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DU issues first cut-off, LSR bids highest at 98.75%

New Delhi, June 19 - Delhi University colleges on Monday announced their first cut-off list for admission, with Lady Shriram College setting it highest of them all for its B.A. - course at 98.75 per cent. For its Psychology course, the college set its cut off at 98.25 per cent, reducing it by 0.25 from last year. For journalism course, the highest cut-off was set by the Delhi College of Arts and ...
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4 days ago
Mexico's Grand Warlock says team will reach World Cup quarters

Mexico City, June 14 - Mexico's Brujo Mayor - has predicted that his country's national football team will reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. I decree, as a Mexican, that the national team will win the first four matches and reach a very good place, Antonio Vazquez Alba intoned on Wednesday during a ritual to wish 'El Tri' good luck, reports EFE news agency. Vazquez A ...
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6 days ago
St. Stephen's College releases cut-off

New Delhi, June 12 - St. Stephen's College on Tuesday announced its cut-offs for 2018 with only a little change from last year's while other colleges affiliated to Delhi University are expected to release the list next week. The St. Stephen's set the cut-offs for Economics Honours for humanities and science students at 98 and 97.5 per cent respectively. English Honours rivalled with Economics, w ...
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8 days ago
Solving past question papers helped: JEE topper

Chandigarh, June 10 - For JEE-Advanced 2018 topper Pranav Goyal, solving the previous years' question papers helped him a lot in getting an insight into the exam pattern and to come up tops in the prestigious competition. If you focus well, your study hours won't really matter. So, just stay focused and calm. Have faith in your teachers and their guidance, and always ensure that your knowledge i ...
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24 days ago
Learning physics may activate new brain areas

New York, May 25 - Brain areas that are traditionally not associated with learning science can become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems, finds a study. This shows that the brain's activity can be modified by different forms of instruction. The neurobiological processes that underpin learning are complex and not always directly connected to what we think it means to ...
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26 days ago
NASA probe to 'touch' the Sun will carry 1.1 mn names

Washington, May 23 - When NASA's s Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first mission to touch a star, launches on July 31, it will carry more than scientific instruments on this historic journey -- it will also hold more than 1.1 million names submitted by the public to go to the Sun, NASA has said. Back in March, NASA invited people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a mic ...
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1 month ago
Time travellers invited to Stephen Hawking's memorial service

London, May 14 - Members of the public have been invited to apply for tickets to attend a celebration of Professor Stephen Hawking's life at a memorial service in Westminster Abbey here on June 15, with visitors from the future welcome to apply, local media reported on Monday. His ashes will be interred by the graves of fellow scientific giants Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Applicants need to ...
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1 month ago
I'm in a very unusual position: Rosamund Pike

London, May 13 - Actress Rosamund Pike says she is in a very unusual position, but does not take it for granted. I'm in a very unusual position. And one that I do not take for granted, whereby I have some very interesting opportunities. I'm looking for things that are inspiring, provocative, that make me think. I've been learning a huge amount, theguardian.com quoted Pike as saying. The actress ...
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1 month ago
India clearly a big market: Paris-based shoemaker

New Delhi, May 11 - Master shoemaker Jean Michel Casalonga of the brand Berluti Paris, which has made its India debut, says the country is a big market for them as the consumers have become more playful in terms of dressing up and they are looking for something that is not just comfortable but also light. Berluti, with is long presence in Britain and Singapore, has very loyal Indian customers, w ...
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1 month ago
Feynman: A practical joking physicist, a paradigm of science

In physics, Richard P. Feynman is feted for his path-breaking contribution to quantum theory -- especially its electrodynamics, which won him the Nobel Prize -- and for being among the extraordinary scientific talent that developed the atomic bomb and pioneering nanotechnology. But this was only a part of this exceptional scientist, who was an irrepressible practical joker and raconteur, cracked ...
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1 month ago
Quantum technology gets a big boost in India

Bengaluru, May 9 - Thanks to government funding, Indian physicists are preparing for a deep dive into the quantum world that holds the secrets for developing exciting technologies for computing, communication, cryptography and many more. Schemes for making India a major player in quantum technologies were deliberated during a five-day international conference on Quantum Frontiers and Fundamental ...
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1 month ago
China develops battery to store renewable energy

Beijing, May 8 - Chinese scientists have developed a lead carbon battery for storing power generated from solar panels and windmills and claimed that with such devices, the electricity supply is stable for use. An energy storage system with the batteries was piloted in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in northeast China's Liaoning Province, Xinhua news agency reported. There are 46 streetlig ...
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1 month ago
IIT Kharagpur to launch courses to bridge Engineering, Medicine

Kolkata, April 28 - The School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur on Saturday said it will launch new academic programmes from the upcoming academic session, spanning the realms of biology, medicine and engineering. The new courses would include a 2-year M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering, primarily with a vision of giving a medically-oriented outlook to the students of other disci ...
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1 month ago
'Blue light' from LEDs may trigger breast, prostate cancer: Researchers

London, April 28 - Reigniting the debate over exposure to the blue light emitted by outdoor LED screens and heightened risk of cancer, an international team of researchers have concluded that there is a strong link between the two. To reach this conclusion, the researchers from University of Exeter in Britain and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health - determined indoor exposure to artificia ...
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1 month ago
Anudeep tops 2017 civil services exam, Anu Kumari secures second rank

New Delhi, April 27 - Anudeep Durishetty topped in 2017 Civil Services Exam, the results of which were released by the Union Public Service Commission - on Friday evening. According to an official release, Durishetty topped the Civil Services Examination while Anu Kumari secured the second rank and was the topper among the female candidates. Sachin Gupta secured the overall third rank. According ...
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2 months ago
2 killed in Indonesia quake

Jakarta, April 19 - A shallow earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Central Java region in Indonesia killing at least two persons, a disaster agency official said on Thursday. Twenty-one others were injured and over 300 buildings were damaged in the quake that originated at a depth of 4 km at 1.28 p.m. on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. More than 2,000 people have taken shelt ...
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2 months ago
Bizarre award explores fun side of science

Hangzhou, April 15 - When researchers receive arguably the most bizarre science award in China, they often find the trophy more useful than the research findings. Each winner of the nine categories of the Pineapple Science Award, an annual celebration of the light-hearted side of science, took home a functioning faucet, which the organisers say symbolises the source of endless inspiration, Xinhu ...
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2 months ago
The radical, rockstar philosopher and his 'dangerous' ideas

Philosophers may be called dangerous for their ideas, can be flamboyantly idiosyncratic, but are rarely described as the superstar messiah of their ideology or Elvis of their field. But this Slovene qualifies -- for combining two discredited systems of thought, being polemical and provocative in political and social criticism, but yet lucid in approach and also appearing onscreen to discuss popul ...
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2 months ago
Groundwater Mission can address a host of problems: IIT Kharagpur scientist

Kolkata, April 10 - Setting up of a Groundwater Mission can help develop an action plan for tackling problems like arsenic and fluoride pollution, storage anomalies and the alarming dwindling of freshwater resources that plague the South Asian region, a new book edited and partly written by an IIT don and other experts contends. The mission, on the lines of the Drinking Water Mission, could play ...
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2 months ago
Humanity's first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

Washington, April 8 - NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity's first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July. Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. The two-hour launch window will open at 4 a.m. on July 31, and will be repeated each day - through August 19, the US space agency said in a statement. ...
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