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Mars in the desert

°Members of Crew 125 EuroMoonMars B mission return after collecting geologic samples for study at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the Utah desert March 2, 2013. The MDRS aims to investigate the feasibility of a human exploration of Mars and uses the Utah desert's Mars-like terrain to simulate working conditions on the red planet. Scientists, students and enthusiasts work together developing field tactics and studying the terrain. All outdoor exploration is done wearing simulated spacesuits and carrying air supply packs and crews live together in a small communication base with limited amounts of electricity, food, oxygen and water. Everything needed to survive must be produced, fixed and replaced on site. Picture taken March 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mars in the desert

Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart traveled into the Utah desert to document the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) where a crew of scientists work, study and live together in conditions designed to simulate being on Mars. The MDRS aims to investigate the feasibility of a human exploration to the Red planet and uses the Utah desert’s Mars-like terrain to test working conditions and study geology.

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    PM an instrument of corruption, says Rahul Gandhi

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    “My Father is an Atheist, Others Influencing Him,” Haidya to SC

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    GenY Medium in the List of '1,000 High-Growth Companies in Asia Pacific'

    Hyderabad [India], Feb 21 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Hyderabad based digital marketing firm, GenY Medium, has been featured as one of the top '1,000 High-Growth Companies in Asia Pacific' by Financial Times (FT). Of the 271 fast-growing Indian companies that have made it to the list, GenY Medium finishes 83rd among the top 100 in terms of revenue growth and CAGR. Others in that list includes prominent players like Zomato, Paytm, Tech Mahindra, PVR, Just Dial, Anita Dongre and so on.

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    Mahindra to invest Rs.200 cr for establishing resort in Varanasi

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    How humans got their bigger brains

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    Quick X Protocol to help resolve blockchain-related woes

    New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Secugenius, an information security company is creating a decentralised platform known as "Quick X Protocol" to solve the problems of blockchain, and claims to make possible thousands of transactions per second at next to zero cost. According to research, the blockchain technology has limitations such as transaction time, cost, scalability, and inter blockchain transaction capability. Quick X Protocol aims to simplify blockchain technology, bringing crypto currency in day-to-day transactions.

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    Kerala Love-Jihad case: SC refuses to adjourn tomorrow's hearing

    New Delhi [India] February 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to adjourn tomorrow's hearing in Kerala Love-Jihad case. Earlier, Hadiya's father had requested Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra to defer the hearing scheduled to be on February 22, but it was not allowed by the court. In November last year, Shafin Jahan, husband of Hadiya, filed a complaint with the police, alleging that attempts are being made to reconvert his wife to Hinduism, ahead of her appearance in the Supreme Court.

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    Discordant sexual orientation can drive youth to suicide

    New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified sexual orientation discordance -- sexual contact that is inconsistent with the individual's sexual orientation -- as a potential risk factor for adolescent suicide attempts. The findings of the study suggest that discordant students were 70 per cent more likely to have had suicidal ideas or to have made suicide attempts as compared with concordant students. "These findings are a wake-up call that we need to learn more about why teens who engage in sexual activity that is different than their sexual orientation are more likely to think about or attempt suicide," said lead author Francis B. Annor, from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia.

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    Doklam standoff was China's strategy to separate Indians from Bhutanese: Menon

    New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Former National Security Advisor (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon on Wednesday underscored the reason for China's activity in the Doklam Plateau, saying, "they [Chinese] had a political goal of splitting us from the Bhutanese." "The reason why we saw that activity in Doklam last year was not because they had a clear military option or superiority, but [because] they had a political goal of splitting us from [the] Bhutanese, to show the Bhutanese that India could not defend their security and also to arouse [the]Bhutanese opinion. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba warned of increasing assertiveness of China in the region, saying it has been making rapid progress both economically and militarily.

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    Hormone therapy may reduce stooped posture for women

    Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Feb. 21 (ANI): Turns out, an exaggerated stooped body posture can be cured with hormone therapy for women. A new North American Menopause Society-study found that hormone therapy (HT) use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. The Women's Health Initiative found that these same benefits may also guard against a woman's risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward-stooped posture.

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    Garbage Bin with Volunteer4India conduct art workshop

    New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (NewsVoir): Garbage Bin, a popular web comic on social media, along with Volunteer4India in association with Mixed Route Juice, conducted an art workshop on the theme of 'Swachh Bharat'. Volunteer4India is an online platform for individuals to join in to find opportunities and participate in CSR and other volunteering activities for social causes, brought together with brands and NGOs. The art workshop helped children formulate a complaint in the form of their drawings that they made during the workshop.

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    Medical report confirms Chief Secy. was assaulted

    New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Citing the medical report of Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash the Delhi Police on Wednesday said the bureaucrat was allegedly assaulted. According to police sources, the medical report of Prakash states that the IAS had suffered injuries.

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    "The Washoku World Challenge"- Finale held in Tokyo

    Tokyo (Japan), Feb 21 (ANI): Tokyo hosted the final round of "The Washoku World Challenge" recently. The Washoku World Challenge is a cooking contest in which Japanese cuisine chefs from across the world showcase their technical expertise and passion for Japanese food.

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    Trudeau, family visits 'Langar Hall', perform 'sewa' at Golden Temple

    Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with family, visited the 'Langar Hall' at the Golden Temple, where thousands of devotees partake langar (community food) and also perform'sewa' (voluntary service).