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Supermoon: Stunning Images from NASA

As “supermoon” occurred this morning combined with a total lunar eclipse, NASA photographers have managed to capture some stunning images of a phenomenon that occurred after more than 30 years. NASA’s Joel Kowsky clicked a perigee full moon called “supermoon” next to the Empire State Building at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse, while Bill Ingalls took a stunning ...

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ASTROSAT: Some Interesting Post-launch Facts at Glance

ISRO has successfully launched its first space observatory ASTROSAT at 9.48 AM today from Sriharikota. India has joined a select club of nations having their own space observatories. The astronomy satellite is a miniature version of the Hubble, the US-European joint space observatory that has discovered new galaxies and improved understanding of the universe. Some interesting facts about ASTROSAT and ...

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NASA on Hype Over ‘Mars Mystery Solved’ Briefing: What to Expect?

    Mars mystery solved? Find out Monday at 11:30am ET at a live briefing on NASA TV: http://t.co/YYpCP6fv3Y Q? #askNASA pic.twitter.com/Bm35D6DZho — NASA (@NASA) September 25, 2015 NASA has sent out a teaser called “Mars Mystery Solved” which is a press conference where it says the new mysterious finding on Mars will be revealed to the world. “NASA will ...

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Digital India: From Celebs to Leaders Who Changed Their Facebook Profile Pic to Tricolor

Social media users are wondering why many users including celebrities, leaders and many others are changing their profile picture to a tricolor filter. This all started with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg who has changed his profile picture using a filter to support Digital India, the Indian government’s effort to connect rural communities to the internet. In response Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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Modi in US: Major Announcements for Digital India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley has also come with some major announcements like Wi-Fi in railways stations and broadband connectivity in villages. PM Modi is one of the first Indian leader who managed to speak to a host of Fortune 500 CEOs, during his second US visit. He met Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, Google’s CEO Sundar ...

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ASTROSAT Successfully Launched, Satellites Separated in Orbit

India’s first space observatory ASTROSAT was successfully launched at 9.48 AM this morning from Sriharikota and all all satellites are seperated successfully in the orbit, said ISRO. The astronomy satellite is a miniature version of the Hubble, the US-European joint space observatory that has discovered new galaxies and improved understanding of the universe. Dr Kiran Kumar, Chairman of ISRO, said ...

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Whale Vomit Auctioned for $16700, Much Higher Than Expected

Owner of whale vomit ambergris found last month on Wales beach by a pet owner was sold out at a whopping price of $16,700 as its use in perfume industry is well-known. Auctioneer Adam Partridge said there was an increasing response when the item came on to the table under hammer. “There are many things which can be mistaken for ...

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Vijay-Starrer ‘Puli’ Already Houseful in Chennai

After breaking several records, Ilayathalapathy Vijay Starrer ‘Puli’ is creating a huge wave in Indian Cinema, especially in Tamil as more than 3,500 screens worldwide have been booked for the film’s release. All the theatres showing the film in Tamil have already reported housefull in Tamil Nadu,  especially in Chennai, as booking began on Friday and by Saturday afternoon it ...

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Diabetes drug targets alcohol addiction by 40%, says study

Researchers have found that diabetes drug consisting of GLP-1 can also answer the addiction of alcohol as well as obesity, while the de-addiction rate could be 30 to 40 percent. In their study on mice and rats at Sahlgrenska Academy, they found out that the medication GLP-1 used for diabetes and obesity was able to treat even alcohol dependence. Conducted ...

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Countdown Begins for ASTROSAT Launch on Monday, Sept.28

Countdown began today, Saturday for the 50-hour long preparation for the launch of India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT after the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the way. Currently, Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C30 is under progress, said ISRO in its latest update. PSLV-C30 / ...

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Why Stampede of Hajj 2015 Worst in 25 Years?

The Mina tragedy at Hajj has seen 719 pilgrims killed including 18 Indians, while the more than 1000 were injured but stampedes are unlikely to subside despite best efforts anywhere in the world. In 2006 stampede, 364 pilgrims were killed and more than 1000 people were injured on the final day of a symbolic stoning ritual at the hajj pilgrimage ...

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Karnataka Bandh in Full Swing Today: BMTC Buses off Roads, Autos Charging Triple Fare

Karnataka Bandh declared by a pro-Kannada organisation, Kannada Okkoota on Saturday, September 26 to pressurize the state and Union governments demanding implementation of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala and Mekedatu Dam projects to improve the drinking water situation in the state, evoked maximum response. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e0aIdOUaS0] While shops in all major cities and Bangalore were closed with virtually no traffic left on ...

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How to Keep Dengue Mosquitoes Away? India Under Dengue Attack

More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now. Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which ...

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Karnataka Bandh Tomorrow Sept. 26; BMTC Buses, Autos to Remain Off Roads

As of now, Ola and Uber Cabs will ply as usual and Ola Cab No: 080-33553355 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e0aIdOUaS0] A pro-Kannada organization, Kannada Okkoota has called for a state-wide bandh on Saturday, September 26 to pressurize the state and Union government demanding implementation of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala and Mekedatu Dam projects to improve the drinking water situation in the state. Also read: Karnataka ...

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Forbes List of World’s Richest People 2015

The world with its IT sector revolution is supposed to make and unmake rich people overnight but going by the Forbes new list of world’s richest people, the first impression was similar as was last year’s. The names remain unchanged and figures struggle to reflect same numbers and the list lacks enthusiasm for upcoming and ambitious businessmen to reach the ...

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Meet Lalita, DPS Student Who Bagged Google Science Fair Award 2015

For Lalita, 13, a DPS student from Odisha, Google Science Fair 2015 award for her project utilizing corn cobs was to filter polluted water came as an apt appreciation of her extrapolation of nature’s observation. She won the Community Impact Award for her project, which makes a practical difference by addressing environmental, health and resources challenges. Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, ...

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Watch: Vijay-Sridevi Starrer ‘Puli’ Trailer 2 Here

Vijay’s much talked about film Puli’s second trailer will be released in a while. The Chimbudevan directorial is expected to give a tough competition to SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali. Puli’s trailer one has already made waves in Tamil film industry as the Chimbudevan directorial has achieved most liked trailer on Youtube, beating Baahubali with a long margin. Baahubali still managed to ...

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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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