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Pigeons can be taught to read: Study

London [England]: According to a recent study conducted at University of Otago in New Zealand and Ruhr University in Germany pigeons could actually be smarter than perceived earlier as they possess the ability to ‘read’. The feathered creatures can learn to distinguish real words from non-words by looking at their letter combinations, reports Daily Mail. The study, touted to be ... Read More »

Strong tides could trigger severe earthquakes: Study

Washington D.C. [USA]: A recent study suggests that a strong tidal force can exaggerate an already loaded earthquake as a result pushing a small one to evolve into an acute tremor. Lead researcher Ide said, “When tides are very large, small earthquakes tend to grow a little larger.” As per a report in LA Times, the Indonesia earthquake in 2004 ... Read More »

NASA’s Hubble finds planet orbiting two stars

Washington: Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a planet orbiting two stars in a system located about 8,000 light-years away towards the centre of our galaxy. The planet orbits roughly 300 million miles from the stellar duo, about the distance from the asteroid belt to our Sun. It completes an orbit around both stars roughly every seven years, ... Read More »

Scientists have tripled the known types of viruses that may be key in protecting earth from global warming

Washington : Scientists have tripled the known types of viruses – identifying over 15,000 distinct ones – living in the world’s oceans, an advance that may be key to the efforts to protect the planet from global warming. Greenhouse gases threatening the environment could be mediated by these viruses through manipulation by scientists – something that is at least a ... Read More »

Apple acquires Hyderabad-based machine learning startup Tuplejump

San Francisco : US tech giant Apple has acquired Tuplejump, a Hyderabad-based machine learning startup that helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its unique software. Founded in 2013, Tuplejump’s two co-founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu have already joined Apple while third cofounder, Deepak Alur, joined Anaplan – a Cloud-based business modelling and planning platform for ... Read More »

500 mn accounts hacked in ‘state-sponsored’ attack: Yahoo

Washington: Joining the list of global companies who have faced users’ data breach in the recent past, a Yahoo investigation has confirmed that at least 500 million user accounts were hacked in late 2014 which, it believes, was a “state-sponsored” attack. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority ... Read More »

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth

Copenhagen: The Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on the Earth, with their origins dating back to 50,000 years ago, an extensive study of their DNA has revealed. In the study published this week in human origins paper Nature, scientists were able to trace the journey made by intrepid ancient humans by sifting through clues left in the ... Read More »

Now, light candles with a smartphone app!

New York: Smart and safe candle company LuDela has introduced the first real-flame candles that don’t require matches but just the press of a button on your smartphone — to be lit. These candles offer the convenience and increased safety benefits of LED candles, but with the real-flame ambiance and scents of real-flame wax candles. “Featuring unprecedented Wi-Fire technology, the ... Read More »

Admissions in Degree Colleges reopened till Sept. 23

Hyderabad: The government has reopened degree admissions. Students who could not apply online can apply till September 23. The facility will be opened for change of course and also change of medium till September 23. T. Vijay Kumar, Commissioner of Collegiate Education, said the facility is being provided till September 23, since several students missed out due to various reasons. ... Read More »

Counseling for admissions into MBA and MCA today

Hyderabad: Mr. M.V. Reddy, Convener of MBA and MCA admissions informed that the counseling for admission into these courses will start today. Such of the students who did not attend the counseling held for first phase, may join counseling today and the students whose certificates have already been verified may give their options for the choice of their colleges today ... Read More »

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