HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Sex toy mistaken for mushroom fools entire Chinese village

The discovery of a double-headed sex toy, which was mistaken for a mystical rare fungus, brought national notoriety to a Chinese village and TV program this week.

Cancer ‘smart bomb’ delays tumour growth in mice

A capillary “smart bomb” that simultaneously attacks cancer and boosts the immune system has been successfully tested in the US. The tiny hollow spheres, called nanolipogels (NLGs), become trapped in leaky tumour blood vessels, where they unleash an anti-cancer drug.

NASA claim of arsenic life disproved

The claim by NASA scientists that they have discovered a new form of bacteria which thrive on arsenic has been disapproved by two new studies, which say the bugs can't substitute arsenic for phosphorus to they have discovered a new form of bacteria which thrive on arsenic has been disapproved .

Now, it's possible to predict a ‘hit’ song

Scientists have argued that predicting the popularity of a song may well be feasible by using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms.

Remorseful thieves return loot

A butcher in an Australian town arrived at work to find that money stolen from his shop earlier this month had been returned in an envelope that also contained an apology

When high-school boys tried hitting on Kate Winslet

At 33 years of age, Kate Winslet is not only the quintessential beauty for men all over the world, but even high school boys seem to have hots for the British actress.

Man sells kisses for $1

Kisses for $1. A man has hit upon this novel idea to make some money in this Australian city.

Dog eats Homer Simpson!

Dixie, a ten-year-old collie-dalmatian pet dog, is said to have become ill after eating a plastic Homer Simpson toy.

Harry Potter fans not happy with new film

The latest Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is yet to be released but a few fans who saw a preview said they were not very happy.

Chris Brown withdraws from Kids' Choice Awards

R&B star Chris Brown has withdrawn from the popular Kids' Choice Awards scheduled for March 28, after his double nomination sparked controversy.

Boss’ life-saving Oz couple laid off

Goodness may go unrewarded, and recession is to blame. Such was the case with an Australian couple who were given the pink slip only weeks after saving the life of one of their bosses.

Brit schoolboy captures ‘ghost’ on mobile

A Brit schoolboy has managed to capture a ghostly image on his mobile of what he claims to be a ghost walking towards the banisters at his home.

Demand for ByeBye Bush shoes skyrocketing

The world's most notorious pair of shoes had yielded an unexpected bonanza for its Turkish manufacturer, Ramazan Baydan, who was flooded with orders from across the world.

Artificial red blood cells a step closer

A team of Australian scientists has genetically modified human embryonic stem cells to glow red when they develop into premature red blood cells.

A stopwatch for the solar system!

In a new study, a team of scientists has described how aluminium radioisotopes can now offer precise timing of events 4.5 billion years ago, and thus have been dubbed as the 'stopwatch for the solar system'.
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