Video of the moon slowly disappearing behind Mount Teide — a volcano in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa — just unlocked a whole new level of optical illusions.
Popular folk and Sufi singer Mame Khan speaks about the legacy of Manganiyar music that he belongs to, and how Bollywood should pay due credit to the folk art it derives inspiration from.
The energy provided by sunlight in an hour is equivalent to mankind's total energy consumption for one year.
Kalapini Komkali on being Kumar Gandharva's daughter, honing her art and the undying guru-shishya tradition
Kalapini Komkali, noted Hindustani classical vocalist and daughter of the legendary Kumar Gandharva, speaks about how the art can be mastered only if one is guided by a guru | #FirstCulture
An eye-roll which caused havoc: Chinese reporter's reaction at parliament session goes viral, annoys censors
China's censors are scrambling to put a lid on a social media frenzy unleashed by a journalist's reaction to a softball question.
Danish guitarist, composer and improviser Alex Jønsson chats with Firstpost about his maiden India tour, the crowds at the Jazz India Circuit, his tryst with Indian music and more
In an interview to Firstpost, Shubha Mudgal said that finding one's voice as a musician is about coming to terms with your strength and limitations | #FirstCulture
SubraMania's Bindu and Ambi on drawing from traditional legacy and introducing their own musical innovation
SubraMania's Ambi and Bindu on their musical style, refining performances based on the composition of the audience, and being violin maestro Dr L Subramaniam's children
Plastic surgeons raised red flags this week about a penis whitening fad in skin colour-fixated Thailand.
Great Indian Bustard fights losing battle of survival as energy-hungry India embarks on renewable power overdrive
The bustard lives on less than a third of the national park, where about 4 percent of park land is controlled by the forest department.
Proteins protecting mothers from Zika virus are harmful to placenta, foetal growth, says Yale University study
Proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika virus, and help pregnant women fight the infection, can harm the placenta and foetal growth, a study has found.
Feminism is Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year for being most searched time on online dictionary
'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 for being the top lookup throughout the year.
The Silence Breakers: TIME's Person of the Year 2017 shows how far-reaching and consequential #MeToo has been
There are five women and a disembodied arm on the cover of TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year Issue.
Neelam Kumar battled two bouts of cancer. Then, she wrote a book (now adapted into a graphic novel) that takes an irreverent look at the 'emperor of maladies'. This is her story.
Europa may have tectonic plates similar to Earth, increasing the chances of the Jovian moon harbouring life
The findings bolster earlier studies of Europa's surface geology that found regions where the moon's ice shell looks to be expanding like Earth.
An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified.
India needs to build a storage system for electricity from its fast-expanding solar network in a bid to balance cost-effective energy mix.
In the ancient world, humans were not just close to animals but, in most cases, deeply dependent on them.
As India celebrates Transgender Awareness Week from 13-19 November this year, Firstpost brings to you an unusual story of courageous, independent Thanuja Singam