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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers super-earth exoplanet 180 light years far from us

NASA Kepler Space Telescope Spacecraft
by Neha Gupta - 19 December 2014

NASA scientists announced the discovery of a massive ‘super-Earth’ planet located 180 Light Years from our Earth, discovered by using the planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope spacecraft. The new planet is about two and a half times the size of Earth with diameter of approximately 20,000 miles. It is...

World

Evidence on Sony Hack attack links it to Iran, China or Russia

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The ongoing investigation by the U.S. officials in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack case has gathered enough evidence to suggest that North Korea is not the sole one who is responsible to the attack. They have now reasons to believe that the North Korea based hackers probably had links with China, Iran or Russia, stated an intelligence source on Thursday. The sophistication of the modules of...

Technology

T-Mobile agrees to pay $90 million to settle Cramming charges

T mobile cramming charges

T-Mobile USA has agreed to pay at least $90 million for unwanted third party charges slammed on their consumers’ bills- a practice commonly referred to as cramming. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced this today. Other telecom companies have been dealt with similar penalties in the past. “It’s frustrating when unexplained charges pop...

Entertainment

See what the stars wore to the People Magazine Awards

Roselyn Sanchez attends the PEOPLE Magazine Awards

We already wrote about Jennifer Lopez and her figure-hugging shimmering jumpsuit with a plunging neckline which made the diva look like a trillion dollars at the People Magazine Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Well, there is no doubt that she was dressed to kill but it would not be fair if we do not mention the other head turners at the event....

Sports

IOC welcomes United States’ decision to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

US Bid 2024 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed America’s decision to bid for hosting the 2014 Summer Olympics. The IOC President said that any chosen U.S. city could be a strong contender for the greatest sporting extravaganza on Earth. Mayors from four cities- San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Boston- have shown keen interest so far. The United States can only choose one of the...

Lifestyle

Lottery adverts sweeter than sweet

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Lotteries worldwide are waking up to the wonders of creative advertising. Yes, it’s still mostly about gigantic jackpots and the lavish lifestyles that-could-be, but they are definitely getting the tongue-in-cheek right more and more. Commercials for the biggest lotteries these days are pretty engaging and entertaining, with a fun quotient right up there with beer ads. There’s a distinct shift...