3,500-year-old stone block, The World’s oldest weather report found in Egypt!

April 4, 2014 / No Comments

A 3,500-year-old stone block found in Egypt has inscription, which scientists now believe to be one of the oldest weather reports of the world. The inscription of 40 lines has been found on a 6-foot-tall calcite block, which has been named as Tempest Stela. It says, “the sky being in storm without cessation, louder than the cries of the masses”, describing the ...

Moon’s Age Revealed To Be 100 Million Years, More Mysteries May Be Solved Soon

April 3, 2014 / No Comments

If the recent findings are to be believed, the moon was born within 100 million years since the solar system was born. Investors on the project added that the origin of moon may help in understanding why Earth and moon look so similar in the formation. Now, it is known that moon was created following a collision between Earth and a giant ...

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Semi-Final T20 World Cup 2014: Star Sports live streaming info, highlights

April 3, 2014 / No Comments

West Indies and Sri Lanka in a bid to reach the finals once again in the history of ICC World T20 will take on one another at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on April 3. [caption id="attachment_16426" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gayle Gangnam style dance[/caption] [gallery columns="6" ids="16419,16420,16421,16422,16423,16424"] The increasingly hot conditions ensure this will be a game for the spinners. Sri Lanka’s left-arm-spinner Rangana ...

NASA Decides To Selectively Suspend Contact With Russia

April 3, 2014 / No Comments

When it comes to world politics and international diplomacy, principles and convictions are a matter of convenience. And much like in every other aspect, USA is the global leader in this turf as well. NASA has just issued a statement that it has just suspended all contact with Russia’s space program due to the political tension between the two nations over ...

Indian American Scientist Develops 50-Cent Paper Microscope!

April 3, 2014 / No Comments

One of the things about modern healthcare is that it is often beyond the economic reach of the vast majority. “Anything we came up with, if we can’t scale it to the cost it needs to be, it doesn’t really reach anywhere”, says the inventor of the incredibly low-cost paper microscope, Manu Prakash. A bioengineer at Stanford, his latest invention might ...

Microbes, Not Volcanoes, Caused Earth’s Largest Mass Extinction!

April 2, 2014 / No Comments

Seems like big things do indeed come in small packages! For decades now scientists were more or less convinced that the great mass extinction that occurred towards the end of the Permian period was caused most likely by volcanic activity. But a team led by MIT geophysics professor Daniel Rothman has finally found conclusive evidence thanks to sediments in China that point ...

Video: Chile 8.2 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami warnings; five dead

April 2, 2014 / No Comments

A major quake of 8.2 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Chile at 20:46 local time (23:46 GMT) on April 2, 2014. The quake has killed at least five people thus far, aside from triggering tsunami alert and small landslides. The aftershocks and minor earthquakes continue to haunt the entire country. According to recent reports, more than 10 aftershocks and quakes have hit ...

The Mystery Of Black And White Stripes On Zebras Unraveled!

April 2, 2014 / 1 Comment

There are plenty of conundrums that evolution has thrown up which are still left unanswered. The classic question of why zebras sport black and white stripes is one such issue which has been plaguing evolutionary biologists for centuries. But, Tim Caro, a biologist at the University of California at Davis might finally have the answer to this long standing stripes problem. ...

Indian actor Aamir Khan donates all his organs for therapeutic purposes

April 1, 2014 / No Comments

Indian Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has pledged to donate his all usable organs after his death for therapeutic purposes. The actor signed the pledge on the occasion of Maharashtra Organ Donation Day, at an event organized by the Zonal Transplant Co-Ordination Centre at the KEM (King Edward Memorial) Hospital Mumbai, on Saturday, March 29, 2014. He was there to felicitate organ donor ...

Photos: 3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Uncovered by Archaeologists

April 1, 2014 / No Comments

There has always been great mystery and rich cultural uniqueness that has been attached with ancient Egypt. The lure of the pyramids brings to the Sahara hundreds and thousands of tourists and archaeologists from across the planet. Many among the latter hope to stumble upon finds like the one just made by Kevin Cahail, a doctoral student at the University of ...