Nirbhika Nandakumar

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I Followed My Stolen iPhone Across The World, Became A Celebrity In China, And Found A Friend For Life

This really weird thing happened to me. Then it got even weirder. Then it turned insane. Do I have a story for you. [This is the epic continuation of "How I Became a Minor Celebrity in China."]<p>点击此处阅读中文版<p>I've broken this story up into three chapters. It should never have gone this far, but the …

21 DIY Tricks All '90s Kids Mastered

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9 Things I Want My Son To Know About The Universe

Life is short, and you've got a lot to learn. Here are a few good places to start.<p>His name's William; we call him Billy. That video is him on his birthday.<p>It's a strange thing, because he's barely begun to exist and yet he's already about 1% of the way through the time he'll exist for. He hasn't …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

There’s No Morality in Exercise: I’m a Fat Person and Made a Successful Fitness App

You’re not a better person for working out, or a worse person for not, no matter what magazines or gyms tell you.<p><b>By Naomi Alderman</b><i><br>Illustrations by</i> …

Rubber Duck Problem Solving

At Stack Exchange, <b>we insist that people who ask questions put some effort into their question, and we're kind of jerks about it</b>. That is, when you …

Stack Overflow

Mail-Order Viruses Are The New Antibiotics

Hundreds of people have caught hellish bacterial infections and turned to Eastern Europe for a century-old viral therapy. With the world on the cusp of an antibiotics crisis, should we all follow suit?<p>Rachel George was used to being sick. A genetic condition left her with intellectual disabilities …

Watch These Youngsters Tell Us Why They Have To Lie To Their Parents And How To Change That

As youngsters who are part of the Indian society, we all know that there are things which we can’t really be open about. There are things that we are …

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

Mathematics

Dwell

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Solo Travel: What to Know Before Traveling By Yourself

<i>by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo by Dougal Waters/Getty Images<p><b>If you've booked a trip by yourself, keep these tips in mind before and during your journey--they'll help you have a safer, happier solo trip.</b><p>Solo travel used to be an anomaly, but now it's so common that some hotels even have …

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Universe

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …