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Bahrain announces discovery of 80 bn barrels of oil

MANAMA: Bahrain on Wednesday announced its newly discovered shale oil reserve was estimated to contain more than 80 billion barrels, making the once-marginal oil producer potentially a major player in the market. The amount of recoverable oil -- or oil that can be extracted -- is still under study, Oil Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa told a press conference in Manama. The field covers 2,000 square kilometres (772 square miles) in shallow waters off the kingdom's west coast, which faces oil giant Saudi…

Facts about one of world’s earliest major cities, Mohenjo-Daro

Mohenjo-Daro was an accidental discovery by an Indian archeologist in 1920. Mohenjo-Daro literally means “Mound of the Dead Men” but it is just a term used to describe the 5000-year-old city. Its original name still remains unknown. Bullock carts were mainly used as a mode of transport. Girls in Mohenjo-Daro are said to have worn bangles from their upper arm. While men during the dressed up wearing a toga kind of a thing. With 1,500 sites of the Indus Valley Civilisation, no evidence could be found of weapons or…

Discovery of neutron star collision is ‘breakthrough’ of 2017

MIAMI: The world's first-ever detection of two faraway neutron stars colliding, causing a massive blast that rippled through the fabric of space and time, was judged the scientific breakthrough of 2017, the journal Science said Thursday. The smashup of the two ultra-dense stars observed on August 17 "confirmed several key astrophysical models, revealed a birthplace of many heavy elements, and tested the general theory of relativity as never before," said the report. The blast, which occurred 130 million light-years…

Discovery invests $100 million in digital media venture

NEW YORK: Discovery Communications, which owns networks like the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, on Thursday became the latest TV company to invest in digital content in an effort to reach mobile viewers. Discovery invested $100 million in a new holding company, Group Nine Media, that combines millennial-focused online publishers Thrillist, a food, drink and travel brand; video news creator NowThis and animal video site The Dodo with its own digital assets, the company said in a statement. Through the deal, Discovery…