The Naked Sun — Where Have All Its Spots Gone?

Look ma’! No spots!… The Sun on January 26th, 2018. (Source: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA) The Sun recently decided to go naked for awhile, as is evident from this image acquired by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. It lost its spots. The image is from a video posted by NASA showing the Sun going naked from Jan. 26th to Jan. 30th, when a very small, lonely spot finally turns up. In…

February 6, 2018
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Unmukt Chand 'gets on with the job' despite cracked jaw

12:26 PM ET Deivarayan Muthu Despite suffering a nasty blow on the jaw while training with Delhi ahead of the ongoing 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy, Unmukt Chand played the side’s tournament opener against Uttar Pradesh in Bilaspur and cracked 116 off 125 balls, which underpinned a 55-run win. The Delhi batsman has been forced into a liquid diet and “might need surgery” for a cracked jaw, but he has opted…

February 6, 2018
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Peek Inside a Meerkat's Mazelike Manor

(Credit: anetapics / Shutterstock) I’m a scientist and my job is to look below the surface of the earth. One of the questions often asked of people working with what we call Investigating meekats … with radar. (Credit: BBC, Author provided) Like many geophysical tools, radar is non-invasive, meaning that we can generate an image of subsurface structures while leaving the ground completely undisturbed. It is quite possible, with the…

February 6, 2018
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Mamata Banerjee Visits Darjeeling After 7 Months, Says Peace Prevailing

Darjeeling (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the Darjeeling hills on Tuesday, after a gap of seven months and assured the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) of all cooperation for the welfare of the people. Stating that she wanted to see “Darjeeling smiling”, Ms Banerjee said, “I am happy to be back in the hills after seven months. Earlier, I used to visit the hills every two-three months. Darjeeling…

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Let's Watch SpaceX Launch the Falcon Heavy Rocket

The Falcon Heavy on the launchpad. (Credit: SpaceX) SpaceX will today attempt to launch its largest rocket yet, the Falcon Heavy. An upgraded version of the Falcon 9 rocket the spaceflight company has been flying for over two years now, the latest addition to the SpaceX arsenal will be capable of lifting more payload to orbit than any rocket today. The launch is set for sometime between 1:30 and 4:00…

February 6, 2018
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Manushi Chhillar looks lovely as spring in a yellow cape anarkali by Ridhi Mehra

By Jyotsna Basotia Written by Jyotsna Basotia | New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2018 10:44 pm Manushi Chhillar stepped out in a mellow yellow attire during her recent visit to Kolkata. (Source: Ridhi Mehra/Instagram) After being crowned as the Miss World, Manushi Chhillar has been winning hearts with her sartorial choices. Bringing a whiff of fresh air to her outfits along with a slight traditional twist and Indian touch…

February 6, 2018
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After 27 years, Yesudas and Balasubrahmanyam collaborate for Ayya Sami song

By Manoj Kumar R Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: February 6, 2018 10:34 pm KJ Yesudas and SP Balasubrahmanyam last song came out in 1991. Music legends KJ Yesudas and SP Balasubrahmanyam have sung a song together for an upcoming bilingual film Kinar. The song titled “Ayya Sami” marks their first collaboration in 27 years. The last song that they sang together was iconic “Kaatukkuyilu Manasukkula”…

February 6, 2018
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Manushi Chhillar spreads menstrual hygiene awareness on ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ tour

By Jyotsna Basotia Written by Jyotsna Basotia | New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2018 10:42 pm Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar feels that everyone should take a step towards spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene, and helping create more biodegradable sanitary napkins. (Source: Manushi Chhillar/Instagram) After winning the Miss World crown as well as the hearts of millions of people across the globe, Manushi Chhillar has set out to lead…

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BSF Recovers Cache Of Arms Near Indo-Pak Border In Gurdaspur

Chandigarh: The Border Security Force Tuesday recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including three AK-47 rifles, two pistols, six hand grenades and 250 rounds near the Indo-Pak border at the Kassowal border outpost in Gurdaspur Sector. The arms and ammunition were kept in a white bag found buried under the soil, an official said. BSF troops found the bag with the help of a sniffer dog, he added….

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Colts hire McDaniels as new head coach

11:10 AM ET INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts had to wait for more than five weeks, but they finally named New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their new head coach — landing the man they plan to pair with quarterback Andrew Luck for years to come. McDaniels, 41, replaces Chuck Pagano, who was fired on Dec. 31 after six seasons. The Colts interviewed McDaniels in the first week of January…

February 6, 2018
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