California

  • Researchers create ceramic that recovers shape after being smashed 4 days ago

    New York: Researchers have developed a technology that can lead to production of a material that is thermally insulating but also extremely light-weight and non-breakable. The team of researchers from California Institute of Technology in the US has developed the method by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids exhibit...
  • Evolutionary approach can save earth: Scientists 1 week ago

    Washington: Evolutionary thinking is not just about the past anymore. It is about the present and the future and addressing societal challenges such as food security, emerging diseases and bio-diversity loss in a sustainable way, says a significant study. The age of the Anthropocene - the scientific name given to our...
  • FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave September 11, 2014

    Washington: US regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments. The drug was developed by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc, based in La Jolla, California. The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that it is approved for use by people...
  • Hurricane Marie grows stronger in Pacific ocean August 25, 2014

    Mexico City: Hurricane Marie has grown in strength as it moves out into the Pacific, reaching Category 4 status and provoking dangerous waves along Mexico's western coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Marie had sustained winds of 150 mph (240 kph) and was located 485 miles (785...
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage historic buildings August 25, 2014

    Napa (California): The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck at 3:20 AM about 6...
  • WKL: United Singhs smash California Eagles in a stiff competition August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: United Singhs knocked down a stiff defence put up by California Eagles to win their second match 60-54 in the World Kabaddi League on Saturday. The Sonakshi Sinha-owned team started on a high note and remained in lead position throughout but the Eagles levelled the score in the third...
  • Punjab beat California 65-48 in World Kabaddi League August 17, 2014

    Birmingham: The "curfew" imposed by their coach after the opening loss paid off on Sunday for Punjab Thunder as they outplayed California Eagles 65-48 in their second match of the Wave World Kabaddi League here on Sunday. Punjab, who had lost to United Singhs in the opening match in London, came...
  • Watch: A robot with every room is what a New California hotel promises August 17, 2014

    A nice pool, a great bar and a robot with every room is what a New California hotel is promising it's visitors. A robot has been programmed with room numbers and they move around the hotel for service. ...
  • Watch: The Genius of Robin Williams August 13, 2014

    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, authorities said. Here is a tribute to the man who made millions laugh. ...
  • Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams dies at age 63 August 12, 2014

    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, authorities said. His high octane brand of comedy was his trademark public persona. ...
  • Ebola therapy hopes shift to small California biotech August 5, 2014

    Hopes of finding a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus shifted on Monday to a small California-based biotech company whose experimental drug has been used to treat two American missionary workers. The drug, developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc, was used to treat two aid workers, one from the Samaritan's Purse group...
  • California woman spooks neighbours by leaving porcelain dolls resembling their daughters anonymously on their doorsteps July 26, 2014

    A California woman who spooked her small community by anonymously leaving porcelain dolls on the doorsteps of fellow churchgoers that eerily resembled their daughters told police she is embarrassed by the incidents, authorities said on Friday. The dolls, some wearing fuzzy slippers or frilly gowns, turned up at more than a...
  • Osmania University graduate Viji Murali named CIO of US varsity July 14, 2014

    Washington: An Osmania University, Hyderabad, graduate Viji Murali, has been named chief information officer and vice provost of Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis. Murali, an IT veteran in higher education, is coming to Davis from Washington State University, where she has served as vice president for...
  • Nanny from hell? Frustrated California family says 64-year-old caretaker refuses to leave their home even after being fired June 28, 2014

    A California family is exasperated - and fearful - after a 64-year-old woman they hired as a live-in nanny stopped working and has refused to move out of their home after being fired. Marcella Bracamonte says she and her husband, Ralph, hired Diane Stretton in early March to do chores and...
  • The Eagles know why the fans turn up - to hear the oldies June 24, 2014

    London: When veteran California rock band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there was no pretense about why people had come to see them or what the band was expected to do. It was a case of play the songs we know, dudes, and please don't change...
  • 10-year-old Indian-origin prodigy graduates US high school June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: A home-schooled 10-year-old Indian-origin genius has surprised one and all by becoming one of the youngest ever in the US to graduate high school. Tanishq Abraham, a native of Sacramento, California, received his high school diploma at a private ceremony at California Auto Museum on Sunday. Home-schooled since the age...
  • Military jet crash sets home ablaze in California June 5, 2014

    Imperial : A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community on Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground. The Harrier AV-8B went down at 4:20 p.m. in Imperial,...
  • Yosemite: 20 breathtaking photos of the national park the latest Apple Mac OS X version is named after June 3, 2014

    The next Mac operating system will be called Yosemite, after the national park, now that Apple is naming it after California locales rather than cats. The Yosemite National Park covers an area of 3,026.87 square kilometres in the central eastern portion of the US state of California. These images are...
  • Grumpy? Now, a free online course on happiness! University of California, Berkeley, will teach 'The Science of Happiness' May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Bookstores, online shopping websites and social media are full of quotes, excerpts and videos about happiness -- or the quest for happiness. According to Huffington Post, there are over 75 million Google search results for the term and 40,000 happiness-related books available for purchase on Amazon.com. It is clear...
  • California gunman identified as Hollywood director's son May 25, 2014

    Goleta (California): The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take...
  • Seven dead in drive-by shooting near University of California May 24, 2014

    Santa Barbara: A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late on Friday night near the University of California, Santa...
  • California: Woman found 10 years after her kidnapping May 22, 2014

    Santa Ana: A woman who disappeared as a teenager a decade ago was reunited with her family after she went to police and told them her mother's ex-boyfriend drugged and kidnapped her in 2004, forced her to marry him and fathered her child. Isidro Garcia, 41, of Bell Gardens, was...
  • Thousands flee Southern California wildfires, university evacuated May 15, 2014

    Wildfires roared out of control in Southern California, forcing authorities in San Diego county on Wednesday to order thousands of people to abandon their homes, including students at a state university, though no major injuries were reported. Television images showed several homes in flames, with thick black smoke filling the sky...
  • Indian-American named dean of a top US law school May 14, 2014

    Washington: An Indian-American expert in comparative constitutional law has been named the dean of a top law school in the US state of California. Sujit Choudhry, 44, is currently the Cecelia Goetz Professor at New York University School of Law and is the founder of its Centre for Constitutional Transitions....
  • Watch plane stowaway Yahya Abdi's unbelievable story: Hawaii releases video showing the teen hopping from a jet's wheel well May 7, 2014

    The security footage looks unassuming at first: a Hawaiian Airlines jet parked at a gate at the Maui airport under overcast skies, and workers going through their regular routine. Then, the 15-year-old's legs dangle briefly from the plane's belly and he drops to the concrete. Hawaii transportation officials released video Tuesday...
  • How jet stowaways can survive cold, lack of oxygen April 22, 2014

    Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, California, to Hawaii. While the number of known stowaway...
  • US boy flies 3,700 km hidden in jet's landing gear April 21, 2014

    Washington: A teenager stowaway in the US survived a 3,700-km flight from San Jose in California to Hawaii hiding in the landing gear of a jetliner, the media reported on Monday. The 16-year-old managed to sneak into the wheel well of the Hawaiin Airlines' Boeing-767 after jumping an airport fence. But...
  • 16-year-old stowaway on plane survives flight April 21, 2014

    Honolulu: FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip April 19, 2014

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during its...