ABHISHEK

11 Flips | 3 Magazines | @AV11189198 | Keep up with ABHISHEK on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “ABHISHEK”

Earth's First Snake Likely Evolved On Land, Not In Water

Some scientists have speculated that snakes first evolved in water and that their long, slithery bodies were streamlined for swimming. But a new analysis suggests that the most recent common ancestor of all snakes actually lived on land.<p>This ancestral protosnake probably was a nocturnal hunter that …

How to Answer and Make Phone Calls on Apple Watch

Did you ever think the day would come when we could call someone right from our wrists? It still seems like the stuff that science fiction is made of, but you can, in fact, make and receive phone calls on Apple Watch. On Apple Watch, calls are routed through the iPhone, but you can answer even with …

Smartwatches

Why falling in love is similar to being drunk

A new study suggests that the love hormone oxytocin has similar affects to being drunk<p>Poets, songwriters and authors have written of the intoxicating effect of falling in love.<p>But a new study suggests that the love hormone oxytocin has similar affects to being drunk, and not just the more pleasant …

A cyclist who got a flat tire gets hammered with a 2-minute penalty for letting an opponent lend him a wheel

Race favorite Richie Porte had a forgettable day at the Tour of Italy on Tuesday after he flatted on the run-in to the finish of stage 10, accepted a wheel from a rider on another team, then got hit by the race jury with a two-minute time penalty for taking the wheel.<p>The rider who gave up his wheel …

Road Cycling

Samsung's new phones are off to a strong start, says report

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and its S6 Edge sibling have shipped more than 10 million units, according to the Korea Herald.<p>Though Samsung didn't clarify exactly when it surpassed the mark, a "high-ranking" official with the company confirmed to the publication that it took about a month. Samsung said in …

Watch A Drone Save Texans From A Flash Flood

Unmanned Aerial Volunteers<p>Were it not for a volunteer and his drone, four people may have been swept away for good in floodwaters of Johnson County, Texas this past weekend. Drone operator Garrett Bryl twice used his DJI Inspire quadcopter for rescue work, working alongside the Joshua County fire …

Drones

Home-Brewed Morphine Is Around The Corner

Making morphine — or heroin*, for that matter — isn't easy. You have to know a bunch of fancy chemistry to synthesize the drug from scratch. Or you have to get your hands on some opium poppies and extract morphine from the flowers' milky juice.<p>The latter is tougher than it sounds. Sure, the …

DEA Seizes $50 Million Worth Of Heroin In New York's Largest Bust Of All Time

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday that it has seized 154 pounds of heroin, worth $50 million, from a secret compartment in a vehicle in New York City, in addition to collaring two men believed to be running a massive drug ring along with a Mexican cartel.<p>It's the largest heroin …

Pentagon: Iraqis ‘Didn’t Want to Fight’ ISIS for Ramadi

In the face of a vicious ISIS assault, the Iraqi army ran away, leaving the American plan to beat the terror group in tatters.<p>They saw the ISIS …

Aviation experts dispute hacker’s claim he seized control of airliner mid-flight

Chris Roberts’s claim he accessed in-flight entertainment and flight systems from his seat is rubbished by Boeing and aviation experts<p>Security and aviation experts have rubbished claims that a hacker gained access to a plane’s flight controls through the in-flight entertainment system.<p>Hacker Chris …

In-flight Entertainment