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'Volcanic eruption caused Ice Age during Jurassic period' 'Volcanic eruption caused Ice Age during Jurassic period'

A large-scale volcanic event caused the Ice age during the Jurassic period nearly 170 million years…


Drone squad to be launched by Tokyo police Drone squad to be launched by Tokyo police

TOKYO: A drone squad, designed to locate and - if necessary - capture nuisance drones flown by members…


World’s first test-tube puppies born in US World’s first test-tube puppies born in US

WASHINGTON: Scientists in the United States have created the world’s first litter of puppies conceived…


Our vision and hearing is not very reliable Our vision and hearing is not very reliable

NEW YORK: Can you always accurately tell where in your neighbourhood a sound, say of a cracker burst,…


World's first IVF puppies born to surrogate mother dog World's first IVF puppies born to surrogate mother dog

    The world's first IVF puppies have been born after years of attempts, say scientists…


Yahoo scraps original Alibaba spin off plan Yahoo scraps original Alibaba spin off plan

New York:  Yahoo is scrapping its original plan to spin off its prized stake in China's Alibaba…


South America hacker team targets dissidents, journalists South America hacker team targets dissidents, journalists

Lima: A shadowy cyber-espionage group that sent malware to the prosecutor whose mysterious death transfixed…


Apple Maps, once a laughingstock, now dominates iPhones Apple Maps, once a laughingstock, now dominates iPhones

Apple Maps quickly became the butt of jokes when it debuted in 2012. It overlooked many towns and businesses…


Japanese tech giant Toshiba to face $60m fine Japanese tech giant Toshiba to face $60m fine

Toshiba's shares have plunged about 40% since reports of its accounting scandal erupted in April…


Facebook rolls out live streaming video service Facebook rolls out live streaming video service

Facebook users will be able to live stream video to their friends   Facebook has begun rolling…


Samsung to pay Apple $548m over patent row Samsung to pay Apple $548m over patent row

Samsung has agreed to pay Apple $548m (£362m) as part of a deal to settle a long-running patent…


World’s first washable smartphone to debut in Japan World’s first washable smartphone to debut in Japan

Tired of those unsightly smudges and other dirt on your bacteria-laden smartphone?   A Japanese…


Virgin presses 747 jumbos into space action Virgin presses 747 jumbos into space action

Sir Richard Branson is reassigning one of his old Virgin Atlantic 747-400 jumbos to the service of space.…


Father of Android to start own mobile company Father of Android to start own mobile company

NEW DELHI: Andy Rubin started working at Google when the search giant bought Rubin’s two-year-old…


Google denies claims it broke child-data promises Google denies claims it broke child-data promises

Civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) accused Google of collecting and storing…


Wikipedia launches edit-checking artificial intelligence Wikipedia launches edit-checking artificial intelligence

Wikipedia has launched a tool designed to automatically highlight low-quality edits to articles.  …


Facebook bows to Belgian privacy ruling Facebook bows to Belgian privacy ruling

Facebook has said that it will respond to a privacy ruling in Belgium by requiring users to log in to…


Space probe set to test Einstein's relativity theory Space probe set to test Einstein's relativity theory

PARIS: The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday said it had launched a prototype lab to test a key…


50 years of Practical Action: Challenging poverty with technology 50 years of Practical Action: Challenging poverty with technology

The term “technology” draws certain things in our mind like: high-end cell phone, computer,…


QUBEE introduces tower V2 with exciting packages QUBEE introduces tower V2 with exciting packages

QUBEE has introduced the new Tower V2 campaign, “Home is where the WiFi is” with a number…


COP21: Paris climate deal 'more likely' after terror attacks COP21: Paris climate deal 'more likely' after terror attacks

  Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris on Sunday for a critical UN climate meeting,…


Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi

A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested…


Famous Chinese panda to celebrate 35th birthday Famous Chinese panda to celebrate 35th birthday

A panda who rose to fame as the mascot of the 11th Asian Games held in 1990, will celebrate her 35th…


Lakes expanding 'dangerously' in Everest glacier Lakes expanding 'dangerously' in Everest glacier

Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.…


Scientists make real gold as light as air Scientists make real gold as light as air

  Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed a new form of real 20…


Canadian dinosaur closely related to mammals Canadian dinosaur closely related to mammals

A dinosaur fossil originally discovered on Prince Edward Island has been shown to have steak knife-like…


Lead poisons '100,000 birds annually' Lead poisons '100,000 birds annually'

  About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition,…


HP's last earnings report shows decline HP's last earnings report shows decline

San Francisco:  Hewlett-Packard went out with a whimper Tuesday, as the venerable computer-maker…


‘Bad news for planet’: 2015 set to be hottest year on record ‘Bad news for planet’: 2015 set to be hottest year on record

GENEVA: This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather…


YouTube plans to defend film-makers against copyright claims YouTube plans to defend film-makers against copyright claims

YouTube will go to court to defend film-makers wrongly accused of copyright infringement, the site has…


Dell admits security flaw was built in to computers Dell admits security flaw was built in to computers

A security hole that could allow attackers to access users' personal data was inadvertently placed…


Google Doodle celebrates early human ancestor Google Doodle celebrates early human ancestor

Google Doodle on Tuesday celebrated the 41st anniversary of the discovery of the world’s most…


Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria' Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection.…


Morocco to open giant solar plant Morocco to open giant solar plant

The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun's warmth to melt salt, which will hold…


Web-based tool can keep suicidal thoughts away Web-based tool can keep suicidal thoughts away

Like an apple a day can keep a doctor away, a web-based tool to help young doctors cope with stress…


Just seven minutes of meditation can cut racial prejudice Just seven minutes of meditation can cut racial prejudice

Not just making you calm and creating a feeling of kindness, a mere seven-minute of meditation daily…


'Most distant' Solar System object spied 'Most distant' Solar System object spied

Astronomers have identified the most distant object yet in the Solar System.   Observations with…


Deal for Bangabandhu-I satellite to be inked tomorrow Deal for Bangabandhu-I satellite to be inked tomorrow

The much-awaited agreement for manufacturing and launching the country's first ever satellite Bangabandhu-I…


Google Maps gets offline search and directions Google Maps gets offline search and directions

Google has upgraded its Android Maps app so it can provide directions when not connected to the internet.…

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