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Oil deposits discovered in Punjab

KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) has announced discovery of fresh oil deposits in exploratory well in Talangan X-1 located in Chakwal district, Punjab. According to PPL, an oil discovery has been made from an exploratory well in Karsal Block (3372-18) , Talagang X-1, located at District Chakwal, Punjab. The oil and gas exploration company has remained the operator of Karsal block where Talangan X-1 is located with 100% working interest. The well was drilled on May 24, 2018 and a depth of 3,675 metres was…

Mysterious planet discovered outside solar system

Scientists have found evidence of the first ever planetary-mass object beyond our solar system. And it’s huge! Probably a dozen times bigger than Jupiter, according to the researchers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. They’re calling it a ‘rogue’ planet because it appears to be traveling through space without any kind of orbit around a parent star. ‘This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or ‘failed star,’ and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us…

Oldest human footprints discovered in North America

MONTREAL, Canada: Human footprints found on an island off the coast of western Canada date back to around 13,000 years ago, making them the oldest discovered in North America, according to a study published Wednesday. The footprints are likely those of two adults and one child walking barefoot on clay on what is today a beach on Calvert Island, northeast of Vancouver Island, according to the authors of the study published in the PLOS ONE journal. A total of 29 footprints were found during excavation work from 2014 to…

World’s fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

MASERO: A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million. The company unearthed the D-colour stone at the Letseng mine in the landlocked southern African country and described the 910-carat find as of "exceptional quality". "Since Gem Diamonds acquired Letseng in 2006, the mine has produced some of the world's most remarkable diamonds, including the 603 carat Lesotho Promise," Gem Diamonds chief…

Nearly 400 new species discovered in Amazon

SAO PAULO: Researchers have found 381 new species in the Amazon rainforest, the World Wildlife Fund announced Wednesday, warning that the discoveries were all in areas threatened by human activity. The report by the WWF and Brazil's Mamiraua Institute, released in Sao Paulo, listed 216 previously unknown plants, 93 fish, 32 amphibians, 19 reptiles, one bird and 20 mammals, two of them fossils. A new species is discovered in the Amazon area, spread over nine South American countries, every two days on average. This…

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday. The US Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability, which could be exploited to take control of an affected computer, and urged users and administrators to apply a patch. Rebekah Brown of Rapid7, a cybersecurity company, told Reuters…

Four WhatsApp groups suspected of involvement in helping students cheat discovered

KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police have found four WhatsApp groups suspected of involvement in helping students cheat in Intermediate Examinations, ARY News reported. CTD police said two employees of Intermediate Board Karachi were also suspected of involvement in cheating. The employees have gone into hiding, they said. Cheating in exams is on the rise in Sindh. There are reports of examination papers’ leaking out. Read More: ‘WhatsApp encryption helps terrorists communicate safely’…

Mysterious 4,200-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

CAIRO: A team of archaeologists has discovered an ancient tomb in Egypt, which is believed to be 4,200-year-old The team of experts that made the discovery belongs to the University of Birmingham. It is a wall of a 4,200-year-old tomb in Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, they said. A 7ft high ancient wall has been discovered below a visitors' pathway in the northern part of the West Aswan cemetery. The discovery is thought to indicate the architectural support for the known tombs of the first upper terrace, including…