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World's oldest DNA sequenced from molar of million-year-old mammoth

18 Feb 2021

World's oldest DNA sequenced from molar of million-year-old mammoth

Scientists have taken a significant step toward understanding mammoths by sequencing the world's oldest DNA. The DNA was sequenced from molars of three different mammoths.

'Jurassic World: Dominion' culmination of one story, says director

27 Jan 2021

'Jurassic World: Dominion' culmination of one story, says director

The next installment of the Jurassic World franchise will not only advance the story but also help you recap everything you enjoyed, noted, and probably missed in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

25 Dec 2020

Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

In a development that has left Beijing embarrassed, a 10-member module that operated a terror cell has been busted in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials in the know told HT.

Coronavirus: Myths about the COVID-19 vaccine busted

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: Myths about the COVID-19 vaccine busted

As vaccines for COVID-19 have started being rolled out in parts of the world, certain myths have been propagated questioning their safety and efficacy.

US accuses China of 'obstructing' WHO probe, 'peddling' questionable vaccines

19 Dec 2020

US accuses China of 'obstructing' WHO probe, 'peddling' questionable vaccines

Urging the international community to demand transparency from China about the spread of the coronavirus, the US has accused Beijing of "obstructing" a World Health Organization (WHO) probe into its origin and "peddling" questionable vaccines one year after the disease broke out in Wuhan.

Finally! Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys collaborate: Details here

13 Dec 2020

Finally! Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys collaborate: Details here

The Princess of Pop and BSB are back, and this time they are together!

Ferrari 812 GTS first-look: The return of the legend

05 Dec 2020

Ferrari 812 GTS first-look: The return of the legend

Exactly half-a-century after the debut of the 365 GTS4, the Ferrari 812 GTS earmarks the return of the front-mounted V12 spider that has played a pivotal role in the history of the Italian automaker.

Maharashtra: Father, boyfriend raped teen; dumped fetus gets them arrested

12 Oct 2020

Maharashtra: Father, boyfriend raped teen; dumped fetus gets them arrested

The father and boyfriend of a 17-year-old teen in Maharashtra were arrested on Monday for allegedly raping her repeatedly, reports PTI. The sexual violence left the victim pregnant.

Scott Disick, Brody Jenner promoted racist AI app, slammed

24 Sep 2020

Scott Disick, Brody Jenner promoted racist AI app, slammed

Celebrities Scott Disick, Brody Jenner, and Danielle Cohn are being slammed on the internet for promoting Gradient, an application that packs an outright racist feature.

Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?

21 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved for commercial launch of a CRISPR-based test for COVID-19, called 'Feluda'.

Who could be next James Bond? This AI might know

06 Sep 2020

Who could be next James Bond? This AI might know

In a couple of months, Daniel Craig will be reprising the role of James Bond in Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time To Die.

#HealthBytes: Food items that can improve your immunity

03 Sep 2020

#HealthBytes: Food items that can improve your immunity

With the COVID-19 outbreak, a healthy immune system has become a priority.

#HealthBytes: What are the health benefits of garlic?

13 Aug 2020

#HealthBytes: What are the health benefits of garlic?

Garlic is used widely as a flavoring substance, but it has many other uses as well.

Indians are searching ways to MAKE coronavirus vaccine at home

12 Aug 2020

Indians are searching ways to MAKE coronavirus vaccine at home

The sporadic surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has made the whole world desperate for a vaccine.

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

18 Jul 2020

COVID-19: All about world's cheapest testing kit created by IIT-Delhi

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, medical experts have been emphasizing on the importance of aggressive and timely testing for effective containment.

New test for COVID-19 could be more effective, says study

16 Apr 2020

New test for COVID-19 could be more effective, says study

Around the world, millions have been tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) using RT-PCR technology.

Five amazing health benefits of red rice

31 Jan 2020

Five amazing health benefits of red rice

In many parts of India, rice is consumed as a staple food.

Nicki Minaj's brother sentenced to 25-yrs to life for rape

28 Jan 2020

Nicki Minaj's brother sentenced to 25-yrs to life for rape

Popular American rapper Nicki Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj was on Monday sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, at his home in Long Island (New York).

Kannauj: 20 feared dead as sleeper bus collides with truck

11 Jan 2020

Kannauj: 20 feared dead as sleeper bus collides with truck

At least 20 people are feared to have died in a tragic accident as a private sleeper bus collided with a truck in the Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday night.

Woman claims to be singer Anuradha Paudwal's daughter; files case

02 Jan 2020

Woman claims to be singer Anuradha Paudwal's daughter; files case

A 45-year-old woman from Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram has claimed that she is the daughter of popular Bollywood playback singer Anuradha Paudwal.

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

2019 was a year of major scientific and technological advancements.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

22 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.

Harvard scientist plans a dating-app based on DNA. God much?

18 Dec 2019

Harvard scientist plans a dating-app based on DNA. God much?

Normally, when you hear about a dating app, you think of a platform that uses location among other factors to find a partner to date.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to send marijuana and coffee into space

16 Dec 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX to send marijuana and coffee into space

Just recently, SpaceX employed its Dragon spacecraft and completed a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Six animals that reflect human behavior

02 Dec 2019

Six animals that reflect human behavior

Scientific evidence shows that the physical and behavioral traits shared by humans were originally derived from ape-like ancestors, and evolved over a period of six million years.

Mysterious puppy, frozen for 18,000 years, found in Siberia

02 Dec 2019

Mysterious puppy, frozen for 18,000 years, found in Siberia

Archaeologists have unearthed an incredibly well-preserved puppy from the Siberian permafrost.

The five best superfoods you should add in your diet

22 Nov 2019

The five best superfoods you should add in your diet

You must have heard about the term "superfoods", but what exactly are they?

Maulana rapes 15-year-old, pregnant survivor told to sell her baby

11 Nov 2019

Maulana rapes 15-year-old, pregnant survivor told to sell her baby

In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar held a pregnant 15-year-old girl responsible for her rape.

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

29 Oct 2019

ISIS chief Baghdadi buried at sea, afforded religious rites

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was revealed to have died recently, has been buried at sea, US officials said on Monday.

US forces kill ISIS chief: Here's how the operation unfolded

28 Oct 2019

US forces kill ISIS chief: Here's how the operation unfolded

ISIS, the terror outfit which excelled in inflicting fear across the globe with brutal beheading videos and innumerable attacks, lost its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi this weekend.

Man disappeared in 2011; wife's lover arrested for murder now

08 Oct 2019

Man disappeared in 2011; wife's lover arrested for murder now

On Monday, the Delhi Police announced that they have solved an eight-year-old murder mystery.

Six ways in which Green tea improves your skin health

07 Oct 2019

Six ways in which Green tea improves your skin health

Green tea is gaining a lot of popularity these days, for a reason.

Amid vaping-related deaths, JUUL CEO Kevin Burns resigns

26 Sep 2019

Amid vaping-related deaths, JUUL CEO Kevin Burns resigns

On Wednesday, JUUL Labs announced that its CEO, Kevin Burns, has decided to step down as the e-cigarette manufacturer faces scrutiny over the recent reports of deaths and illnesses due to vaping.

Explaining the technology behind the supercar, McLaren P1

21 Sep 2019

Explaining the technology behind the supercar, McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is nothing less than a superhero among supercars. The exquisitely good-looking, brutally powerful, and astronomically expensive car is a marvel of cutting-edge technology, innovation, and design.

Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

19 Sep 2019

Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has banned e-cigarettes, citing health concerns.

This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

13 Sep 2019

This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

In another weird space project (after space cables and elevators), a company is hoping to fly your DNA to the Moon!

Here's how Salman prepared for shirtless 'Dabangg 3' climax sequence

09 Sep 2019

Here's how Salman prepared for shirtless 'Dabangg 3' climax sequence

Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and the excitement surrounding it is palpable.

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

29 Aug 2019

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an outreach program, titled Didi Ke Bolo, with much pomp and show.

This 1998 murder remained unsolved, until 'killer' applied for job

22 Aug 2019

This 1998 murder remained unsolved, until 'killer' applied for job

In 1998, a woman was found murdered at a consignment store in Florida, United States.