Edwin B Rajasooriyar

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Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

The World's 5 Craziest Airport Runways

That moment when the landing gear begins to rumble, the pilot signals for the cabin crew to strap in, and the fuselage of the plane begins to drop between the clouds towards the glowing runways in the distance, is arguably one of the most nerve-wracking of flying overall. But when that runway is …

Google’s Titan drones to take flight within months

Search company pushes plans to launch a fleet of high-altitude atmospheric satellites to provide internet access<p>Google will be conducting test flights of its first drones this year after purchasing unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Titan Aerospace.<p>The drones will be used as atmospheric …

The top five queer-friendly holiday destinations in Australia

Photograph: Hamid Mousa/supplied<p>All the well-toned fun of the Mardi Gras parade.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/4/1425430404150/20885719-641c-41ae-8f61-644d2bbc3313-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Hamid Mousa/supplied<p>All the well-toned fun of the Mardi Gras …

Is Mexico Safe for Spring Break?

<i>(Photo: Thinkstock/iStock)</i><p>As spring break, that glorious time of freedom, approaches, you may be wondering: Is it safe to go to Mexico? Should you let your kids go to Mexico for spring break?<p>It depends on whom you ask. The U.S. State Department currently has a travel warning for Mexico, but the …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

What Happens When You Strap a Camera to a Sea Turtle's Shell

Using a camera strapped to the creature, scientists reveal for the first time the intricacies of how the sea giant hunts.<p>Submerged in murky seawater, a grey leatherback turtle homes in on its spineless prey, a pink jellyfish drifting through the dark green abyss. The giant turtle glides toward the …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

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Best Sunny Destinations Deals to Book Now

<i>Bahia Resort Hotel (Courtesy Bahia Hotel)</i><p>San Diego, Hawaii and Mexico all have miles of sunny beaches and an array of family fun activities. Stay on a peninsula near major attractions in San Diego, splash in a water park in Mexico or explore magical national parks in Hawaii. No matter which …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

Samsung wants to put 128GB of fast storage in your next phone

It's no longer hard to get a hefty 128GB of storage in a smartphone, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy it. What's the point of all that extra space if your phone chugs handling huge games and 4K videos? Samsung has clearly anticipated this problem, though -- it just outed the first 128GB flash …

Australian researchers create first 3D-printed jet engine

Development hailed as a potential breakthrough in aircraft manufacture after university-CSIRO joint project prints two gas turbine engines<p>Australian researchers have created the world’s first 3D-printed jet engines, a breakthrough that could change the way aircraft are constructed.<p>Researchers from …

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Soon, A Giant Balloon Could Leisurely Float You To The Edge Of Space

World View sets a new record in the quest to conquer the stratosphere<p>It’s a dream of many to visit the great wide vacuum that is outer space—but getting there can be pretty intense. You know, like the part where you have to strap yourself into a 60-ton rocket accelerating upward at 18,000 miles per …

True or False: Scandinavians Are Practically Perfect in Every Way

Thanks to big government and high taxes, Scandinavia is a success story—mostly.<p>To an outsider, Scandinavia can seem like a group of small, difficult-to-tell-apart Nordic countries. Frequently derided by right-wing politicians as an example of everything wrong with Big Government, the Scandinavian …

The Commute

Deep in the freeze, you feel the tease of the new season ahead. You depart the same hour, flying west, and, for a moment, stand a chance of catching the sun. The sky bleeds some color, where just a week ago was only black. Clouds sketch a line in the sky, daring you to pull them away, revealing …

Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

Sights to make you feel small

Think you’re special? Think again. These sights – towering mountains, vast deserts, endless skies – will put you back in your place.<p>Mass Games, Pyongyang, North Korea<p>Scary and spectacular in equal measure, North Korea’s Mass Games personify the country’s totalitarian politics – and serve as a …

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First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

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Futuristic Wind Turbine Doubles as Modern Apartments

This futuristic combination of a wind turbine and an apartment complex harnesses natural energy while providing sustainable housing. The Dutch Windwheel Corporation drew up the design with the port city of Rotterdam as its intended location.<p>The steel-and-glass structure is comprised of three inset …

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

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Dreamliner fans rejoice as American Airlines touts 787s | CNN Travel

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

The human body doesn’t like outsiders. When a foreign pathogen or substance, say an unwanted virus, finds its way into our blood streams we produce …

Immunotherapy

World’s first drone airshow looks like a cross between Tron and Transformers

The future is here. Robotic drones are about to put on a spectacular show for our entertainment, where they will perform amazing aerial stunts, …

The 10 Sexiest Places In The World Are Exactly Where You Think They Would Be

We already knew that the <b>sexiest men</b> in the world are from Australia, and the <b>sexiest women</b> in the world are from Brazil. And the best place to <b>wander around naked</b>? That ranges from St. Tropez, France to Rovinj, Croatia -- depending on what you're looking for.<p>But after viewing Expedia's new "Expedia …

A giant security gap at U.S. airports? Most workers not screened daily

<b>(CNN) —</b> The vast majority of airport employees with direct access to the tarmac and airplanes do not go through any daily security screening, and only two of the country's major airports have systems in place that require all employees with secure access to pass through metal detectors, a CNN …

Extra tickets released for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 2:00 pm, January 23, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, News<p>Good news, fashion fans: the V&A has just released over 50,000 extra tickets for its …

King Tut's beard 'hastily glued back on with epoxy'

Curators fear irreversible damage has been done to priceless burial mask of Tutankhamen, the ancient Egyptian boy king<p>The priceless funeral mask of Tutankhamen has been damaged at the Cairo museum, causing curators to glue it back together with white-ish, splodgy glue.<p>The mask, which was discovered …

Philippines: an introductory guide

If you've ever been flying at 35,000 feet and found yourself thinking “I fancy a crack at winning a large inflatable giraffe”, then there’s one country you really ought to visit: the Philippines.<p>Their tourist board proclaims: “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” and you’ll quickly discover that …