Free Press Journal
  • Scientists detect mysterious new state of matter

    London: An international team of scientists has successfully detected a mysterious new state of matter that causes electrons — thought to be nature’s indivisible building blocks — to break into pieces.

  • Obesity, diabetes in pregnancy hastens early foetus growth

    London: The child in the womb of an obese mother, who develops gestational diabetes, is five times more likely to grow larger in size by the sixth month of pregnancy, finds a study, adding that the child is more prone to developing obesity and diabetes later in life. The study shows that excessive foetal growth begins weeks before women are screened for gestational diabetes. It suggests that screening programmes must take place

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    Maha Drought: Tea with no sugar more effective than IPL ban

    Mumbai: Mumbai can save 150 percent more water by drinking tea without sugar for a day than can be saved by banning a season of Indian Premier League (IPL) in three Maharashtra stadia, IndiaSpend calculations reveal.

  • Abdeslam’s extradition suspended, not called into question

    Paris: The extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been suspended but is not being called into question, France’s justice minister said today. Jean-Jacques Urvoas said in a statement the delay is due to “the requirements of the investigation in Belgium” about another case – a deadly police raid in the Forest neighborhood of Brussels days before Abdeslam’s arrest.

  • All six bodies found in search for missing Japan military jet

    Tokyo: The bodies of two crew members of a Japanese airforce jet that crashed in mountainous terrain were found by rescuers today, bringing the death toll to six, the defence ministry said. The U-125 jet with six airmen on board left a military base in Kagoshima prefecture on the southwestern island of Kyushu on Wednesday afternoon, but later “disappeared from radar”, according to the ministry.

  • No hung assembly please, Modi tells Assam

    Rangia (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the people of Assam to vote decisively for the BJP, warning that a hung assembly will hurt the state.

  • Endangered bird spotted in China

    Beijing: A spoon-billed sandpiper was spotted in south China’s Hainan province this week, the third time the endangered bird has been seen on the tropical island.

  • Heart and mind unite to make you wise

    Toronto: The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, finds an interesting study suggesting that the heart rate variation and thinking process work together to enable wise reasoning about complex social issues. The study identifies how the heart’s functioning impacts the mind and the conditions under which psychophysiology impacts wise judgement.

  • Earth’s internal heat driving Greenland’s ice melt

    London: An international team of geoscientists has found that Greenland sits over an area of abnormally hot mantle material that drives a widespread melting beneath the ice sheet and rapid ice flow over a distance of several hundred kms.

  • Pope insists conscience, not rules, must guide faithful

    Vatican City: Pope Francis insisted that individual conscience be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life in a major document released today that rejects the emphasis on black and white rules for the faithful. In the 256-page document “The Joy of Love,” Francis makes no change in church doctrine.

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    New molecular marker can predict breast cancer risk

    New York: Researchers have identified a molecular marker that identifies proliferating cells in normal breast tissue and can predict a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, the leading cause of death in women with cancer worldwide.

  • G-7 ministers to call for resolution to territorial disputes

    Tokyo: The Group of Seven foreign ministers, during a meeting in Hiroshima, are to call on countries to resolve territorial disputes peacefully in accordance with international law in what will be seen as a response to China’s aggressive military posture in the South China Sea, a government source said.  In a statement to be issued after the two-day meeting that kicks off on Sunday, the ministers are expected to say that stakeholders

  • Record number of countries to sign Paris climate accord

    United Nations: A record number of countries are expected to sign a historic climate agreement at a ceremony on April 22, the deputy UN spokesman said. More than 130 countries have confirmed that they will sign the Paris Agreement on April 22, the first day that the accord adopted in December in Paris will be open for signature, Farhan Haq said at a daily news briefing here on Thursday.

  • Greece expels second migrant batch under EU-Turkey deal

    Lesbos: Greece today expelled a second batch of migrants to Turkey under a controversial EU deal criticised by rights groups, an AFP stringer witnessed. The 45 migrants, who a police source said were all Pakistani nationals, departed from the island of Lesbos on the Turkish ferry Lesvos. Three activists were arrested after clinging onto the ferry’s anchor to prevent it from leaving.

  • Emilia Clarke has idea for increasing women viewership of GoT

    Melbourne: Emilia Clarke aka Daenerys of the ‘Game of Thrones’ series has a perfect plan for increasing female viewership of the show…get the pretty boys take off their trousers. In a recent interview, the 29-year-old actress, when asked to describe a ‘Game of Thrones’ storyline she would like to see, spoke about the guys getting nude, reports

  • Pope Francis to make key marriage pronouncement

    Vatican city: Pope Francis will make public the conclusions of his two Synods on the family in a document eagerly awaited by 1.3 billion Roman Catholics. It will detail the Pope’s views about family life, marriage, contraception and bringing up children. Many hope it will open the way for the church to offer communion to the divorced and civilly remarried, something conservatives have resisted, BBC reported. The document is the culmination of