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In 2012, Earth narrowly escaped solar blast so powerful it could ‘knock civilization back to 18th century’

Back in 2012, the Earth narrowly escaped a solar storm “big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” according to a report published by NASA. “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” University of Colorado Professor Daniel Baker said. On July 23, 2012 a powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the sun at speeds as fast as 3,000 kilometres per second. […]

How Different Is Integrated Energy Therapy From Reiki

Although we may not realize it, every experience in life leaves a mark on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Positive experiences can make us feel light, hopeful, and warm, while negative experiences can be stored deep inside our bodies and cause much pain and suffering. To get rid of this buildup of negative energy, it is important to release the blockages that are holding us back from our true […]

Hackers from CANADA steal Rs 1.26 crore from Indian citizens by cloning their gold cards

Around 100 customers of the government-owned State Bank of India (SBI) were recently targeted by a group of hackers from Canada who cloned their gold debit cards and siphoned off Rs 1.26 crore from their accounts. The SBI fears that this figure will increase as many complaints are still pending. On Friday, the SBI lodged a complaint at the Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell saying that so far more than 100 […]

World's biggest aquatic insect claimed by China

An insect with huge horn-like jaws and a wingspan similar to a sparrow’s has been reported by Chinese media as a record-breaking find. “With its wingspan measured as 21 centimetres, the insect won the title of the largest aquatic insect in the world,” reported Ecns.cn, the official English-language service of the state-run China News Service. The website posted photos of the insect, which was found in the mountains near Chengdu, […]

TransAsia Flight GE222: Taiwan plane crash survivor crawls out, phones dad

The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home. Hung Yu-ting escaped through a hole in the fuselage that opened up after the plane plowed into homes Wednesday while attempting to land on the outlying resort island of Penghu, killing 48 people. “She called me on […]

Three-year-old, given slim chance of survival, smiles for first time after operation to transform her gigantic head

Roona Begum was rushed to hospital last year with an extreme form of hydrocephalus – water on the brain The condition caused her head to swell to three times its normal size Surgeons carried out a series of operations reducing the circumference from 37 to 23 inches but warned her parents she was unlikely to survive A year on and doctors are amazed the three-year-old is alive and smiling Mother […]


I had never heard of drinking ayahuasca until I traveled to the jungle of Columbia. It was there that I first caught wind of backpackers discussing ceremonies, shamans, visions, and purging. Some wished to try ayahuasca with a curiosity akin to recreational drug sampling. Others seriously pondered the potential for emotional and spiritual growth. I was captivated — torn between disbelief and a desperate curiosity for the lofty claims made […]

2.2 bn people are 'poor or near-poor': UN report

United Nations: Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are “poor or near-poor,” a UN flagship report said Thursday, calling for stronger collective global action in response to vulnerabilities in order to securing human development progress.  The 2014 Human Development Report, released Thursday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said 1.2 billion people live on $1.25 a day or less, Xinhua reported.  The latest Human Development Index (HDI) included in […]

Eighteen schoolchildren killed and another 20 injured after freight train hits bus at unmanned railway crossing in southern India

Police say crash happened after bus pulled on to unmanned railway crossing without checking for a train Twelve children were killed instantly, while another six died in hospital. All were aged between seven and 14 Twenty are thought to still be in hospital, with 15 of them still in critical condition following crash this morning A father died when he had a heart attack after being told both his children […]

10 Tips for Quitting Smoking

I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary of quitting smoking. Well, of finally quitting … like most smokers, I had tried to quit many times and failed. But this quit stuck, and I’d like to share the top 10 things that made this quit successful when the others failed. 1. Commit Thyself Fully. In the quits that failed, I was only half into it. I told myself I wanted to quit, […]