Series of supernovae showered Earth with radioactive debris

Sydney, April 7 : An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernovae, or explosions after a star runs out of fuels and leads to creation of many radioactive heavy elements, near our solar system which showered the earth with radioactive debris millions of years ago. Debris that includes radioactive […]

Indian designers hope Britain’s royal couple wear ‘desi’ on India visit

By Nivedita New Delhi, April 7 : Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are set for their maiden visit to India on April 10, and Indian designers are hoping that they add an Indian element to their classy dressing style. Whether it is about using any indigenous crafts of India, choosing traditional saris […]

Israeli minister says US candidate Sanders’ Gaza death figures “loony”

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Apr 7 : An Israeli cabinet minister described as “loony” today an account by US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of the number of Palestinian civilians killed in the 2014 Gaza war that went well beyond any official assessments. The minister, Zeev Elkin, commenting on an interview by the Vermont senator […]

Smartphone usage raises web-dependence anxiety

Taipei, April 7 : Smartphones have given us unlimited access to the internet, but also made people over-dependent on it, to the extent that loss of connection while travelling may lead to irritation and anxiety. According to a new study, a greater dependence on internet leads to the development of web-dependence anxiety. Young people and […]

HP Inc. to accelerate ‘Digital India’ initiative

By Nishant Arora Macau, April 7 : Reiterating its commitment to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Digital India” initiative, global printer and personal computer major HP Inc on Thursday announced it was bolstering its participation to digitally transform the country. The company is looking to “strengthen” three key digital pillars — creation of digital […]

Unrepentant mobster interviewed on state TV sparks outrage in Italy

By Steve Scherer ROME, Apr 7 : A convicted mobster whose father was the bloodiest of all Sicilian mafia bosses has sparked outrage in Italy by giving an interview to RAI state television in which he described his childhood as “nice” and refused to denounce the mob. Giuseppe Salvatore Riina has written a book called […]