Manish Varma

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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world's surface.<p>The discovery is painting an increasingly complex portrait of one of the biggest "fossils" from …

Shipwreck Shines Light on Historic Shift in Slave Trade

A longer route from Africa to South America brought cheaper captives and less competition, but greater risks.<p>In December 1794, Portuguese slave traders on the east coast of Africa outfitted their vessel for a daunting voyage. The 7,000-mile, months-long journey from Mozambique round the turbulent …

Chrome on Android finds relevant info for any word you touch

Arguably the biggest announcement to come out of Google I/O last week was the Now on Tap feature that lets you search within apps. Well, a new update for Chrome on Android dubbed "Tap to Search" looks like it could be pretty similar: it lets you search about a term on a web page for information …

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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader, others to death

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence, and gave a life term to a U.S.-Egyptian citizen for ties to the Brotherhood.<p>Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide …

Get A Grip: HTC Has A Hold On You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>HTC has unveiled the HTC Grip, a fitness tracker designed for serious athletes. Through a partnership with Under Armor, UA Record, the world’s …

Obama holds historic meeting with Cuba's Castro, pledges to 'turn the page'

President Obama held a historic formal meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro Saturday, the first between US and Cuban leaders in over half a century, pledging to 'turn the page' and develop a new relationship between the two countries.<p>The two leaders shook hands Friday at the start of the summit …

Arab military surge carries risks

Washington has welcomed the muscular role Arab militaries are playing in Yemen and Syria, but their greater participation could also create a greater risk of a wider Sunni-Shia conflict across the Middle East.<p>President Barack Obama has been pressing Sunni Saudi Arabia and other Gulf state allies to …

Dish, Time Warner come to new agreement

April 1 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp and Time Warner settled on a new agreement Wednesday that will allow Dish subscribers continued access to Turner Broadcasting and HBO programming.<p>The new contract caps months-long tension between the two companies. For a brief period late last year some of …

Evidence in Sony hack attack suggests possible involvement by Iran, China or Russia, intel source says

The U.S. investigation into the recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment has turned up evidence that does not point to North Korea as the "sole entity" in the case, but rather, raises the possibility that Iran, China or Russia may have been involved, an intelligence source told Fox News …

Iraqi Kurds say siege of Mount Sinjar broken

Peshmerga forces claim breakthrough against ISIL, reaching mountain where hundreds of Yazidis are trapped.<p>Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar Mountains where hundreds of people have been trapped for months by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

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10 of the World’s Most Haunted Cities

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghostly encounters.<p>These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina …

Syria IS: Iraqi Peshmerga fighters 'enter Kobane'

<b>Ten Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighters have entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border, Syrian opposition activists say.</b><p>Dozens more are expected to join them in helping Syrian Kurds defend the strategic town against Islamic State (IS) militants.<p>Turkey finally authorised the Iraqi …

Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN

The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global terrorism.<p>A report by the UN security council, obtained by the Guardian, finds that …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

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Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

Entering Tinder’s modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it’s not clear you’re …

The Best Wildlife Photography Of 2014

Every year, London’s Natural History Museum and the BBC team up to wade through tens of thousands of the very best images of the natural world in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Last week, American photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols was awarded the top prize for a dramatic …

What Putin’s Russia and other homophobes around the world are doing with their iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s revelation in Businessweek that he is gay has elicited a generally positive response from around the web, garnered mostly praise from media journalists, and led LGBT rights watchdog group Human Rights Campaign to say that Cook’s “courageous step forward” is destined to “save …

Buying a Used Camera? Don't Overlook These 8 Important Considerations

More often than not, buying brand new photography gear can be too expensive. It therefore makes complete sense when people opt for used photography …

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Android this week: Google I/O 2014 in review

For two-and-a-half hours at its annual developer event, Google employees trotted on- and off-stage to share the company’s improvements for Android. …

Recent Experiments Give A Glimmer Of Hope For A Treatment For Autism

These are important and widespread substances: ATP, a molecule that shuttles energy around cells, is a purine; so are half the "genetic letters" in DNA. Cells under viral attack tend to shed them.<p>Too many of them in the blood can thus be a signal of viral infection. In that case activating the CDR …

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Pope Francis Excommunicates the Calabrese Mafia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Deviating from prepared remarks at a mass in southern Italy, Pope Francis threw the ultimate …