Planets

  • 'Cell-like' structure points towards life on Mars 17 hours 17 minutes ago

    London: A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old has made a strong case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists. The finding of a 'cell-like' structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in Britain and...
  • 'Apes' rules North American box office for second straight weekend July 21, 2014

    Reuters: Sci-fi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a new horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend. "Apes" collected $36 million in domestic ticket sales from Friday through...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' climbs to top of the US box office charts July 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant 'Transformers' robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3D 'Apes' movie collected $73 million in ticket sales from Friday through...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' July 12, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. He also speaks to actor Riteish Deshmukh over the success of 'Ek Villain' and over his upcoming projects. ...
  • This human watch 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. She like very much Caesar ape. Here's why July 12, 2014

    City with big buildings: Prajakta human watch 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' yesterday. She like very much Caesar ape. He strong, he wise. All ape follow Caesar, many human follow Caesar. Today, Prajakta human follow Caesar ape. Her new name Praj human. Praj human talk about Caesar ape. Caesar ape...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' review: A blockbuster which offer big thrills August 7, 2014

    Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell Director: Matt Reeves A machine-gun wielding angry ape, charging on horseback, spraying bullets at his human adversaries...it's one of those images that'll likely stay with you long after you've watched 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the terrific sequel...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tweet review: Breathtaking special-effects aside, the real star of the film is Andy Serkis as the humane ape July 11, 2014

    This is no monkey business, seriously. The second film in the rebooted series of the franchise inspired by Pierre Boulle's 1963 French novel 'Planet Of The Apes', picks up from where the 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' left us. Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman,...
  • 'Dawn of Planet of Apes' marks digital lib for actors July 9, 2014

    (Reuters) - It's not easy playing an ape, even a highly intelligent one, but if Andy Serkis succeeds in captivating moviegoers, he will be thanking the obscure world of "motion capture," a digital technology that accurately translates performance into animation. For "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," opening in U.S....
  • Earth-like planet discovered 16 light-years away June 29, 2014

    Melbourne: Researchers have found a potentially habitable planet, located just 16 light years away, which is among the top three most Earth-like exoplanets ever discovered. An international team of researchers discovered the "super-Earth" planet, GJ 832 c, which takes 16 days to orbit its red-dwarf star, GJ 832, and has a...
  • Narendra Modi bats for cleaner, greener planet June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the people to serve as "trustees" in protecting the environment and utilising natural resources for the present while ensuring happiness of future generations. On the occasion of the World Environment Day, he said there is a need to reaffirm the pledge to protect environment...
  • Watch: The world smallest comic book, 'Juana Knits Planet', is etched on a single strand of human hair! May 9, 2014

    The world's smallest comic is drawn on a single strand of human hair. Brainchild of the organisers of the upcoming Exceptional Hardware Software Meeting in Hamburg, this is a comic book you probably can't read while lounging on your bed. 'Juana Knits The Planet' can only be read with the aid...
  • NASA spots most Earth-like planet yet April 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced on Thursday, excited...
  • Rats bigger than sheep could roam Earth in future February 5, 2014

    London: Super-sized rats! Giant rodents, the size of sheep or even bigger, could walk the Earth in future as they take advantage of larger mammals becoming extinct, scientists have predicted. A University of Leicester, UK, academic predicts rats will continue to grow and fill a "significant chunk" of Earth's emptying ecospace. Dr...
  • 'Robocop' to 'The Raid 2': Hollywood films to watch out for in 2014 December 29, 2013

    Chennai: From the 'Robocop' reboot to the lightning-fast martial arts moves in 'The Raid 2', Hollywood, with its exciting lineup of films in 2014, will offer several reasons for film buffs to throng theatres. IANS lists the 10 most-awaited Hollywood films that will hit Indian screens in the New Year: Robocop: While...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' trailer: Caesar's genetically evolved apes are back December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The makers have released the trailer of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. Directed by Matt Reeves, the film features Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhe in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on July 11, 2014. An entity of...
  • NASA finds water in atmosphere of five distant planets December 4, 2013

    In an encouraging sign of life beyond earth, NASA scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. Though the presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond the solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively measure...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured November 21, 2013

    The severe cyclonic storm 'Helen' hurtling towards Andhra Pradesh coast has been captured by India's Mars Orbiter in the first image of the country beamed back in its maiden mission to Red Planet. 'Mangalyaan' has beamed back the first set of pictures of Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts of...
  • Mars mission 100 per cent safe, says ISRO November 11, 2013

    Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday failed to fully meet the objective of the fourth orbit-raising operation conducted on Mars Orbiter Spacecraft as flow to the liquid engine stopped, but allayed apprehensions over the ambitious venture to the Red Planet. This manoeuvre planned to raise the apogee (farthest point to Earth)...
  • Travel guide Lonely Planet ranks Kerala among world's 10 best family holiday destination November 9, 2013

    Travel guides publisher Lonely Planet has named Kerala among the world's 10 best destinations for taking the family on a holiday in 2014. The Lonely Planet's award for the best family destination was bestowed on 'God's Own Country' at the World Travel Mart in London, the world's leading travel trade event...
  • Discovery of the 1,000th alien planet likely to be announced soon September 29, 2013

    Washington: Astronomers are closing in on 1,000th alien planet to be discovered, just twenty years after spotting the first world beyond our solar system. Four of the five main databases that catalogue the discoveries of exoplanets now list more than 900 confirmed alien worlds, and two of them puts the tally...
  • ISRO unveils Mars mission spacecraft, likely to be launched in October September 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday unveiled its much awaited Mars mission space craft. The launch of the space craft is likely to happen in late October or early in November from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The spacecraft is expected to reach Mars in September 2014. This...
  • Over 20,000 Indians want to settle on Mars September 10, 2013

    Washington: India is ranked second in the list of countries whose people are interested in settling on Mars permanently, with as many as 20,747 applying for the opportunity being provided by a non-profit foundation. Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet in 2023 and is in...
  • 1,00,000 people apply to go to Mars and not return August 11, 2013

    Washington: More than 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to Mars, as a part of the ambitious multi-billion dollar project that aims to colonise the Red planet starting in 2022. While it remains questionable how humans would be able to survive on Mars, it has not stopped a...
  • Freida Pinto to not reprise her role in 'Planet of the Apes' sequel June 2, 2013

    London: 'Slumdog Millionaire' star Frieda Pinto announced that she and her co-star James France will not return to reprise their roles in the sequel of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. The 28-year-old actress, who played a primatologist, Caroline Aranha, in the 2011 film will not be part of...
  • Manmohan, Sonia among 500 powerful people on the planet May 1, 2013

    Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi are among 16 Indians who have found a place in the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine's list of the 500 most powerful people on the planet. Apart from them, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister AK Antony and External Affairs Minister...
  • China join rush to live on Mars, 600 apply for project April 29, 2013

    Beijing: Over 600 Chinese have applied to join an ambitious Dutch aerospace project that plans to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars for permanent settlement. The Dutch project, while triggering enthusiasm to explore outer space, is also under fire with the trip being viewed by some as a...
  • Snapshot: 'The Backstreet Boys' - then and now April 25, 2013

    In this photo from 1997, Beverly Hills, 'The Backstreet Boys' donate an outfit from their world tour to Planet Hollywood's world renown collection of memorabilia. In this Los Angeles, California April 22, 2013 image the Backstreet Boys (from L-R) Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Brian Littrell...
  • Applications pour in for first manned Mars mission April 17, 2013

    New York: Applications are already pouring in for the ambitious Mars mission that aims to send an adventurous duo - a man and a woman - on a 501-day-long flyby around the Red planet in January 2018. Millionaire Dennis Tito, who became the first space tourist in 2001, had unveiled...
  • BBC sells Lonely Planet guide business March 19, 2013

    London: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, says it has agreed to sell its travel guide business, Lonely Planet, for 51.5 million pounds ($77.8 million) to US-based NC2 Media. The BBC said Tuesday the decision follows a review that laid out a strategy to focus on BBC brands. NC2...