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6 Powerful Design Resources Offering Hundreds of Tutorials for All Skill Levels

One of the best things about the internet is the vast amounts of knowledge available at your fingertips. You can be a complete novice in a subject, but thanks to e-learning sites and YouTube, you can gain a real understanding of practically anything. For instance, we’ve written about free photo …

Graphic Design

All you need to know about the Vyapam scam

Another day and another death in the murky Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), or Vyapam (Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha …

What does life in an Indian city cost?

<b>New Delhi:</b> While measures of food prices and rent provide a reasonably accurate picture of the cost of survival in cities, there are other aspects of …

India

Why do we prefer Western success stories over Indian ones?

The story of a 17-year-old Indian-origin girl living in the US who got through to all the eight Ivy League schools featured prominently on the front …

India

Are We Sure the Co-Pilot Was a Killer?

News reports on accusations that Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot, purposely brought down Flight 9525 over the French Alps have rushed to …

Airplanes

Inside North Korea: fashion, booze and house prices

North Korea is undergoing some startling developments, write Daniel Tudor and James Pearson in their book North Korea Confidential<p>The city of Chongjin, once stricken by famine, is today developing a rather different reputation.<p>The city is still under the firm grip of the state, but among many <b>North</b> …

North Korea

Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

Saturn's moon Enceladus is a mystery. From Earth it looks tiny and cold, and yet it's not a dead hunk of rock. Passing spacecraft see trenches and ridges, similar to Earth's, and in 2005 NASA's Cassini mission spotted ice geysers streaming from its south pole.<p>"The moon is actually alive in a …

Astronomy

Satellites: a glimpse inside a secret world

Forget missions to Mars, satellite technology is the real space race, with the number in orbit set to double in the next decade. So what goes on behind the scenes?<p>Satellites as you’ve never seen them before – in pictures<p>Back in 1945, when science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke conjured up the idea …

Space Exploration

Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

With recent news headlines proclaiming that dozens of people have been selected as finalists for a Martian astronaut corps, it might seem like a trip to this alien world might finally be close at hand.<p>But let's have a little reality check. What are the chances that we really will see people on the …

Space Science

How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

Agriculture

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Consciousness

By Making Hand-Drawn Maps of Their Slums in India, Kids Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.<p>Every kid likes to draw. But in India, young people living in slums are using their sketching skills to spur urban change.<p>As part of a broader civic campaign centered on "child clubs," groups of children are creating …

India attempts to remove roadblocks to economic growth with national tax

Attempts by finance minister to clear a complex system of inter-state levies should make doing business in India faster<p>On a recent foggy winter morning, the line of trucks stretched for kilometres at Khanauri, a northern Indian state border checkpoint. The drivers had been travelling for days …

India

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

CJI sets up Social Justice Bench for public interest cases

Supreme Court.<p>Resolute that people’s voices never go unheard before the highest court of the land, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has set up a …

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine

You can store the paper at room temperature, and all of its genetic and protein components will still work a year later.<p>The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper …

Biology
Architecture
Art

Teenage Wasteland Illustrations

Goni Montes shared some really cool illustrations on his Behance profile, the title of the project is Teenage Wasteland. I love how he illustrated …

Teens

Surprise: Microsoft just launched another Chromecast competitor

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Microsoft really wants to give Windows Phone and Surface tablet users a way to share their screen with the TV: The company …

Twitter perfectly responds to the revelation of Uber’s shady sabotage

Uber has allegedly been sabotaging competitor, Lyft, and folks on Twitter have some strong words for the company<p>Today the Verge published a damning account of Uber's alleged dirty tactics against competitors, specifically Lyft. The company before has stated that they're willing and ready to sling …

12 Of The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Remote Hideaways

Escape to the glorious middle of nowhere in these sanctuaries, in mountaintops, prairies, forests, and seasides around the world.<p>When you live in a constantly connected (but spiritually disconnected) urban environment, it’s natural to dream about escaping to some wilderness shack and never coming …

Sea Level

There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city.<p>“It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get to aid adoption …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

Uber Is About To Launch An API

Uber wins when you hit the “Request A Ride” button, so shouldn’t it try to put that button everywhere? It seemed like a smart plan, so I did some digging and now sources confirm to me that Uber plans to launch an API soon.<p>Google Maps was just the start. While it’s not clear what the exact …

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Jones, Brilliant Creator Of Road Runner And Wile E. Coyote

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image celebrates Jones’s creative genius.<p>Most six-year-olds addicted to Saturday morning cartoons don’t know much about the man behind beloved characters like Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner, or about the painstaking work that went into making Bugs Bunny …

Animation