Mumbai Teen commits suicide; might be first case of Blue Whale game in India


On Saturday, a 14-year-old in Mumbai texted his friend, “I am going to the building to jump”. Before anyone could react to the message, he had jumped off the fifth floor of a building. The police are investigating whether the death is India’s first linked to the “Blue Whale” suicide challenge floating on the Internet. Several suicides outside India have ...

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Olympic legend Michael Phelps races against CGI Great White Shark


Michael Phelps, the most celebrated Olympian in history and 28-time Olympic medalist was racing as part of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. To avoid a celebrity being eaten on live television, the shark was computer-generated, with its time based on the speed of its real-life counterparts through the water. Because humans struggle to reach speeds of more than 5.5mph in ...

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Man plays guitar while doctors ‘burn’ his brain to correct neurological disorder


A musician played the guitar on the operation table as he underwent a surgery at a private hospital in Bengaluru for a rare movement disorder affecting guitarists. The successful brain circuit surgery, believed to be the first such operation in the country, was performed on July 11 by a team of doctors from Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital on 37-year-old Abishek ...

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Man in Delhi ends up with hole in stomach after drinking liquid nitrogen in a bar


A sip from a ‘smoky’ drink landed a 30 year in hospital bed with a huge hole in his stomach. Giving information about this matter, the victim said that whatever I had said was a kind of cocktail from which the smoke was picking up. As soon as I got a sip of that drink I started feeling awkward. I ...

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New evidence shows Jupiter to be oldest planet in our Solar System


Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – is also the oldest, say scientists who found that the gas giant formed within four million years after the formation of the Sun. Knowing the age of Jupiter is key for understanding how the solar system evolved towards its present-day architecture. Although models predict that Jupiter formed relatively early, until ...

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Rainfall may increase in future due to climate change says NASA


A new NASA study indicates that it will be rainier in the future than previously thought. This will occur as the climate continually warms up. The study, which is titled Tightening of Tropical Ascent and High Clouds Key To Precipitation Change in A Warmer Climate, was published in the journal Nature Communications. Globally, rainfall is not related just to the ...

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US President Donal Trump’s “covfefe” tweet goes viral

A midnight tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump has social media trying to find a meaning in the mysterious term “covfefe”. Trump tweeted just after midnight Eastern time (around 9.30 a.m. IST) on Wednesday: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the President’s more popular posts. By 2.40 p.m. IST Trump’s “covfefe” ...

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45 ft long whale carcass washed ashore in Mumbai


The 45-foot-long whale carcass that washed ashore in two pieces at Juhu and Madh beaches on Sunday is the largest mammal to have reached Mumbai’s coastline, officials from the state mangrove cell said. A day after the decomposed carcass washed ashore, the state mangrove cell confirmed that the whale was a Bryde’s whale that was 13.7 metres in length. The ...

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Antarctica turing green due to Global Warming


Scientists say the frozen continent is likely to ‘alter rapidly under future warming, leading to major changes in the biology and landscape of this iconic region’ Plant life is growing on Antarctica like never before in modern times, fuelled by global warming which is melting ice and transforming the landscape from white to green, researchers said Thursday. Scientists studying moss ...

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