Agra, March 7: A board narrating history of Taj Mahal in Braille has been installed in the campus of the monument for benefit of visually impaired tourists. Developed by Arushi, an NGO from Bhopal, the board is in Hindi as well as English.
New Delhi, March 7: Astronomers Thursday claimed to have witnessed for the first time an asteroid, disintegrating into as many as 10 smaller pieces at a "leisurely" speed.
New Delhi, March 7: In a hard fought match, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal overcame American qualifier Beiwen Zhang 24-22, 18-21, 21-19 to enter the quarter-finals of the All-England badminton championships.
New Delhi, Feb 21: The sex sessions of black-tailed furry antechinus - found in far southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales - last for up to 14 hours at a time - with both males and females romping from mate to mate for weeks, says a study published in journal Zootaxa. The animal have a voracious sexual appetite that ends in death.
New Delhi, Feb 21: Six US lawmakers Thursday urged New York City's education department to include Diwali among new public school holidays as the Indian festival of lights has been gaining recognition in the US.
Agra, Feb 21: An American social worker, who married a local auto rickshaw driver, was stabbed to death by her husband, who then blew himself up.
New Delhi, Feb 20: The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to soon start a probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds under MNREGA in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh during 2007 – 10 under the BSP rule.
Thiruvananathapuram, Feb 20: Veteran CPI-M leader and former Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan today that he was not interested in joining the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party. He, however, admitted to having met lawyer and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan.
New Delhi, Feb 20: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu is ranked at her career-best position of No.9 in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings released today, only two places behind the top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who is at No.7. Chinese Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui leads the women's singles rankings.
New Delhi, Feb 20: At least 35 militants were killed today as Pakistan Air Force warplanes pounded their hideouts in North Waziristan region, a day after Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan said a ceasefire can be negotiated upon if the army stopped targeting its members.
When the lives of 95 Harvard University students from the 1940s were followed up into middle age, the men with the highest intelligence test scores in college were found not to have been particularly successful in their careers. Nor did they have the greatest life satisfaction or the most happiness with friendships, family and romantic relationships.
Hinduism has a healthy tradition of settling the intellectual disagreements through debates called Shastrarth, held in full public glare. Literally, shastrarth means: Interpretation of scriptures. Later on, these debates evolved into brainstorming sessions in which participants quoted from scriptures in support of their arguments. In modern times, the weapon of shastrarth was used with considerable success by social reformers In India to purge Hinduism of various evils that had crept into it over the past 5,000 years. The most famous example of shastrarth being used to this effect is Swami Dayanand Saraswati defeating Kashi Pandits who supported idol worship.
"Bhagat Singh? Hmmmm...... Oh yes! He was a Krantikari."
The morning of August 24, A.D. 79, was clear and sunny along the Bay of Naples. In his bakeshop in the fashionable resort town of Herculaneum, Sextus Patulcus set out bread and pastries, imprinted with his initials. Greengrocer Aulus Fuferus watered the fruits and vegetables on his stand. A gem cutter worked on a delicate cameo, while a bronze caster repaired a candelabrum. Tailors, artists and tavern keepers were equally busy. The town was crowded with visitors who had come to enjoy the competitions being held in the Palestra, the athletic field, to commemorate the birthday of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.
After leaving a 20-year career with Coast Guards in America, Alex Haley heads to New York to become a freelance writer. One year on, he still has not got a break. One day, an old acquintance of his offer him a job that carries an annual salary of $6000. A huge amount in 1960. Alex says, No. Things continue to be gloomy. Seven years later, he gets his first break: Readers' Digest commissions a fictionalized account of journey of ancestors of Alex Haley from the shores of Africa to America. It will be another nine years of research before Alex Haley publishes Roots. Read the complete account of his struggle which I read a few years ago...
The second most popular statement of Einstein, after the e=mc^2, is his quote on Stupidity: "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." Yet despite changing the millennia old ideas of time and space, he himself turned out to be “spectacularly stupid” having no confidence in his own theory. Read on…
Louis Alexander Slotin was a Canadian physicist and chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project where he had been tasked with experiments with uranium and plutonium cores to determine their critical mass values, a job at which he was considered to be an expert, but nevertheless a job referred to as "tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon" by Richard Fenyman.
Heading back to New York in 1859, Robert Augustus Chesebrough had reason to despair. At 22, he had already failed at one moneymaking idea, selling kerosene, because it had become too expensive. Then he’d gone to Pennsylvania, hoping to get in on the market for black gold, but prices were already soaring–$20 a barrel, or $400 in today’s equivalent.
Everybody in college hates papers. Students hate writing them so much that they buy, borrow, or steal them instead. Plagiarism is now so commonplace that if we flunked every kid who did it, we’d have a worse attrition rate than a MOOC.