beamed back ultraviolet images of Mars that unveils dynamic, previously invisible activities in the atmosphere of the red planet such as change in ozone levels

September 2016 was hottest on record

Last month was the warmest September in 136 years of record-keeping, meaning 11 of the past 12 consecutive months dating back to October last year have set new monthly high-temperature records, Nasa s

Common cold medicine stops cancer spread

A low-cost drug used for treating colds can prevent bladder cancer from spreading, as well as reduce resistance to anti-cancer drugs, a new study has found.

Online giants battle over Cold War spy dramas

Netflix and Amazon were facing off for a Cold War clash of two German spy series on Tuesday after the phenomenal international success of espionage drama Deutschland 83.

Anurag Kashyap initially tried to be a brave filmmaker but Karan Johar never went beyond being a smart businessman engaged in filmmaking.

It is generally assumed that the subject of astronomy has grown to its present form by a systematic process of theorising by a few visionaries and finding by keen observers. The reality is otherwise.