Free Press Journal
  • Summer solstice sun rises on Stonehenge as thousands gather

    London: Around 23,000 people converged at the UK’s popular neolithic site Stonehenge today to witness the sun rise above the horizon through the timeless stones for its longest day on earth or the summer solstice. One of the wonders of the world, the 17 or so other rock types standing for about 4,600 years in Wiltshire provided a spectacular view at sunrise to the crowd, that included hippies and pagans, waiting for a

  • Protein found to aid heart function in old age

    Washington: A protein called vinculin helps in sustaining the performance of cardiac muscle cells as we grow old, new research says.  Human heart makes precious few new cells but manages to generate billions of life-sustaining beats as it grows old.

  • Deep learning machine beats humans in IQ test

    Beijing: In a first, a deep learning machine developed by Chinese researchers has outperformed humans in verbal reasoning questions of an IQ test. Computers perform much worse than average humans at verbal reasoning questions, which are based around analogies, classifications, as well as synonyms and antonyms. Huazheng Wang and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China and Bin Gao’s team at Microsoft Research in Beijing have built a deep learning

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    Soon, street lights that charge electric cars

    London: A new technology can allow electric vehicle (EV) drivers to charge their cars from street lights, researchers say. The innovative Light and Charge system by the BMW Group is being demonstrated in Oxford, UK, and combines energy-efficient lighting with affordable EV charging.

  • New method to rejuvenate skin without side effect

    Washington: A new non-invasive method for skin rejuvenation may have less unintended side effects such as scarring and altered pigmentation than conventional methods.

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    New antenna to make spaceship landing safer

    New York: There’s a new way now to maintain communication with spacecraft — sometimes lost for several moments — as they re-enter the atmosphere. “The key lies in tweaking with the antenna,” the researchers said.

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    Fake degree case: Jitendra Singh Tomar sent to Tihar jail

    New Delhi: Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar was today sent to Tihar jail by a court here in the alleged fake degree case after police said that it does not require his custody for now. Tomar was produced in the court by the police on the expiry of his two day police remand. He has been in police custody since his arrest on June 9 with court extending his police remand

  • Good liars have better thinking skills: study

    Washington: Children who are good at lying have better verbal working memory and thinking skills, a new study has found for the first time. Researchers from the University of North Florida and the University of Sheffield, UK, have discovered that working memory helps children tell better lies.

  • Poland celebrates International Yoga Day with gusto

    Warsaw: Thousands of Polish people came out to celebrate International Yoga Day, not just in capital Warsaw but in public parks and hundreds of yoga centres around the country, showing the growing popularity of the Indian lifestyle philosophy and ancient science.

  • Palestinian stabs Israeli policeman, then shot by same officer

    Jerusalem: A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli border policeman outside Jerusalem’s Old City today, critically wounding him, with the officer managing to shoot his attacker, leaving him in critical condition. Police described the incident, which took place just outside Damascus Gate, as a “suspected terror attack,” saying the attacker was an 18-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank.

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    Space management in defence causing India problems: coach

    Antwerp (Belgium): Having eked out a narrow 3-2 win over France in their opening match of the Hockey World League Semifinals, India men’s coach Paul van Ass has admitted that his team needs to improve its space management while falling back to defend its citadel.

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    Caribbean bank reviewing policies following FIFA row

    Montego Bay (Jamaica): CIBC First Caribbean International Bank has said it is carrying out a review of all its policies and processes associated with money laundering and fraud, after being named among several regional financial institutions in investigations for fraud at the world football governing body, FIFA.

  • Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed reacts after the dismissal of the Indian batsman Virat Kohli (L) during the first ODI match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday.

    India opt to bat against Bangladeh in second ODI

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat against Bangladesh in the second One-Day International (ODI) of their three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Karunaratne defies Pakistan in first Test

    Galle: Opener Dimuth Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 63 to keep Sri Lanka afloat as Pakistan pushed for victory on the fifth and final day of the first Test today. Sri Lanka, trailing Pakistan by 117 runs on the first innings, took their overnight score of 63-2 to 144-4 in their second knock by lunch at the Galle International Stadium.

  • India’s tour may be held next year if issues remain: Zimbabwe

    Harare:A cloud of uncertainty prevailed over India’s forthcoming tour of Zimbabwe next month with the country’s cricket Board saying that the series could be postponed to next year if the ongoing issues between the BCCI and broadcaster Ten Sports are not resolved on time.

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    Brazil will appeal Neymar’s Copa America suspension

    Santiago: Brazil said it will appeal Neymar’s four-game suspension that rules him out of the rest of the Copa America. The Brazilian confederation’s “legal department will file a counterpoint to Neymar’s sanction,” coach Dunga said in a news conference in Santiago.

  • Lalit Modi used British royal names for travel papers: Report

    London: Tainted former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi invoked the names of British royalty, including Prince Charles and his brother Andrew, while seeking his travel papers from the UK Home Office, according to a media report today. According to the report in ‘The Sunday Times’, Andrew — the Duke of York and second son of Queen Elizabeth II — has known Modi for several years and met Modi at his London home last July,

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    Chef Vikas Khanna showcases ‘Mega kitchens’

    New Delhi: Chef Vikas Khanna has become the face of a new show, which offers a look into mammoth kitchens of India where tons of food is prepared for thousands of people in a span of a day. “India’s Megakitchens” that premiers on National Geographic from June 22 features five of the country’s biggest kitchens — Dharmasthala in Karnataka, Shirdi in Maharashtra, Taj Sats in Delhi, the IRCTC main kitchen in Noida and

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    Bradley Cooper goes to great lengths to hide his face

    London: Actor Bradley Cooper was seen running from his car with his head down and a cap on as he attempted to avoid being seen. He was trying so hard that he had an unfortunate accident.