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       HEADLINES: School youth festival: Award for Kerala Kaumudi, Kerala Kaumudi online                                              Remission of sentence of political killing: Relative’s consent should be sought, says Governor                                              Beating Holi revellers: Case against college staff                                              Three Malayalis die in Velankanni vehicle accident                                              M B Rajesh clarifies why UP people’s representatives wore red cap                                              Indian Army inks MoUs with HPCL, NIEDO                                              Congress won’t cower in front of Modi’s arrogance: Sonia Gandhi                                              Stalin supports ‘Dravida Nadu’                                              Student faces suspension for not taking part in gun violence walkout                                              Pak PM discusses Afghan peace process with US VP                                              Trump re-affirms plan to meet Kim Jong Un                                              IPL 2018: Pune to host two play-off matches                                              KP confirms retirement in heartfelt Instagram post                                              All England Open: Sindhu eyes final berth                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         New habitable planet found near our solar system    
WASHINGTON DC: A new planet near the habitable zone around a bright cool star has been found. The scientists have confirmed the existence of 15 new planets - including one 'super-Earth' that could harbour liquid water - orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system.

         Going light with the new Light Phone 2    
NEW DELHI: Light phone 2 is the kind of phone that every parent would like their kids to have. With this phone, you could place a call or send a text or even use maps and call for an Uber. What you cannot do, however, is use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or for that matter, any other social media.

         What will happen to this beautiful blue planet?    
Is this beautiful world fighting for its very existence? Will the coming generations be in a position to enjoy every element of nature? Are we constrained to live in a highly polluted environment? Have the sources of our water run dry and have the sources that are still running become contaminated?

         Liver cancer: New method identifies splicing biomarkers    
WASHINGTON DC: Turns out, a new method has identified splicing biomarkers for liver cancer. According to a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory-study, researchers have developed a method for identifying splicing-based biomarkers for the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

         Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected    
WASHINGTON DC: An international team of astronomers led by the UK-based University of Southampton has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected - a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago, or three-quarters the age of the Universe itself.

         Ensuring sexual, reproductive health for overall well-being    
NEW DELHI: There are many aspects to ensuring good health and well-being. While many of us focus on healthy eating, regular exercise, and even practice meditation for good health, we often shy away from taking care of our sexual well-being.

         WeChat gets popular in Bhutan: report    
BEIJING: Chinese social media app WeChat is reportedly gaining popularity in Bhutan. WeChat has become one of the popular social media apps among residents of Bhutan, reported China's state-run news agency Xinhua.

         Celebrate love this Valentine's Day with Google Pixel 2    
NEW DELHI: Valentine's Day, arguably the most starry-eyed day of the year, is round the corner. It is also a day that buzzes with queries from boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives, who are looking to find that perfect gift for their partner.

         This drug could reverse alcohol's damaging effects on brain    
WASHINGTON DC: Scientists have found a new pill that could reverse the effects of binge drinking on the brain. The studies of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 weeks of binge-like alcohol consumption on neurogenesis - the ability of the brain to grow and replace neurons (brain cells).

         Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost    
WASHINGTON DC: Scientists have discovered massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost. Permafrost is a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains below freezing point throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions.

         Google Assistant helps you set music alarms    
NEW YORK: Tech giant Google is releasing an update on its Google Assistant platform, which will enable users to set music alarms via voice commands.

         What is epilepsy?    
Epileptic seizures or ‘fits’ in common parlance, refers to the short lasting signs or symptoms that occur due to abnormal and excessive misfiring of brain cells.

         Here're some ways to keep dementia at bay    
LONDON: To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run. Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports

         What are memories made of?    
WASHINGTON DC: Ever wondered, how people remember their childhood birthday parties or wedding days? According to researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a protein called AKT, which is ubiquitous in brain tissue and instrumental, enables the brain to adapt to new experiences and lay down new memories.

         Second-hand plastic toys could harm your kid    
WASHINGTON DC: Many second hand plastic toys could pose a health risk for your child as the plastic may not meet the most up to date international safety guidelines, a study suggests.

         Working before and after stroke is good for brain health    
WASHINGTON DC: Keep working during old age for good health as a study has recently suggested that stroke patients who are employed prior to and after suffering strokes are more likely to have healthier minds than unemployed adults.

         Ixigo introduces India's first augmented reality feature for Train Passengers    
New Delhi: ixigo Introduces India's First Augmented Reality Feature for Train Passengers ixigo, India's leading travel marketplace, has introduced India's first augmented reality (AR) feature on its trains app">trains app. The AR Coach Position feature will enable train travellers to accurately locate their coach positions for over 13,000 passenger trains at more than 7,000 railway stations across India.

         Super blue moon on Jan. 31 will mark last of trilogy    
WASHINGTON: For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said in a report.

         Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types    
WASHINGTON DC: Researchers have developed a non-invasive blood test that can screen eight common types of cancer long before symptoms appear.

         Secret of longevity protein revealed!    
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has discovered an anti-ageing protein, named after a Greek goddess, which may play an important role in the treatment of multiple diseases ranging from diabetes to cancers.

         Absence of this gene can give men deadly cancer    
WASHINGTON DC: A study has recently revealed that men who lack a certain gene subtype may be more susceptible to treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

         Soon, you can demote group admins on WhatsApp    
LONDON: Are the administrators (admins) of your WhatsApp groups not active enough? Then all you need to do is dismiss that person as admin, courtesy the new feature of the instant messaging platform.

         Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study    
NEW DELHI: Practising yoga regularly can slow down ageing of the brain and helps it stay young, claims a study. The study by the researchers of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga might help in prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factors among men.

         What are haemorrhoids (piles) and what causes them?    
Piles are swellings that develop from the inner lining of the anus and lower rectum (last parts of large intestine). Symptoms range from temporary and mild, to persistent and painful.

         WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call    
LONDON: Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update on its platform which would enable users to easily switch from voice to video call.

         The Thin and Light Lenovo Ideapad 720s shines at Digit Zero 1 Awards    
Hyderabad: The recent trend of thin and lightweight laptops has been pushing the limits on shedding weight and staying as light as possible. Taking this trend a step further, Zero 1 Awards has dedicated a separate category to 'thin and light laptops'. This year, the winner for this category is Lenovo Ideapad 720s.

         Frequent heartburns up cancer risk in older adults    
WASHINGTON DC: You may want to avoid over-eating during this festive season, as a recent study has warned that frequent heartburns in the older adults may raise the risk of developing cancer.

         Blueberry vinegar can help fight dementia    
LONDON: Dementia is considered to be one of the fastest-growing health burdens across the globe, with one person developing the disease every 3 seconds.

         IPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance: Apple    
NEW YORK: Technology giant Apple on Thursday confirmed to the news of slowing down of old iPhones and said that iPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance.

         Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours    
CAPE CANAVERAL: A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery.

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