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Mars Likely to Have Enough Oxygen to Support Life: Study

Oct 23: Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday.

In some locations, the amount of oxygen available could even keep alive a primitive, multicellular animal such as a sponge, they reported in the journal...

Canada makes Marijuana legal

Montreal, Oct 18: When Canada legalizes recreational pot on Wednesday, market watchers predict the birth of a new industry -- creating thousands of jobs, investor euphoria, a new tax source for governments and maybe even tourism.

Hundreds of licensed growers have sprouted in anticipation of the end of pot prohibition, attracting major investment.

In just the past year,...

Sabarimala temple row: NCW takes cognisance of attack on women journalist

Pathanamthitta, Oct 18: The National Commission for Women(NCW) on Wednesday took cognisance of attack on women journalists by the devotees protesting against the entry of women between the age group of 10 years to 50 years in the Sabarimala temple.

Meanwhile, portals of Lord Ayyappa temple were opened today at 5 pm and the devotees can offer prayers till...

Brief Answers to the Big Questions: "There's no God", Stephen Hawking in his final book

London, Oct 17: The final book of late physicist Stephen Hawking was published on Tuesday, October 16, week and one of the most prominent explanations coming from the renowned personality is about God.

In the book titled,'Brief Answers to the Big Questions', Hawking writes, "Do I have faith? We are each free to believe what we want, and it's...

Hackers accessed data of 30 million Facebook users

Washington, Oct 13: Social media giant Facebook, which has its largest user base in India, said that a recent hacking into its system has affected about 30 million users.

Facebook product management vice president Guy Rosen on Friday said the cyber attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook's code that existed between July 2017 and September 2018....

People remember an average of 5,000 faces: Study

London, Oct 11: Scientists have for the first time put a figure on how many faces people actually remember -- a staggering 5,000 on average.

Researchers from the University of York in the UK tested participants on how many faces they could recall from their personal lives and the media, as well as the number of famous faces they...

NASA's Voyager 2 probe nearing interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe is approaching interstellar space and has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, the US space agency said.

Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 17.7 billion kilometres from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun. Since 2007 the probe has...

Indian astronaut may travel to ISS on board Russia's Soyuz in 2022

Moscow, Oct 3: Russia may bring an Indian astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz spacecraft for a short training mission in 2022, a source in the Russian space industry said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in August this year that his country would send a national crew to space on board domestically-developed Gaganyaan...

21 Gir lions dead, 4 of virus that killed 1,000 in Serengeti

Amreli, Oct 2: The Forest department of Gujarat, after a seemingly futile attempt to cover-up the death of Gir lions due to a suspected outbreak of some infectious disease in a particular range of Gir, the sole abode of Asiatic lions in the world, has finally confirmed the deaths of total 21 lions.

In a statement issued on Monday...

Facebook admits it shared users’ phone numbers for ads

San Francisco, Sept 29: Facebook on Thursday confirmed that advertisers were privy to phone numbers given by members of the social network for enhanced security.

A study by two US universities, first reported by news website Gizmodo, found that phone numbers given to Facebook for two-factor authentication were also used to target advertising.

Two-factor authentication is intended to...