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Prices revealed for Myntra’s ‘End of Reason Sale’ from June 24-26
short by Azhar Iqubal / on 23 Jun 2017,Friday
Sale Prices have now been revealed on India's Biggest Fashion Sale, Myntra End of Reason sale with over 3.3 Lakh+ styles on 50-80% OFF. This time it’s bigger than bigger with 22 million people shopping together. Users can avail extra 15% discount over and above all existing discounts for next six months through Myntra Shopping Groups.
short by Azhar Iqubal / 12:07 am on 23 Jun
Inshorts is looking to hire graphic designers, illustrators
short by Kabir Khan / on 03 Jun 2017,Saturday
Inshorts is looking to hire graphic designers and illustrators as part of its Design team. The role will include designing high quality illustrations, graphics and visual experiences. Candidates applying for the role are expected to innovate and come up with new ideas for the visual representation of content. Interested candidates can send their CVs and portfolios at openings@inshorts.com.
short by Kabir Khan / 04:06 pm on 03 Jun
2,600-year-old request for wine found on Hebrew inscription
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 18 Jun 2017,Sunday
Israel-based researchers have uncovered a hitherto invisible inscription on a pottery shard that was found in 1965. The Hebrew inscription dating back to 600 BC begins with a request for wine along with some oil in exchange for silver. The researchers were able to decipher 50 characters, comprising 17 words, on the back of the shard using advanced imaging technology.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 03:39 pm on 18 Jun
Princess Diana tried to cut wrist after wedding, claim tapes
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Jun 2017,Wednesday
Princess Diana tried cutting her wrists with razors weeks after marrying Prince Charles, secret tapes recorded in 1991 have revealed. She said in the tapes, "I was so depressed... I was in a very bad way," and had bulimia. Diana described her love for Charles and insecurity of Camilla Parker Bowles, whom he married years after Diana died.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:17 pm on 14 Jun
Two-headed porpoise found for the first time
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 15 Jun 2017,Thursday
Dutch fishermen had found a two-headed creature which is now confirmed as the first case of conjoined twin porpoises. The two-feet-long porpoise is also the tenth such case in cetaceans, a group of carnivorous mammals that include whales and dolphins. Fishermen returned the "probably dead" twins to the ocean after taking some photographs fearing it was illegal to keep it.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 12:30 pm on 15 Jun
In Pictures: Photographer spreads awareness about pollution
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
Senegal-based photographer Fabrice Monteiro travelled around Africa and created characters dressed up in debris, to spread awareness on environmental problems. The characters dubbed "Earth's spirits" aim to convey that humans have the power to reverse what they have done to the planet, Monteiro said. His series 'The Prophecy' is being displayed at an international art fair in Switzerland.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 12:12 pm on 17 Jun
Firm makes colour-changing packing that signals food expiry
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 15 Jun 2017,Thursday
A Brazil-based firm has developed plastic containers that change colours on changing pH levels of their contents, a sign of possible expiry. The first prototype was made in 2015, but the technology is still being tested to ensure accurate detection of spoilage while considering factors other than pH levels. The containers would be commercial by 2-3 years, said the company.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:20 pm on 15 Jun
New Detroit trailer shows Android revolution against humans
short by Dishant Sharma / on 14 Jun 2017,Wednesday
The new trailer for Quantic Dream's thriller video game 'Detroit: Become Human' features a group of android (humanoid robots) fighting for freedom from humans. The narrative-driven adventure game, that will be released exclusively on PlayStation 4, will have users make 'tough decisions in order to determine just how the world will be affected'.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:38 pm on 14 Jun
EA Games releases trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II
short by Dishant Sharma / on 13 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Electronic Arts released the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II video game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 (E3). The game has added a single-player story campaign alongside the multiplayer mode which was already present in Star Wars Battlefront I. In the hero-vs-hero battle mode users can play as Rey, Han Solo, and Darth Maul among other characters.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:39 pm on 13 Jun
Trailer of 'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' released
short by Rini Sinha / on 13 Jun 2017,Tuesday
The trailer of 'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus', sequel to 2014 game 'Wolfenstein: The New Order', has been released. The game is set in 1960s, in an alternate universe wherein the Nazis have won World War II and continues the story of BJ Blazkowicz. The game is set for release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 27.
short by Rini Sinha / 10:02 pm on 13 Jun
Couple sentenced to jail after daughter has 17 vodka shots
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 13 Jun 2017,Tuesday
A couple in the US has been convicted of child endangerment after providing their 13-year-old daughter and her 15-year-old friend with vodka on the former's birthday. Policemen were called to their home after their daughter drank 17 vodka shots and passed out. The father and mother, who fled their house, were sentenced to 4 years and 23 months' jail respectively.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:22 pm on 13 Jun
Trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 released at E3 2017
short by Dishant Sharma / on 15 Jun 2017,Thursday
French video game maker Ubisoft released the trailer for its upcoming game, Beyond Good and Evil 2, at the E3 convention in Las Vegas. The game, which is a prequel to the 2003 game Beyond Good and Evil, has a storyline involving human and animal characters, spanning across various planets and solar systems.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:18 pm on 15 Jun
3,000-year-old copper mask found in Argentina
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
Scientists have discovered a 3,000-year-old copper mask at an ancient human burial site with 14 bodies in Argentina, making it one of the oldest human-made metal object from South America. Scientists also found a copper ore source within 70 km suggesting prevalence local metallurgy in the area at the same time as Peru, where it was previously thought to emerge.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 06:07 pm on 17 Jun
5-year-old terminally-ill girl marries best friend aged 6
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
A terminally ill five-year-old married her six-year-old best friend in a ceremony in the UK. Eileidh Paterson, who has cancer, held hands and exchanged necklaces with her best friend Harrison Grier in a makeshift altar among people dressed as superheroes and princesses. Grier's father said, "Ever since he met Eileidh, they have been inseparable."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:21 pm on 22 Jun
Need for Speed Payback trailer released
short by Dishant Sharma / on 14 Jun 2017,Wednesday
Electronic Arts (EA) has released the trailer for Need for Speed Payback, the latest instalment in their arcade car-racing Need for Speed video game franchise, at the E3 convention. The game's storyline revolves around three car-racing characters trying to bring down a criminal organisation called 'The House'. The game will release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 10.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:47 pm on 14 Jun
Video: Man drives car into store to save parking time
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Jun 2017,Wednesday
A man drove his car into a convenience store in China because he did not want to waste his time parking it, according to reports. CCTV footage shows the driver calling a store attendant to his window and completing the purchase from his car before driving away. The attendant can be seen waving at the driver as he drives away.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:41 pm on 14 Jun
'Parthenon' of 1L banned books created to protest censorship
short by Rini Sinha / on 09 Jun 2017,Friday
The 'Parthenon of Books', an art installation which is a replica of The Parthenon temple in Acropolis, Greece, has been created in Germany using about 1 lakh banned books to protest censorship. Created by Argentinian artist Marta Minujin, the installation is at the same site where Nazis set fire to books by Jewish and Marxist writers in 1933.
short by Rini Sinha / 07:02 pm on 09 Jun
Scientists find 'magic formula' to build sandcastles
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Scientists suggest that one bucket of water to eight buckets of dry sand is the "magic formula" to build stable sandcastles. The film of water between individual sand grains is what gives sand its strength due to surface tension of water. While too much water lubricates the grains and crumbles the structure, an optimum amount binds it strongly, scientists said.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 04:31 pm on 20 Jun
Hospital fined ₹65 lakh for switching babies 27 years ago
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 13 Jun 2017,Tuesday
An Austrian hospital has been fined €90,000 (₹65 lakh) for the mix-up of two babies 27 years ago. Doris Gruenwald was 22 years old when she found out she was not biologically related to the couple she considered her parents, after a routine blood test. Notably, the other victim does not know she was switched at birth.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:26 pm on 13 Jun
Mathematicians prove 300-year-old 'stacking problem'
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 18 Jun 2017,Sunday
A team led by mathematician Thomas Hales has delivered a formal proof of the Kepler Conjecture, a 300-year-old geometry problem explaining the most efficient way to stack equally-sized spheres in a 3D space. In 1998, Hales had announced completing a 250-page proof compiled with 3GB of data files, but verification by referees took another 19 years to publish the proof.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 03:35 pm on 18 Jun
Over 6,300-foot pizza breaks record for world's longest
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 12 Jun 2017,Monday
A pizza measuring 6,333 feet has set the Guinness World Record for the longest pizza in the world. The pizza weighed an estimated 7,800 kg and was cooked in a special oven at a temperature of 371°C, and the record was set in California, United States. The organiser of the event believed the table holding the pizza was also record-breaking.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:29 pm on 12 Jun
Inventor of pineapple pizza passes away aged 83
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 11 Jun 2017,Sunday
Sam Panopoulos, who is credited with inventing pineapple pizza, passed away on Thursday at the age of 83. Panopoulos emigrated to Canada from Greece in 1954 and ran numerous restaurants in Ontario with his siblings. One day, Panopoulos experimented with Hawaiian pizza and decided to add it to the menu after his customers loved it.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:39 am on 11 Jun
Video: Woman on phone falls down open sidewalk
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 11 Jun 2017,Sunday
A woman in United States' New Jersey fell down an open sidewalk access door while she was looking at her phone on Thursday, officials said. The 67-year-old woman fell six feet down the stairs, and suffered serious injuries. A video of the incident shows paramedics and firefighters taking her away on a stretcher.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:05 pm on 11 Jun
Trailer for Assassin's Creed Origins released
short by Dishant Sharma / on 15 Jun 2017,Thursday
The trailer for Assassin's Creed Origins, the 10th and the newest installment in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise, was released at the E3 convention. The open map game, which is set in ancient Egypt, displays the origins of the rivalry between the Assassins and the Templars. The game will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms from October 27.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:23 am on 15 Jun
Scientists study 3,000-year-old prosthetic wooden toe
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Switzerland-based scientists have re-examined a 3,000-year-old artificial wooden toe, most likely one of the oldest prosthetic devices, discovered in Egypt. The study showed it was refitted several times by a skilled artisan to the foot of its owner, a priest's daughter. Scientists are currently assessing the excavation area and surroundings to create a 3D map of the cemetery.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:58 am on 22 Jun
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