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  • 13,000-year-old skeleton with tooth fillings found

    Scientists have discovered 13,000-year-old teeth with traces of a tar-like substance at an ice age site in Italy, which is the oldest known example of tooth-filling.
    Archaeologists unearthed the skeletal remains of a person who lived about 13,000 years ago in northern Italy. The person’s two front teeth (or upper central incisors) both had big holes in the surface that reach down to the tooth’s pulp chamber.
    Stefano Benazzi, an archaeologist at the University of Bologna

  • All my shows have been very close to my heart, says Anand Goradia

    Seasoned actor Anand Goradia is currently playing the character of Arjan in Rahul Kumar Tewary and Saba Mumtaz’s newly launched show Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey. Anand is someone whom we have seen in many successful and popular shows like Naa Aana Iss Desh Mein Laado, Maniben.com, Adaalat to name few. So which is the one show and character he is closest to? Anand says after thinking for a while, “I don’t want

  • Aanushka Ramesh turns showstopper at Dubai Fashion Week

    The very beautiful and fashionable actress Aanushka Ramesh, best known for playing Sona in the 2016 Punjabi film Canada Di Flight, only recently walked the ramp at the Dubai Fashion Week. When asked about it, she said, “My experience at Dubai Fashion Week was fantastic! I had started out my career with modelling and done ramp shows around two years back, but I was super excited because it was my debut on the international ramp, and

  • Tiny tunes: Birds sing short songs due to traffic noise

    Birds sing differently in response to traffic noise, which potentially affects their ability to attract mates and defend their territory, according to research published in Bioacoustics. The study found that a species of North American flycatcher sings shorter songs at a lower range of frequencies in response to traffic noise levels. The researchers suggest traffic noise reduction, for example through road closures, is a viable option for mitigating this effect.
    Dr. Katherine Gentry

  • Growing debris, a threat for space crafts

    Space missions are likely to encounter a growing threat of more debris, scientists warned on Tuesday at the 7th European Conference on Space Debris.
    The four-day meeting was held in the southern German city of Darmstadt, where the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is located.
    Since 1957, over 4,900 space launches have led to an on-orbit population of more than 18,000 tracked objects, Xinhua news agency reported. Of those, only 1,100 are functional spacecraft and the

  • Discovered: Exoplanet that is 3 times massive than Jupiter

    Astronomers have found a new exoplanet about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth. The massive exoplanet, designated MOA-2016-BLG-227Lb, was discovered by researchers led by Naoki Koshimoto of the Osaka University in Japan using the gravitational microlensing technique.
    Gravitational microlensing is a method of detecting new extrasolar planets circling their parent stars relatively closely. The microlensing event was detected in May last year, using the

  • Fantasy influx: What makes Game of Thrones so popular?

    Hooked to the fantasy world of the Game of Thrones TV series? Scientists have set out to discover what makes the doom and death-ridden epic franchise so popular among viewers across the world.
    An international team of researchers has devised a questionnaire for fans of the series to understand what it is about the show that people love, and cannot let go, despite key characters being killed off each season, or what has

  • Skin mucus of Indian frog can help fight flu

    A component of the skin mucus secreted by a frog species found in India can be harnessed to kill influenza viruses, new research has found. In their experiment, the researchers found that when delivered intranasally, one of the antiviral peptides found in skin secretions from the Indian frog Hydrophylax bahuvistara can kill H1 variety of influenza viruses that can affect humans. The researchers believe that the compound has the potential to contribute to first-line

  • ‘Rajni kant in a new look’

    Actor Ridhima Pandit of ‘Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant’ fame, will be shooting for her first web-series where she plays the role of Shamita Shetty’s sister.

  • Here’s why Kurt Russell signed ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    Actor Kurt Russell says he was happy to be part of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” due to all the positive factors including the presence of actors Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rooker.”I was just talking to Sylvester Stallone, who’s one of my favourite people, and he loved doing what he did in this movie too. It’s been fun seeing Michael Rooker again. We did ‘Tombstone’ together, and I haven’t seen Michael since then.

  • Brie Larson is Captain Marvel

    Actress Brie Larson’s says she wants to bring “female complexity” in Hollywood with her Captain Marvel role. The Oscar-winning actress says she is very excited to star in Marvel’s first movie with a titular female superhero, reported Digital Spy.

  • We should be inspired by Iranian cinema, says Rahul Bose

    Actor-filmmaker Rahul Bose says Indian filmmakers should seek inspiration from Iranian cinema and learn the art of making movies under specific time-bound restrictions.”We should be inspired by the world-class Iranian cinema which is made with 99-restrictions, but has never come in the way of creating quality global content,” Rahul said.

  • TV Stars react to Snapchat CEO’s comments about India!

    Indian’s all over the world were furious when it came to light that the CEO of popular social media app Snapchat called India a ‘poor’ country and he wouldn’t like to focus on doing business here. Our TV actors, who are all heavy social media users, were also quite angry about the fact. Here is what they had to say…

  • Former Patriots and NFL TE Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison

    Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday.

  • VIP culture not good for democracy: Govt on red beacons ban

    New Delhi: Justifying the move to ban the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including the central and state ministers, the government on Wednesday said that VIP culture is not good for the Indian democracy.

  • Vijay Mallya

    Vijay Mallya’s luxurious jets, cars, islands & villas which are yet not auctioned!

    The ‘King of good times’ Vijay Mallya is today ‘wanted’ for defaulting on over Rs 8,000 crore in bank loans. It is his lavish lifestyle that is a matter of curiosity for more than a decade now. Lenders are eagerly waiting for him to return to India and put his valuable assets under the hammer to clear all the dues of the Kingfisher Airlines. There are plenty of items on the list such as

  • Delhi HC dismisses plea asking to approach ICJ to free Jadhav

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the government to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for securing the release from Pakistan of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

  • Gauahar Khan elated with ‘Begum Jaan’ response

    Kolkata: Ecstatic over the critical acclaim for her performance in the Vidya Balan-starrer “Begum Jaan”, actress Gauahar Khan says the film is turning out as a career breakthrough for her.