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Explained: What Are Quantum Dots, The Tiny Crystals Behind Chemistry Nobel Prize

Quantum dots are tiny crystals that scientists can tune to different colours, giving an extra-vivid pop to next-generation TV screens or illuminating tumours inside bodies so surgeons can hunt them down.

5 Oct 2023 12:09 am
Explained: What Are Quantum Dots, The Tiny Crystals Behind Chemistry Nobel

Quantum dots are tiny crystals that scientists can tune to different colours, giving an extra-vivid pop to next-generation TV screens or illuminating tumours inside bodies so surgeons can hunt them down.

5 Oct 2023 12:05 am
Man In China Dies After Drinking 1 Litre Alcohol To Win Rs 2 Lakh At Office Party

The incident happened in July when the man attended his office's team-building dinner, where his boss organised a drinking competition.

4 Oct 2023 11:42 pm
Man In China Dies After Drinking 1 Litre Alcohol To Win Rs 2 Lakh

The incident happened in July when the man attended his office's team-building dinner, where his boss organised a drinking competition.

4 Oct 2023 11:39 pm
Imran Khan's Bail Plea In Cypher Case To Be Heard In Open Court: Report

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan's bail plea in the cypher case would be held in an open court but would be in-camera when sensitive information is discussed, Dawn News reported.

4 Oct 2023 11:38 pm
6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richer scale jolted the Philippines on Wednesday, the National Center of Seismology (NCS) informed through a post on social media.

4 Oct 2023 11:27 pm
2 Pak Citizens Killed In Unprovoked Firing By Afghanistan At Border

Two Pakistani citizens, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed on Wednesday when an Afghan security personnel resorted to unprovoked firing at a busy border crossing, the army said.

4 Oct 2023 11:10 pm
Over 75,000 US Healthcare Workers Go On Strike Over Wages, Staff Shortages

More than 75,000 employees at Kaiser Permanente began one of the largest healthcare worker strikes in recent US history on Wednesday after failing to resolve a dispute over staffing levels.

4 Oct 2023 9:56 pm
Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Smartwatch With New AI Feature Launched

Alphabet's Google on Wednesday launched Pixel 8 smartphones and a new smartwatch that integrates its artificial intelligence technology more deeply into the company's key consumer gadgets.

4 Oct 2023 9:55 pm
PM Modi A Very Wise Man: Vladimir Putin's Huge Praise

Heaping praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin called him a very wise man, adding that India is making great strides in development under his leadership, Russia-based media RT reported.

4 Oct 2023 9:49 pm
Indian-Origin Fraudster In UK Ordered To Pay Back Stolen GBP 78,000

An Indian-origin fraudster who swindled thousands of pounds from his employer to pay back money he stole from a previous employer has been ordered to pay back GBP 78,000 by a UK court.

4 Oct 2023 9:23 pm
UK PM Rishi Sunak Courts Controversy With His ''A Man Is A Man'' Comment

During his closing speech at the 2023 Conservative Party conference on October 4, he shared his stance on gender debate and said, A man is a man and a woman is a woman.

4 Oct 2023 8:16 pm
Proud To Be First British Asian Prime Minister: Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak addressed his first Conservative Party conference as party leader in Manchester on Wednesday and used his own elevation as the country's first Indian-origin Prime Minister as proof that the UK is not a racist country.

4 Oct 2023 7:37 pm
Akshata Murty Makes UK Political Stage Debut For Best Friend Rishi Sunak

Britain's Indian First Lady, Akshata Murty, made a surprise debut on the political stage on Wednesday when she stepped out to introduce est friend Rishi Sunak for his maiden speech as UK Prime Minister to the Conservative Party conference.

4 Oct 2023 6:45 pm
Tough Decisions: Rishi Sunak Cancels High-Speed Rail Project

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak cancelled part of a high-speed rail project on Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty and provoking anger in his own Conservative Party with his move to reinvent his premiership as one of tough decisions and action.

4 Oct 2023 6:32 pm
Apple CEO Tim Cook Gets $41 Million After Selling 511,000 Shares

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook sold stock worth about $41 million after taxes in his biggest sale in more than two years as the shares of the iPhone maker slide off recent highs.

4 Oct 2023 5:26 pm
World Is Collapsing: Pope Francis Warns Of 'Irreversible' Climate Change

Pope Francis warned Wednesday the world is collapsing due to global warming, urging participants of the upcoming COP28 climate talks to agree to binding policies on phasing out fossil fuels.

4 Oct 2023 4:31 pm
Taiwan Cancels Flights, Shuts Schools Ahead Of Typhoon Koinu's Landfall

Taiwan cancelled flights and closed schools in parts of its southern region on Wednesday ahead of Typhoon Koinu's expected landfall, the second major storm to make a direct hit on the island in a month.

4 Oct 2023 4:04 pm
US Woman Pinned Under Robotaxi After Another Car's Hit-And-Run

Cruise, the company behind the autonomous car, stated that the vehicle had no passengers on board and had applied rapid braking to mitigate the impact of the collision.

4 Oct 2023 3:41 pm
Google Pixel 8 Launch Today: All You Need to Know About The Latest Series

Google will introduce its much-awaited Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro at the Made by Google event on October 4. The event, which begins at 7:30 PM IST on Wednesday, will also mark the debut of the new Pixel Watch 2.

4 Oct 2023 3:34 pm
In US' War On Rising Fentanyl Use, Sanctions On Chinese Drug Producers

The United States announced sanctions Tuesday on a China-based network for producing and distributing chemicals used to make drugs including those fueling a deadly national fentanyl crisis.

4 Oct 2023 3:00 pm
A Lifetime To Go: Barack And Michelle Obama Celebrate 31st Anniversary. See Posts

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, celebrated their 31st anniversary on Tuesday.

4 Oct 2023 2:30 pm
US Supreme Court Weighs Limitations To Federal Agencies' Regulatory Powers

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a series of cases that could result in a generational contraction in the power of federal agencies to regulate businesses and corporate fraud.

4 Oct 2023 2:02 pm
Nobel Chemistry Winners' Names Leaked Hours Before Announcement: Report

Swedish media outlets on Wednesday published what they reported were the seemingly leaked names of this year's Nobel chemistry prize recipients, hours before the laureates were to be announced.

4 Oct 2023 1:54 pm
Rishi Sunak To Kickstart UK Election Campaign At Party's Annual Conference

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to fire the starting gun Wednesday on Britain's next general election campaign, with a much-anticipated keynote speech closing his ruling Conservatives' annual conference.

4 Oct 2023 1:08 pm
Russian Journalist, Who Protested Ukraine War On-Air, Gets 8 Years In Jail

A Russian court sentenced former state TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who burst into a news broadcast with a placard that read Stop the war and They're lying to you, to eight and half years in jail in absentia on Wednesday.

4 Oct 2023 12:49 pm
15-Minute Cities: Viral Posts In UK Raise Conspiracy Theories

Having everything you need close to your house, without needing to drive to reach it, might seem like an uncontroversial concept.

4 Oct 2023 12:22 pm
Future Is Scary: Firefighters Narrate Battle Against Canada Wildfires

Facing grueling conditions worthy of a Dantean hell, up against soaring walls of blistering flames, thousands of firefighters mobilized throughout the Canadian summer. They came out exhausted and worried for the future.

4 Oct 2023 11:06 am
Nobel Peace Prize Out On Friday: In Dysfunctional World, Here's Who Could Win

With war in Ukraine, coups in Africa and flaring geopolitical tensions, who in our dysfunctional global family, to use the words of the UN secretary general, could win this year's Nobel Peace Prize?

4 Oct 2023 10:46 am
Talks On Diplomats With India In Private: Canada Minister Amid Face-Off

In a move towards defusing tension with India, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Ottawa is not looking to escalate. His government has indicated they are holding private talks to maintain a strong diplomatic footprint in India

4 Oct 2023 10:37 am
Nobel Prize For Chemistry Out Today: Here Is A Look At Past Winners

2022: Carolyn Bertozzi (US), Morten Meldal (Denmark) and Barry Sharpless (US) for the development of click chemistry in which molecular building blocks snap together quickly and efficiently and are used in living organisms.

4 Oct 2023 10:23 am
Nobel Prize For Chemistry Out Today: List Of Top Contenders

Synthetic biology, DNA sequencing and the development of new compounds are some of the research fields commentators say could be contenders for the Nobel Chemistry Prize to be announced Wednesday.

4 Oct 2023 10:12 am
2 Indian-Origin Men In US Guilty In Multi-Million Dollar Covid Fund Fraud

Two men of Indian origin in the US have pleaded guilty to their participation in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme by obtaining loans under an economic assistance plan following the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the justice department said.

4 Oct 2023 10:10 am
After Speaker Kevin McCarthy's Removal, What's Next For US House?

The conservative revolt that brought down now-former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has left the chamber in a state of paralysis until a new speaker is found. That raises the chances of a US government shutdown next month.

4 Oct 2023 10:06 am
Save Our Village: Indonesians Resist Eviction For China-Backed Project

Sitting on a creaky bridge linking stilt houses, Indonesian fisherman Sadam Husen fears for his people and their traditions, knowing they may be uprooted from their ancestral land to make way for a China-funded megaproject worth billions.

4 Oct 2023 9:38 am
Debt Default, Shutdown Deals Led To Kevin McCarthy's Ouster As US Speaker

Republican Kevin McCarthy rode the tiger of far-right US politics led by Donald Trump to achieve his dream of becoming House speaker early this year. Then on Tuesday, the tiger turned and ate him.

4 Oct 2023 9:13 am
16-Year-Old Girl In Coma After Alleged Assault Over Hijab Rules In Iran Metro

An Iranian girl, aged 16, has been left in a coma and is being treated in hospital under heavy security after an assault on the Tehran subway, a rights group said on Tuesday, blaming the Islamic republic's notorious morality police.

4 Oct 2023 7:27 am
France To Hold Emergency Meetings As Bedbug Cases Surge

The French government said Tuesday it would host emergency meetings this week to examine surging numbers of reported bedbug cases, which are being increasingly seen as a major potential public health problem.

4 Oct 2023 7:23 am
Republicans In Disarray After US House Ousts Speaker In Historic Vote

The opposition Republican Party plunged into a crisis as its Speaker Kevin McCarthy lost the gavel after a small group of its Congressmen joined hands with the Democratic Party in an unprecedented vote in the House of Representatives.

4 Oct 2023 7:13 am
Meta Plans To Charge Europeans For Ad Free Facebook, Instagram: Report

Meta is proposing to offer European users a subscription-based version of Instagram and Facebook if they would rather not be tracked for ads, a source said on Tuesday.

4 Oct 2023 5:00 am
New York Judge Issues Gag Order On Trump After His Comments On Court Staff

The New York judge overseeing Donald Trump's civil fraud trial slapped a limited gag order on the former president after he insulted a court clerk in a social media post on Tuesday.

4 Oct 2023 4:42 am
Biden Urges House To Elect New Speaker Quickly After Kevin McCarthy Removed

President Joe Biden wants the US House of Representatives to swiftly choose a new speaker after Republican Kevin McCarthy was axed by his own party, the White House said Tuesday.

4 Oct 2023 4:19 am
UK's Rishi Sunak To Promise 'Fundamental Change' To Party Faithful

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will set out his mission to fundamentally change the country at his Conservative party's conference on Wednesday, promising to overturn a political system that prefers the easy decision, not the right one.

4 Oct 2023 3:53 am
21 Killed After Bus Falls From Bridge, Catches Fire In Italy

At least 21 people, including two children and foreigners, were killed Tuesday and several others wounded when a bus running on methane plunged off a bridge in Venice and caught fire.

4 Oct 2023 3:07 am
In A First, Black Canadian Elected House Speaker

Canada's House of Commons on Tuesday elected Greg Fergus as its new speaker, making the Liberal Party lawmaker the first Black Canadian to hold the post after the previous speaker quit over unknowingly inviting a former Nazi soldier to parliament.

3 Oct 2023 11:49 pm
Imran Khan Could Be Slow-Poisoned To Death In Jail, Claims His Lawyer

A lawyer of Pakistan's former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed fear about the safety of the ex-premier and said that he maybe slow-poisoned to death in jail.

3 Oct 2023 11:11 pm
Bangkok Gunman A Mental Patient, Had Not Been Taking Medication: Police

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after a shooting at a packed Bangkok mall that left two people dead and five wounded, and sent hundreds of panicked shoppers running in terror into the streets.

3 Oct 2023 10:34 pm
This Japanese City Has Enforced A Ban On Walking On Escalators. Here's Why

The ordinance, which went into effect in Nagoya on October 1, requires people tostand on escalators rather than walk on them in order to prevent accidents.

3 Oct 2023 10:10 pm
She's A Fraud: Trump Attacks New York Attorney General On Day 2 Of Trial

Donald Trump sat hunched over the defense table as testimony resumed on Tuesday at his civil fraud trial, with New York state's attorney general aiming to prove that the former US president inflated his wealth by lying about his real estate empire.

3 Oct 2023 10:07 pm
Dedicated Teacher: Anne L'huillier Went Right Back To Her Students After Winning Nobel Prize

Anne L'Huillier's dedication to teaching was unwavering, as she resumed her class after learning about her Nobel Prize during a scheduled break.

3 Oct 2023 9:41 pm