25 Jul 2014
New York: Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes. More than half the world's population is host to the newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of gut bacteria, Bacteroidetes, the findings showed.
20 Jul 2014
Kiev/Kuala Lumpur: Ukrainian investigators have found 196 bodies at the crash site where a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 298 people was brought down by a missile in pro-Russia rebels-held eastern part of the country.
17 Sep 2012
My first tryst with mermaids was in kindergarten in a fancy dress competition. My aunt had created a fin out of yellow chart paper. When the 2 feet something mermaid in me lost, I remember my aunt saying, “Mermaids are shy of humans, so they don’t accept prizes.”Last week, I watched Mermaid, The Body Found, a programme that will air on Animal Planet on September 22 at 8 pm. In April 2004, two boys are the first to find whales, in large numbers, washed up on the shore of Washington state. Later, this was discovered to be the largest whale beaching ever witnessed.
14 Jul 2014
Guwahati: The Army has been kept on stand-by as tension mounted in Assam's Baksa district where bodies of three more persons kidnapped by suspected NDFB (S) militants were retrieved from Beki River.
09 Jul 2014
Guwahati: At least 55 species of herpetofauna, comprising 20 amphibian species and 35 reptile species, have been recorded in a recent survey conducted in the Greater Indo-Bhutan Manas landscape.
08 Jul 2014
Washington: In a ground-breaking discovery, scientists have identified the fossil remains of an extinct giant bird that could be the world’s biggest.
24 Jun 2014
Chennai: A second-year paramedical girl student of a private medical college here has been found dead in her hostel room under mysterious circumstances, the police said on Tuesday.
09 Jul 2014
New Delhi: An 81-year-old woman was allegedly burnt to death by her 21-year-old servant at her residence in South Delhi's posh Greater Kailash area late on Monday evening.
01 Jul 2014
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh): One more body of an engineering student from Hyderabad was recovered Tuesday from the Beas river, taking the total number of retrieved bodies to 21.
01 Jul 2014
Bangalore: A reported bomb threat on a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Kochi, with 164 people on board, which landed under emergency conditions at the airport here, was a hoax, police said on Tuesday.