Saturday, June 15, 2024

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June 14, 2024 10:22 PM

Kolkata: Handheld rickshaw pullers suffer due to intense heat

Amid the heat gripping north India, hand-held rickshaw pullers in Kolkata are bearing the brunt of low passenger turnout as well as the intense heat while engaging in hard physical labour. While the number of hand-held rickshaws has decreased in rec...

June 13, 2024 9:07 PM

Vivienne Westwood’s own clothes and jewels headed for auction

Dresses, suits, shoes and jewellery from the personal collection of late British designer Vivienne Westwood will go under the hammer this month is an auction aimed at raising funds for charity. More than 200 lots are being offered by Christie's in L...

June 13, 2024 1:56 PM

Maya sacrifice of twin boys revealed by DNA from Chichen Itza

In 1967, an underground cistern known as a chultun was discovered near a sacred body of water at Chichen Itza, an important ancient Maya city on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Skeletal remains of more than 100 children were found inside.   Now, DNA o...

June 12, 2024 3:52 PM

Pope tells priests to keep it snappy or people will nod off

Priests should keep their homilies short and speak for a maximum of eight minutes to prevent members of the congregation from nodding off, Pope Francis said on Wednesday. The homily, or message delivered by a celebrant during a church service, "must...

June 11, 2024 10:24 PM

Swiss farmers use drones to help protect fawns

In the Swiss town of Forel, fawns nestling in farmers’ fields face danger from heavy agricultural machinery. But a group of volunteers are taking action to protect the young deer, with the help of drones. “Our goal is to find them and make them...

June 11, 2024 11:30 AM

Study shows elephants might call each other by name

Over the years, researchers who study elephants have noticed an intriguing phenomenon. Sometimes when an elephant makes a vocalization to a group of other elephants, all of them respond. But sometimes when that same elephant makes a similar call to t...

June 10, 2024 11:15 PM

Dragon boat race makes waves in Hong Kong

Sounds of ferocious drumming and cheering crowds filled the air as dragon boats made waves in Hong Kong on Monday (June 10) while the city celebrated the annual dragon boat festival. Hundreds of paddlers made a splash on the waters of Aberdeen Harbo...

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