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5 Things To Know About The Search For Dark Matter

We know dark matter exists, but now comes the hard part: figuring out what exactly it is<p>It makes up a quarter of the universe. Without it, galaxies would fall apart, and stars would spin off into space. Dark matter is five times more abundant than normal matter (the stuff that makes up trees and …

Trailer Released for 'Barca Dreams,' New Movie About Barcelona's History

Get excited, Barcelona fans.<p>A new film is coming out about Barcelona's 115-year history.<p>With contributions from the likes of Xavi, Johan Cruyff, Gary Lineker and Leo Messi, it looks like it is going to be a must watch for all cules.<p>As per the Barcelona website:<p>The movie has taken two years to make, …

Soccer

Why an Indian film has never won an Oscar

Around this time last year, the makers of <i>Court</i> had just returned from Italy. The multilingual film had premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won two awards—for the best first-time director and the best debut film.<p>Now, after many more screenings at film festivals and many more …

India

Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

Soccer

The siren call of ‘pure’ Islam

June 29 will be the first anniversary of the Islamic State (IS)’s bizarre declaration of the establishment of the modern world’s first “caliphate” on …

Case Study: Skinny Jeans Cause Nerve And Muscle Damage

The pants caused one patient's legs to stop working<p>Skinny jeans may be all the rage, but those things are <i>really tight</i>--in a physical sense. One woman in Australia found out the downside of her chic-yet-tight-fitting trousers when she had trouble walking until she could no longer feel her feet, …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

6 Books That Will Definitely Increase Your Productivity Right Away

Even the most productive people would like to be more efficient. Here are 6 books that will help you get more done in less time with less effort.<p>Most of the time I feel like a productive person. I write three columns a week, am getting a master's degree, manage a small number of clients, and …

Time Management

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Aftershocks following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal are jangling nerves and complicating rescue operations. So far, there have been more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 5 or higher, and another two dozen between magnitude 4.5 and 5.<p>That rate of aftershocks is in line with a forecast by …

Natural Disasters

How one of the world’s largest railways is using technology to reinvent itself

With a track length of 116,000 kilometre and 23 million daily passengers (pdf), India has one of the world’s largest railway networks. But this massive enterprise is bleeding money and in urgent need of reforms.<p>And in an attempt to fix the mess, India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu is banking on …

Indian Railways

Killer swine flu strikes India

<b>Mumbai, India -</b> When one of her relatives became sick with the swine flu virus recently, Preeti Muley raced with her family to get the H1N1 vaccination.<p>But the 26-year-old was too late - two days later she came down with a 38.3 degree Celsius fever and body aches, and within two days her doctor …

India

One woman's plan to take your creativity back from your phone — by making you bored

When Manoush Zomorodi was eight years old, she walked around her house gathering up all the houseplants. She arranged them in rows, gave them all name tags and then performed a concert for their benefit. Why? Because she was bored.<p>And now? “I suddenly realized I haven't really been bored in about …

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

This is the story of a man whose ideas could have saved a lot of lives and spared countless numbers of women and newborns' feverish and agonizing deaths.<p>You'll notice I said "could have."<p>The year was 1846, and our would-be hero was a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis.<p>Semmelweis was a man of …

Physiology

Spiritual Chennai - see a deeper side to India's southern gateway

At first glance, Chennai might not seem the obvious choice for a spot of meditation. With 4.7 million inhabitants and India's biggest motor industry, the capital of Tamil Nadu is better known for noise and traffic jams than for moments of inner peace. But scratch the surface and you'll soon …