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One thing we urgently need after the Maggi mess: a better understanding of food labels

To understand the food we buy, we need to first look at what goes into it.<p>Everyone’s talking about lead contamination in Maggi, but there is so much …

Maggi Row: It started from six overworked men and a Gorakhpur lab

On March 26 last year, it was this lab, tucked away in a corner of the campus, that found the presence of monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavour …

India

Bangladesh and India finally give people a nation | Bangladesh

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh -</b> After nearly 70 years of statelessness, more than 50,000 people will now receive citizenship and all its benefits after a historic border agreement between India and Bangladesh.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Dhaka resulted in the land boundary agreement with the …

India

Anonymously Download Torrents Safely With A Seedbox And Private Tracker. Or Just Use Usenet.

Whether you're downloading a database of academic papers from a university network or stealing movies from the Pirate Bay, downloading torrents can …

'Top 10 Criminals' Google Search Results Showing Narendra Modi: Storm in a Teacup

The Internet went into a tizzy on Wednesday when someone discovered that Google image search results for the phrase Top 10 Criminals features …

SEO

Minimalist Residence in Greece Taking In Endless Sea Views: Villa Melana

Studio 2 Pi Architecture completed the design and development of <b>Villa Melana</b>, a contemporary seaside residence in Greece. “It all started as a simple …

The heat and the death toll are rising in India. Is this a glimpse of Earth’s future?

Roads have twisted in the heat. Hospitals are overwhelmed by thousands of dehydrated people, the poor, the elderly and children among the worst hit. Urgent instructions to wear wide-brimmed hats and light-coloured cotton clothes, use umbrellas and drink lots of fluid have been issued by the …

Climate Change

This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus

Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus' upper atmosphere with an inflatable aircraft, deployed from space.<p>Since the craft is self-inflated, it would be light enough to stay …

Uncomfortably numb: The people who feel no pain

Being unable to feel pain may sound appealing, but it would be extremely hazardous to your health. Pain is, for most of us, a very unpleasant feeling, but it serves the important evolutionary purpose of alerting us to potentially life-threatening injuries. Without it, people are more prone to …

Mutations

Humans could download brains on to a computer and live forever

The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer<p>Humans could download their brain on to a computer and live forever inside a machine, a Cambridge neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Dr Hannah Critchlow said that if a computer could be built to recreate the 100 trillion …

Architizer

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Leadership

Documents seized from Osama's Pak hideout call 26/11 attacks 'heroic', Pune bakery blast 'beautiful'

A top al Qaeda leader crowed about the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes as a "heroic" suicide attack and called the German Bakery blast in Pune a …

Designs of the Year 2015 category winners announced

Google's self-driving car, a proposal for clearing plastic waste from the world's oceans and a concrete university building in Santiago are among the …

Architizer

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Critical Thinking

It’s not just the Taj Mahal—pollution is ruining many other iconic monuments in India

India’s pollution problem, which came into the limelight after Delhi’s air was declared even filthier than Beijing’s last year, is even more monumental than we thought.<p>Toxic air spouting out from burning trash and exhaust pipes has taken its toll on the facades of some of the country’s sacred …

Best ‘middle of nowhere’ places

Want to get off the beaten path? Then here are 10 places that will stump most travel agents and reward you with original experiences. But remember, these are 'no pain, no gain' destinations so you'll need to be prepared for long transit times there and back - and you won't be able to recover at a …

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of …

Apps

The world's best places to get a 'yes'

Once you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with that special someone, you’re faced with what can feel like an even greater decision. Where do I pop the question?<p>1. Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)<p>Sunrises are inherently romantic, but those in Bagan are truly surreal. The capital of the Kingdom of …

Puerto Rico: the Caribbean without all the edges sanded off

This isn’t Puerto Rico’s first moment in the sun. Back in the Sixties, the island found itself fleetingly one of the most fashionable destinations in the Caribbean. Banned from Cuba, high-society “snowbirds” from the north-eastern United States were happy to slum it for a slice of easily accessible …

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject of new theory

Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and debate. Now a dramatic new theory suggests that the prehistoric monument was in fact “an ancient Mecca on stilts”.<p>The megaliths would not have been …

Oxford University

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

On ISIS's Path of Ruin, Many Sites of Global Importance

The extremist group is pursuing an "appalling strategy of cultural cleansing."<p>Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria have stepped up their war on the region’s cultural heritage, attacking archaeological sites with bulldozers and explosives.<p>The so-called Islamic State (commonly known as ISIS) now …

Beauty slacker: what it's really like to stop using beauty products

A small, wrinkled sandwich bag containing a toothbrush, one mascara, a small bottle of cocoa butter and some 69p deodorant from Wilkinsons – my “sponge bag” – is more the sort of thing you’d expect to find in the suitcase of a recently divorced salesman who’s living in the back of his Ford Mondeo …

Short Hair

The perfect market storm: brace yourself for two bull markets to slide at once

Are you – and your portfolio – prepared for a perfect market storm? Because there is a risk that a tempest may be on its way, one for which we’re woefully unprepared.<p>The latest piece of evidence arrived Friday, when the Labor Department announced that in spite of the deep chill that gripped a large …

Stock Markets

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

Who is the woman in the coffin found at Richard III's grave site?

<b>(CNN) —</b> First came the shocking discovery of a medieval English king's burial site in a parking lot.<p>Then came the unearthing of a mysterious coffin, near where the king was buried. Archaeologists theorized it contained the remains of a prominent man, possibly a knight or a Catholic Church …

Silicon Valley mints 23 new billionaires to become best place to get rich

State of California now has 131 people worth 10 figures, more than any country beside China and the US<p>If you want to become super-rich, move to Silicon Valley.<p>It may sound like obvious advice, but the <b>latest Forbes rich list</b>, has just named it home to the greatest number of billionaires on the …

Silicon Valley