Free Press Journal
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    Scientists decode mystery of spin bowling in cricket

    Melbourne: Scientists have used mathematics to throw light on the secrets of spin-bowling in cricket, which can help newcomers in mastering the variety of deliveries necessary to keep the batsmen guessing. The calculations show that small variations in the rotation of the ball applied by slow bowlers can cause batsmen big problems even before deliveries have pitched on the ground.

  • Assam floods: Centre to send team to assess damage

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today to get an update on the current flood situation in the state and assured that the entre will soon send a team to assess the damage.

  • 3D-Glass

    Soon watch 3D movies in theatres without glasses

    New York: If you are tired of wearing those goofy glasses for a 3D movie experience, here comes some good news. Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a display that lets you watch 3D films in a theatre without eyewear.

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    Buddhist monk gets prison for stealing from temple to gamble

    Lafayette (US): A Buddhist monk was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than USD 260,000 from the Louisiana temple he led and gambling most of the money at a casino. US District Judge Donald Walter also ordered Khang Nguyen Le, 36, of Lafayette, to pay nearly USD 264,000 in restitution, US Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office said in a statement yesterday.

  • Asteroid

    NASA probe set for date with near-Earth asteroid

    Washington: US space agency NASA will launch a spacecraft in September to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to the Earth to scan for signs of life. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will measure the spectral signatures of Bennu’s mineralogical and molecular components. Ideally, the sample will come from a region in which the building blocks of life may be found.

  • Pakistan Peoples Party to announce next Sindh CM today

    Karachi: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will on Tuesday announce the new chief minister for Sindh at a meeting in Karachi where the incumbent Qaim Ali Shah is expected to hand his resignation.

  • infant

    Hearing test may identify infants with autism risk

    New York: A non-invasive and inexpensive hearing test may help physicians identify infants with autism risk as researches have discovered that an inner ear deficiency may impact speech recognition ability of children with the disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by impairments in social-communication skills and restricted and repetitive behaviours.

  • Criminal stabbed to death in Goa prison

    Panaji: A history sheeter, Ashpak Bengre, was stabbed to death in Goa’s Colvale prison on Tuesday while being taken to a court, Inspector General of Prisons Elvis Gomes said.

  • koala-bears

    Australian koalas smarter than average bears: Study

    Sydney: The iconic Australian koala has been found to be smarter than an average bear, a new study says. The koala population is on the verge of extinction in Queensland state, which has prompted authorities to build key passages across major roadways to keep wildlife safe as urban development sprawls, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Solar-impulse

    Solar plane completes historic round-the-world trip

    Abu Dhabi: Solar Impulse 2 landed today in the UAE, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy. The plane touched down at 04:05 (0535 IST) in the capital Abu Dhabi after a more than 48 hour-long flight from Cairo, the final leg in its journey which began on March 9 last year.