Divyalochan Ray

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Maldives Is Latest Flashpoint In India Vs China Rivalry: Foreign Media

The political drama has sparked concern in India, which said last week in an unusually strong statement that it's "imperative" for the government to …

China

The Weirdest Tech Predictions for the Next 50 Years

Hope you like windowless airplanes and vibrating pillows<p>As 2015 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to daydream about the future, and the technological wonders that will become commonplace in the coming years.<p>We reached out Ian Pearson, a senior futurologist at the U.K.-based company Futurizon. …

CES

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2016

The end of the year is here. It's time to focus on 2016.<p>Saying you want to be a better leader doesn't do much to propel your business forward without a strategy in place. If you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. In a survey by Deloitte, top executives in the U.S. are confident in their …

Travel blogger: My $10,000 first-class flight was $130

Top Miles blogger Sam Huang is drawing some curious eyes after he reportedly got a $10,000 airplane seat for a paltry $130.<p>Huang blogged about his accomplishment, saying he redeemed 67,500 American Airlines "AAdvantage" miles on a Cathay Pacific flight from Chicago to Manila.<p>"Not only that, I …

RANKED: Every 'Star Wars' movie from best to worst — and why 'Force Awakens' is 3rd

As "The Force Awakens" is now over the $1 billion mark worldwide at the box office and reviews are surprisingly ecstatic, it doesn't appear that people's enjoyment of all things "Star Wars" is going to wane anytime soon.<p>But how does the latest entry compare to the previous six? How do we size it up …

Anonymous claims responsibility for massive cyberattack on Turkey

Hacking group released video warning of continued assault if Erdogan government doesn't stop 'supporting Islamic State' - allegations which Ankara denies<p>The hacking group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for a massive cyberattack on Turkish internet servers over the past week, saying it will …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Congress Directs NASA to Build a Habitat for the Trip to Mars

A prototype is set for 2018.<p>In the latest round of budget negotiations, NASA got a pretty good windfall. But hiding in that $19.3 billion budget it is a $55 million directive: begin building a deep space habitat, and have it ready to go by 2018. In 180 days, NASA will have to report on any progress.<p>…

Space Science

Here’s What Architects See in Homes of the Future

For the 10th anniversary of its survey on home design trends, the American Institute of Architects asked a panel of more than 500 architects what they expect to be the major changes in home design over the next decade.

Dow Jones

Stephen Batchelor Talks Buddhism in a “Secular Age”

Once an ordained monk, the author’s latest work focuses on bringing Buddhist teachings into the 21st century.<p>What is Buddhism? It’s a simple question, but an unanswerable one, at least on a frozen, bite-size, media-ready level. It’s a question not unlike the koan that <b>Stephen Batchelor</b> pondered back …

These are the 11 most game-changing aircraft of the 21st century

In a few years, drones that can fit in the palm of a person's hand and 117-foot-wingspan behemoths capable of launching satellites into space will both be a reality.<p>At the same time, drone and advanced-fighter technologies will spread beyond the US and Europe, and countries including China, Russia, …

Aviation

This Kit Gives Protesters Weapons for Anonymity & Encryption

New York-based designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira have created a kit of wearables for civil unrest.<p>Imagine if a hip fashion or tech company were in the business of designing privacy and encryption-enhancing wearables. This is sort of the notion behind Backslash, a kit of “functional devices …

See Before-and-After Photos of the Changing Environment

Side-by-side comparisons reveal just how much glaciers, lakes, and snowpacks have been altered by nature and humans.<p>From the ice sheets of Greenland to the deserts of Arizona, many of the world’s landscapes have been dramatically transformed as their climate grows warmer and drier. At the same …

Global Warming

10 Hottest Design Tools You Must Try In 2016

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Wireframing

Space Pictures From 1895 Found in a Basement

The 19th century glass plates of telescope images were found in the basement of the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute.<p>A retired Danish astronomer recently stumbled upon a treasure trove of astronomical observations from the late 19th century. The oldest images, taken from the …

Astronomy

Scientists Have Discovered That Your Brain Logs A Timestamp At The Moment Of Your Death

Scientists researching circadian rhythms and the brain’s internal clock have stumbled on a fascinating, if morbid discovery. It turns out that when you die, your brain logs a timestamp of sorts for your passing.<p>Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, following up on a 2013 study, looked at the …

The Brain

16 Gadgets We Loved In 2015

The best of Obsessed<p>In every issue of <i>Popular Science,</i> we round up our 10 favorite products of the month. Here's the cream of the crop of 2015--our most favorite out of 120 items that, even months after, we're still obsessed with. We bring you: the best of Obsessed.

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

The 12 Most Outrageous Science Scandals Of 2015

...in chronological order.<p>For seven years, people have been protesting against the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, one of indigenous Hawaiians' most sacred sites. But the controversy exploded this April, when dozens of protesters were arrested.<p>The protests …

Google Starts Testing The Ability To Login Without A Password

Google is testing a feature that lets users sign into their accounts without requiring a password. Users that have access to this feature will be able to login to their accounts using their mobile devices. A notification pops up that asks users to authenticate their identities and grant permission …

Android News

Cracker frontman David Lowery leads class action suit against streaming site, claiming it knowingly distributed band’s work without permission<p>Spotify is being sued for at least $150m by a collective of musicians who allege that the streaming site has knowingly and willingly reproduced and …

Christmas Eve

25 Brain-Popping Facts About Space That Will Make You Feel Extremely Small

Containing the curiosity of the human mind is impossible. It is because of this very curiosity that we have been able to reach such unimaginable …

The New York ‘Daily News’ Takes On the NRA

It was significant, indeed, that <i>The New York Times</i> chose for the first time in 95 years to publish a front-page editorial Saturday, and that the …

Washington Post eyes 'bittersweet' newsroom move

1 / 3<p>The Washington Post officially leaves its headquarters building in downtown Washington on December 14 as it migrates its 700-person newsroom …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

Why Earth's Magnetic Field Flip-Flops

Every so often, Earth's magnetic field flips on its head, turning the magnetic North Pole into the South Pole and vice versa.<p>It last happened 780,000 …

31 Books That Will Help You Better Understand Mental Illness And Disorders

Whether you live with mental illness or know someone who does, these books might help you make sense of it.<p><i>Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, or</i> …

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

Fitness professionals praise simple, sustainable and modifiable moves.<p>From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) …

LinkedIn and Evernote investor explains how 'ignoring everybody' made him launch a new startup

How do you go from 0 to 1? What happens before the startup even comes into the picture?<p>I have invested as an angel in about 50 startups. It's been quite successful. I could just keep doing this. Oh and some paragliding and kite-surfing when I don't meet great entrepreneurs. I could also become a …

11 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

It doesn't make you weak, and it doesn't make you damaged goods.<p><i>To learn more about depression and anxiety, check out the resources at the National Institute of Mental Health here and here.</i><p>* 13 Graphs That Will Speak To You If You Suffer From Anxiety<p>* Here's What No One Tells You About Having Both …