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Scientists solve biological brain twister PARIS: The deep folds that give the adult human brain its wrinkled walnut appearance were Nature's solution to fitting a large, powerful processor into a small skull.Like a piece of flat, square paper crumpled together to fit into a small, round hole, folding allows more neurons to be packed closer together, with shorter, faster connections between them.While scientists have long understood why there are folds in the brain's outer layer, called the cerebral cortex or grey matter, the how has remained a mystery. Do the creases develop as a result of genetic, biological or chemical signals? Or are they caused by physical forces?On Monday, a team of researchers from the United States and Europe said the folds can be explained by physics -- a discovery that may have important implications for understanding certain brain disorders.Folds in the cortex develop through buckling in weak spots which develop as the foetal brain ...

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'Flight of the angel' kicks off Venice Carnival VENICE: Tens of thousands of revellers, many dressed in masks and period costume, packed into St Mark's Square for the "flight of the angel" Sunday that marks the traditional opening of the Carnival of Venice.On the twelfth chime of midday from St Mark's Campanile, fearless 19-year-old Irene Rizzi leapt from the famous bell tower, attached to a wire 80 metres above the huge crowd that had gathered for one of the world's most celebrated carnivals. ...

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Veteran BBC presenter Terry Wogan dies aged 77 LONDON: BBC presenter Terry Wogan, one of British television's most familiar faces and the long-running anchor of its Eurovision coverage, died of cancer on Sunday aged 77, his family announced."Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family," said a family statement.Irish-born Wogan had a successful television career, most notably anchoring Britain's flagship chat show during the 1980s, and hosted a hugely popular radio ...

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'Kung Fu Panda' kicks up box office rankings LOS ANGELES: "Kung Fu Panda 3" kicked its way to the top of the North American box office over the weekend, bouncing "The Revenant" to the number two spot, industry estimates showed Sunday. The computer-animated comedy from Fox -- the third installment of the "Kung Fu Panda" franchise -- took in an estimated $41 million its first weekend in North American theaters, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.Following the adventures of Po as he evolves from ...

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‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor dismisses alleged assault case as 'Pre-Planned' ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was recently in the news for all the wrong things, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was caught in a controversy of assaulting his neighbour after she lodged a FIR against the actor in a local police station.Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was booked for allegedly assaulting and misbehaving with a woman over a dispute on parking space in their housing society in Versova, Mumbai.According to Indian Express report, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said the assault complaint ...

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When Hrithik Roshan covertly tried to deny his Affair with Kangana Now the Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut have publicly called each other out. Hrithik Roshan, who separated from his wife Sussanne Khan in 2013, Rumours of Kangana and Hrithik being a couple have been doing the rounds for a long time.Hrithik Roshan has dismissed dating rumours, saying the possibility of him having an affair with Pope is more than the names that media was suggesting. Hrithik's posted on official account Twitter,Kangana and Hrithik ...

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Netflix to bring back hit 'Gilmore Girls' TV series LOS ANGELES: Netflix announced it is reviving the hit TV series "Gilmore Girls," which won legions of fans more than a decade ago depicting the exploits of a thirty-something mother and her teenage daughter.The show's stars -- Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Alexis Bledel, who played her daughter Rory -- will also be back.Graham confirmed the show's revival -- and her return as its star -- on Twitter late Friday."I CAN NOW CONFIRM: it's ...