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How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Apps

Want Your Kids to Succeed? Science Says to Be Careful What You Name Them

It turns out your name is written all over your face.<p>Have you ever met someone, discovered their name is Jennifer, and thought to yourself, "Yeah, you really <i>look</i> like a Jennifer."<p>If so, new research backs you up.<p>According to a study in the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, a person's …

Psychology

Vedhaarambham - Part 1

YouTube

Even Chinese students can’t beat Indians at squeezing out the most from a US education

The number of Indian students enrolled for higher education in the US has surged by 71% in just two years.<p>In January 2014, there were 105,426 Indians studying in that country, according to data released by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) established under the US …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

These Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy And Watch

This chart shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It’s called <b>“The Illusion of Choice.”</b><p>Despite a wide array of brands …

Linking India’s rivers: critics rally to protest ‘illegal and unnecessary’ plans

Plans to connect 37 rivers in India to prevent flooding and drought have been criticised for large-scale displacement and environmental destruction<p>After four decades of debate, India’s plans to connect its rivers finally got underway last September. Drums were played, bright yellow flowers were …

India

Everything the world's central banks are doing in one big map

The pros at Deutsche Bank just released a handy map of monetary policy around the world in their "House View" for 2016.<p>The market anticipates two interest-rate hikes from the Federal Reserve this year, fewer than the Fed's telegraphed plans for four.<p>Regardless of the pace, the consensus is that US …

Markets

Over 100 whales stranded after washing up on India's southern coast

<b>UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 16.25 p.m. IST:</b> <i>Around 36 whales have been rescued by fishermen, while 45 are dead.</i><p>Around 100 short finned pilot whales are …

Russia security paper designates Nato as threat

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an updated national security paper describing Nato's expansion as a threat to the country.</b><p>The paper says Russia's "independent domestic and foreign policy" has triggered a "counter-action" from the US and its allies.<p>It accuses these countries of striving …

Russia