Ajinkya Supekar

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Gum Control

Andrew Meades has a recurring daydream. In it, the twenty-nine-year-old is walking down Yonge Street in downtown Toronto. Neon-pink …

Our Obsession with Glass Is Killing Birds

At 7 a.m. on Good Friday, I was alone outside a mid-rise office building in west-end ­Ottawa, hoping not to find what I was looking for. The property …

How to Come Up With a Brilliant Business Idea | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: The following is adapted from</i> Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire<i>, published this month by Inc. Media and Amacom, a division of the American Management Association.</i><p>Sure, you want to be an empire maker. But first you need an idea. A …

Entrepreneurship

Why 'bird-brained' may not be such an insult after all

Birds show remarkable levels of intelligence, something that may have given them the edge following the K-T extinction event<p>Even though I am better with dead birds than with living ones, I do enjoy watching them. Their behaviour is fascinating, and as Jennifer Ackerman points out in her book, birds …

Birds

The Delicate Politics of Chasing Owls

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Owls tend to be secretive. While there are a few American species that enjoy the daylight hours, most are nocturnal and spend their days behind thick greenery or uncannily blending into the bark of the trees they nestle against. Once they’ve found a secure place to snooze, they are …

Birds

These bird feathers are so black your eyes can't focus on them

It's like, how much more black could this be?<p>What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them.<p>Of course scientists worked intentionally to devise these materials. It’s …

Birds

Birdist Rule #94: Consider a Career in Birds

I write this column for beginning birders of any age. I write it for people who’ve got a seed of interest in their minds about birds, and I’m trying …

Tribute in Light: A Chance to Study Light’s Dramatic Impact on Bird Migration

Migrating birds circle through the light beams during the 2017 Tribute in Light. <i>Photo by Ben Norman</i>.Billions of birds undertake migratory journeys …

Birds

Why birdwatching and writing poetry are strikingly similar for this poet

‘You must wait for the bird to emerge. Just like poetry.’ An interview with poet and photographer Nitoo Das.<p>“When you see a bird, do you think of …

Literature

Made in China: New and Potentially Lifesaving Drugs

SHANGHAI — One new drug promises to stop cancer from spreading to other organs. Another would treat blood cancer. A third would use the body’s immune system to kill tumors.<p>All three show encouraging results, and need just one more step to be approved for use in the United States. The drugs have …

China

Jeff Bezos Uses This Strategy to Make Better, Faster Decisions | Inc.com

<i>How can I stop overthinking and take action more quickly? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Matt Bodnar, Creator & Host at The Science of Success Podcast, on Quora:</b><p>I think there are …

Self-improvement

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

The Proper Use of Playback in Birding

Swainson's Warbler, an uncommon and elusive species often subject to playback efforts by birders. Gouache painting copyright David Sibley.<p>A Korean …

As a Guru, Ayn Rand May Have Limits. Ask Travis Kalanick.

Few, if any, literary philosophers have had as much influence on American business and politics as Ayn Rand, especially now that Donald J. Trump occupies the White House.<p>President Trump named Rand his favorite writer and “The Fountainhead” his favorite novel. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has …

Sexual Harassment

The Air We Breathe: A Conversation With Arundhati Roy

Most middle-class Indians hate Arundhati Roy—or, rather, they hate the political activist she has apparently become. She was palatable as a novelist; …

Triple talaq case: Why Muslim women should welcome a Uniform Civil Code

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Earth could hit 1.5 degrees of global warming in just nine years, scientists say

The Earth could be 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than the late 1800s in just nine years, according to new research which suggests the aspirational Paris …

Bacterial Hair on Undersea Volcano Unlike Any Seen Before

Half an acre of hair: that’s what a group of startled scientists discovered growing on the flanks of the undersea volcano Tagoro in 2014, just under …

24 Things You Should Stop Doing Right Now To Become A Better Person

BY <b>MAX LUKOMINSKYI</b><p>Before trying to adopt good habits, you would rather pay attention to the bad ones you have accumulated over the years.<p>Filter out …

Do Shy People Make the Best Writers?

Why are shy people such as E.B. White, J.K. Rowling, and Joan Didion drawn to writing as a career? Are shy authors more likely to grasp ‘the nature …

Literature

The Art of Revealing Your Salary

There is nothing I’m more curious about than money. Whenever I visit a friend’s apartment, I wonder how much they pay in rent. Whenever I’m at a …

The Most Exciting Medical Technologies of 2017

It is almost a tradition for me to publish predictions for the coming year. I do not mean to disappoint you this year either, so here you find some …

Medical Technology

The Dangers of Using the Club Drug Ketamine for Depression

After trying antidepressants, psychotherapy and other treatments like electroconvulsive therapy, people with tough-to-treat depression are often out …

You Need to Give Up These Toxic Habits If You Want to Be Exceptionally Successful

<b>These common habits are standing in the way of your</b> <b>ultimate success.</b><p>The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine (I’ve even written about quite a few myself) but what about bad habits?<p>Whether it’s finally dragging ourselves to the gym or writing daily, we tend to shift our …

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Are we really stuck with President Donald Trump?

Are we really stuck with this guy? It's the question being asked around the globe, because Donald Trump's first week as president has made it all too clear: Yes, he <i>is</i> as crazy as everyone feared.<p>Remember those optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies? I cherished them, too. You know: "Once he's …

Nicotine shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia

For years researchers have noted an unusual association between smoking and schizophrenia. Across multiple studies it was identified that people with …

Trial finds combination of pancreatic cancer drugs extends survival

Campaigners hail ‘monumental leap forward’ in treatment of most lethal form of cancer, which kills 8,800 Britons each year<p>Cancer campaigners are hailing a “monumental leap forward” in pancreatic cancer treatment after a new drug trial significantly extended survival from what is the most lethal …

Cancer

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology