Deepak Chandran

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Here’s how much all life on Earth weighs, and how insignificant humans are by comparison

Ever wonder how much mass the entirety of Earth’s lifeforms weigh? No? Well, scientists definitely do, and a new study published in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …

Biology

Why One Man Sold All His Watches to Create the Ultimate Grand Seiko Collection

The Grand Seiko First is the watch that started it all. And this incredibly rare printed dial version is about as good as it gets.

Watches

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

A Look at the Vintage Persol Sunglasses That Collectors Lust Over

Silver Lining Opticians occupies a quiet storefront across from community basketball courts in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. The luxury boutique …

Men's Fashion

The Luxury Menswear Brands That Are Worth A Long-Term Wardrobe Investment

Not all brands are created equal. As with cars, watches and fancy homes, the word ‘designer’ is often misused in clothing. Nowadays, designer fashion …

Men's Fashion

Indian Railways readies for world’s largest recruitment drive; 25 million applications for 90,000 jobs

For the next two months, Satyam Gupta will spend his evenings glued to YouTube. At 9pm sharp every night, he will find a quiet corner in his family …

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

17 Gorgeous Indian Hill Stations You Miss Out On Every Summer Because You End Up Going To Shimla

1. Coonoor Where: Tamil Nadu Source: Taj Holidays Said to be the quieter of the three Nilgiri hill stations, Coonoor is one of the most beautiful …

Asia Travel

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

12 Out-of-This-World Facts About 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> was a watershed moment in filmmaking. The epic sci-fi story of extraterrestrials and higher planes of …

The 10 Most Valuable Motorcycles In the World

Cars always grab the spotlight when it comes to record-breaking auctions. Marques like Ferrari, Mercedes and Aston Martin are always in the headlines …

Motorcycles

A Guide To Pilot’s Watches

Pilot’s watches might strike you as an incredibly specific subgenre. In fact, they were arguably the first watches altogether – for men, at least.<p>In …

Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

This Photographer Restores Forgotten Veterans’ Tombstones

Nearly 10 years ago, photography enthusiast Andrew Lumish visited an old cemetery in Tampa, Florida, to shoot photos of historic graves. He was …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

This $206 Tool Set Has More Than You Will Ever Need. And It’s Just $78 Right Now.

There will be no more worrying if you have the correct-sized drill bit. The Crescent 170-Piece Mechanic Tool Set normally retails north of $200 — …

From copycat to Goliath: A deep dive into China's massive WeChat

China has long been perceived as a “nation of copycats,” where the shanzhai mentality reigned supreme, but, while pirating still goes on there, China has already moved on to the next phase of its development. The same has happened with WeChat. What started out as a Chinese copy of Whatsapp has …

10 traditional Paris shops where you can buy a piece of history

Evidence of the wave of young creatives opening coffee shops and concept stores that challenge Parisian traditions – and some would say bringing …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

The Man Behind The Watch

The race to space during the 1950s and ‘60s between Russia and the United States, created a period of technological advancement like no other. What …

26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

I need all of these.

Shopping

The 10 Best Mens Shower Gels & Body Washes On The Market

Men’s Shower Gels & Body Washes<p>Whether you call it body wash or shower gel, the liquid-gel has become an omnipresent part of the modern gentleman’s …

Skin Care

The island that switches countries every six months

<b>Next week, France will hand over 6,820 sq m of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years.</b><p>The French Basque beach resort of Hendaye is the …

Royal Weddings

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

Studies find evidence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

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

An Unusual Design Aesthetic: Photos of Vintage Soviet Control Rooms

And you thought *your* workplace was depressing<p>The Present /&/ Correct blog has somehow got their hands on, and posted tons of photos of, vintage …

The evolution of the Bond Girl (or lack thereof)

Just say the words “Bond Girl” and she appears in your mind’s eye. It doesn’t matter which one—it might be Ursula Andress, the original Bond Girl, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals The Scientific Mystery That Keeps Him Up At Night

Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson might seem like he knows everything there is to know about the universe. But there's a lingering scientific …