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Stonehenge’s Huge Stone Sibling discovered

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:17

Archaeologists have found that Stonehenge, one of the most famous sites in the world, has a massive stone sibling that is just two miles to the north-east.

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Hubble Discovers Supernova’s Companion Star

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:05

After 20 years of search, astronomers with the help NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a companion star of supernova in close orbit. The discovery confirms a long-held belief that supernova SN 1993J happened inside a binary system. It is a system, where two stars interact with each other and cause a cosmic explosion.

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NASA Developing GEDI device to Map Forests on Earth from Space

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:58

NASA is developing the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar device to observe forests on Earth in 3D from space and also to enhance knowledge about their role in the carbon cycle. The device will be the first to systematically study the depth of the forests from the space.

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Barnes & Noble reports smaller first-quarter loss

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:14

Fortune 500 company Barnes & Noble has reported lower loss during the first quarter. The largest retail bookseller in the United States has improved the margins in several key segments. On Tuesday, the company reported a smaller first-quarter loss, thanks to large cost cutting done but despite this the country's biggest bookseller could not deflect a 7% decline in sales.

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Pew Research Center’s global survey reveals gloomy view of economic recovery

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:13

In a latest economic survey by the Pew Research Center, it was found that although on the whole the global economy is on the path of recovery but public opinion on the possible financial future varies from country to country.

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Extinct ‘Aldabra banded Snail’ rediscovered in Seychelles

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:01

A snail previously thought to be extinct because of climate change has been rediscovered living in the wild area in Seychelles. Aldabra banded snail, scientific name Rhachistia aldabrae, was declared extinct in 2007. The snail has been hiding out in Seychelles, 155-island country spanning an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The snail was seen on August 23.

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Tornado Spotted above Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:58

An incredible tornado of gas and fire, swirling 3,280ft (1km) into the air, has been captured on Wednesday last week above Iceland's rumbling Bardarbunga volcano, which has been exhibiting seismic activities and eruptions since last month with some of its lava fountain reaching as high as 700 feet in the air.

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507 Committed suicide in Ireland in 2012; most of them males

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:49

It has been found that suicide rates of men are among the most crucial health issue faced by the Irish society presently. Therefore, Simon Bracken has taken a step forward to guide and inform people through a documentary on how men can improve their mental health.

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Mercedes-Benz launches its new sports car – 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:42

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has recently moved ahead into a new sports car segment with its new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT.

Representing a new direction for the Mercedes-Benz performance division, the new two-seat GT - the second sports car to be developed in-house by Mercedes - will come with a price-tag of approximately $120,000 for the base model.

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Planet forming around a Star discovered: Researchers

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:28

A planet that is forming around a star 553 light years away was accidently discovered by scientists. A team of researchers at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), US, looked for details of a protoplanetary disk that was present

around a star known as HD 100546. A protoplanetary disk is a massive disk of material orbiting a newborn star and has a great potential of forming a planetary system.

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Couple Catches Monster Shrimp in Florida

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:29

A couple went for causal fishing in Florida and caught a monster shrimp. According to Live Science report, fisherman Steve Bargeron, while on a fishing trip off a dock in Fort Pierce, Florida saw the couple with a strange creature, which looked like a lobster.

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Third Shipment of Four Lock Gates reaches Panama Canal

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28

On Sunday, the third shipment of four lock gates sent by the Post-Panamax vessel Xia Zhi Yuan 6 for the Panama Canal expansion reached its destination.

On August 17, the shipment started its journey from Trieste, Italy, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to reach the entrance of the Panama Canal.

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Scientists find Origin of Peach

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:18

A study has helped scientists discover more about the domestication of peaches. Scientists suggest that it dates back to at least 7,500 years. The research team reached at the conclusion after analyzing ancient peach stones.

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Salesforce.com Launches Fund Called ‘Salesforce1 Fund’ with initial US$100 corpus

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:28

Salesforce.com on Monday launched a new fund called 'Salesforce1 Fund' for its investment unit renamed as "Salesforce Ventures". The fund will add an amount of US $100 million into company's mobile app building and other connected products based on the Salesforce1 Platform.

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Labour Party could be out of Power if Scotland votes to leave

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:27

Labour Party, centre-left political party in the United Kingdom, stands ideologically opposed to Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, and his New Secessionists' espoused brand of popular nationalism despite eccentricity. Labour Party's 40 represent constituencies are from north of the border. If the people of Scotland favor independence, the party could be out of power for many years.

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Snail Earlier Considered to be Extinct found Alive in Seychelles

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:45

According to the Seychelles Islands Foundation, a snail earlier considered to be extinct has been found again "alive and well". The Aldabra banded snail became extinct seven years ago and was found again on August 23 at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles.

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European Space Agency to zero in on safe landing site for Philae

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:43

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) have revealed that if all goes as per plan, then Philae, a lander riding aboard the agency's Rosetta spacecraft, will touch down on its target - the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 11. It is the first time any space agency will attempt soft comet landing.

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FTC sues drugmakers AbbVie and Teva Pharmaceuticals

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:40

On Monday, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated legal action against drugmakers AbbVie Inc and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd, accusing them of unlawfully preventing generic versions of AndroGel - for men with low testosterone - from being sold in the market.

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TiVo unveils massive 26,000-hour ‘Mega’ DVR

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:55

TiVo has recently unveiled its biggest product thus far --- the TiVo 'Mega' DVR, which has the capacity to record three years' worth of video.

Announcing the new TiVo Mega DVR, TiVo said that the 24-terabyte server-like appliance is capable of recording more than 26,000 hours of SD TV shows, or 4,000 hours of HD content before requiring any deletion of content.

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Queensland Government Proposes New Reef Dumping Plan

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:04

With an aim to curb the ongoing sediment dumping at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the Queensland government has proposed a plan that would prevent such activities.

Earlier, the central government had approved for a reef dumping plan with a view to expand major port, but this plan proved hugely controversial and has faced severe criticism from environmentalists.

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