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How India changed the English language

For hundreds of years, words have flowed along the routes of trade and empire. Rahul Verma follows some of their remarkable journeys.<p>They are in there, often unnoticed. The words that have become part of everyday English. Loot, nirvana, pyjamas, shampoo and shawl; bungalow, jungle, pundit and …

How to Get From Here to There: Part II, Education, Entrepreneurship and Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success'

What accounts for the varied approaches individuals use in business, careers, and their own aspirations? In Part One of this piece, I described what one psychologist teaches us about individuals and their motivation to meet their various needs--and how this helps explain behavior and solve problems.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

American Kennel Club adds three new dog breeds to registry – in pictures

The American Kennel Club has added three new pups to their collection of recognized dog breeds, meaning they will be eligible to compete in its shows beginning next month. Say hello to the lagotto Romagnolo, the berger Picard and the miniature American shepherd

How Tesla Will Change The World

<i>This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved,</i> <i>start with</i> …

The Motherboard Inside Your Brain

<i>“You do look glum! What you need is a gramme of soma.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World</i><p>Let’s say you’re feeling blah, and need a jolt of something to …

The Brain

Rich, cultured, and lonely: How India’s rising class looks for love now

In urban India’s new cultural hierarchy, the top rung is reserved for the global Indian: The foreign-educated, career-oriented, well-read, well-paid, well-travelled and socially savvy men and women who are held up by an increasingly aspirational society as the embodiment of success.<p>The deeper the …

How Your Brain Deletes Trauma

Our brains actually aren’t able to absorb infinite amounts of information: new research has revealed that memories operate on something closer to a …

The Brain

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests.<p>The study followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood in Brazil. The researchers found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their 30s, stayed …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

With recent news headlines proclaiming that dozens of people have been selected as finalists for a Martian astronaut corps, it might seem like a trip to this alien world might finally be close at hand.<p>But let's have a little reality check. What are the chances that we really will see people on the …

Mars

Satellites: a glimpse inside a secret world

Back in 1945, when science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke conjured up the idea of an Earth-orbiting broadcast satellite, he neglected to patent it: he couldn’t imagine one being built in his lifetime. He wasn’t the only one caught off guard when the Soviet Union sprung a satellite on the world just …

Space Exploration

How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

Humans may be approaching a dodo moment of truth, a nexus where we either adapt to rapid changes in our environment, or go extinct.(The dodo being …

Evolution

How scientists are fighting antibiotic resistance

Since antibiotics were first developed at the start of the twentieth century, they have saved millions of lives (penicillin alone is estimated to …

University of California

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

I am one of those people who will be unlikely to finish writing this paragraph without checking my Twitter account, staring out the window blankly, …

Mindfulness

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Northwestern University

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

NASA Unveils the 'Global Selfie' We Made on Earth Day

Science News<p>NASA has taken the wraps off a 3.2-gigapixel "Global Selfie" that was built from 36,422 images shared on social media one month ago, for Earth Day.<p>The space agency says more than 50,000 pictures from 113 countries and regions around the world were posted on or around April 22, using the …

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …