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Doomsday: There's only one place on Earth that will be safe, claim theorists

Doomsday: There's only one place on Earth that will be safe, claim theorists

Doomsayers had foretold that Planet X would demolish many parts of the world by causing poles to switch and triggering massive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in its wake.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

2,000-year-old Roman sundial discovered in Italy

Not only has the sundial survived largely undamaged for more than two millennia, but the presence of two Latin texts allowed the researchers to glean precise information about the man who

Nov 09, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Soon you will be able to fly in a taxi. NASA, Uber join hands

Soon you will be able to fly in a taxi. NASA, Uber join hands

Flying in a taxi might soon become a reality, thanks to the new partnership between US space agency NASA and transportation company Uber.

Nov 09, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: Scientists discover the 'missing link'

Origin of life on Earth: Scientists discover the 'missing link'

The study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, is part of an ongoing effort by scientists around the world to find plausible routes for the epic journey from pre- biological chemistry to cell-

Nov 08, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
20-year-old Russian claims he lived on Mars before he was reborn on Earth

20-year-old Russian claims he lived on Mars before he was reborn on Earth

According to his parents, Boriska Kipriyanovich was able to speak months after he was born and would often discuss subjects they had never taught him, such as alien civilisations.

Nov 07, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
'Science can bring world's leading superpowers together'

'Science can bring world's leading superpowers together'

The Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation was signed in May this year by the foreign ministers of the eight Arctic States, including the US and Russia.

Nov 06, 2017, 19:17 PM IST
This is how aliens could look like

This is how aliens could look like

The findings revealed that aliens are potentially shaped by the same processes and mechanisms that shaped humans, such as natural selection.  

Nov 05, 2017, 18:24 PM IST
Artificial Intelligence method outsmarts even the finest security system

Artificial Intelligence method outsmarts even the finest security system

CAPTCHA challenges people to prove that they are human by recognising combinations of letters and numbers that machines would struggle to complete correctly.

Nov 04, 2017, 18:03 PM IST
Humans began eating grapes 22,000 years ago: Study

Humans began eating grapes 22,000 years ago: Study

The study found evidence that people may have been eating the popular fruit as many as 15,000 years before they domesticated the fruit as an agricultural crop.  

Nov 03, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking

Robots might replace humans in future, warns Stephen Hawking

This is not the first time Stephen Hawking has raised an alarm about artificial intelligence. In 2015, he said that robots we design could crush humanity like an anthill.  

Nov 02, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
Asteroid behind extinction of dinosaurs also responsible for cooling Earth: Study

Asteroid behind extinction of dinosaurs also responsible for cooling Earth: Study

The study lends support to the hypothesis that the impact played a significant role in the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that eradicated nearly three-quarters of Earths plant and animal

Nov 02, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

The study compared the relative brain costs of 22 species.

Nov 01, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Forget Hollywood, aliens may be more human-like than you think: Study

Forget Hollywood, aliens may be more human-like than you think: Study

The theory supports the argument that foreign life forms undergo natural selection, and are like us, evolving to be fitter and stronger over time.

Nov 01, 2017, 16:26 PM IST
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