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Why Did Evolution Puzzle Newton? New Model Explains Mating Selection

Why do some animals have showy ornaments such as deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles? Charles Darwin couldn’t figure it out, but now a Northwestern University research team has developed a mathematical model to explain the puzzling phenomenon of evolution. The mathematical model has made a surprising prediction: In animals with ornamentation, males will evolve out of ...

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Bellandur Lake Fire: Javadekar Hints at Banning Phosphates in Detergents

When Bellandur lake with froth made news two years ago, there were expert missions which visited the scene and submitted their report. Again two years ago when the waste from garment units mixed into the lake and caught fire due to methane generated inside, the local IISc scientists visited and submitted their report. The outcome remained lukewarm from the local ...

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Arvind Kejriwal vs Yogendra Yadav: Hugged Lalu But Not His ‘Corruption’

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday clarified that he merely hugged Lalu Prasad Yadav at Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in ceremony, but vowed not to hug the RJD leader’s ‘corruption’. "At Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in, Lalu Yadav shook my hand, pulled and hugged me. I did not take any initiative," the Aam Aadmi Party leader explained in an after-thought. He further said ...

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Chile EarthQuake: Nazca Plate Behind Seismic Thrust, says USGS

The September 16, 2015 M 8.3 earthquake west of Illapel, Chile, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile, said US Geological Survey. Considering the latitude of the earthquake, the Nazca plate is moving towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 74 mm/yr with respect to South America, ...

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Mars Radiation to Impact Earth Tonight? Hoax Message Going Viral on Mobiles

An unconfirmed WhatsApp Message is making rounds on mobiles that tonight, August 28, 2015 will witness Mars moving closer to Earth and its rays will be direct and nearer than usual. The widely circulated message says, “NASA warns all mobile users to keep phones away while sleeping tonight between 12:30 AM to 3:30 am IST.” The message further reads that ...

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NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second

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It hardly matter if June 30 is longer by one “second” but NASA explains that the day will be officially longer as a “leap” second will be added to it. Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland attributes it to the eart’s rotation whch is gradually slowing down a bit thus adding leap seconds. “Earth’s rotation ...

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