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Fearsome Argentine Dinosaur Had Puny Arms

Meat eating argentena dinosaur

A newly discovered meat-eating dinosaur that prowled Argentina 90 million years ago would have had a hard time using strong-arm tactics against its prey. That’s because the beast, though a fearsome hunter, possessed a pitifully puny pair of arms. Scientists said they have unearthed fossils in northern Patagonia of a two-legged, up to 26-foot-long predator called Gualicho shinyae with arms ... Read More »

3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

The International Space Station crew,

An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian has landed safely in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule carrying NASA’s Tim Kopra, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency and the Russian agency Roscosmos’ Yuri Malenchenko touched down as scheduled at 3:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) on Saturday southeast of Zhezkazgan ... Read More »

Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest Accounts Hacked

mark zuckerberg

Facebook Inc.’s first “security tip” for users is, “Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online.” If only Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had heeded that advice. Mr. Zuckerberg’s Twitter Inc. and Pinterest Inc. accounts were taken over in recent days because he reused a password: “dadada,” according to a person familiar with the matter. The password had appeared last month ... Read More »

International Space Station Now Open For The World To See

International Space Station now open for the world to see

The European Space Agency has recently uploaded on its YouTube channel, a video of the International Space Station (ISS). The best part about the video? It is also avilable in 3D. A narrative about the modules of ISS, the video is available in English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish and French languages. For all you space fans dreaming about orbiting the ... Read More »

Bug Declared World’s Longest Insect Is Two Foot-Long


A bug, measuring over half-a-metre long, discovered in southern China has been declared the world’s longest insect. A stick insect measuring 62.4 centimetres found two years ago in the southern province of Guangxi has broken the record for length amongst the world’s 807,625 known insects, the official Xinhua agency said, citing the Insect Museum of West China. The previous record-holder ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook to jointly build subsea cable for faster internet

Facebook and Microsoft

Microsoft and Facebook have joined hands to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean that will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers. The 6,600 km MAREA cable will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic – eight fibre ... Read More »

ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle to take off next week

Reusable Launch Vehicle

The first technology demonstrator (TD) launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), or the spaceplane in popular parlance, will take place on May 23 at 9.30 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, according to ISRO officials. Visually, the RLV-TD is a rocket-aircraft combination measuring about 17 m, whose first stage is a solid ... Read More »

China Developing Soft-Power Infra along Silk Road


China is digging deep into its cultural roots to anchor a seamless revival of the ancient Silk Road, in tune with a growing domestic focus on tapping the achievements of its past.In Dunhuang, the oasis town along the ancient Silk Road in northwestern China, dozens, under the authority of the Dunhuang Academy, are patiently restoring the priceless artwork in Mogao ... Read More »

Mother Teresa to be canonised on September 4


Mother Teresa will be made a saint on September 4, Pope Francis announced on Tuesday, 19 years after the death of the Nobel Laureate who spent 45 years serving the poor and sick on the streets of Kolkata.“Pope Francis today approved Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood and set September 4 as the date for her canonisation,” said a message from ... Read More »