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Revealed: How the Moon got its tattoos

Washington: New NASA research has given new clues to how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.

"These patterns, called 'lunar swirls,' appear almost painted on the surface of the moon," said John Keller from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

“They are unique; we've only seen these features on the moon, and their origin has remained a mystery since their discovery,” he added.

Keller is project scientist for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission which made the observations.


Kochi boy made Zuckerberg pay him $700

Kochi: 21-year-old Amal Augustine, a B.Tech student from Kochi, received an email from Facebook stating the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interested in purchasing an Uniform Resource Identifier (URL) owned by him.

The social media giant had Amal for the domain name he had registered in the name of company’s Zuckerberg's daughter, Maxime Chan Zuckerberg. 

On December 1 last year, Amal had smartly booked, immediately after Zuckerberg's daughter birth.


Sachin teaser goes viral worldwide within hours of its launch!

Mumbai: When people say Sachin is the God of cricket we know they are not wrong. The proof is in the teaser of Sachin - A Billion Dreams going viral worldwide within two hours of its release and breaks the internet!

Fans started tweeting and sharing the video on social media seconds after the teaser was launched. The fan frenzy was so much that the teaser crossed one million views on Facebook in two hours. From the moment it was launched #SachinTeaser started trending on Twitter at the first position in India. Not only that but also hashtags related to the film, like #SachinTheFilm, #SachinSachin& #goosebumps were also used extensively throughout social media.


Video: Spoof of Kanhaiya’s ‘azaadi’ speech

New Delhi: The news of a bunch of JNU students raising ‘anti-national’ slogans garnered a lot of attention from politicians and the media. 

JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and his speech post his release was what was discussed in every almost nook and corner of the country.

Just when one thought that the controversy has faded away,, an online travel portal brought before us a genius of advertising.


Christian woman punished under Shariah law for selling alcohol

Jakarta: A 60-year-old Christian woman was whipped nearly 30 times for selling alcohol in Indonesia’s conservative Bandar Aceh.

The woman faced the caning before a crowd of hundreds that gathered in the province earlier this week. She was whipped along with a couple who faced about 100 lashes for committing adultery.

This is the first time that a non-Muslim person was punished under the Islamic criminal bylaw, which involves corporal punishment for breaching its laws.


Scientists find Mars surface replica in India

Kolkata: Why wait for a million-dollar ticket to Mars when you can have an inter-planetary experience a la Oscar nominated blockbuster "The Martian" right here in India?

One simply needs to head over to the western Indian state of Gujarat to glimpse the remarkable rocky landscape similar to the Red planet.

A replica or "terrestrial analogue" of the Martian surface has been discovered in the state, thanks to Indian scientists from the Space Applications Center (SAC-ISRO) in Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in Hyderabad.