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Why Did Evolution Puzzle Newton? New Model Explains Mating Selection

Why do some animals have showy ornaments such as deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles? Charles Darwin couldn’t figure it out, but now a Northwestern University research team has developed a mathematical model to explain the puzzling phenomenon of evolution. The mathematical model has made a surprising prediction: In animals with ornamentation, males will evolve out of ...

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Wonderla Holidays Says Fake Video Resurfaced to Damage its Reputation

Following the viral video that showed a girl falling to death from a giant wheel and the text indicating that it took place in Hyderabad, the Wonderla Holidays quickly reacted stating that no such incident took place in its park and that the video could have re-surfaced from an old incident which could have happened in some other country altogether. ...

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Bellandur Lake Fire: Javadekar Hints at Banning Phosphates in Detergents

When Bellandur lake with froth made news two years ago, there were expert missions which visited the scene and submitted their report. Again two years ago when the waste from garment units mixed into the lake and caught fire due to methane generated inside, the local IISc scientists visited and submitted their report. The outcome remained lukewarm from the local ...

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Arvind Kejriwal vs Yogendra Yadav: Hugged Lalu But Not His ‘Corruption’

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday clarified that he merely hugged Lalu Prasad Yadav at Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in ceremony, but vowed not to hug the RJD leader’s ‘corruption’. "At Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in, Lalu Yadav shook my hand, pulled and hugged me. I did not take any initiative," the Aam Aadmi Party leader explained in an after-thought. He further said ...

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Chile EarthQuake: Nazca Plate Behind Seismic Thrust, says USGS

The September 16, 2015 M 8.3 earthquake west of Illapel, Chile, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile, said US Geological Survey. Considering the latitude of the earthquake, the Nazca plate is moving towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 74 mm/yr with respect to South America, ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2015 Today Best in Years, Says NASA

Come August, it’s time for Perseid meteor shower and this year viewers in America’s West Coat can expect the best of colourful shower in years, says NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. After midnight tonight (morning of August 11, 2015) and the following two mornings (August 12 and 13) are likely to be even better as the slender waning ...

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Cave Crab on Mars? Blame it on Pareidolia Phenomenon

An image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity has raised enough curiosity among the alien life believers that the Mars Cave Crab points out life structures in ancient Mars planet. This is the full screen version of the raw image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity. The high-resolution image from the Mars rover Curiosity, taken on July 29, 2014, includes ...

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NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second

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It hardly matter if June 30 is longer by one “second” but NASA explains that the day will be officially longer as a “leap” second will be added to it. Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland attributes it to the eart’s rotation whch is gradually slowing down a bit thus adding leap seconds. “Earth’s rotation ...

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Methane, Phosphate Behind Bangalore’s Bellandur Lake Fire: Experts

Bellandur Lake in Bangalore that caught fire on May 16 for over 5 minutes was due to garment factories’ effluents released into the waters, confirmed a team of IISc. The Bellandur lake is in the neighbourhood of posh HSR Layout in Bangalore with several garment factories and jeans manufacturers located in the vicinity and the problem of effluents let out ...

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Congress demands PMO explanation on Snoopgate 2′, BJP says non-issue

Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday demanded an explanation from the Prime Minister’s Office on why the police were seeking details about its vice president Rahul Gandhi even as the BJP accused the opposition party of making an issue out of a "routine" security-related inquiry. The Congress was also set to raise the issue in parliament on Monday. ...

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Xiaomi ‘Redmi 1S’ Phones Banned by IAF on Suspicion of Illegal Data Transfer to China

Indian Air Force has banned the use of Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi’s Redmi 1s budget phones among its rank and file, including their families over some confirmed reports that the user data is automatically sent home to servers in Beijing raising serious security and privacy concerns. Citing the interntional security firm’s advisory, a note issued by IAF said: “F-secure, a leading ...

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