Scientists May Have Finally Cracked the Curious Case of Sun’s Tilt

Planet Nine – the undiscovered one at the edge of our solar system — appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Sun, say researchers. Planet Nine was predicted by Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown from California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech) in January this year. The large and distant planet may be adding a wobble to the solar system, ... Read More »

NASA’s Juno Probe Exits Safe Mode

NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter that entered safe mode on October 18 when a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft’s onboard computer, has left safe mode, NASA said. “Juno exited safe mode as expected, is healthy and is responding to all our commands,” Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said ... Read More »

Finding the Right Car Service

When you choose to own a car, you shoulder the responsibility of maintaining that car, and making sure that the car is in good condition, and that it is repaired regularly. However, finding the right repair service for your car can be difficult, especially if you’re in a place where you’re unsure of the quality of service offered; or if ... Read More »

Anup Kumar: India’s kabaddi captain is leading by example

Anup Kumar (second from right) during the final against Iran in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup held in Ahmedabad. Photo: PTI Anup Kumar emerged from the hour-long team meeting sporting an autographed Australian rules football jersey gifted to him by the visiting Australian team. “Jab harte hain to meeting lambi hi chalti hai (when we lose, the meeting lasts longer),” ... Read More »

Delhi to Saur: Joy of simple things

A view of Saur from the Nepali farm trail. Photo: Malavika Bhattacharya The game plan to deal with Delhi’s pollution, while hoping that winters will arrive soon, is simple. Run to the nearest hills. The only dampener? Even though summer is on its way out, you may still encounter crowds from the National Capital Region’s malls on Mussoorie’s Mall Road. ... Read More »

Audi R8 V10 Spyder: Taking the top off

The engineers at Audi have really worked to make the engine more efficient and eco-friendly. Audi’s R8 is lauded as the perfect supercar—a high-performance machine that you can easily use every day as well. And that has been true through the car’s evolution, from its original V8 roots to the second-generation V10 that came out last year. This year, the ... Read More »

Health at your fingertips

Photo: iStockphoto It is the end of the day. You are tired. You don’t want to stretch; you don’t want to squat. You just want to vegetate in front of the TV. How do you optimize this experience? An easy way is to learn some mudras. Mudras are hand gestures, used in most Eastern religions. As Ramaa Bharadvaj, a dancer ... Read More »

No-fail policy puts NDA govt in a bind

The no-fail policy entails that no children in the 6-14 age group can be held back in any class up to Class VIII. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint New Delhi: The Union government is in a fix over whether to go ahead and scrap the no-fail policy in schools after at least six states, most of them ruled by the Bharatiya Janata ... Read More »

Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize for race satire ‘The Sellout’

Paul Beatty, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, poses with his novel ‘The Sellout’ at The Guildhall on 25 October 2016 in London. Photo: Reuters London: Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for “The Sellout”, a biting satire on race relations in the United States. The narrator ... Read More »

Government to set up a depository to digitize education records

National academic depository (NAD)will be in place in next three months and would be extended to the entire country by the next academic year beginning June 2017. New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Thursday approved the setting up of national academic depository (NAD) to digitize all education records from school onward. The move, announced in the Union budget, will enable ... Read More »