Burger fetches over Rs 4 lakh in UAE

Burger fetches over Rs 4 lakh in UAE

DUBAI: A single burger served up in Dubai during a charity auction has fetched Rs 4.40 lakh (USD 7,000), breaking the record for highest price paid for the fast food. With an aim to spread awareness about the importance of early detection to fight breast cancer, Pink Caravan group organised the 45-minute ‘Pink Bite’ charity […]

An island turning ‘turtle’!

An island turning ‘turtle’!

  EVERY year, with the coming of spring, thousands of Chinese tourists flock to the The Gorges Reservoir to see an elusive turtle-shaped island rise from the waters of the Muodaoxi River. The event, dubbed ‘spring turtle rising from water’, is celebrated by local residents because turtles are considered auspicious and a sign of longevity. It […]

French ban on skinny models justified: Study

French ban on skinny models justified: Study

  WELLINGTON: France’s famous couture houses have nothing to fear from an imminent ban of very thin models from runways and fashion spreads, according to New Zealand marketing research. The ban being considered by French legislators might even benefit the major fashion brands, research leader Leo Paas of Massey University, said on Thursday. It was […]

Free Windows 10 for software pirates

Free Windows 10 for software pirates

  Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer, but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” sais Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. The move means that thousands, […]

Celebrating 100th birthday by skydiving

Celebrating 100th birthday by skydiving

  WASHINGTON: Georgina Harwood, a great grandmother, has recently celebrated her 100th birthday, by jumping out of a plane. The 100-year old lady said that it was an exhilarating and wonderful experience, reported BBC. Though the lady has earlier tried skydiving on her 92nd birthday, she said that this time she was more conscious as […]

Why ‘Super Mario’ runs from left to right?

Why ‘Super Mario’ runs from left to right?

For those whose eyes were glued in front of their television sets playing the classic Mario, a popular video game in the 1980s and 1990s . Ever wondered why ‘Super Mario’ runs from left to right? There may be a fundamental bias in the way people prefer to see moving items depicted in pictures, according to new […]

Money lures Indian fan to root for Kiwis

Money lures Indian fan to root for Kiwis

WELLINGTON: There is nothing that money cannot buy you and perhaps no bond that it cannot dilute. Such is the story of diehard Indian fan Arjun Bhardwaj, 24, who now wants New Zealand to win the cricket World Cup, according to a New Zealand Herald report on Monday. The reason? Bhardwaj took a clean one-handed […]

California has only 1 year of water left!

California has only 1 year of water left!

NEW YORK: The state of California has only about one year’s worth of water left in storage and its groundwater is rapidly depleting, a NASA scientist has found. According to Jay Familglietti, the state has been running out of water since the current years-long drought and storage levels have been falling since at least 2002 […]

Mystery of ‘alien’ genes solved

Mystery of ‘alien’ genes solved

LONDON: A new study challenged the assumption that evolution relies solely on genes passed down as it finds that humans contain ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors. They say we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from the micro-organisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times. The research, published in the journal Genome Biology, focuses on […]