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  • Waves detected but what now?

    Right now, we can only see celestial objects that emit electromagnetic radiation -- visible light, X-rays, gamma rays, and so on. Visible light can get absorbed or reflected before it reaches our telescopes, leaving us with a cruddy view of things.

  • What is Gravitational Wave?

    The theory, put simply, states that space and time curve in the presence of mass, and that this curvature produces the effect known as gravity. When two black

  • Know the new ears of the universe

    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is designed to open the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics through the direct detection of

  • From prediction to reality

    1915 - Albert Einstein publishes general theory of relativity, explains gravity as the warping of spacetime by mass or energy

  • Albert Einstein: the man who predicted gravitational waves

    There was this pretty clever guy 100 years ago who said this is happening all the time. But we didn't know for sure until we finally managed to build a machine – like a giant ear – so we could to listen to it.

  • The Mad Master

    For a brief period, the discouraging remarks had almost compelled him to quit preparing the girls for the inaugural


    Here's all you need to know about this hero:

  • How India won the 1971 war against Pakistan

    Strategy, per se, was not studied in the Indian Army. No military institution in India taught the subject, nor was there

  • Lost Games Of Dhaka City

    They say change is the only constant in life, and if you have grown up in Dhaka, you have lived long enough to

  • Phantoms In The Hills

    You never can tell their position but they are already stalking you. They remain invisible and when the time comes,

  • Find out the real history

    “I was a proud member of a team which had conducted a secrete operation that made the battle easier for the main

  • A trip to Kashgar

    The September sky was cloudy and it was drizzling. But the bad weather could hardly dampen the spirits of the hordes of tourists. With

  • Famous travellers on the Silk Road

    In the history of the Silk Road, many renowned people left their footprints on this most historically important trade

  • History of Silk Road

    From the 2nd century BC to the end of the 14th century AD, a great trade route originated from Chang'an (now Xian)

  • The Good Doctor

    “My days are numbered now," Edric Sargission Baker told his associates soon after he was diagnosed with pulmonary artery hypertension in 2013. An accomplished doctor himself, he then described the symptoms that would indicate his time had come. "When you see these symptoms, do not put me on mechanical ventilation or any other life support," Dr Baker said to the shock of his associates.

  • “He was sent by God”

    Cut off from the nearest town by some 10-20 kilometres of thick forests all around, the people of Kailakuri and adjacent villages didn't have access to trusted medical care in any emergency.

  • Vermeer Thefts: 1971-The Love Letter

    The thief locked himself in an electrical box in the exhibition hall and, once the museum was closed, he pulled the painting from the wall and made for a window.

  • 30 Hours With APJ Abdul Kalam

    It was the mid-afternoon of October 17, 2014, when Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran, then MCCI President Rokia Afzal Rahman

  • Why Many Hearts Still Beat For Him

    What have missiles got to do with medicine? Everything, if you are a heart patient.

  • APJ's last words to 'I am Kalam' actor

    Harsh Mayar grew up in a Delhi slum, dreaming of becoming an actor. And when he finally got his place under the spotlight, Harsh also

  • DID you know?

    In 2010, the United Nations decided to honour this 'great scientist' on his 79th birth anniversary and declared his birthday on October 15

  • The Rameswaram BOY who became president

    Stories of extreme hardship, braving impossible odds and innumerable sacrifices, abound in the lives of nearly 90 percent of the

  • From History's Golden Chapter

    It was a shivering cold morning on January 10, 1972. Braving the chill, thousands lined the eight-mile route from Delhi's Parade

  • The Armenian Genocide and Turkey's Denial

    From 1915 to 1917, the Young Turks regime in the Ottoman Empire carried out a systematic, premeditated, centrally planned genocide against the Armenian people.

  • The Voice Against Genocide

    Serj Tankian is best known as the frontman of alternative metal/hard rock band System of a Down with which he has been playing since

  • Timeline

    In 1915, the Turkish government launched a plan to expel and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. While much of


    Human trafficking and exploitation have been in existance across the globe for thousands of years.

  • Muhammad Ali

    Bangladesh I Love You

    37 years ago on February 18, Muhammad Ali, the “greatest heavyweight boxer ever,” came to Bangladesh along with his wife for a five-day visit.

  • Life sketch

    Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, into an African American family of Kentucky, Ali took to boxing at 12 years of age, almost by accident.

  • The Boy Who 'knocked Out' Ali

    The most exciting part of Muhammad Ali's sojourn in Bangladesh was probably the mock fight against a young boy at the Dhaka Stadium.