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Why does Chennai keep going under water?

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Chennai is locked in an inextricable battle with water. In the brutal summers, the city can’t get enough of it. And when it rains, the coastal metropolis of over four million people often finds itself inundated by too much of it.<p>The rains this year have been particularly …

Water

Watch the Lexus Hoverboard take flight

Gallery: Watch the Lexus Hoverboard take flight<p>Gallery: Watch the Lexus Hoverboard take flight<p>+ 9<p>+ 8<p>+ 7<p>The Lexus Hoverboard has finally been revealed …

Robots

Hollywood and Indian regional films are stealing Bollywood’s thunder

Bollywood is not having the best of days.<p>Until the release of Salman Khan’s <i>Bajrangi Bhaijaan</i> two weeks ago, India’s predominant film industry had failed to make an impression at the box office this year. The only two exceptions were <i>Tanu Weds Manu Returns,</i> a May-release and the first film to …

Bollywood

Porn ban: Why India’s order to block 857 websites might not work

Internet Service Providers have expressed their apprehension, saying it is virtually impossible to ban porn websites given that servers hosting these …

Google has its own car company called 'Google Auto'

The LLC has been running the self-driving car company since 2011<p>Google has quietly been running its self-driving car program under a subsidiary company called Google Auto LLC, according to documents obtained by <i>The Guardian</i>.<p>The subsidiary was created in 2011 when Google replaced its self-driving …

Ceasefire violation: One killed as Pak Rangers target 17 BOPs, villages in Jammu

A BSF spokesman said, "Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of small arms and mortar shells on BoPs along IB in Kanachak and Pargwal sectors of Jammu …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

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