Mahendra Purohit

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GST Bill: green light for ‘one nation, one tax’

After being subject to months of haggling and histrionics, the Goods & Services Tax (GST) finally had its historic day in the Rajya Sabha with the …

Apple is turning Siri into a next-level Artificial Intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO — Was Siri the secret star of the World Wide Developer's Conference Keynote?<p>At first blush, I'd say no. There was no moment where Apple …

Artificial Intelligence

Rejoice! You can finally remove default apps from the iPhone

Apple is quietly fixing one of the most annoying things about iOS.<p>In the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10, you will be able to remove default Apple apps from the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch homescreens. No more hiding apps away in a folder like you are ashamed of them.<p>Apple is …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Bill Gates says everyone should read this book about the moon blowing up

It's no spoiler to say that in the novel, the moon is destroyed.<p>The book's excellent opening line reads: "The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."<p>But it's the story of what follows that's fascinating.<p>The residents of a doomed Earth realize they have limited time to figure out …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing

Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.<p>The Earth's magnetic field acts as a shield, protecting us from damaging cosmic rays and harsh solar winds. It's as important to our survival as water and oxygen, yet it's in a constant state of flux. New research presented this week at the Living …

What to study to become a game developer

Many young tech enthusiasts want to become game developers but are not certain what to study, and what skills to develop, to assist them in entering …

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find This Week

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with …

What Your Small Business Should Do To Look Like A Social Media Pro

As social media use continues to grow, so does the number of marketing opportunities for small businesses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults now use social networking sites, according to Pew Research, up from just 7 percent in 2005.<p>“That’s just a remarkable adoption curve,” said Sean Miller, lead …

Social Media

5 Ways Running Affects Your Penis and Balls

This ubiquitous exercise can both help and hurt your junk<p>Your body has an amazing way of adjusting out on a run, and for men that includes what’s going on below the belt.<p>“Your body has ways of adapting to prevent bad things from happening to your penis and testicles,” says Jeffrey Thill, M.D., an …

Duke University

How the Internet is changing the English language

People from the midwestern United States say “pop,” while people from the coasts say “soda.” Southerners might say “y’all” instead of “you guys.” And …

Language

16 business books that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Sure, 300 pages about entrepreneurship, money, leadership, management, or success can be tough to get through. But the very best business books can change your life.<p>These are the books that offer valuable insights, inspire you, and give you new perspectives. They influence your life and career, and …

February 2016

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Astronomy