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Doomsday again: Top five 'end of the world' prophecies that failed

Doomsday again: Top five 'end of the world' prophecies that failed

Is the complete destruction of mankind a realistic possibility in the foreseeable future? Probably not.

Oct 30, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
Failed doomsday predictions didn't deter conspirators – This is their latest prophecy

Failed doomsday predictions didn't deter conspirators – This is their latest prophecy

In September, doomsday theorist Dave Meade, who claims to have studied astronomy and deciphered the Book of Revelations, predicted that an ominous sign would appear on September 23 and foretell the

Oct 29, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
Meet Sophia, world's first robot with a citizenship

Meet Sophia, world's first robot with a citizenship

Sophia, the female robot, has been developed by a Hong Kong firm called Hanson Robots.

Oct 27, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Readers flock to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, crash Cambridge University website

Readers flock to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, crash Cambridge University website

More than 60,000 have so far accessed his work as a 24-year-old postgraduate.

Oct 24, 2017, 15:30 PM IST
Mumbai man stuffs his mouth with 22 lit candles at once, sets world record - Watch

Mumbai man stuffs his mouth with 22 lit candles at once, sets world record - Watch

Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya, a Science teacher by profession, stuffed 22 lit candles in his mouth in one go, thus setting a world record.

Oct 23, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
Artificial Intelligence may give birth to superhumans in 20 years

Artificial Intelligence may give birth to superhumans in 20 years

Artificially intelligent (AI) nano-machines will provide huge medical benefits, such as being able to repair damage to cells, muscles and bones, say experts

Oct 17, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
LIGO scientists strike gold, make first direct observation of gravitational waves from merger of neutron stars

LIGO scientists strike gold, make first direct observation of gravitational waves from merger of neutron stars

The event caused by the neutron stars has been dubbed "GW170817" because it sent ripples through space-time that reached Earth on August 17.

Oct 17, 2017, 09:35 AM IST
Scientists design 'camouflaging skin' inspired by octopus

Scientists design 'camouflaging skin' inspired by octopus

The team's pneumatically-activated material takes a cue from the 3D bumps, or papillae, that cephalopods such as such as octopus and cuttlefish can express in one-fifth of a second for dynamic

Oct 15, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
This is why Sun's atmosphere is much hotter than its surface

This is why Sun's atmosphere is much hotter than its surface

The corona is hundreds to thousands of times hotter than the Sun's visible surface, the photosphere.  

Oct 14, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
Lightweight material may help create hypersonic aircraft

Lightweight material may help create hypersonic aircraft

An extremely lightweight material can withstand a high temperature and stress, a step towards developing hypersonic aircraft able to travel at five to 10 times the speed of sound.

Oct 11, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Renewable, algae-based footwear developed

Renewable, algae-based footwear developed

Scientists are seeking to also make them "biodegradable," by chemically converting the algae oil into polyurethane in manner that will allow the carbon bonds to be degraded by microorganisms.

Oct 09, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
Doomsday to begin on October 15; world to witness 7 years of natural calamities, claim conspiracy theorists

Doomsday to begin on October 15; world to witness 7 years of natural calamities, claim conspiracy theorists

Doomsday theorist Dave Meade believes the chaos will be triggered by the mysterious 'Planet X', or Niburu.

Oct 08, 2017, 13:08 PM IST
This is why prehistoric humans avoided inbreeding

This is why prehistoric humans avoided inbreeding

A study suggests that the early development of more complex mating systems may at least partly explain why anatomically modern humans thrived while other species, such as Neanderthals, did not. 

Oct 07, 2017, 12:07 PM IST

New nanomaterial can create hydrogen fuel from seawater

The advance may lead to a new source of hydrogen fuel, ease demand for fossil fuels and boost the economy of countries where sunshine and seawater are abundant.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Trio receives Chemistry Nobel for developments in electron microscopy

Trio receives Chemistry Nobel for developments in electron microscopy

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2017 has been declared.

Oct 04, 2017, 15:32 PM IST
Indian scientists who contributed to Nobel Prize-winning discovery say it's 'a dream come true'

Indian scientists who contributed to Nobel Prize-winning discovery say it's 'a dream come true'

A consortium of scientists, including many from India, was a part of the gravitational waves that were first predicted by Einstein on the basis of his theory of general relativity in 1916.

Oct 04, 2017, 08:29 AM IST
Kip Thorne, co-writer of Nolan's Interstellar, awarded Nobel Prize for Physics

Kip Thorne, co-writer of Nolan's Interstellar, awarded Nobel Prize for Physics

Oscar Awards snubbed science epic Interstellar and its co-writer Thorne. Nobel committee knows better than that.

Oct 03, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Meteorites splashing into warm ponds sparked life on Earth

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds sparked life on Earth

Available evidence suggests that life began when the Earth was still taking shape, with continents emerging from the oceans, meteorites pelting the planet - including those bearing the building

Oct 03, 2017, 15:15 PM IST
Now, crying can help generate electricity

Now, crying can help generate electricity

Researchers have found that applying pressure to a protein present in tears could actually generate electricity.

Oct 03, 2017, 13:26 PM IST

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