Monthly archives: October 2014

Ice cream may help older women become pregnant, U.S. study claims

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children. Research has found that regularly eating dairy products significantly increases the chance of having a healthy baby. Women over 35 undergoing IVF at Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center in the U.S. were asked to record their food during treatment. Those who had the highest intake of ice cream, cream, […]

After Hudhud, cyclone Nilofar heading towards Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad: After cyclone Hudhud caused devastation in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the north Gujarat coast is expected to bear the brunt of cyclone Nilofar. The storm is expected to make landfall on October 31 with a wind speed of over 120 kmph and is also expected to hit adjoining Karachi. India Met Department, after issuing a pre-cyclone watch for north Gujarat coast, in its update said Nilofar is was located […]

The Problem With Positive Thinking

MANY people think that the key to success is to cultivate and doggedly maintain an optimistic outlook. This belief in the power of positive thinking, expressed with varying degrees of sophistication, informs everything from affirmative pop anthems like Katy Perry’s “Roar” to the Mayo Clinic’s suggestion that you may be able to improve your health by eliminating “negative self-talk.” But the truth is that positive thinking often hinders us. More […]


5 Most Mysterious Photos From Mars

  In the last hundred years, we have made a significant amount of progress when it comes to the exploration of space.  One century we are riding horse and buggy, and the next we are setting foot on the moon.   We are all humbled when we see photos of other planets and galaxies because of their sheer beauty, but even more humbling is the fact that we still know very […]

The SIMI plot: Hyderabad Biryani now a codename for literature on explosives

Hyderabad: What has Hyderabad Biryani got to do with terror activities in India? As the latest discovery by the police in Hyderabad suggests, both are connected in a bizarre way. Hyderabad Biryani is the code name for literature on explosives recovered from two activists of Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). The two – Shah Mudassir, 25, from Omerkhed and Shoeb Ahmed Khan, 24, from Akhada in Maharashtra – were […]


Biggest leap: Watch Google executive make record skydive from edge of space

Roswell, New Mexico: Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace’s supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to […]

6 Made-in-India Submarines for Navy for 53,000 Crores

The Defence Acquisition Council of India today cleared defence deals worth Rs 80,000 crore. The deal includes the acquisition of six conventional submarines to augment the aging and depleted submarine fleet and two midget submarines — also known as ‘Swimmer Delivery Vehicles’ – which are used for special operations. Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘make in India’ campaign and the overall policy to build and strengthen the fledgling Indian defence […]

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Tehran: Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life. Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor`s office as saying. A message posted on the homepage of a Facebook campaign that was set up to try to save her, but which now […]

Japan: Thousands see Taiwan's 'Meat-Shaped Stone'

One of Taiwan’s more bizarre national treasures is returning home after an exhibition drew thousands of visitors in Japan. Nearly 84,000 people came to see the famous Meat-Shaped Stone, which was on display at Japan’s Kyushu National Museum in the southern city of Fukuoka, the United Daily News reports. The daily average of 5,995 visitors was somewhat lower than a previous exhibition in Tokyo featuring Taiwan’s Jadeite Cabbage, which drew […]

Ebola Case Confirmed In New York City

A doctor who had recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, The New York Times reported Thursday evening. Dr. Craig Spencer has been placed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital as health workers attempt to find others he may have been in contact recently, The Times reported. Spencer, 33, returned from Guinea ten days ago after a stint working with the group Doctors Without Borders. “It […]