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Wednesday May 12th, 2021

Jumbo Justice?

The cost of fencing crops from elephants: a collective good?

5 minutes

Sri Lanka’s blue whale is a superb athlete. Is she also a scholar?

Considerations on cetacean brainpower

10 min read

Study of Sri Lanka historical records under spotlight at National Trust online forum

The study of historical records in Sri Lanka from British rule is coming under the spotlight at on online forum organized by the National Trust, an or...

1 min read

Two hospitals to be developed for training of students for Moratuwa Medical Faculty

The Homagama Base Hospital and the Nagoda General Hospital are to be developed as National and Teaching hospitals in to order assist in clinical train...

2 min read

Sri Lanka’s tech firm gets Microsoft's AI grant for healthcare app

Microsoft said it will give a grant to Sri Lanka based Fortude, a technology firm for developing an application dealing with swallowing disability in ...

Sri Lanka to see partial solar eclipse from 10.24am on Sunday

Sri Lanka will experience a partial solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth casting a shadow over sections of the planet on...

Can robots help stop the Ebola outbreak?

WASHINGTON, Nov 23, 2014 (AFP) - The US military has enlisted a new germ-killing weapon in the fight against Ebola -- a ...

Dan De Luce

4 min read

Formula One: Ferrari and Red Bull seek engine changes

ABU DHABI, Nov 22, 2014 (AFP) - Ferrari and Red Bull are demanding major changes to Formula One engine rules next year a...

4 min read

Dancing, talking robots show off at Madrid congress

MADRID, Nov 19, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds of robotics experts and their whirring, flashing robot creations gathered in Madri...

1 min read

First humans settled on Tibetan Plateau 3,600 years ago

WASHINGTON, Nov 21, 2014 (AFP) - Researchers said Thursday that people likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3,600 years...

2 min read

Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study

WASHINGTON, Nov 22, 2014 (AFP) - Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as hear...

3 min read

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