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Google Doodle Today Pays Homage to Kannada Icon Rajkumar

Google Doodle, for the first time, came out of its Hindi-centric bias and honoured Kannadiga’s hero and actor Rajkumar on his 88th birth anniversary. Born as Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju, but known mononymously by his stage name Rajkumar, he was a legend figure in Kannada film industry and he was also one of the great singers who received a national award. ...

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Thailand King Bhumibol Dead, Long Live King

Thailand has been beset with chronic mutinies and military regimes but never did any military ruler nor a civil premier dared to utter a word about their King, not merely because of a law that explicitly prohibites it but because he was respected by all Thai citizens as a father figure who cared for them. Such was a persona surrounding ...

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Venus Just Missed Hosting Life Like Earth?

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists. The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of ...

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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites, hope to find alien life soon

An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life, though it could be in microform. The researchers examined samples from six meteorites of volcanic rock that originated on Mars and found that the meteorites contain gases in the same proportion and with the same isotopic composition as the ...

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Life slowly returning to normalcy in Nepal after quake

Life in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu is slowly moving towards normalcy on Wednesday after the Himalayan nation was hit by a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale on April 25. Over 600 aftershocks of relatively low intensity created fear among the public. However, the aftershocks have stopped repeating from Tuesday. Some shops opened on Wednesday morning and vehicles were ...

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It’s Official: NASA Launches Alien Probe NexSS Project, What Next?

After repeated rantings, the US space agency NASA has finally launched its ambitious project to hunt for signs of life or aliens beyond our solar system as announced by its chief scientist last month. Launching the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NexSS) project to probe on exoplanets after bringing together experts in earth science, planetary science, heliophysics and astrophysics together on ...

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Life on other planets: Alternative chemistries of life?

Ideas about directing evolution of life forms on Earth and finding life on other planets are rapidly morphing from science-fiction fantasy into mainstream science, says David Lynn, a chemist at Emory University. “These areas of science are rapidly coming of age because of our increasing knowledge and advancing technology. It’s an exciting time. We’re on the threshold of answering fundamental ...

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5 Ancient planets, two-and-a-half times older than Earth, Found

Scientists have discovered five small planets ancient enough dating back to the days when the Milky Way Galaxy was just young at 2 billion years old. Using data from NASA’s Kepler mission, the found the tightly packed system, named Kepler-444, is also home to five planets that range in size, the smallest comparable to the size of Mercury and the ...

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Exoplanets Likely to Have Water, Hospitable to Life

A recent study shows that planets outside our solar system, exoplanets, are expected to have liquid and be more habitable than previously thought. “Planets with potential oceans could have a climate that is much more similar to Earth’s than previously expected,” said Jeremy Leconte, post-doctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at University of Toronto. The study ...

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Rotating Night Shift May Cut Your Life Short

A new research has found that rotating night shift work deteriorates health in general, enhances the development of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD), and contributes to higher mortality. Women working rotating night shifts for five or more years had a modest increase in all-cause and CVD mortality and those working 15 or more years of rotating night shift work ...

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Team of Students Plans to Grow Lettuce on Red Planet

A team of British students emerges with a vision of growing lettuce in Mars, the red planet. The seven students from the University of Southampton Spaceflight Society plan to market it as #LettuceOnMars. The team of students have designed a greenhouse that could travel with the Mars One lander in 2018 and grow lettuce on the planet’s surface. Lettuce has ...

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Exclusive: Not Merely a Christmas Gift, But a New Life

By Merry Sam in Kottayam It was not a mere a Christmas gift but a new life for Villodiyil Rajan’s family from the students of Santhwanam Club of Mar Thoma Higher Secondary School, when they assisted the family to complete the construction of their house, on Friday in Chungathara, a village in Malappuram district of Kerala. Sreedevika and Sreelakshmi, who ...

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Curiosity Now Finds Large Lake Bed on Mars, What it Means?

NASA’s Rover Curiosity discovery of Mars’ Mount Sharp with sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years, provides new evidence of the existence of a huge lake, once brimming with water and may be life, in the Gale Crater at Mount Sharp, said researchers. The discovery, led by a team that has Indian-American Ashwin Vasavada ...

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How Life Originated on Earth: Virtual experiment Helps Scientists to Create Life?

In a virtual computer experiment, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered information strings with peculiar properties that can reveal how the life originated on the Earth. “In our virtual molecular laboratory, information strings began to replicate quickly and efficiently as expected. We saw that the system quickly developed an equal number of short and long information strings ...

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Ebola Zombies: Why Liberian Dead Victims’ Resurrection is a Hoax?

Liberian newspaper the New Dawn has reported that three Ebola victims who were dead came back to life just before their burial, fueling another angle of fear among the already panic-stricken villages in Liberia, a cruel joke to those who are suffering with the entire world just watching and paying lip sympathy. With the official numbers of the dead in ...

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$150-Million-Worth Joan Rivers Worked Till her End, Left Behind Riches for Daughter, Grandson, 4 Dogs

Hollywood comedian Joan Rivers has left behind $150 million for her daughter Melissa, grandson Cooper and her 4 pooches in a will written in her own handwriting. She was able to earn from her jewelry and fashion line known as QVC Enterprise that sold $1 billion worth apparels, scarves and brooches, reports said. Her $35 million Upper East Side apartment ...

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