.Atlit, Israel
Jacob Sharvit, director of the Marine Archaeology Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds the sword found by an amateur diver, Oct. 19, 2021.

  • Several ancient artifacts were apparently uncovered by waves and undercurrents that had shifted the sand
  • An amateur scuba diver chanced upon them just a few kilometers from Crusader fortress Atlit 
  • Israel Antiquities Authority is hoping winter storms will expose more artifacts

New Delhi, Oct 13 (PTI) The government on Wednesday scrapped basic customs duty on crude varieties of palm, sunflower and soyabean oils as well as cut duties on refined edible oils to ease ...

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Solomon Islands, a nation of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The two men got caught in a storm on September 3, before reaching coast on October 2
  • For the first nine days they lived on oranges they had packed for the trip
  • "I guess it was a nice break from everything," one of them said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Heavy rains lashed in parts of Andhra Pradesh (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Cyclone Gulab had turned into a deep depression after crossing the coast of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Depression was located 65 km south of Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.
  • The system would travel across Telangana, Maharashtra, and Gujarat coast before re-emerging on September 30

.Calipatria, CA, USA
Salton Sea was formed in 1905 after the Colorado River breached a dike. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Lithium generates hopes for economic revival in Southern Calfornia
  • It may now be more valued than the steam
  • The lake is helping U.S. to become a major global player in production of lithium

London, Aug 26 (PTI) Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can more accurately forecast Arctic sea ice conditions months into the future.

.New Delhi, Delhi, India

Amazon Quiz: This is the world's largest single structure made of which living organism?

.Suez, Egypt
Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for six days, causing a disruption in global shipping traffic (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • The 400-metre, 220,000-tonne Ever Given is one of the world's largest shipping containers
  • The ship was impounded by Suez Canal authorities for three months over compensation
  • It was escorted by two tug boats as it passed through the 193km waterway again en route to Asia

A portable pool is being made told hold orphan orca Toa in New Zealand's Wellington as an incoming storm is expected to make sea conditions too rough. 

Alignment of rising sea levels with a lunar cycle to cause rise in floods. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • A NASA study predicts a devastating rise in flood numbers in the 2030s
  • A combination of the Moon's gravitational pull, rising sea levels and climate change to exacerbate flooding
  • Flooding events will occur every day or two in clusters and last for a month or longer