Bharath Katkojula

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Gossiping is what makes us human, says Oxford professor

Gossiping about others is a vital part of life and could even keep us alive longer, according to evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar<p>Talking about people behind their backs might seem like an underhand activity which should be frowned upon by society but it is what sets us apart from …

Scientists Are Adding 'Star Wars' Sound Effects To Real Lasers So They Can Hear Them

...or 'Star Trek' sound effects. Either way, pew pew pew!<p>A long time ago, in an era known as the not-too-distant past, machines made sounds as a byproduct of how they worked. Car engines roared, camera shutters clicked, phones rang bells. I feel like a dinosaur describing these features of life …

LightSail Wakes Up After Silent Spell and Spreads Its Solar Sail

LightSail's handlers unfurled the experimental spacecraft's solar sail in orbit on Sunday, marking a triumph for the nonprofit Planetary Society after more than two weeks of ups and downs.<p>The LightSail craft, which was designed to test solar sail technology, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air …

Space Travel

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

NIA files case against NSCN(K) for Manipur ambush

The National Investigation Agency registered a case on Sunday against the top leadership of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) and …

India

Bangladesh and India finally give people a nation | Bangladesh

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh -</b> After nearly 70 years of statelessness, more than 50,000 people will now receive citizenship and all its benefits after a historic border agreement between India and Bangladesh.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Dhaka resulted in the land boundary agreement with the …

India

Reaching Out To Kiev

How India can help solve the Russia-Ukraine conflict.<p><b>By: Irvin Studin</b><p>The conflict between Russia, Ukraine and the West is at once the world’s most …