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       HEADLINES: Manhole accident: Three in custody                                              Body of woman recovered                                              Anju Boby George to be Sports Council president                                              K Muraleedharan rejects Dy Speaker’s post; Palode Ravi to be next choice                                              V S criticises Pay Commission chairman                                              Sri Lankan navy arrests 20 fishermen                                              Shiv Sena blasts Pawar for backing Aamir Khan                                              Govt attacks Congress on secularism                                              Nitish announces liquor ban in Bihar from April 1                                              Sheena murder:Peter,Indrani siphoned off funds from 9X media, alleges CBI                                              Turkey will not apologise to Russia over jet downing: Minister                                              Russian jets strike near Turkish borders with Syria                                              Women to be fined 6,500 pounds for wearing burqa in Ticino, Switzerland                                              ISIS 'poster girl' Samra Kesinovic beaten to death after trying to escape                                              Let's play India, venue does not matter: Akram                                              India all out for 173 in 2nd innings; SA need 310 to win                                              SA fall under spin pressure as India eye series win                                              India-Pakistan series in Sri Lanka may begin December 15: Shukla                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         NASA set to replace Hubble in 3 years    
WASHINGTON: The US space agency has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory's construction to replace the Hubble Space Telescope by 2018.

         NASA to grow flowers in space for first time    
WASHINGTON: Flowers could be blooming on the International Space Station (ISS) after the New Year, thanks to NASA's first flowering crop experiment on the orbiting laboratory.

         NASA finds giant ice cloud on Titan    
WASHINGTON: NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a monstrous new cloud of frozen compounds in the low- to mid-stratosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

         New technology detects objects touched by user    
NEW YORK: A new technology can enable smartwatches to automatically recognise what objects users are touching like laptop, riding a motorcycle or creating new opportunities for context-aware apps.

         Mars' moon Phobos is slowly falling apart    
WASHINGTON: The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of Mars.

         Pluto may have giant icy volcanoes: NASA    
WASHINGTON: Scientists, using data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, have discovered what may be giant ice-spewing volcanoes on the surface of Pluto, providing an important new clue to the icy-dwarf planet's geologic and atmospheric evolution.

         Is Facebook in 'secret sister gift exchange' scam?    
NEW YORK: Did you come across the "secret sister gift exchange" on Facebook recently? The message claims you can buy a gift for $10 or more, add your name to a list and then receive a bounty of 36 gifts.

         New component of Milky Way discovered    
LONDON: Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way: a disc of young stars buried behind thick dust clouds in the central bulge.

         First insect-size robot that can fly, swim    
WASHINGTON: For the first time, scientists have designed an insect-like robot smaller than a paperclip that can both fly and swim - paving the way for future dual aerial aquatic robotic vehicles.

         'Great Pumpkin' to fly past Earth on Halloween    
WASHINGTON: As earthlings in the US get ready to don Halloween costumes on October 31, asteroid 2015 TB145, dubbed the 'Great Pumpkin' in a reference to the holiday, will fly past the planet at a safe distance, NASA said.

         PCB under pressure to review cricketing ties with India    
KARACHI: Amid increasing pressure on the PCB at home to review it's cricketing ties with India, a senior member of its Indian delegation has left for Dubai after talks were stalled with the Shiv Sena activists barging into BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.

         After US, India missions to Mars, China aims for deep space    
BEIJING: Under criticism that its well developed space programme focussed more on the Moon while the US and India stole a march over China by branching out into outer space with voyages to Mars, Chinese space experts are now planning missions deeper into the solar systems.

         Sudhakar attempts another record by designing 26-ft tall car    
HYDERABAD: Known for designing cars in the shapes of computer, skating shoe, football, brinjal, car designer K Sudhakar of Sudha Cars Museum here has now come out with a car measuring 26-feet tall.

         Deleting genes could extend lifespan: study    
WASHINGTON: Researchers have identified 238 genes linked to ageing and found that switching them off extends life in yeast cells, an advance that provides new genomic targets which could be used to boost human lifespan.

         Why cancer is rare in elephants decoded    
WASHINGTON: Elephants have extra copies of a gene that encodes a tumour suppressor and also have a more robust mechanism for killing damaged cells that are at risk for becoming cancerous, scientists have found, solving a decades old mystery of why elephants rarely get cancer.

         Nobel discoveries on DNA repair now fuelling cancer drug research    
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cancer researchers are just beginning to understand the ramifications of the fundamental discoveries behind the 2015 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, which were awarded on Wednesday to three scientists for explaining how cells repair mistakes in DNA that occur when cells divide.

         Search for Mars life stymied by contamination threat    
PARIS: A multi-billion-dollar robot dispatched to Mars to search for life must steer clear of promising "hot spots" for fear of spreading microbes from Earth, NASA project scientists said today.

         Scientists gain new insight into how brain perceives the world    
LONDON: Neuroscientists have gained new insight into how the brain perceives the world by using high resolution high field MRI to study activity in different layers of the visual cortex in great detail.

         Completely paralysed man walks again using brainwaves    
WASHINGTON: In a first, a man who was completely paralysed in both legs due to spinal cord injury has been able to walk again using a system controlled by his brain waves, scientists say.

         Apple's iOS App Store suffers first major attack    
BOSTON: Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.

         Indian-American scientist uses sound waves to control brain cells    
WASHINGTON: In a first, an Indian American researcher from Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California has developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic sound waves.

         Earth's gravitational pull shrinking the Moon: NASA    
WASHINGTON: Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the Moon shrinks, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

         Facebook to introduce 'dislike' button    
HOUSTON: After years of speculation and member requests, Facebook is finally working on a 'dislike' button that would not "downvote" posts but instead let users express other emotions, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.

         ASTROSAT set for Sep 28 launch    
BENGALURU: ASTROSAT, satellite for the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial objects, is scheduled for launch on September 28, a senior Indian Space Research Organisation official today said.

         Apple computer hand-built by Steve Jobs to fetch 330k pounds    
NEW YORK: One of the very first Apple computers hand-built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in a garage almost 40 years ago is set to fetch up to 330,000 pounds when it goes under the hammer here.

         'Smart' bandage to speed up wound healing    
MELBOURNE: Researchers are developing a 'smart' bandage that can draw bacteria out of wounds and speed up the healing process. Scientists at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have used a technique called electrospinning - in which polymer filaments 100 times thinner than a human hair are squeezed out of an electrified nozzle – to develop nanofibre meshes that can draw bacteria from a wound.

         Depth-sensing camera now captures 3D information in sunlight    
WASHINGTON: Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new 3D imaging technology that allows depth-sensing cameras to work in bright sunlight.

         Google introduces new logo    
NEW YORK: Weeks after a complete business reshuffle, internet search giant Google today launched a new logo. "Google has changed a lot over the past 17 years—from the range of our products to the evolution of their look and feel. And today we're changing things up once again," Google said in a blog post.

         New cheaper, more efficient LED technology developed    
WASHINGTON: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new highly efficient and low- cost light emitting diode using a combination of organic and inorganic materials.

         Indian American student discovers Jupiter-like planet    
WASHINGON: An international team of astronomers, including an Indian-American PhD student, has discovered a Jupiter like exoplanet outside earth's solar system just a 100 light years away.

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