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    Baya weavers survive wrath of Cyclone FANI; record number of birds sighted

    Bhubaneswar: Even as the Cyclone FANI destroyed the green cover in coastal districts of Odisha, the Baya weavers survived the wrath of disastrous wind. A survey revealed that the number of Baya weavers has increased significantly even after the devastating cyclonic storm that hit Odisha coast on May 3. As per the latest survey carried out by Wild Orissa, an organisation...

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    Death Toll From Assam, Bihar Floods Approaches 150, Over 1.15 Crore Affected

    New Delhi: The flood situation in Bihar and northeast India showed little improvement on Friday as over 1.15 crore people remained affected while the death toll due to flood and rain-related incidents neared 150. The southwest monsoon advanced into the remaining parts of west Rajasthan, thereby covering the entire country on Friday. Most regions in northern India,...

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    Indian Space Research Organisation wishes luck to 'Mission Mangal' team

    Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Although the recently-launched trailer of "Mission Mangal" is seeing numerous hilarious memes on the internet, it has garnered praise from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The space reasearch organisation lauded the film as an effort to beautifully depict the emotions and passion that it invests in its missions....

    • 5 hrs ago
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    BJP MP Satyapal Singh Still Thinks Charles Darwin Got Evolution Wrong

    New Delhi: Instead of learning from his mistakes, or even acknowledging that he was mistaken, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Satyapal Singh has repeated his misguided statement that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is wrong. 'Our culture says we are the children of rishis. I don't want to offend people who believe that we are children of monkeys but according to our culture we...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

    Washington: Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people. Their lunar module, named “Eagle,” touched down at 2018 GMT (4:18pm ET) on July 20, 1969. A little over six hours later, at 0256 GMT, Armstrong placed his left foot on the lunar...

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    ISRO wishes luck to 'Mission Mangal' team

    Although the recently-launched trailer of "Mission Mangal" is seeing numerous hilarious memes on the internet, it has garnered praise from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).The space reasearch organisation lauded the film as an effort to beautifully depict the emotions and passion that it invests in its missions."'Mission Mangal' trailer beautifully shows the...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    The Unplanned Legacy of Apollo 11

    Fifty years ago, on July 20, grainy television pictures of the first humans setting foot on the Moon changed the world forever. Just four days earlier, a global audience watched in awe as Apollo 11 launched Moonward carrying Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins on the Saturn V rocket, the most powerful machine ever built. Over the next three days, millions eagerly followed Apollo 11's flight...

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    The tangled tale of curly hair

    Human hair texture is extremely varied-from poker straight to twistedly tangled-and although we understand some of the biology behind straight hair, curly hair is a bit of an enigma. It's not just biology that's involved here, but interestingly some physics too. The degree of curliness varies across race and geography. A curl may be a 'twist' if it has irregular natural bends that don't...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Exercise in space keeps astronauts from fainting on Earth

    Nearly 50 years after man's first steps on the Moon, researchers have discovered a way that may help astronauts spending prolonged time in space come back to Earth on more stable footing.Orthostatic hypotension is the technical term for a temporary drop in blood pressure when a person stands up after sitting or lying down because blood rushes to the feet, away from the brain....

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Indian-origin scientists develop AI system to curb `deepfake` videos

    At a time when "deepfake" videos become a new threat to users' privacy, a team of Indian-origin researchers has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven deep neural network that can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision.Realistic videos that map the facial expressions of one person onto those of another -- known as...

    • 9 hrs ago

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