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Wi-Fi Signals Are No Longer Secure, Exposing All Our Wireless Communication Easily To Hackers

Today, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK (key reinstallation attack), one that takes advantage of a vulnerability in Wi-Fi security to let a third party listen in on communications between two computers or wireless nodes. KRACk takes advantage of holes in key management systems of the WPA2 security protocol, the current gold standard in personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks. WPA 2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) is a […]


Five years of Curiosity: NASA goes back in time to celebrate Mars rover's anniversary - Watch

NASA has already gained immense amount of insight into important aspects of Mars, thanks to its reliable Martian rovers, which have been scaling the rocky terrain for years. One such rover is Curiosity, which has shown its efficiency time and again by beaming back spectacular images of the Red Planet, which will assist the space agency in its future mission to Mars. The 4D droid is also responsible for one […]

Saudi Prince lost more than $350 mn, five wives in gambling at Egypt’s casino...REALLY!

A report is doing the rounds on social media that Saudi Arabian Prince Majed bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud lost USD 359 million as well his five out of his nine wives in gambling. The article claimed the Prince had an “incredible losing streak” over a six-hour gambling spree at the Sinai Grand Casino in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh resort zone. However, it has turned out to be a […]

Lt Col Raja Chari: NASA’s third Indian-origin astronaut

NASA has introduced a fresh batch of 12 new astronauts, among whom Indian-American Lieutenant Colonel Raja Chari is one. The 12, who were chosen from among over 18,000 applicants, will soon be given rigorous training for distinguished space missions into the Earth’s orbit and deep space. This batch has seven men and five women and this is the Class number 22 of American spaceflight trainees starting from 1959, making it […]


NASA to launch world's lightest satellite built by Chennai student on June 21

An Indian boy from Class 12 has developed what scientists call the lightest satellite in the world. 18-year-old Rifath Sharoo from Chennai, built the satellite as part of a contest Cubes in Space, organised by US space agency, NASA and idoodlelearning Inc, a global education company.. The satellite, named Kalam SAT – after former India President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam – weighs 0.1 kg, and is lighter than a smart […]

Man must leave Earth to survive, says Stephen Hawking

Humans will need to colonise another planet within the next 100 years to survive climate change, asteroid strikes and overpopulation, according to renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking. In a documentary, Expedition New Earth — part of the BBC’s new science season Tomorrow’s World — Mr Hawking and his former student Christophe Galfard will travel the world to find out how humans could survive in outer space. In the series, Mr […]

Cyprus - A perfect destination for Indian tourists

Located at the cross roads of Asia and Europe, Cyprus marries modern comforts with ancient heritage and its turquoise blue beaches, green mountains, rich culture and mouth-watering food will make you return to the sun-kissed Mediterranean country again. In Greek mythology, Cyprus was the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. So the picturesque island could be a perfect wedding destination for Indians, say authorities here who are […]

Large asteroid set to fly very close to Earth today – How to watch it LIVE

A large asteroid roughly 2,000 feet (650 meters) in size will pass close to Earth on Wednesday, April 19. The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, will pass us by at a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) – or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close […]

Sticky Situation: This Tree Lures Birds With A Free Lunch And Then Kills Them

Plants in the genus Pisonia don’t appear to be particularly menacing. The trees lack the thorns of acacia, the poisonous fruit of the manchineel tree and the botanical jaws of Venus flytraps. But Pisonia trees, which are found from Hawaii and New Zealand all the way to India, have a dark secret. Search among their roots and you’re likely to find gardens of tiny, delicate bones. This is because Pisonia, […]

The baby branded an ALIEN: Mother refused to breastfeed newborn son after rare condition left him with shrunken head and bulging eyes 

Khalida Begum, 35, gave birth to the as-yet-unnamed baby on Monday night Doctors diagnosed the boy with rare genetic condition Harlequin IchthyosisHowever, his symptoms also appear to be consistent with Anencephaly Locals in Kathihar, India, claim he’s an incarnation of Hindu God Hanuman A newborn baby was branded an ‘alien’ and later shunned by his mother after being born with an extremely rare condition, this week. Khalida Begum, 35, gave […]