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Archaeologists find ruins of possible Nazi hideout deep in Argentine jungle

Deep in Argentina’s lush northern jungle, archaeologists have discovered the ruins of what may have originally been a Nazi safe haven. Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires decided to investigate the site, located near the Paraguay border in the province of Misiones, where local legend has it that Adolf Hitlers’s private secretary, Martin Bormann once lived. The archaeologists dismissed Bormann’s residency as untrue, saying Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on a skeleton found in Berlin […]

Candy shop attempts world record for largest peanut butter cup

A Los Angeles candy shop claims it set a Guinness World Record on Saturday (March 21). The Candy Factory in North Hollywood used a kiddie pool as a mold for melted chocolate and peanut butter in an attempt to make the world’s largest peanut butter cup. The owners told local media they poured more than 440 pounds (199kg) of ingredients into the peanut butter cup, which would beat the previous world record by 190 pounds […]

Arab robot contest held in Jordan

Around 500 students from across the Arab world took part in a two day robotics competition in Jordan. The event was organized by the Arab Robotics Association and held at the Dead Sea’s King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre. The participants, aged between 9 and 25 years old, came from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen and Oman. Organizer said the aim was to make science interesting for […]

Awareness push for World Tuberculosis Day

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for global solidarity and action to support a new 20-year strategy which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. Recent years have seen significant progress in the fight against TB, with over 37 million lives saved, but WHO reminds that much more needs to be done. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB, almost half a million […]

Auto show displaying high end cars, bikes begins in Chennai

A four-day automobile exhibit, ‘Auto Circuit’, kicked off in India’s southern Chennai city on Thursday (March 19). High-end and luxury cars and bikes were displayed at the event, which was flagged off by Alisha Abdullah, the first woman National Racing Champion. Automobiles of several luxury brands, including Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini Cooper, Mercedes-Benz, Harley Davidson, Honda, etc have been displayed. “This is like directly going and if you want to test-drive, you can take test-drive […]

Bulgari unveils “intelligent watch” at Swiss watch and jewellery expo

Luxury jeweler and watchmaker Bulgari unveiled its first “intelligent watch” on Wednesday (March 18) at the Baselworld watch and jewelry show. The watch, called the Bulgari Diagono Magnesium watch, fitted with a microchip and near field communication (NFC) technology which unlocks doors as well as gives access to confidential information contained in the user’s mobile phone such as passwords and credit card details. Bulgari CEO, Jean Christophe Babin, insisted the watch is not a smart […]

Scientists collect data from giant Stingray

Footage shot on (March 6) during the making of wildlife program Ocean Mysteries, shows scientists examining a Giant Whiptail Stingray found in the Mae Klong River, Thailand. The creature measures over fourteen feet long, eight feet wide and weighed over eight hundred pounds. According to wildlife presenter Jeff Corwin, the ray may be the largest freshwater fish ever captured. “So we’re here in this incredible river system in Thailand. I’m with my good friend Dr […]

Traveling chocolate exhibition in vintage train car sweetens Paris stations

Passengers waiting to catch their trains in Paris’ Gare de Lyon on Tuesday (March 17) indulged their sweet tooth at a traveling exhibition on chocolate that took place in a vintage train. The Chocolate Train, as it’s called, spans four cars of an old passenger train that will visit each major Paris train station this week, allowing passengers to take a trip through the vast history of chocolate and its production process and highlighting France’s […]

New maths app solves equations in seconds

Most parents know the feeling when their child comes home from school and asks for help with maths homework. That was the inspiration behind Croatian programmer and tech entrepreneur Damir Sabol’s idea to create a smartphone application that solves mathematical tasks within a split second. The result was PhotoMath, an app that scans equations via a smartphone camera and immediately returns the result, with a step-by-step explanation of the process. “They (pupils) can check the […]

New Lease on Light: Earth Hour to Deploy Solar Lamps in Palawan

“This lamp contains crude oil,” says fisherman Joys Dominguez while raising a grimy, soot-caked gin bottle. We are inside a hut in Beton, an island community in Northern Palawan. Night has settled and our world is pitch-black, save for what the flickering flames illuminate. Outside is the sea and above it, a sea of stars. Around 15 million Filipinos lack regular access to electricity. Beton and its 300 fisherfolk families are no different, relying on […]