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Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘toxic’ as the "Word of the Year," a video posted on the Dictionary's twitter page said. Toxic, an adjective defined as ‘poisonous’, first appeared in the English language in the mid-seventeenth century. It is derived from the medieval Latin term ‘toxicus’, meaning ‘poisoned’ or ‘imbued with poison’.

10:55:01 on 15 Nov

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Transgender people: 10 common myths

Transgender people, who identify with a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth, have become increasingly visible and accepted in American society, from TV shows like Orange is the New Black and Transparent to Caitlyn Jenner’s headline-grabbing coming out. The growing visibility and acceptance, however, has also been met with resistance.

03:32:53 on 15 Nov

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While the names of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet and Picasso echo through the ages, and loom large over the annals of art history, archaeologists have found the work of the world’s first true artist. While the series of cave paintings in Borneo were discovered in 1994, recent analysis has dated them back to around 40,000 years ago.

11:26:01 on 08 Nov

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Kapilavai Lingamurthy, Telangana literary giant of our times, passed away due to illness here on Tuesday. He was 90. A renowned poet, prosaist, astrologer, historian and teacher—all moulded into one— Lingamurthy was a gifted man hailing from a rather backward Palamuru district.

10:10:02 on 07 Nov

Scientists using data from India's first dedicated astronomy satellite, AstroSat, and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that a black hole in the binary star system 4U 1630-47 spins close to the maximum possible rate. Relatively smaller black holes are exotic end states of massive stellar cores, said astronomers led by the TIFR in Mumbai.

10:55:01 on 01 Nov

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