Himalayan hand in December 2004 tsunami that killed 250,000
May 28, 2017 12:33 PM

Bengaluru,  Scientists have found that Himalayas played a role in the generation of magnitude-9.2 Sumatran earthquake on December 26, 2004, which, together with the massive tsunami that followed, killed more than 250,000 people -- making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.

Anger is good and other lessons from Mahatma Gandhi to his grandson
May 26, 2017 12:06 PM

Title: The Gift of Anger; Author: Arun Gandhi; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 292.

Q1 2017 saw fall in DDoS attacks, says cyber security firm
May 24, 2017 04:03 PM

Bengaluru, , the first quarter of 2017 saw a 23 per cent decrease in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, the average peak attack size increased 26 per cent compared to the previous quarter, a new report revealed on Wednesday.

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus
May 22, 2017 04:14 PM

Melbourne, Australian scientists have developed a "super oyster" that is resistant to the deadly Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS), it was announced on Monday.

Rainy morning in Delhi
May 22, 2017 12:35 PM

New Delhi,  It was drizzling on Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.8 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.

Australian magnate donates $298mn to charities
May 22, 2017 12:35 PM

Canberra, An Australian business magnate and his wife announced on Monday that they will donate $298 million to fund various charities and for cancer research.

NASA astronauts gear up for emergency spacewalk on Tuesday
May 22, 2017 12:35 PM

Washington, Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct an emergency spacewalk on Tuesday to replace a failed data relay box which is part of a system to control key station hardware, NASA has said.

New technique to help deaf-blind 'watch' TV
May 21, 2017 01:18 PM

London,  Researchers have invented a technique that types Braille in real time and helps deaf-blind people "watch" television without intermediaries.

India will lose 2,305 sq km forest cover by 2025: Study
May 20, 2017 03:35 PM

Kolkata,  A staggering 2,305 sq km of forest cover in northeast India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands -- slightly more than the size of Mauritius -- could disappear by 2025, a simulation study by ISRO scientists has predicted.

Philippines stops accepting EU grants
May 18, 2017 01:11 PM

Manila,  The Philippines on Thursday said it has stopped accepting development aid from the European Union (EU) owing to the latter's interference in the country's internal affairs.

Feature phones are not dead, it's too early to write an obituary (Comment: Special to IANS)
May 18, 2017 12:30 PM

The telecom industry is witnessing some really interesting times. Even as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR), along with smart devices, are capturing the mindshare of the audience globally, Nokia caused a stir when it recently relaunched the iconic 3310 handset first offered in 2000.

Goa India's most preferred travel destination
May 17, 2017 05:40 PM

New Delhi,  Be it winter or summer, Indians do not seem to get enough of Goa. A new Google India report released on Wednesday shows that Goa remains the most preferred destination within the country.

Five destinations to chill in during summer
May 17, 2017 02:02 PM

New Delhi,  While the sun is blistering hot, go for a break and take a dip in sea and pools. Jet off to places like Kerala and Sri Lanka where you can do this and more.

NASA Mars rover to study fluid-carved valley's origin
May 16, 2017 12:11 PM

Washington,  Mars rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission -- an ancient fluid-carved valley incised on the inner slope of a vast crater's rim, NASA has said.

Maximum temperature to touch 42 degrees Celsius in Delhi
May 14, 2017 11:31 AM

New Delhi,Offering no respite from the heat, the maximum day temperature in the national capital is expected hover around 42 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

India no longer needs global support to decarbonise itself: UNEP expert
May 14, 2017 11:31 AM

New Delhi, India no longer needs international cooperation to decarbonise itself and needs to pressure countries to remain ambitious, including wealthier countries that need to act domestically and support developing countries in the transition to a green economy.

Partly cloudy Friday morning in Delhi
May 12, 2017 11:50 AM

New Delhi,  It was a partly cloudy Friday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

Bengal less affected by temporary ban on H1-B visas
May 11, 2017 05:46 PM

Kolkata, West Bengal Information Technology Minister Bratya Basu on Thursday claimed that the temporary suspension of premium H1-B visa processing by the US administration would have a lesser impact on his state compared to other Indian states.