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James Williams, Gay Activist in India, Dies at 35

May 05, 2021 10:58 am

While on vacation in India in 2017, he met Ayush Thakur and moved to India to live with him. Gay sex had been decriminalized there only in 2018, and Williams saw that persecution persisted.

Trump asks SC to let him block critics from his personal Twitter handle

August 21, 2020 1:35 pm

The administration argued in its appeal that the Supreme Court, not lower courts, “should decide where to draw the line between the President's personal decisions and official conduct.”

'If this thing boomerangs': Second wave of infections feared

May 07, 2020 6:45 pm

"We are risking a backslide that will be intolerable," said Dr Ian Lipkin of Columbia University's Center for Infection and Immunity.

Have astronomers found first moon outside our solar system?

October 04, 2018 12:55 pm

The team behind this intriguing discovery evaluated more than 250 planets outside our solar system which had been discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. Out of these, only one planet showed signs of hosting a moon, one around the star known as Kepler-1625.

Snowflake crystal holds clues to climate change, watersheds: Study

March 16, 2018 8:18 pm

Scientists are attempting to study the changing patterns and compositions of snowflakes, in a bid to have an improved understanding of the effects of climate change.

Extreme weather events more likely if Paris Agreement goals aren't met: Study

February 14, 2018 8:54 pm

Researchers claim that many countries will not be able to meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, which could lead to more extreme weather patterns.

Lithium-ion battery shaped like spine could power flexible electronics

February 05, 2018 7:25 pm

A lithium-ion battery shaped like the human spine will be able to power wearable electronics in the future, say scientists.

Floating solar cells developed, will produce clean hydrogen fuel: Study

December 18, 2017 6:01 pm

A new solar cell has been developed, that can float, and use sunlight to produce hydrogen fuel from seawater.

Energy from evaporation could power much of US: study

September 27, 2017 8:23 pm

Evaporation from the lakes and reservoirs in the US could generate nearly 70 per cent of the power that the country currently produces, a study has found.

New synthetic muscle can lift 1,000 times its own weight

September 20, 2017 7:19 pm

Scientists have developed 3D-printable synthetic soft muscle, that can push, pull, bend, twist, and lift 1,000 times its own weight without an external compressor or high voltage equipment, paving the way for lifelike robots.