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This place has the tendency to freak the hell out of you!!! Constructed in the year 1999, this dam was not created to be what it is. If you try spilling water from a bottle, it won't flow down. It instead....

Two women were killed and another seriously injured when the mound of earth they were digging in Kuruhum village caved in on them, police said on Thursday.

According to a report by International Energy Agency (IEA), India’s emissions growth was recorded higher than that of the United States and China - the two biggest emitters in the world — and this was primarily due to a rise in coal consumption. China, the United States, and India together accounted for nearly 70% of the rise in energy demand.

Geneva: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people. In a report, the IPCC said that governments around the world …

Washington: A small asteroid will safely pass by Earth on Thursday at a distance of approximately 42,000 kilometres, just above the orbital altitude of communications satellites, NASA has said. The fly-by of the asteroid designated 2012 TC4 will give asteroid trackers around the world an opportunity to test their ability to operate as a coordinated international …

Washington: NASA’s asteroid hunting OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is all set to make a close flyby of Earth on Friday, before reaching asteroid Bennu. The Earth’s gravity will fling the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, travelling at a staggering speed of 19,000 miles (30,758 km) per hour, upward by about six degrees so that its trajectory will match the tilt of …

Washington:  A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said. Asteroid Florence, named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing — is about 4.4 kilometres in size, according to measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the …

Washington: Researchers have found that hidden stars may make planets appear smaller than they actually are, complicating the search for Earth-like planets. In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet’s density. A low density tells scientists a planet is more likely to be gaseous like Jupiter, and …