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What makes dog man’s best friend?

From pugs to labradoodles to huskies, dogs are our faithful companions. They live with us, play with us and even sleep with us. But how did a once nocturnal, fearsome wolf-like animal evolve over tens of thousands of years to become beloved members of our family? And what can dogs tell us about human health? Through the power of genomics, ...

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Cyclone Prapiroon: NASA’s GPM satellite finds heavy rainfall on southwestern side

When the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, it saw very heavy rainfall occurring in one part of Tropical Storm Prapiroon. Tropical Depression 09W was located east of the Philippines when it was upgraded early today, June 29, to Tropical Storm Prapiroon. The tropical storm is in a favorable environment for intensification. ...

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Facing music from volcano eruption? Better listen to it before, says study

A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest musical instrument on Earth, producing unique sounds scientists could use to predict its eruption, said a new study. New infrasound recordings of Cotopaxi volcano in central Ecuador witnessed eruptions in 2015 and its crater changed shape. Now the deep narrow crater makes air to reverberate against the ...

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Weather forecast to become more accurate as new technique found now

Meteorologists have long known for wrong rainfall forecasts but now researchers from the University of Missouri have developed a system that improves the precision of forecasts by accounting for evaporation in rainfall estimates, particularly for locations 30 miles or more from the nearest National Weather Service radar. “Right now, forecasts are generally not accounting for what happens to a raindrop ...

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NASA satellite Aqua caaptures formation of Tropical Storm Maliksi over Philippines

Tropical Storm Maliksi formed in the Philippine Sea, off the northeastern coast of the Philippines as NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Aqua captured an image of the storm on June 8 that showed the circulation center over open waters of the Philippine Sea. Bands of thunderstorms circling the center extended over ...

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Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Who will win Rs.20 Cr crown?

IPL 2018 trophy winner

When: Sunday, 27 May 2018, 7:00 PM (IST) Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai The Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will clash for the IPL Final 2018, fourth time this season, before one of them clinch the coveted IPL 2018 championship. Sunrisers and the Super Kings, the top two teams will fight it out for the trophy but making it worth ...

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Mahesh Babu rallies behind Rashid Khan, IPL Final to be stormy today

Rashid Khan and Mahesh Babu

After Friday’s match of IPL, the 19-year-old Rashid Khan made a won a surprising star behind him and it is Mahesh Babu, the Telugu actor whose rare tweets are reckoned by millions of his fans. Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan’s stunning performance for SunRisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs to clinch the opportunity to play in the ...

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Tuticorin protests beginning of anti-corporate outrage in India?

Mass Murder of Innocent People #IncompetentEPS pic.twitter.com/D7l7j7XDSx — M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) May 23, 2018 Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu has evoked an outrage unparalleled in Indian history, especially against corporate plants. Tamil Nadu has been the hub of several plants ranging from nuclear energy to underground Neutrino tunnel but rarely was the opposition evident as in the case ...

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What is Cyclone Sagar?

On May 18, 2018, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Sagar in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen to the north and Somalia to the south. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

Indian Met Department has issued an alert to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharasthra and the Lakshadweep over the cyclone ‘Sagar’, which is building up over the Arabian Sea with potential to hit the coastal region of northern Indian Ocean on Saturday. Formerly known as 01A, Tropical Cyclone Sagar, quickly formed in the Indian Ocean and strengthened into a tropical ...

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Cyclone Sagar to Hit Today: Kochi, Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai to witness heavy rains

On May 18, 2018, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Sagar in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen to the north and Somalia to the south. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

Indian Met Department has issued an alert to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharasthra and the Lakshadweep over the cyclone ‘Sagar’, which is building up over the Arabian Sea. Tropical Cyclone Sagar, formerly known as 01A, captured NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite appeared more organized and has been strengthening since May 17. On Friday, May 18 the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer ...

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Sauna bath daily reduces risk of heart disease by 61%, says study

Frequent sauna bathing is good as it reduces the risk of stroke, said a new international study. The study followed people taking a sauna for 15 years and found the frequent goers benefit more from it. Those taking saunda 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week, said ...

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Rare Tapanuli Orangutan to be extinct soon, thanks to China’s mega dam

The rare Tapanuli Orangutan, discovered last year in Sumatra, Indonesia, and one of the rarest animals on the planet could become an extinct species soon unless urgent action is invoked to reign in on a mega dam in China, said a team of global scientists. Besides the usual deforestation, the researchers have pointed out that the Batang Toru project being ...

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Temperature swings to hit southern hemisphere, including India hardest

Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit India and other countries hardest, said a new research. It found that every additional degree of global warming triggers increase in temperature by up to 15% in southern Africa and Amazonia, and up to 10% in the Sahel, India and South East Asia. Meanwhile, countries outside the tropics – many ...

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Mallya Dose? India approves MoU with UK on return of Illegal Migrants

Indian Cabinet has approved an MoU last month with the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on the return of illegal migrants, in view of businessman and former MP Vijay Mallya’s escape from the tax dragon in the country. The MoU will facilitate that the Visa Free Agreement for holders of Diplomatic passports as well as liberalization of UK Visa Regime ...

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EPFO Introduces App for View of Pension Passbook Online

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced a new service through ‘UMANG app’ that provides a ‘View Passbook’ option to check the details like any passbook. Once the pensioner enters the PPO Number and Date of Birth, the app will ask for a validation. Once the validation is successful, OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number of the ...

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