Bharat Sharma

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39% Indians bribed their way around public services, reveals new comprehensive survey

A survey of nearly 20,000 people in 17 Asian countries titled “Global Corruption Barometer for Asia” recently measured corruption and the degree of bribery in Asian countries. In India alone, 89…

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Metal monolith found in the middle of nowhere in Utah. Who put it there?

Something uncanny was just discovered in Utah, United States after Department of Public Safety officers found a monolith randomly stationed in the desert

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Vegans more susceptible to serious bone fractures than carnivores, new study finds

Are you a vegan? A new study brings bad news for you, rather your bones.

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Israeli scientists go 'backward in time' by successfully reversing ageing by 25 years

Are the signs of natural ageing rattling your self-confidence? Worry not - If Israeli scientists are to be believed, you may soon be able to reverse ageing processes

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A participant in Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine trials reveals its side effects

Participants in Moderna’s trials have revealed the side effects caused by the vaccine. Most commonly reported side effects include fever, arm pain, and fatigue

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Bill Gates wonders whether anti-maskers are 'nudists' and why they won't wear masks

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates recently hit out at anti-mask protesters

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Psychedelic drug 'DMT' causes new brain cells to grow among mice

A psychedelic drug, commonly known as DMT (dimethyltryptamine) recently helped create new nerve cells in mice

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Russian student forced to go to 'great heights' to attend online classes - literally!

A student in Siberia is being forced to do the unthinkable to attend online classes. On usual days, Alexei Dudoladov climbs up a tree to get internet access in order to successfully attend his…

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Why data from Moderna's experimental vaccine is truly groundbreaking

On Monday, American company Moderna Inc announced a milestone in the development of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. According to the company, the vaccine is 94.5 per cent effective, the highest…

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'We are still deeply divided', says former US President Obama while referring to election results

Former United States President Barack Obama recently claimed that election results show the deep divide in the country

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No coronavirus on our meat products, asserts New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

The Prime Minister of New Zealand - Jacinda Ardern on Monday claimed that no meat products exported from the country carried COVID-19. This came in after Chinese authorities claimed to have found…

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Japan: Town deploys 'Monster Wolf' robots to scare off wild bears

Japan is famous for its quirky solutions to all problems. Now, a town in Japan has put robot wolves to work

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Meet Fathy and Filisteen, lion cub pets of a Palestinian baker

The Gaza Strip has seen it all: war, destruction, and now even wild animals.  Baker Naseem Abu Jamea hosts two lion cubs - the 75-day-old Fathy and Filisteen (Palestine)

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Britain set to ban online advertisements of junk food to fight obesity

Britain is thinking of banning advertisements of junk food online. On Tuesday, the country proposed a ban in a bid to fight obesity and to improve public health

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Monkeys in a Finnish zoo preferred noise of traffic over nature, ongoing study finds

In Finland, a group of monkeys exhibited a preference for the sounds of traffic over the sound of nature

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