Karan Dharni

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How Indian shastra is a type of science

OPEN TO OPINION<p>An ancient body of knowledge does not need the crutches of science to be valuable.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute read | …

Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project

Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video showing off the progress Google and its partners have made on those modular smartphones, and things …

Krystle Wright on Telling Stories with Your Adventure Photography

Krystle Wright has documented her expeditions a little differently from some of her fellow adventure photographers. Using her breadth of knowledge of …

Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

How Brain Cells Are Like Little Universes

The structures of the universe and the human brain are strikingly similar.<p>In the Eastern spiritual discipline of Daoism, the human body has long been …

The Week in Review: When the Lights Turned Back On

Inside Flipboard / October 18, 2013<p>The government shutdown has ended, but it isn’t over. Arguably, it’s just begun.<p>The United States Congress voted …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Experience: I met my sister for the first time in prison

I was very much an only child. It was just me and my mum; no siblings and no dad. I was the result of a holiday romance Mum had in her early 20s, and …

The Economist

Google Glass eyes-on review

7 top reasons to go on a round-the-world trip

Tired of tiny holidays? Itching to take an epic trip instead of a quick week here and there? If you need some extra incentive to make the leap and book that round-the-world trip, Lonely Planet author George Dunford has some compelling reasons for you.<p>1. Gap year<p>School's out for ever, so now it's …

Travel

The Datai Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia<p>Stylish villas embedded on a jungle-clad hillside above the ocean, a good choice of restaurants, an outstanding spa and its own private beach make this hotel on the Malaysian island of Langkawi an exclusive, but expensive, choice. It's worth every penny.

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …