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    Facebook launches ‘Instant Articles’ to iPhone users

    New York: If you use Facebook on iPhone, you can now read thousands of Instant Articles every day in your News Feed, the company announced. Instant Articles are simply articles already in your Facebook News Feed, made faster and richer.

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    Mass extinctions caused by comets, asteroids

    New York: Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, according to a new study. For more than 30 years, scientists have argued about a controversial hypothesis relating to periodic mass extinctions and impact craters – caused by comet and asteroid showers – on Earth. Michael Rampino, a New York University geologist, and Ken Caldeira, a scientist in the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global

  • Enhancing brain function may curb memory loss

    Washington: Increasing a crucial cholesterol-binding membrane protein in nerve cells (neurons) within the brain can improve learning and memory in aged mice, a new study shows. The study, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VA) and University of California-San Diego (UC-SD) School of Medicine, focused on a specific membrane protein called caveolin-1 (Cav-1).

  • Everyday mindfulness can cut belly fat

    New York: Those who are aware of each and every moment of their life have less fat around their belly than those who do not pay attention to the present, new research shows. The study of nearly 400 people found that those who exhibited more “dispositional mindfulness” were less likely to be obese.

  • Shiv Sena poster takes dig at PM Modi, BJP

    Mumbai: Amidst tension in the ties between the ruling alliance partners, Shiv Sena has come up with a poster showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing before the late Bal Thackeray.

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    Rio 2016 sells 240,000 tickets in eight hours

    Rio de Janeiro: About 240,000 tickets were sold in the first eight hours of the latest Olympic ticketing phase, organisers said. The rush saw 120,000 tickets bought in the first hour, with football, basketball and volleyball attracting the highest demand, Xinhua quoted Globoesporte as saying on Tuesday. Globoesporte cited the information from the Rio 2016 organising committee. Some two million tickets have been made available to Brazilian residents on a first-come-first-served basis

  • Italian clubs lead race for Brazilian teenager

    Rio de Janeiro: Highly-rated teenager Gabriel Jesus has drawn interest from top football clubs in Italy, according to Brazilian media reports. But any bid to take the 18-year-old away from Palmeiras could be stymied by a 30 million-euro buyout clause, Xinhua quoted the Uol portal as saying on Tuesday. Gabriel was promoted to Palmeiras’ first team in January after scoring 37 goals in 22 matches for the club’s U-17 team last year.

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    Learn how to grow food on Mars

    Washington: Inspired by astronaut Mark Watney, a character played by Hollywood actor Matt Damon in the critically acclaimed movie “The Martian”, scientists have published the first case study on how future astronauts can learn to farm on the Red Planet.

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    Most earth-like worlds yet to be born: Scientists

    Washington: There should at least be one billion Earth-sized worlds in the Milky Way galaxy at present, scientists have theorised, adding that in the entire universe, bulk of life-supporting planets — 92 percent — are yet to be born. Based on the data collected by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the prolific planet-hunting Kepler space observatory, researchers report that when our solar system was born 4.6 billion years ago, only eight percent of

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    Burnout and depression overlap: study

    New York: Burnout – feeling of physical and emotional exhaustion – and depression overlap considerably, according to a new study. The findings are based on a survey taken by 1,386 public school teachers, from pre-K to 12th grade across the US, including New York, during the 2013-14 academic year. Based on their responses to a burnout measure, the teachers were categorised as belonging to either a burnout or no-burnout group om a study

  • UAE’s Al Ahli enter AFC Champions League final

    Dubai: South Korean defender Kwon Kyung-won’s last-minute goal gifted UAE giants Al Ahli from Dubai a final berth of the AFC Champions League. In Tuesday’s match here, Al Ahli beat Al Hilal from Saudi Arabia 3-2 in the second leg of the semifinal and advanced with a 4-3 aggregate win, reported Xinhua. In the final, Al Ahli will face the winner of the other semifinal which will be decided on Wednesday between

  • Rakitic brace helps Barca ease past Bate 2-0 in CL clash

    London: Barcelona strengthened their position at the top of their Champions League group after claiming a comfortable 2-0 win over Bate Borisov, thanks to Ivan Rakitic double strikes. Rakitic, an 18th- minute substitute, put the Catalan giants ahead after being set up by Neymar shortly after the break. Neymar provided the second assist also as the Croatian midfielder doubled the lead after 64 minutes with a clinical finish. Barcelona were playing the match in the

  • Improving Lamar Odom shifted to L.A. facility

    Washington DC : Lamar Odom, who is recovering steadily after his drug overdose, was recently transported to a Los Angeles-area facility via helicopter. The NBA star’s estranged wife Khloe Kardashian was photographed exiting the hospital as she has continued to remain by his side as he recovers since coming out of a coma on Friday, reports E! Online. Insiders revealed that every day Odom is getting a bit better, but he is continuing to

  • West Indies bid to do Sobers proud in Sri Lanka

    Colombo: The West Indies will look to the legendary Garfield Sobers for inspiration as they bid for an unlikely series-saving victory when they take on fellow strugglers Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo on Thursday.

  • Need to be precise to eliminate mistakes: Vani Kapoor

    Gurgoan: Training her guns on this week’s Hero Women’s Indian Open title, young Indian golfer Vani Kapoor today said she will need to reign in her mistakes by being more precise with her shots when the event begins at the DLF Golf & Country Club here on Friday.

  • Arsenal thump Bayern, Barcelona close to sealing last 16 berth

    London: English football club Arsenal remained alive in the European Champions League thanks to a 2-0 victory against mighty Bayern Munich here, while a pair of goals by Ivan Rakitic powered Barcelona to a win over BATE Borisov in the third round of UEFA Champions League’s group stage competition in Barysaw.

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    Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho calls referee weak, naive

    Kiev (Ukraine): Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho launched another scathing attack against referees, this time in the European Champions League, after his team was denied a penalty in their 0-0 draw against Ukrainian football club Dynamo Kyiv. Cesc Fabregas on Tuesday appeared to have been trapped inside the penalty area in the first-half but referee Damir Skomina waved away Chelsea’s appeals and Mourinho afterwards branded the official “weak and naive”.  The English