Free Press Journal
  • Harry Potter and Cursed Child’ failed to impress fans on pages

    London: Looks like ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ could not impress the fans in its book form, reports ANI. The Hollywood Reporter was one of the first publication to give the book a negative review, saying: “The big problem is The Cursed Child is less an original story than a remix of the existing Potter mythology. The been there, done that feeling to the whole thing is its greatest

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    China to perform world’s 1st human genetic editing trial

    Beijing: Chinese scientists will perform the world’s first genetic editing trial on humans this month, in an attempt to find a cure for lung cancer, reports PTI. A group of oncologist at the West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, will inject patients with cells that have been modified using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today. CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, was named “2015 Breakthrough

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    Boomerang fathers may cut depression in teenage girls

    New York: Adolescent girls with the presence of their boomerang fathers — who enter and exit their children’s lives — are less likely to experience depression even after undergoing stressful experiences like family instability, absence of biological father or the presence of stepfather, says a study, reports IANS.The findings showed that adolescent girls exposed to boomerang fathers had lower depressive symptoms at 18 years of age than those exposed to instable non-boomerang

  • Omega-3 fatty acids good for heart attack patients

    New York: Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil have some anti-inflammatory properties which allows the heart to contract better and reduces the fibrosis in the undamaged muscle, a new study has revealed. According to the study, published in the journal Circulation, giving heart attack patients a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids daily for six months after a heart attack can improve its functioning, reports IANS.

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    Viewers can’t distinguish real 3-D films from artificial ones

    London: It seems to be very difficult for viewers to tell the difference between real and artificially rendered 3-D films, according to new research, reports IANS. Examining the effects of various technologies, the researchers found that it plays virtually no role in the viewer’s experience whether a 3-D film was originally produced as such or whether it was later converted from 2-D to 3-D using algorithms as, for example, is the case

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    Apple brings gender equality in its emojis

    New York: Technology giant Apple on Tuesday launched a new iOS emoji pack that show women playing more sports and performing jobs that, prior to the launch, were male-oriented, reports IANS. The icons will be available on devices running the new iOS 10, the company announced in a statement.

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    Heavy drinking may lead to breathing problems

    New Delhi: A study led by researchers from Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago has discovered a potential new health concern related to excessive alcohol consumption. Adults who drink excessively were found to have less nitric oxide in their exhaled breath than adults who don’t drink. The finding, published in the journal Chest, is significant because nitric oxide helps protect against certain harmful bacteria.

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    Retailers earning more from online sales than offline

    Sydney: Retailers offering customers an option to buy online are earning more revenue than those who sell their products only through offline channels, new research has found, reports IANS. In the study, the team investigated how a larger selection of products available online affects consumer spending. Junzhao Ma, lecturer at Australia’s Monash University, used the data from a large US retailer that specialises in apparel and offers both printed catalogue and internet

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    Infrastructure deficit biggest hurdle for ‘Make in India’: S&P

    Mumbai: The country’s poor infrastructure is the “biggest hurdle” to government’s flagship Make in India programme, S&P Global Ratings said today. “Infrastructure is the biggest hurdle to the ambitious Make in India programme of the government,” S&P Global Ratings Credit Analyst Abhishek Dangra told reporters on a conference call.

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    Minor burnt to death on theft suspicion

    Raipur: A 12-year-old girl was burnt to death here allegedly by a woman in her neighbourhood on suspicion of theft following which the accused was arrested, police said today. The victim, identified as Arti, succumbed to burn injuries today at Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Medical Hospital here, Raipur Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Shukla said.

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    PM Modi has ignored Varanasi in last years’: Congress

    New Delhi:  Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 56-inch chest assertion, the Congress today welcomed party chief Sonia Gandhi’s move to launch the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls with a show of strength in Varanasi and said that the former has sidelined the people of his parliamentary constituency in the last two years.

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    US couple abandons toddler to play Pokemon Go, arrested

    Los Angeles: A couple has been arrested in the US for abandoning their two-year-old son alone at home while they drove around playing the widely popular location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Brent Daley, 27, and Brianne Daley, 25, left their 2-year-old boy at San Tan Valley home in Arizona for 90 minutes in scorching heat without water while they played Pokemon Go in surrounding neighbourhoods.

  • Apple iPhone 6 explodes, Australian sustains severe burns

    Sydney: In a bizaare accident, a man in New South Wales received severe burns when his Apple iPhone 6 exploded in his back pocket while he was mountain biking, media reported on Tuesday. Gareth Clear, 36, from Bondi in Australia was riding around Manly Dam in New South Wales on Sunday when he fell off his bike, landing on his iPhone 6.

  • Big B overwhelmed by fans’ ‘Happy Second Birthday’ wishes

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who met with an almost nearly fatal accident on the sets of “Coolie” in 1982, has thanked his fans for praying for his good health and wishing him Happy Second Birthday on Tuesday.

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    What’s wasting power at home? Ask this system

    New York: Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that can tell you exactly how much power is being used by appliances, lighting fixtures and other devices in your home. The new MIT system involves no complex installation. No wires need to be disconnected and the placement of the postage-stamp-sized sensors over the incoming power line does not require any particular precision.

  • Bihar woman held in connection with IS recruitment        

    Kasaragod (Ker): A 29-year-old woman from Bihar, suspected to have links with the alleged recruitment of youths from Kerala to Islamic State (IS), is being questioned here by the state police after being taken into custody from New Delhi.

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    Bollywood filmmakers express desire to make films in Northeast

    Guwahati (Assam): Attracted by the scenic beauty of Northeast many Bollywood filmmakers have shown great interest to make use of the region’s breathtaking locales for their upcoming films. The northeast region has every landscape that a place can ask for right from valleys to hills to waterways and unending plains and be any filmmaker’s dream destination.