Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Indo-U.S. collaboration to focus on pelagic fish resources

Indo-U.S. collaboration to focus on pelagic fish resources: From predicting harmful algal blooms (HAB) and fishery of small pelagic species, there is quiet a lot that earth scientists could tell the world.The Ministry of Earth Sciences, India and the National

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tsunami hits New Zealand coast after powerful earthquake

Tsunami hits New Zealand coast after powerful earthquake: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island. A gaug

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes 70 km off coast of Japan

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes 70 km off coast of Japan: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off the coast of Japan, 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai, at 6:43 a.m. on Saturday, Japan time, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The Japan Meteoro

IIT team with a Midas touch, on a nano-scale! IIT MADRAS TRANSFORMED SILVER INTO GOLD! LIKE TAMILNAADU SITHTHARs/YOGIs DID THE SAME LONGTIME AGO FROM HERBAL PAASAANAMs /CHEMICALS!!

IIT team with a Midas touch, on a nano-scale: A team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has successfully transformed nanoscale pieces of silver to gold and gold to silver by replacing their atoms one at a time. The shape and s

In Hyderabad, a coup in a coop! WTRF: MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE IN POUTRY! ISOLATED A BACTERIUM IN CHICKEN,THAT IS THE SOURCE OF TRANSMISSION OF PATHOGEN!

In Hyderabad, a coup in a coop: In what is the first evidence of multidrug resistance in poultry sold in Indian markets, researchers in Hyderabad have isolated a bacterium in chicken that may well be the source of transmission of th

New wearable device may help treat diabetes

New wearable device may help treat diabetes: Scientists have developed a new wearable medical device that may help treat type 2 diabetes, even in overweight, disabled or elderly people.A new study by researchers at Kumamoto University in Japan f

Brain implants help paralysed monkeys walk

Brain implants help paralysed monkeys walk: Swiss scientists have helped monkeys with spinal cord injuries regain control of non-functioning limbs in research which might one day lead to paralysed people being able to walk again.
The scienti

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Delhi’s pollution levels peak at 14-16 times safe limits

Delhi’s pollution levels peak at 14-16 times safe limits: Delhi breathed in air polluted with particulate matter of up to 14 to 16 times the safe limits on Diwali night. As expected, the levels of air pollution remained “severe”, the highest warning as p

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Chinese officials ‘interfered’ with air pollution data: media

Chinese officials ‘interfered’ with air pollution data: media: Police have arrested officials in charge of environmental protection in central China after they were accused of tampering with air quality monitoring data, local media agencies say.
“Staff members

Shocking Facts About DNA Technology In Vedas | The Magical India.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Planet Nine may be behind curious tilt of Sun: study

Planet Nine may be behind curious tilt of Sun: study: Planet Nine — the undiscovered planet at the edge of the solar system — may be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Sun, according to a new study. The large and distant planet that was predicte

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

IIT Bombay researchers a step closer to treating Parkinson’s disease

IIT Bombay researchers a step closer to treating Parkinson’s disease: Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT B) have taken the first successful step at regenerating neurons in a Parkinson mouse model by using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) encap

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/in-germany-communities-reap-wind-power-rewards/article9236476.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/in-germany-communities-reap-wind-power-rewards/article9236476.ece: Germany is expanding its renewable energy capacity through wind parks owned by the community, a model that has made the small investor a partner in its transition away from coal and nuclear plants. I

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How to power your life..!?

How to power your life: Ask any hardcore substance addict (try this only when they are sober) how his or her very first experience was, and they will for sure tell you it was not a very pleasant one. The violent cough of the

Air pollution to blame for traffic accidents: study

Air pollution to blame for traffic accidents: study: London: Air pollution may be responsible for hundreds of car accidents a year, as toxic air may impair driver fitness, a new UK study has found.Researchers from the London School of Economics divided

If you fight local pollution, you can effectively fight climate change: Erik Solheim

If you fight local pollution, you can effectively fight climate change: Erik Solheim: In Mumbai to participate in a historic beach clean-up, UNEP chief Erik Solheim says he reposes ‘immense faith’ in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political will to aggressively push the climate agenda

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The stories in our heads!

The stories in our heads: Sometimes you order a book just for the title. I hadn’t heard of Paul Verhaeghe until I saw his book being recommended to me by the recommendation engine of a book-selling website I was checking out.

::WORLD TAMILS WIN ::LTTE..SHORT HISTORY...BY FBI, USA!

::WORLD TAMILS WIN ::

Oldest man readies for Bar Mitzvah ceremony

Oldest man readies for Bar Mitzvah ceremony: The world’s oldest man turned 113 on Thursday and the Holocaust survivor living in Israel readied for the Bar Mitzvah he was denied a century ago, his family said.Yisrael Kristal, an observant Jew fr

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

India to lead global coalition for epidemic preparedness: Interview with Dr K Vijay Raghavan! WTRF: WE WELCOME CEPI,HQ AT NIPH IN OSLO,NORWAY! GREAT SERVICE TO HUMANITY..!!!

India to lead global coalition for epidemic preparedness: Interview with Dr K Vijay Raghavan: India is all set to lead the global fight against epidemics as it is a key member of the newly formed Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) with its headquarters at the Norwegian Inst

Passengers warned not to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes! WTRF: RADIO-ACTIVE EFFECTS & FINALLY CANCER SHD BE TAKEN TO CONSIDERATION TOO IN ALL SMART PHONES!

Passengers warned not to use Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes: India has warned passengers from using Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 during flight in the wake of the fresh issues detected in the smartphone battery.
“In the light of recent incidents involving battery

MIT scientists use terahertz waves to read closed books

MIT scientists use terahertz waves to read closed books: Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new technology that can read the pages of a closed book, an advance that may help archaeologists look into antique books without touching

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall from tree may have caused death of ‘Lucy’ the hominid

Fall from tree may have caused death of ‘Lucy’ the hominid: Lucy, one of the best known ancestors of humans to ever roam the earth, may have died after a fall from a tree, University of Texas researchers have suggested, after studying her 3.18-million-year-ol

A school dropout comes up with a movable house!

A school dropout comes up with a movable house: M. Sahul Hameed (65) drew the ire of his family and mocked at by many as mentally imbalanced, but he stood steadfast in giving shape to his innovation, a ‘moving type house’, using ‘raft foundation’ t

‘Tolerance is the foundation of the idea that is India’!

‘Tolerance is the foundation of the idea that is India’: From the Romesh Thapar episode of the early 1950s to the Salman Rushdie case of the late 1980s to the Wendy Doniger brouhaha of recent vintage, independent India has had a chequered history when it co

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Italy quake toll hits 247 as rescuers hunt for survivors

Italy quake toll hits 247 as rescuers hunt for survivors: The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday, officials said, as rescuers desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of devastated mountain village

Quake jolts Myanmar’s Bagan pagodas, leaves 3 dead

Quake jolts Myanmar’s Bagan pagodas, leaves 3 dead: Officials picked through the wreckage of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan on Thursday after a powerful earthquake rattled the top tourist destination, l

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An interview with Amnesty International India’s Aakar Patel

An interview with Amnesty International India’s Aakar Patel: Amnesty International India (AII) is in the spotlight after its event in Bengaluru on August 13 titled ‘Broken Families’ — as part of a multi-city campaign to seek justice for victims of human rights

New evidence for northern movement of eastern Himalayan syntaxis

New evidence for northern movement of eastern Himalayan syntaxis: The eastern Himalayan syntaxis (convergence of mountain ranges, or geological folds), a gorge along the Parlung river in Tibet, is tectonically active. The coincidence of high mountains and strong riv

Chimps prefer to cooperate over compete: study!

Chimps prefer to cooperate over compete: study: Cooperation is often hailed as a key trait that separates humans from animals, but researchers said this week that our closest relative, the chimpanzee, can learn to work as a team.
In fact, chimps

LIVE | At least six killed as 6.1-magnitude quake rattles Rome, central Italy

LIVE | At least six killed as 6.1-magnitude quake rattles Rome, central Italy: Ten people were killed in a strong earthquake that struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. One mayor reported that a family of four was trapped

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Earth’s temperature dropped during solar eclipse!

Earth’s temperature dropped during solar eclipse: A study revealed that the temperature of the Earth dropped during last year’s eclipse of the sun, Britain’s Met office has said.
The Met Office on Monday said it was the first time that satellites

Monday, August 22, 2016

5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts northeast!

5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts northeast: A 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India on Tuesday morning, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.The epicentre of the earthquake was in Myanmar and regions across the India-Myanmar

Sunday, August 21, 2016

NASA’s Curiosity rover beams 360-degree panorama of Mars!

NASA’s Curiosity rover beams 360-degree panorama of Mars: NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has captured a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of features called ‘Murray Buttes’, combining more than 130 images taken on the fourth anniversary of probe’s landing on

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Parottas loaded with danger, say docs! WTRF: STOP SUGAR,CARBOHYDRATE,FAT(MEAT),CHEMICALS(ADDITIVE/SALT/POLLUTENTS) & SAVE YOUR HEART & PANCREAS(+OBESITY/CANCER TOO)!

Parottas loaded with danger, say docs: Parotta is a popular evening meal it itself at many a home. Be it adults or children, everybody loves gorging on parottas. Every family has a favourite paraotta stall among the many in their neighbour

7.3-magnitude quake in South Atlantic! WTRF: DANGEROUS SITUATION TO WORLD..FROM NATURE AS WELL AS HUMAN CONFLICT WITH ATOM DANGERS BY SOME STUPID DICTATORS/POWER HUNGRY LEADERS WITH NO RESPECT TO HUMAN LIVES & PROTECTION OF NATURE!

7.3-magnitude quake in South Atlantic: A German earthquake monitoring centre says that a 7.3 magnitude quake has occurred in the South Atlantic on Friday. The Potsdam-based German Research Centre for Geosciences, or GFZ, says the quake st

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Link between climate change and flooding in US!

Link between climate change and flooding in US: Climate change is never going to announce itself by name. But this is what we should expect it to look like.That is what many scientists, analysts and activists are saying after heavy rains in souther

IIT Madras develops optical system to detect and monitor algal bloom

IIT Madras develops optical system to detect and monitor algal bloom: An integrated optical system capable of detecting and monitoring algal (or phytoplankton) blooms both spatially and temporally in coastal and open ocean waters has been developed by a team of research

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sunshine, seaweed help to break down dye waste! WTRF: ENVT CARE,SAFETY,PROTECTION,REMEDY,PRECUATIONS ARE THE 1.PRIORITY IN THIS DANGEROUS/GREEDY/INDIFFERENT WORLD NOW! BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!

Sunshine, seaweed help to break down dye waste: Scientists at the Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavanagar, Gujarat have been able to completely degrade three industrial dyes — methyl orange, methylene blue and r

Sunday, August 14, 2016

4,500-year-old Early Harappan wall damaged at Dholavira,GUJARAT!

4,500-year-old Early Harappan wall damaged at Dholavira: About 400 metres of the remains of a 4,500-year-old mud-brick wall, which lay under the soil in the Harappan city of Dholavira in Gujarat, has been damaged by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

NASA selects six USA firms to develop habitats for Mars mission!

NASA selects six firms to develop habitats for Mars mission: NASA has selected six US companies to help develop prototypes and concepts of deep space habitats for future manned missions to Mars.Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as we mo

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Weekend Being | An insulin pill that could make you drop the needle

Weekend Being | An insulin pill that could make you drop the needle: In Manesar, Haryana, better known as an automobile hub, researchers in white biosafety suits pace a room lined with shiny steel fermenters brewing a secret formulation for managing diabetes. The co

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Here are some tips to declutter your digital existence

Here are some tips to declutter your digital existence: I remember before Diwali every year my grandmother used to give the whole house a thorough scrubbing. Strictly speaking diwali isn’t the spring, but it’s still a good idea to look at your digital life

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Remote Pacific nation threatened by rising seas! WTRF: MANY OTHER ISLANDS TOO WOULD GO UNDER THE SEA! NEW ISLANDS CREATED BY CHINA,SINHAPORE,DUBAI ETC TOO DANGEROUS TO POOR NATIONS LIKE BANGLADESH,MALDIVES ETC!

Remote Pacific nation threatened by rising seas: Pacific island nations are among the world’s most physically and economically vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events like floods, earthquakes and tropical cyclones, the World Bank sai

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

‘Ancient civilisations knew how to adapt to seasonal changes’

‘Ancient civilisations knew how to adapt to seasonal changes’: ‘Located on levees’“Sediment analysis gave us the clue that these sites were located on levees (geographical term used to describe natural embankment of rivers). They [prehistoric people] were clever

The biology of first cousin marriages!

The biology of first cousin marriages: That marriages between blood relations might lead to health issues for the child has been suspected for several years. Now, a detailed analysis of the issue involving over 11,000 children, born out o

New method can kill cancer cells in two hours, shows study

New method can kill cancer cells in two hours, shows study: Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method that can kill cancer cells in two hours, an advance that may significantly help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumours as well as young

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rahi Gaikwad on the predicament of tomato growers in Narayangaon

Rahi Gaikwad on the predicament of tomato growers in Narayangaon: Last week, the grey rain clouds over the Sahyadris seemed full of promise. A few light showers, and colour was slowly returning to parched leaves and the dry earth was beginning to yield again. In Nar

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Breastfeeding linked to better childhood behaviour: study!

Breastfeeding linked to better childhood behaviour: study: Children fed only breast milk for their first six months — as recommended by the World Health Organisation — were 56 per cent less likely to exhibit such disorders than those breastfed for less than o

Death toll in Bihar lightning strike goes up to 57!

Death toll in Bihar lightning strike goes up to 57: The number of those killed by lightning in Bihar has gone up to 57.
State Disaster Management Department officials said reports of the deaths from 17 districts were confirmed. The death toll was hi

Bihar monsoon disaster: 38 killed in 24 hours!

Bihar monsoon disaster: 38 killed in 24 hours: Thirty-eight people were killed and 25 injured in 24 hours in Bihar as monsoon rains spread, the State disaster management department said on Wednesday. The department’s Principal Secretary, Vyasj

Monday, June 20, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing! WTRF: WORLD NEEDS SOLAR ENERGY REVOLUTION IN ASIA,AFRICA,LATIN AMERICA,NA,AU,EU,ME URGENTLY TO FACE ENERGY CRISIS, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & CLEAN ENVIRONMENT!

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

Behind the Toda tribe's temple in Ooty

Madurai High Court Bench advocates spread of Tamil

Madurai High Court Bench advocates spread of Tamil: The observation was made by a Division Bench of Justices V. Ramasubramanian (who got transferred to Telangana recently) and N. Kirubakaran on a public interest litigation petition filed by R. Lakshmin

Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 43

Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 43: The death toll from flooding and landslides in Indonesia’s Central Java province has risen to 43 with 19 missing and 14 injured, an official from the disaster agency said on Monday.
Search for the

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Unruly teens may have brain abnormalities: study

Unruly teens may have brain abnormalities: study: The brains of teenagers with serious antisocial behaviour problems differ significantly in structure to those of their peers, according to a new study which found that the actions of unruly teens may

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Why Indians, SE Asian Malays respond differently to some drugs?

Why Indians, SE Asian Malays respond differently to some drugs: A couple of years after successfully mapping the genetic variants associated with differential responses to two widely used drugs — warfarin (an anti-coagulant drug) and clopidogrel (an antiplatelet d

A simulation of early human migration using current topographical data

A simulation of early human migration using current topographical data: This method can now be used to understand the early migration of populations in any place in the word and to predict where archaeological remains could exist. “We chose England because it is isolated

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Lombok, no tsunami!

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Lombok, no tsunami: An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck off the Indonesian island of Lombok on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The ear

Friday, June 3, 2016

Scientists trick body's viral response to combat cancer

Scientists trick body's viral response to combat cancer: German researchers on Wednesday presented a Trojan horse method of attacking cancer, sneaking virus impersonators into the human body to unleash an anti-tumour immune offensive.
Tested in only thre

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Who were London’s early residents?

Who were London’s early residents?: Two of the skeletons were of people born outside Britain — one of a man linked genealogically to eastern Europe and the Near East, the other of a teenage girl with blue eyes from north Africa.The othe

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra, no damage reported

Strong quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra, no damage reported: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook buildings and caused momentary panic in the Indonesian port city of Padang on Thursday, officials and residents said, but there were no immediate reports o

Friday, May 27, 2016

Quake of 6.4 magnitude strikes deep off Tonga!

Quake of 6.4 magnitude strikes deep off Tonga: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 in magnitude struck 572 kilometres (355 miles) beneath the earth’s surface on Friday about 340 kilometres west of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the Uni

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NASA says solar storms may have been key to life on Earth!

NASA says solar storms may have been key to life on Earth: Powerful solar explosions on the adolescent Sun may have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth and create complex molecules necessary for life, despite the star’s faintness four billion ye

NASA says solar storms may have been key to life on Earth!

NASA says solar storms may have been key to life on Earth: Powerful solar explosions on the adolescent Sun may have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth and create complex molecules necessary for life, despite the star’s faintness four billion ye

Mild tremor hits central Nepal

Mild tremor hits central Nepal: A mild tremor, an aftershock of last year’s deadly earthquake, was felt in Kathmandu and surrounding areas in Nepal after midnight.
It was of local magnitude 4.2 with its epicentre in a location be

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 6 people

Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 6 people: All the victims of Saturday’s eruption were working on their farms in the village of Gamber, about 4 km away from the slope, or within the danger area. Video images showed dead farm animals covered in

5.3-magnitude quakes hit Tibet! WTRF:EARTH QUAKES EVERYWHERE...EQs COMING OFTEN NOW..WHY?

5.3-magnitude quakes hit Tibet

Scorching heat melts roads in Gujarat

Hot spell continues in North India! WTRF:CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING PEOPLE & NATIONS!

Hot spell continues in North India: Despite the marginal drop of 0.5 to 1 degree Celsius in temperature in several towns, heat wave continued to ravage Rajasthan on Saturday. The extreme temperature has claimed 13 lives so far, whil

Friday, May 20, 2016

‘Better batteries will drive electric car spread’! WTRF: EL/SOLAR/WIND/H2 CARS SOON THROUGHOUT THE WORLD POSSIBLE?

‘Better batteries will drive electric car spread’: Development of better batteries that are energy dense and capable of taking electric cars farther for the same volume of material they contain is the quest at Tesla, said J.B. Straubel, Co-Founder an

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vattamesai | Shiva Pasupathy/FMR ATTORNET GENERAL: POLITICS & FUTURE OF TAMILS IN SRILANKA!

Helium microscope helps to study samples without damaging them

Helium microscope helps to study samples without damaging them: The first scanning helium microscope has been built by Australian researchers who feel it could “open doors” for many new discoveries by allowing scientists to scrutinise materials without disturbing

Scientists crack pathway that makes brain tumour aggressive

Scientists crack pathway that makes brain tumour aggressive: In just a few decades, medicine has made great strides in battling cancer. But the road to understanding the disease — that ‘emperor of maladies’— has still not been mapped. Take, for instance, gliobl

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tremors felt in Srikakulam district IN ANDHRA PRADESH,INDIA ON 14-05-2016!

Tremors felt in Srikakulam district: People in Kaviti and Sompeta mandals ran for safety on Saturday night as tremors were felt in the areas. People in the areas like Mukharampuram, Srirampuram, Jalle Puttuga, Jagati, Kesarapada experie

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Shallow quake hits Tibet, state media say casualties likely

Shallow quake hits Tibet, state media say casualties likely: The quake struck at 9-15 a.m. (0115 GMT), 70 kilometres (44 miles) northwest of Gyamotang village at a depth of just 10 kilometres (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mercury’s moment with the Sun

Mercury’s moment with the Sun: At 4.40 p.m. on May 9, Delhi will be able to see until sunset, an astronomical phenomenon that takes place approximately 13 times in a century. Mercury will come exactly in between the Sun and the

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Last Drop: Drinking water, sipping poison!

Last Drop: Drinking water, sipping poison: India’s water quality problem is reaching crisis proportions, and today at least 1.95 crore habitations are affected by poor water quality. Over 3.6 crore people are exposed to health hazards owing t

Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town!

Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town: Alberta declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of F

Saturday, April 30, 2016

How the Moon got mysterious 'tattoos' decoded

How the Moon got mysterious 'tattoos' decoded: NASA scientists have found new insights into how the Moon got its mysterious “tattoos” — swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.“These patterns

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Amid drought, providing water to animals proves quite a task

Amid drought, providing water to animals proves quite a task: But human beings aren’t the only ones struggling to cope with the most difficult situation.“Our priority during this summer is fire and water management,” observes Markapur Divisional Forest Officer D

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Jacob Koshy on five cutting-edge technologies that could change the landscape of healing

Jacob Koshy on five cutting-edge technologies that could change the landscape of healing: Earlier this month, the World Health Organisation issued its first global report on diabetes and warned that the number of adults living with the illness had almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 millio

Friday, April 22, 2016

Bengaluru protest over PF withdrawal norms: The underbelly of India’s silicon valley

Bengaluru protest over PF withdrawal norms: The underbelly of India’s silicon valley: They don’t work in cubicles and are not constantly on social media sites protesting against bad roads, traffic, power cuts or water shortage. They don’t grandstand on political ideologies and discuss

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing: The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. Pemex raised the toll late Thu

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Is Earth on ‘quake mode’ again?

Is Earth on ‘quake mode’ again?: Certain “high risk zones” around the world do require a close watch, geophysicists now believe after a spate of high-intensity earthquakes rattled different parts of the world and reignited the quest

Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador: What you need to know

Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador: What you need to know: Three earthquakes hit Japan and Ecuador in a span of four days. The first quake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale, struck an area in the north of Kumamoto City in South Japan at 9.26 pm JST on A

Live: Ecuador tsunami fears ease; death toll at 77

Live: Ecuador tsunami fears ease; death toll at 77: Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades, a 7.8 magnitude tremor, struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday, killing at least 77 persons and causing damage near the epicenter as well as in the larges

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Twin quakes kill 29 in south Japan, many trapped

Twin quakes kill 29 in south Japan, many trapped: ‘Death tolls mounting by the hour’ Kumamoto Prefectural official Tomoyuki Tanaka said the death tolls were climbing by the hour, with the latest standing at 19 from Saturday’s magnitude-7.3 quake that

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Japan quake kills 9, spares nuclear plants

Japan quake kills 9, spares nuclear plants: “Our house destroyed but we are safe”“We managed to huddle into a space, that’s why we were saved,” one man told NHK national television. “Our house was destroyed, but we’re all safe, so that’s what c

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Earthquake hits Myanmar, tremor felt in Manipur

Earthquake hits Myanmar, tremor felt in Manipur: An earthquake measuring 7.2 at Richter that they are out of danger now.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located within Myanmar which is about 225 km away from Imphal, according to the departme

Quake rocks Myanmar, tremors felt in India

Quake rocks Myanmar, tremors felt in India: A strong earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
While the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has said the 6.9-magnitude quake struck at a depth of

Monday, April 11, 2016

Anti-oxidant in tomatoes helps cut risk of stroke: study

Anti-oxidant in tomatoes helps cut risk of stroke: study: “This study adds to the evidence that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of stroke,” said study author Jouni Karppi from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio.“

Scientists investigating sperm-boosting nutrient! SPERM-BOOSTING NUTIENT: TOMATOES!

Scientists investigating sperm-boosting nutrient: The research is led by Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology, and Elizabeth Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, at the university’s Department of Oncology and Human Metabolism. It is estimate

Bhubaneswar sizzles at 45 degrees C, creates heat record

Bhubaneswar sizzles at 45 degrees C, creates heat record: The capital city of Bhubaneswar created a weather history as it shattered city’s 30-year-old record by experiencing 45.7 degree Celsius on Monday – the highest ever temperature measured for the month

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Strong earthquake hits Pakistan; tremors felt in north India including Delhi

Strong earthquake hits Pakistan; tremors felt in north India including Delhi: A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck parts of Pakistan and the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border in the Hindukush region on Sunday afternoon. The quake struck at 3.58 p.m. and went on for severa

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Heat wave: Above normal temperature recorded across India

Heat wave: Above normal temperature recorded across India: With the temperature in the last three days being significantly higher than normal in most parts of the country, the MeT department’s prediction of extreme, and extended, heat wave-like conditions th

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Decline of pollinators threatens food supply

Decline of pollinators threatens food supply: How does the IPBES define ‘ecosystem services’? They are the many benefits which society derives from nature. They include fresh water; fertile soil; wild plant resources such as foods, fibres, medici

Last week’s smog still in the air, and yet another fire at Deonar

Last week’s smog still in the air, and yet another fire at Deonar: Fire officials, however, said the blaze that broke out on Monday night was minor, resulting from last week’s fire, possibly fuelled by methane from garbage dump, rising temperature, and winds.“The are

Sun may produce devastating superflares, say scientists

Sun may produce devastating superflares, say scientists: The Sun is capable of producing monstrous eruptions or ‘superflares’ that can not only break down radio communication and power supplies, but also affect the Earth’s ability to support life, scientis

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Alaska volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles; flights cancelled

Alaska volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles; flights cancelled: Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, is 625 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula, the finger of land that sticks out from mainland Alaska toward the Aleutian Islands

Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientists create bacterium with fewest number of genes

Scientists create bacterium with fewest number of genes: 42, according to The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, is the answer to the “ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” but a team of biologists has shown that a better answer, to the u

Thursday, March 24, 2016

NANO TECHNOLOGY! Soon, clothes that can clean themselves with light!

Soon, clothes that can clean themselves with light: A spot of sunshine is all it could take to clean your clothes within minutes, as scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a low-cost, efficient way to grow nanostructures on texti

Saturday, March 19, 2016

அச்சத்தின் பிடியில் மஹிந்த! நீதித்துறைக்கு அச்சுறுத்தல்

அச்சத்தின் பிடியில் மஹிந்த! நீதித்துறைக்கு அச்சுறுத்தல்: சிறிலங்காவில் நீதித்துறைக்கு சவால் விடும் வகையில் முன்னாள் ஜனாதிபதி மஹிந்த ராஜபக்ஷவின் செயற்பாடு அமைந்துள்ளதாக குற்றம் சாட்டப்பட்

300-year-old maths theorem solved; Oxford professor wins top prize!

300-year-old maths theorem solved; Oxford professor wins top prize: An Oxford University professor has won a £500,000 prize for cracking a 300-year-old mystery mathematical theorem described as an “epochal moment” for academics.
Sir Andrew Wiles has been awarded th

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Unusually widespread flooding across Louisiana, Mississippi

Unusually widespread flooding across Louisiana, Mississippi: “We lost everything,” Bruce said on Saturday. “I’ve got a book bag full of dirty clothes, and I was lucky to get that.” Bruce was among about 20 people in a Red Cross shelter in the Forrest County

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Colombo should move faster on reconciliation: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Colombo should move faster on reconciliation: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: The next couple of months are going to be important for Sri Lanka as the government embarks on national consultations for the design of a “comprehensive transitional justice process” to implement “fu

The Boiling River (Teaser)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Who invented email: Ray Tomlinson or Shiva Ayyadurai?

Who invented email: Ray Tomlinson or Shiva Ayyadurai?: Yesterday, the internet was abuzz with the death of a certain Raymond ‘Ray’ Tomlinson, who major papers such as cited as the founder/inventor of email. Gmail, google’s electronic mail software, p

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Kondane cave art depicts myth and daily life!

Kondane cave art depicts myth and daily life: A hunter stands poised with a bow and arrow. A barasingha (swamp deer) stands nearby. Then there are footprints, palm impressions and some trees. These were some of the depictions in the 40 rock pain

Major quake strikes southwest of Indonesia!

Major quake strikes southwest of Indonesia: Authorities lifted a tsunami warning for Indonesia's Sumatra island that was issued following a major earthquake off the western part of the island, TVRI said on Wednesday quoting an official with th

Friday, February 26, 2016

Zika virus: the benefits of open Science & RESEARCH! WTRF: WORLD NEEDS "WORLD RESEARCH COORDINATING FORUM" WITH NEW IDEAS/INNOVATIONS TO GUIDE ALL RESEARCHERS NOW!

Zika virus: the benefits of open science: University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers working with Brazilian collaborators have started publicly sharing on a daily basis results and data of a study undertaken to assess Zika viral dynamics in

Thursday, February 25, 2016

NASA releases mysterious ‘Moon music’ heard by Apollo 10 astronauts in 1969

NASA releases mysterious ‘Moon music’ heard by Apollo 10 astronauts in 1969: NASA has made public the recording of the mysterious ‘outer-space music’ that Apollo 10 mission astronauts heard as their spacecraft flew around the far side of the Moon in 1969. The transcript of th

Saturday, February 20, 2016

China steps up electric vehicle drive to lift 'new normal' economy

China steps up electric vehicle drive to lift 'new normal' economy: China appears focused on rapidly developing an ecosystem for electric vehicles, which includes a surge of charging points on its expressways and a hi-tech manufacturing upgrade.Some of the country’s

Ringing Bells founder Mohit Goel - grocer’s son who dreamt big! WTRF: NO NEED TO STUDY AT IIT OR HAWARD/OXFORD TO COME UP WITH INNOVATIVE IDEAS!

Ringing Bells founder Mohit Goel - grocer’s son who dreamt big: Ringing Bells Private Limited has attracted the attention of the entire world for offering what, at Rs. 251, must be the cheapest smartphone. What has escaped the attention of most people in all the

Declining share of Tamil youth in plantations!

Declining share of Tamil youth in plantations: Tamil youth living in plantations of Sri Lanka are increasingly moving out of the estate sector. The youth belong to the ethnic group called Indian Tamils or Tamils of recent Indian origin.

Senator asks Obama to review ties with India over its rights record

Senator asks Obama to review ties with India over its rights record: A Republican Senator has called on the Obama administration to re-evaluate the growing diplomatic ties of the United States with India, alleging that the country continues to “suppress” religious lib

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji: Residents of Fiji hunkered down on Saturday as a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and declare a month-long state of disaste

World Bank: Tamil areas in Sri Lanka are the pockets of poverty! WTRF: UNDP/WFP/USAID SHD HELP TAMILS NOW!

World Bank: Tamil areas in Sri Lanka are the pockets of poverty: Regions with the highest rate of poverty in Sri Lanka are areas inhabited by Tamils, according to a study of the World Bank.The regions come under the districts of Mannar, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi

IISc:garlic enhances anti-malarial drug activity

IISc:garlic enhances anti-malarial drug activity: A study carried out by researchers at the Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has shown that garlic, well known for its medicinal properties, in the form of oil can complement and impr

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tamil Nadu pilgrims arrested in Tirupati ! WHY THIS LIES & PLOT BY ANDRA POLICE???

Tamil Nadu pilgrims arrested in Tirupati: Ten persons from Thoothukudi, who were on a pilgrimage to various shrines in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, have been detained by forest officials in Tirupati on alleged charges of smuggling red sande

Neanderthals, humans interbred a lakh years ago: study

Neanderthals, humans interbred a lakh years ago: study: Neanderthals may have been mating with modern humans 100,000 years ago, tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought, a new study based on several different methods of DNA analysis has

Monday, February 15, 2016

Twin earthquakes strike Oklahoma,USA!

Twin earthquakes strike Oklahoma: Two earthquakes, one with a magnitude 5.1 and the other of 3.9, struck northern Oklahoma on Saturday morning and were felt through much of the state but no damages were immediately reported, the U.S.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Scientists spot elusive space-time ripples

Scientists spot elusive space-time ripples: The highly elusive ‘gravitational waves’ have finally been detected. Understandably, and justifiably, there is great elation within the global physics community, astrophysicists and cosmologists in p

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sushma asks OfERR for list of refugees! WTRF:JUSTICE , SAFETY,FREEDOM,HR,DIGNITY,POLITICAL SOLUTION,COMPENSATION TO VICTIMS FIRST!

Sushma asks OfERR for list of refugees: India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR), a not for profit organisation having offices in Chennai and Colombo, to ascertain

Astrophysicists to examine meteorite-like object

Astrophysicists to examine meteorite-like object: The Vellore police have requested scientists at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru to analyse the stone-like object, which was recovered from Bharathidasan Engineering College, Nat

Sinkhole swallows car and family has to be rescued in Peru!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Strong quake hits Taiwan, death toll rises to 7! WTRF: EARTH QUAKES,VOLCANOES,FLOODS,TORNADOS,SINK HOLES,DROUGHTS,HEAVY SNOW/COLD ARE OFTEN NOW!

Strong quake hits Taiwan, death toll rises to 7: Rescuers raced to find survivors after a powerful, shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday, collapsing a high—rise residential complex and killing at least sev

Friday, February 5, 2016

Earthquake shakes Tokyo, no tsunami risk!

Earthquake shakes Tokyo, no tsunami risk: An earthquake on Friday struck close to Tokyo, shaking much of the metropolitan region. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami risk. The Japan Meteorological Agency sai

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rabbit’s ancestor connects Europe and Asia: study

Rabbit’s ancestor connects Europe and Asia: study: Researchers have discovered the ancestor of the present-day rabbit that lived in south-eastern Siberia in Russia, confirming an important bio-geographic barrier-free link between Asia and Europe.
T

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Caste system has left imprints on genes: study

Caste system has left imprints on genes: study: The twisting strands of DNA tell tales, not just of the strengths and weaknesses that make us human, but of the consolidation of the caste system. A study by researchers from the National Institut

Rare 'walking' fish found

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes China

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes China: A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck a remote region of northwest China, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties. The official Xinhua News Agency says the epicenter of the 1.13 a.m. qua

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Strong earthquake shakes northern Japan; no tsunami warning

Strong earthquake shakes northern Japan; no tsunami warning: A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan. No tsunami warning was issued.
The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 hit about 12-30 p.m. (0330 GMT) on Thursday

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sri Lanka’s historic opportunity! WTRF: SINHALA LEADERS CAME TO POWER BY DEMOCRATIC METHODS BECAME COWARDS & OPPORTUNISTS BECAUSE OF THREATS FROM SMALL % OF SINHALA EXTREMISTS! WE HOPE & PRAY THAT THEY DO THE RIGHT THING NOW!

Sri Lanka’s historic opportunity: It is a moment of great hope and some fear in Sri Lanka. As it takes the first step towards drafting a new Constitution, there is renewed hope that the island nation will be able to reinvent itself a

Monday, January 11, 2016

Strong quake strikes off Indonesia’s Talaud islands

Strong quake strikes off Indonesia’s Talaud islands: A strong earthquake struck off North Sulawesi province in central Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.4 quake hit 2