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Flying in Pretty Colours! With 109 species, Tamil Nadu's Trichi is paradise for butterfly lovers
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Flying in Pretty Colours! With 109 species, Tamil Nadu's Trichi is paradise for butterfly lovers

The peaceful and tranquil Pachamalai hills in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappali district provide a safe haven to as many as 109 known and rare species of butterflies, according to a study conducted by The Nature and Butterfly Society

Video of penguins chasing butterfly grabs attention, watch it here
World

Video of penguins chasing butterfly grabs attention, watch it here

The video has been viewed nearly four million times and collected hundreds of likes and comments. One user commented that it is the 'best video on the internet today'. Another user wrote that any scene or video with penguins is heart-warming. Many termed it ‘adorable’ and ‘delight to the eyes’

Butterfly wings are perfectly designed to give them a burst of jet propulsion
science

Butterfly wings are perfectly designed to give them a burst of jet propulsion

The team suggested that their findings could have uses for drones that use clapping wing propulsion.

From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans
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From avian vomitologist, gross stunt testers and snake venom collectors, strange jobs which involve wild animals not only risk them but also humans

From avian vomitologists, langur kidnappers and gross stunt testers, there is more than one strange job in the world which involves wild animals.

The 'UFO' on Google Street View of Florida looks more butterfly than alien spaceship
science

The 'UFO' on Google Street View of Florida looks more butterfly than alien spaceship

With a little help from an entomologist, one could probably put a finger on the exact species, too.

Uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament; all eyes now on Supreme Court
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Uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves Parliament; all eyes now on Supreme Court

The Sri Lanka Supreme Court's determination of any case brought before it may be key in deciding how long the current crisis will continue.

Parul Yadav on producing four remakes of Kangana Ranaut's Queen: 'What we've done is historic'
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Parul Yadav on producing four remakes of Kangana Ranaut's Queen: 'What we've done is historic'

In this exclusive chat with Firstpost, Parul opens up about turning co-producer with the south remakes of Kangana Ranaut’s Queen, why she green-lit the project despite being advised to not do it and the setbacks and learning from this journey.

Queen's South remake posters, featuring Tamannaah, Parul Yadav, Kajal Aggarwal, Manjima Mohan, released
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Queen's South remake posters, featuring Tamannaah, Parul Yadav, Kajal Aggarwal, Manjima Mohan, released

The posters of Queen's Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam remakes show their protagonists breaking free, with the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop.

Parul Yadav, co-producer of Queen South remakes announces shooting wrap of European schedule
Entertainment

Parul Yadav, co-producer of Queen South remakes announces shooting wrap of European schedule

The Kannada version, Butterfly, will see Parul Yadav as the leading lady while Kajal Aggarwal will be seen in the Tamil film titled Paris Paris.

Queen Telugu remake starring Tamannaah titled That Is Mahalakshmi; shoot begins in Mysore
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Queen Telugu remake starring Tamannaah titled That Is Mahalakshmi; shoot begins in Mysore

The Telugu version of Queen remake, which stars Tamannaah Bhatia, has finally got a title.

STRI researchers edit butterflies by rewiring the gene that influences wing patterns
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STRI researchers edit butterflies by rewiring the gene that influences wing patterns

Researchers at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama rewired the WntA gene in the DNA of seven different butterfly species.

Michael Phelps books third Rio Olympics berth with 100m butterfly victory in trials
Sports

Michael Phelps books third Rio Olympics berth with 100m butterfly victory in trials

Michael Phelps booked a shot at a fourth straight 100m butterfly gold at the Rio Games on Saturday with his third triumph at the US Olympic swimming trials.

Maharashtra now has a 'state butterfly', and here's what it looks like
India

Maharashtra now has a 'state butterfly', and here's what it looks like

Maharashtra government on Monday declared Blue Mormon as the state butterfly.

HTC Butterfly X920d Review
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HTC Butterfly X920d Review

HTC has already kicked off 2013 with a bang by launching India’s first smartphone with a Full HD display. This trend will soon pick up pace as Sony gets