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Scientists closer to solving mystery of Earth’s core

TOKYO: Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the mystery element in the Earth's inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet's deepest secrets. Consensus has long been that the centre of the planet is composed of about 85 percent iron and 10 percent nickel, with sulphur, oxygen and silicon prime candidates for the other five percent. But geophysicist Eiji Ohtani at Tohoku University in northern Japan and his research team suggest that silicon is the most likely candidate. Ohtani's team…

Mystery shrouds over Om Puri’s death after initial postmortem report

MUMBAI: Death of legendary Indian actor Om Puri is plunging towards mystery as postmortem report has not indicated cardiac failure as the core cause of the actor’s demise, contrary to the ‘fact’ aired by various sections of the media. According to DNA India, the preliminary postmortem report has not established a clear cause of the death. The report states that “there was a wound on the left side of the actor's head, which may have been sustained in a fall.” Police, however, have filed an accidental death report as…

Mystery ‘hobbits’ not humans like us: study

PARIS: Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.

Mystery of Darwin's strange mammals solved

WASHINGTON: To 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin, they were the strangest animals yet discovered, one looking like a hybrid of a hippo, rhino and rodent and another resembling a humpless camel with an elephant's trunk.

Was 'Jack The Ripper' A Woman ???

One of history’s oldest unsolved mysteries is the identity of Jack the Ripper, the infamous serial killer who stalked and murdered at least five women in London’s East End in 1888.