Monthly archives: May 2015

Beluga whale(s?) wandering Halifax-area waters spotted again

Rare sightings of a beluga whale in the Halifax area are raising questions about whether there is more than one of the animals nearby. The whale has been spotted in both the Halifax Harbour and the waters off Terence Bay, a rural fishing community in the Halifax Regional Municipality, about 30 kilometres by land from downtown Halifax. Initially, it was assumed to be the same whale. However, the timeline raises […]

Google’s solar-powered drone crashed in New Mexico during test flight

Google has confirmed that a prototype of its solar-powered drone designed to bring Internet service by air crashed earlier this month in New Mexico. News of the unmanned Solara 50’s crash, now coming to light, happened on May 1 on a private test site outside of Albuquerque. It was reportedly flying at an altitude of 20,000 feet when it began to fall. No one was injured in the crash, Bloomberg […]

 
 
 

This Guy Failed His Engineering And Now He Is Co-Founder Of A Million Dollar Company – Watch How Did This

Varun Agarwal is a 25 years old filmmaker, entrepreneur and a bestselling author. He is the co-founder of Alma Mater, India’s biggest college apparel/memorabilia company, author of bestseller ‘How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded A Million Dollar Company’, and also the co-founder of Reticular, a social media marketing firm. The pursuit of his interests brought about collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Preity Zinta, and many others. In a world where […]

5 Ways To Trick Your Inner Critic

Let’s talk about the oppression of our minds. How our minds end up screwing everything up, when we don’t want it to. In my own life, I know that my worst foe is my inner critic. Maybe you’ve dealt with this inner critic. This voice that seems to pop up out of nowhere, all of a sudden you feel like you’re on fire, and BOOM! You burst, and you don’t […]

 
 
 

Watch: Japan's underground bicycle parking system seems to be straight out of a Bond film

Remember the time in a James Bond movie when 007 presses a button in a hallway to open a secret entrance which leads him to the Bond villain’s elaborate and sinister lair? Or when Bruce Wayne hits three notes on a piano to reveal the entrance behind a grandfather clock to the Batcave? As it turns out, Japan has a system which reminded us of that moment a super spy […]

China: Musical glass skywalk opens to public

A new cliff-side glass walkway has opened to the public in eastern China with an added novelty factor – it plays musical notes as visitors walk. The path stretches for 180m (590ft) along the side of a mountain in Shiniuzhai National Geopark, and features special double-layered glass, the China Daily website reports. It’s fitted with pressure sensors which play 70 different notes, so anyone brave enough to cross the path […]

US spelling bee winners shock again in surprising tie

The two co-champions of the US national spelling bee are sharing a trophy, marking the second year in a row the contest ended in a tie. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, is a five-time competitor of the bee, and her sister won in 2009. Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, nearly won last year. Paige Kimble, the bee’s executive director, was shocked to see another tie. She had predicted another half-century would pass before it […]

Green tea may help prevent prostate cancer

Drinking green tea may help prevent prostate cancer in men with high risk of developing the disease, suggests a research led by an Indian-origin scientist. The researchers, led by Nagi Kumar from Moffitt Cancer Center in the US, assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent prostate cancer development in men who have premalignant lesions. The researchers administered decaffeinated green tea capsules called Polyphenon […]

'Spy pigeon' detained in India after crossing border from Pakistan

PATHANKOT: A pigeon which crossed the Indo-Pak border into India’s Pathankot area was captured and detained for being a ‘suspected spy’ on Thursday, according to a report published on The Times of India website. The development comes two days after India’s Intelligence Bureau (IB) issued an alert to the Punjab Police regarding suspected militant activity in the area. A stamped message and a wire-like object on the ‘intruder’, which landed […]

 
 
 

Watch 100 years of beauty in India in 90 seconds

Beauty has gone Bollywood. In the latest installment of Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” series, we see the dramatic and colorful fashion trends of India. Model and dancer Trisha Miglani demonstrates how hairstyles, veils, bindis and Mehendi styles have evolved since 1910 — always mimicking Bollywood heroines of the era, from Sharmila Tagore to Katrina Kaif. Please follow and like us: