Free Press Journal
  • Holocaust victims’ belongings uncovered after 50 years in Poland

    Warsaw: More than 16,000 personal items belonging to Jews who were held in the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz were uncovered in Poland’s capital Warsaw, after 50 years since they were excavated. The long-lost objects, including jewellery, thermometres, empty medicine bottles, watches, buttons and keys, were presented on Wednesday at a press conference at the Auschwitz Museum in Oswiecim, Poland, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Sea snakes have extra sense to ‘feel’ movement in water

    Sydney: The move from life on land to life in the sea has led to the evolution of a new sense for sea snakes, potentially making them more likely to be able to sense vibrations from all directions, an Australian study suggests. The international team studied tiny and poorly understood structures on the heads of snakes called ‘scale sensilla’.

  • New technology can help complete construction projects on time

    Toronto: A team of researchers at a Canadian university has developed an advanced 4-D technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public infrastructure projects. “Any delay in the work on one segment might impact the work on another, which ultimately results in delaying the whole project and augmenting the cost,” said senior study author Amin Hammad of Concordia University in Montreal.

  • Indian hockey seeks Champions Trophy boost ahead of Olympics

    London: Aiming to gain in confidence before the Olympic Games, the Indian hockey team will be eyeing a podium finish in the Champions Trophy, beginning with a clash against Olympic gold-medallists Germany here tomorrow.

  • ‘Hobbit’ from Indonesia didn’t have Down syndrome: Study

    New York: A new study has found that the diminutive human species whose fossilised remains had been discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 did not suffer from Down syndrome — contradicting an earlier claim by researchers who diagnosed Homo floresiensis with the genetic disorder.

  • Dharamsala, Ranchi among 6 venues to host Test for first time

    Mumbai: Six new Test centres, including Dharamsala and Ranchi, will host five-day matches for the first time during a packed home season for the Indian cricket team beginning with the New Zealand series in October-November.

  • Game of Thrones

    ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 to get extended finale

    Los Angeles: “Game of Thrones” is getting a super-sized season six finale. HBO has revealed the titles and running time for the final two episodes of the sixth season.

  • “Sonakshi Sinha is an absolute rockstar”

    New Delhi: Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin has heaped praised on his “Force 2” co-star Sonakshi Sinha, saying that she is an “absolute rockstar”.

  • Google, Apple to increase app developers’ revenue share

    New York: In a major shake-up, technology giants Google and Apple have reportedly been testing a new revenue sharing model for developers that would give them more money when users subscribe to a service via their apps.

  • Medical marijuana legalised in US’ Ohio state

    Washington: The Ohio state in the US has legalised marijuana use for medical purposes, the 26th state in the nation to do so, a media report said. Ohio Governor and former Republican Party presidential hopeful John Kasich on Wednesday signed the legalisation bill into law, Politico reported.

  • Superfilter nanomask to protect from MERS, SARS viruses

    Beijing: Scientists have invented a novel nanomask that can filter incredibly tiny particles such as air pollutants as well as seriously damaging MERS and SARS viruses. The mask, developed by Wallace Leung of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is made out of multiple layers of different types of nanofibres, which filter nanosized particles.

  • Car bombing in Iraqi capital kills at least 15 civilians

    Baghdad: A suicide car bomb attack ripped through a commercial area of a majority Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad today, killing at least 15 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said. The explosion in the capital’s New Baghdad area also wounded up to 35 civilians, a police officer said. The explosives-laded car was parked in a crowded area and casualty figures could be higher, he added.

  • Gold soars on global cues, jewellers’ buying

    New Delhi: Tracking a firm trend overseas and increased buying by jewellers at domestic markets, gold prices edged up by Rs 10 to Rs 29,170 per 10 grams at the bullion market today.