Kolkata: They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier here tomorrow to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Pepsi IPL. On paper, Mumbai Indians may appear stronger but Rajasthan will be [...]
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The ambitious programme is part of Feed the Future, the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative. Washington: India, the United States and Australia have joined hands to develop new climate-resilient varieties of rice and wheat, two of the “big three” primary crops required to feed the world. As part of this endeavour, the [...]
Sensational Sue made the headlines in May, 2000. Sue, is 42 ft long and 65 million years old. She’s the world’s most complete, best preserved, and largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, who went on permanent display at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Its towering personality encouraged us to check some of its own kind.
From pristine beaches to palaces, entire islands, Greece is on a selling spree. The sale of the coast at Afandou is part of the Greek government’s desperate attempts to raise money by privatising its vast portfolio of state-owned assets making it the largest firesale in history. So in case you have some billions to spare [...]
How much ever advanced we may claim we are, there are still many facts that remain unaccounted for. While slowly, science and technology have been able to thwart many rumours of places with healing properties. There are places which are still famed for their healing powers. We list a few such sites. Tamagawa Onsen, Japan [...]
Somalian pirate attacks have come down considerably thanks to the efforts of the Indian Navy. Once there was a period in the 18th century called the Golden Age of piracy. And some men then were feared as the devil himself, who would equal him in cruelty and evil, though many were just people who were born on the other side of advantage and favour and wanted to take it out on the world. Let’s check out some of the most nefarious pirates of all.
Last week, Nasa confirmed that a group of amateur Russian space enthusiasts have discovered the remnants of Mars 3, a Soviet Spacecraft which had vanished more than 40 years ago. Over the past few centuries, there have been plenty of such incidents where ships, aircrafts and people have vanished without a trace fuelling several conspiracy theories. We take a look at few such mysterious disappearances.
Back in the old days, April Fools’ Day used to be about people making their friends look like idiots. Now, it’s all about corporate giants pulling a fast one, only they admit they’re fooling you. Here are some of the funniest pranks we saw yesterday.
Thirty-nine people of a California-based cult who called themselves Heaven’s Gate committed mass suicide. They believed that their souls would be transported to a spaceship trailing the Hale-Bopp comet on March 26, 1997. The group has became an international sensation. Cults are usually short lived movements lead by a charismatic personality whose ideas may or may not conducive to society’s beliefs. We look at a few such cults.