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WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

Here's your weekly dose of weird, true and funny news from around the world. Man eats an entire turkey in ten minutes, wins Rs 3 lakh Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating......

One-third of US has already cast its vote

As polling centres in the United States open on Tuesday morning to decide who will sit in the White House for the next four years, over one-third of the total number of voters have already......

Obama honours three top Indian-American scientists

United States President Barack Obama has honoured three "extraordinary" Indian-American scientists and nine others with America's top medals for their pioneering work in exploring the very......

What Obama said in his State of the Union speech

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered his State of the Union speech in the US Congress. Here's the transcript:Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th......

Indian-American student bags top science prize

Inspired by the science fiction movie I, Robot, an Indian-American high school student from Oregon was joint winner of the first prize on Monday in a competition that honoured America's top math......

US Fed bows to market's more dovish view of soaring dollar

The Federal Reserve's back-pedaling on how aggressively it plans to raise interest rates acknowledges that the more dovish financial markets were right all along: turns out, the soaring dollar has......

How a small-town boy became Deloitte's top boss

Renjen recalls he "landed in the United States with a scholarship, two pairs of jeans, and couple of hundred dollars in the pocket".  Image: Punit Renjen, global CEO, Deloitte. Photograph,......

At $2.1 billion, Buffett is year's biggest philanthropist

The top 10 largest philanthropic donations of 2014 also include, Edward Meyer at 9th rank ($75 million donation to Weill Cornell Medical College) and Charles Munger at the 10th place ($65 million......

The man behind Glivec hails verdict against Novartis

Even though Novartis and other multinational corporations are upset with the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to reject Novartis’ patent claim on Glivec, the key man behind the popular......

Global warming to rise, soil dries up

The soils in large swaths of the world including vast areas of central India, Australia, Africa and South America have been drying up, a new study has found, warning that this could intensify......

Making it as a nerd

Kunal Nayyar, who plays a nerdy scientist so afraid of women that he can't even speak around them in the popular television show The Big Bang Theory, owes his role to an intriguing play about sex......

Celebrating fans cause minor earthquake In US football game

Seattle football fans erupted in cheers so raucous early in the Monday night match-up against the New Orleans Saints that their jumping up and down registered as a minor earthquake, local......

US trials: Eaton sets decathlon World record

Ashton Eaton set a glittering decathlon world record at the US Olympic trials on Saturday, riding the cheers of a thrilled home crowd to upstage a stellar cast of athletes. The 24-year-old's total......

Sprinter Gay ready to overcome pain-filled year

Tyson Gay is sleeping well these days, and that is a good sign. The pain of a year in which America's best sprinter did not make it to the track until a couple months ago because of hip surgery is......

Poonia to take part in Diamond League events

In a major boost to her preparations for the London Olympics, Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower Krishna Poonia has been invited to take part in two Diamond League events -- IAAF's......

Poonia takes gold, crosses Olympic qualification 'A' standard

Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Krishna Poonia produced an impressive season's best effort of 62.25m to win gold at Halloween Throws Meet at Portland, United States on Tuesday. Poonia, who......
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THIS is how our brain decodes sound! Simply amazing

In an interesting discovery, scientists have found that when we hear a sound, neurons fire in sync with the rhythmic structure of the sound,... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/THIS-is-how-our-brain-decodes-sound-Simply-amazing/articleshow/47060365.cms
Indian-Origin Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wins 250,000 Dollars Heinz Award

An Indian-origin scientist at MIT has won a prestigious 250,000 dollars Heinz award for her work in tissue engineering and disease detection.... ...

http://m.ndtv.com/diaspora/indian-origin-scientist-at-massachusetts-institute-of-technology-wins-250-000-dollars-heinz-award-758275
As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

file photo, community gun safety advocates and members … FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, Theresa Hoover, right, who's son A.J. …... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/theater-shooting-trial-opens-gun-debate-dwindles-152151732.html
With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

photo, attorney Dan Garfield poses for a photo in … Editors' Picks By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Javier Hernandez will be an important... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/legalization-lawyers-turn-business-pot-144226388.html
Union Pacific Foundation Grants $234,500 to 44 Colorado Nonprofit Organizations

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting $234,500 in 2015 to 44 Colorado nonprofit organizations. These important organizations play a... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/union-pacific-foundation-grants-234500-44-colorado-nonprofit-organizations/

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