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…
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…
NAROWAL: The mystery behind the death of two female friends in Narowal could not be resolved, while the writing found on the arms of both the girls asked for their burial in same graveyard, ARY News reported.
JAKARTA: The AirAsia plane that crashed last weekend was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesia's transport ministry said Saturday, adding it had now frozen the airline's permission to fly the route.
ORLANDO, Florida: The evidence is circumstantial but the case looks strong. Multiple cats missing without a trace, a freshly killed body, and one well-fed, 120-pound Burmese python lurking in the Florida underbrush.