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Last updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 11:46:06 AM

F1 chief Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped
Sao Paulo, July 26 (IANS) The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped, with the abductors reportedly demanding a ransom of $36.5 million.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:40:04 PM

Iron sulfates may hold key to finding water on Mars
New York, July 26 (IANS) Scientists investigating evidence of water in Martian soil have found that the bulk soil on the Red Planet likely contains iron sulfates bearing chemically bound water that could be playing a major role in hydrating martian soil.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:28:04 PM

Self-repairing textiles can also neutralise harmful chemicals
New York, July 26 (IANS) A new technology to coat fabric in self-healing, thin films may one day lead to chemically protective suits that may prevent farmers from exposure to pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field and factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials, say researchers.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:10:03 PM

Diabetes drug may help prevent premature birth
New York, July 26 (IANS) A drug used by millions of people as the frontline treatment for Type-2 diabetes, may also play an unexpected role in blocking a significant cause of preterm birth, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:36:03 PM

Verizon deal to accelerate Yahoo's transformation: CEO Mayer
New York, July 26 (IANS) Making official the $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core internet business by US wireless company Verizon, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said on Tuesday that the deal "presents exciting opportunities to accelerate Yahoo's transformation" and that she plans to stay to "see Yahoo into its next chapter".

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:08:05 PM

Now a documentary on music producer Steve Aoki
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Loud Life of Steve Aoki", a new documentary on American electro house musician, record producer and music executive Steve Aoki will start streaming on Netflix on August 19.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:56:03 PM

India finds promising natural gas hydrates in Bay of Bengal
Washington, July 26 (IANS) India has discovered large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrates in the Bay of Bengal that has the potential to be tapped, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), which participated in the discovery efforts.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:26:04 PM

Human 'super-predator' more terrifying than bears, wolves
Toronto, July 26 (IANS) Smaller carnivores like European badgers actually perceive humans as far more frightening than large carnivores, revealed a study.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:46:04 PM

Demi Lovato opens up about mental illness
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato opened up about mental illness during her performance at the Democratic National Convention and called for greater access to mental health care.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:40:05 PM

Justin Timberlake slapped by stranger
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake was slapped by a stranger at the 27th annual American Century Championship.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:38:05 PM

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