Nancy Longley

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Death toll rises to 17 in California mudslides, 17 missing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The death toll from devastating mudslides in affluent communities along a stretch of Southern California coastline rose to 17 on Wednesday after two more bodies were recovered, the local sheriff said, and the number of people missing also climbed to 17.<p>The two …

Mudslides

Running Shaadi – Movie Review

<b>Nirmata</b> (Makers)<p>Produced by Shoojit Sircar and Crouching Tiger Motion Pictures, the film boasts of freshness and carries a charm that doesn’t make …

Bollywood

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

The Brain

Shares in Asia in positive territory on Tuesday

<b>Shares in Asia ended higher on Tuesday following a rally Europe and a 7% rise for Tokyo on Monday.</b><p>After initially falling 1% in early trade, the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.2% at 16,054.43 points.<p>Analysts said the early morning falls were due to investors taking profits after the steep rises a day …

Stock Markets

On the Red Couch with Chess Grandmaster Vinay Bhat

<i>For Vinay Bhat, chess was child’s play. Introduced to the game by his mother at the age of six, Bhat would become the youngest chessmaster in chess history within four short years. By 15, he was the youngest International Master in U.S. history, a title that stays with Bhat for life.</i><p><i>Today the</i> …

6 Unusual Things That Make Osteoarthritis Pain Feel Worse

Osteoarthritis, or OA, is a disabling disease of the joint that occurs most often in the knees, hips, hands, and spine. In fact, one-third of U.S. …

Pain

How The Raspberry Pi Sparked A Maker Revolution

A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet<p>Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …

Raspberry Pi

Going back to work while grieving

This week Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is transitioning back to work, after her husband died May 1 in a tragic treadmill accident. She will begin by working at the office just during the hours when her children are at school and will not be traveling for the foreseeable future, the company …

Silicon Valley

The Secret Republicans of Silicon Valley

Deep in Sil­ic­on Val­ley, where the free mar­ket reigns and the ex­change of ideas is cel­eb­rated, a sub­set of tech work­ers are hid­ing their …

Silicon Valley

California hit with record West Nile outbreak — and its epic drought is to blame

Mosquitoes typically thrive in rainy conditions, but that hasn’t let California off the hook<p>California can't catch a break. Amid its ongoing, devastating drought, it's experiencing an unusually nast outbreak of West Nile Virus: 238 human cases, and 9 deaths, have been reported so far this year, …