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Can you work out which Rascal takes his tea with two sugars?<p>UPDATE: the solution post is now up here.<p>Yo guzzlers,<p><i>Puzzee Rascal always takes two sugars with his tea and cannot lie, while his brother takes none and cannot tell the truth. One day you meet a man who is either Puzzee or his brother. You</i> …

Puzzles

The Surprising History Behind Leap Year

The ancient Egyptians did it, and so do we. Here's how a leap day—which occurs February 29—helps keep our calendars and societies in sync.<p>It's that time again: This Monday, February 29, is a leap day, the calendar oddity that occurs (almost) every four years.<p>For centuries, trying to sync calendars …

Rocky Mountains

If India is polio-free, why are children still getting paralysed by the polio virus?

The oral vaccination used to eradicate polio actually caused the disease in rare cases. Now, 20 years after the vaccination programme started, the …

How Indian Railways is crumbling under its own weight – and multiple ambitions

The nation's largest transporter is dealing with stiff competition, congestion and politicians, all at the same time.<p>In 1909, the Divisional …

Trains

The ‘seed guardians’ of Odisha are pioneering new ways of sharing and storing seeds to reap a more sustainable future<p>Bring up the topic of seeds and Nabita Goud sits up a little straighter and begins to talk animatedly.<p>Nabita is a smallholder and a “seed guardian” at the Maa Lankeshwari seedbank of …

Agriculture

You Can Now Sense Earthquakes On Your Smartphone

What's shaking?<p>Your phone, yes, the one you're (probably) reading this on, can detect earthquakes. All you need is an app.<p>Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announced today the release of a new app called MyShake, available as a free download for Android smartphones in the Google …

Life as a female refugee: 'You don't know who to trust' | Human Rights

"We never sleep [at the same time]. One of us always stays awake. We've heard too many stories of women who have been robbed," says 38-year-old Samaher from Baghdad. She has a soft voice and sad, dark eyes.<p>Three weeks ago she fled Iraq with her baby boy and two female friends.<p>Now she is at the …

The case of the disabled professor imprisoned in India | Politics

<b>New Delhi, India -</b> It was January 2 and the residue of the new year celebrations still hung in the New Delhi air. But for a group of students, academics and activists converging on the streets of the capital, the mood was anything but celebratory.<p>The anger at this rally in solidarity with GN …

Perhaps the most highly revered Silicon Valley engineer, Musk said he has been thinking about an electric jet with vertical takeoff and landing<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, Tesla and PayPal, has hinted that his next project could be building a vertical takeoff electric plane.<p>Making a surprise …

Elon Musk

In Muzaffarnagar, rape videos herald death, judgement and communal incitement

Instead of the intersection of technology and sexual violence, and the need to investigate it, the detail that has gripped the tinderbox region is …

More details are being revealed about Google's drone delivery project

A patent filed Tuesday in the United States by the company, a unit of Alphabet, describes a "delivery receptacle" designed to take packages from an "aerial delivery device" for deposit to a secure location.<p>The receptacle would use infrared beacons to connect with drones in the air and then guide …

The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

A handful of people can recall almost every day of their lives in enormous detail – and after years of research, neuroscientists are finally beginning to understand how they do it.<p>For most of us, memory is a kind of scrapbook, a mess of blurred and faded snapshots of our lives. As much as we would …

India's caste system: ‘They are trying to erase dalit history. This is a martyrdom, a sacrifice’

Rohith Chakravarti Vemula never lost his poetic flair, even when writing his suicide note. “Never was a man treated as a mind, a glorious thing made up of stardust,” he wrote. “Uma anna, sorry for using your room for this thing.”<p>Copies of his final letter are stuck to every wall at the University …

India

Why it took this photographer a year to look at this image

Emerging from the “rabbit hole” that was close to a decade spent in post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia, photographer Donald Weber’s stint there gave us a rare glimpse into the lives of his downtrodden subjects. Published in 2011, his resulting book <i>Interrogations</i> explored the power relations at play in …

Black And White Photos Show No Survivor Of Abuse 'Asked For It'

“Blame the rapists not the victims."<p><i>"Not an invitation."</i><p><i>"Marriage is not consent."</i><p><i>"I don't want my daughter to be the one in four."</i><p>These are just a few of the powerful phrases featured in a recent photography project called "Still Not Asking For It." Created by Australian photographer Rory Banwell, …

In the competitive sport of Roller Derby, a bruise is a badge of honour to show off to your fellow team members trackside. What look here like photos are actually massive 3D leather canvasses, which artist Riikka Hyvönen layers with wood, paint and lashings of glitter, working from real images of …

Art

President says lifting of sanctions signals a ‘golden page’ for country amid warm reaction from international community<p>Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has hailed a “golden page” in the country’s history and a “turning point” in its economy as Iranians enjoyed the first day without sanctions, with …

South Asia

Sunday story: Locked Horns

With the SC refusing to vacate the stay on Jallikattu, Arun Janardhanan visits a cattle shelter in Coimbatore, home to over 200 stud bulls. The …

India

A look at party prospects as four states begin run up to 2016 polls

The Budget session of Parliament is normally spread across two halves: February-March and April-May. But in 2011, it became so politically urgent to …

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

Finding, or not, a new particle could change the world. Here's one way how

On 15th December the two biggest experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) reported on what has been learned this year from particle collisions at a new, record-breaking energy. The reports received some attention internationally (and there was some reaction here of course), but in the UK …

Physics

Microsoft just beat Apple to the punch in a big way

The news was announced on stage Wednesday at Business Insider's IGNITION conference in New York City.<p>The idea, Microsoft says, is to turn every phone into a Windows 10 user's best friend, whether or not that phone is running Windows.<p>It's a new Microsoft, indeed, and one that thinks that tools like …

Ri Kang spent decades near Kim Jong-il and says he and wife Ko Yong-Suk fled to US in 1998 ‘out of fear of what those in power can do’<p>The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has described how fear of the deadly power politics in Pyongyang drove him and his wife to defect to the US nearly 20 …

North Korea

Sweden has declared war on cash

Back in June, I shared with you the story of how, in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper money. (It was an unmitigated disaster, by the way.) Now it might be the first to ban it altogether.<p>All across Sweden, cash—the physical kind, not cash in the …

Comcast's CEO explained why your internet bill will only get more expensive

"Just as with every other thing in your life — if you drive a hundred thousand miles or a thousand miles you buy more gasoline," Roberts said during Business Insider's IGNITION conference on Tuesday.<p>"If you turn on the air conditioning at 60 versus 72, you consume more electricity," he said. "The …

Spectacular Double Exposure Oil Paintings

Korean artist Ho Ryon Lee's series entitled <i>Overlapping Images</i> incorporates a double exposure technique that is typically used in photography. The remarkable thing about this body of work is that the images are, in fact, oil paintings. The realistic renditions of the multitude of scantily clad women …

Try out Airbnb.com : How The Modern Man Can Save

Share<p>Tweet<p>1. Try out Airbnb.com<p>No matter which way you slice it, traveling somewhere exciting will almost always cost you an arm and a leg. And at least one of those metaphorical limbs usually represents your housing situation. Hotel stays have a tendency to get preposterously pricey. Hell, they <i>can</i> …

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest building 1km tall - CNN Style

Written by Daisy CarringtonTiffany Ap, for CNN<p>Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.<p>1/13 – Step inside the Jeddah Tower<p>The world's next tallest building, the Jeddah Tower, is scheduled to be completed by …

Investors are terrified by the '3rd wave' of the financial crisis

First, the good bits: Aberdeen's revenue is up 5% to £1.16 billion ($1.74 billion), underlying profit is up £1.3 million ($1.95 million) to £491.6 million ($739.1 million), and dividend raised by 0.75 pence to 12 pence.<p>But there's a glaring red mark on Aberdeen's homework — assets under management …

Iraq,World news,Middle East and North Africa,South Africa,Tony Blair,George Bush,US news,US foreign policy,Foreign policy<p>New book God, Spies and Lies details Mbeki’s attempts to stop invasion<br>• SA experts worked with Saddam in 1980s; Mandela also tried to warn Bush<p>Tony Blair went to war in Iraq …

South Africa