Piyush Yadav

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Obama: 'They Can Have That Vote,' But I Won't Back Down On Immigration

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that Republicans can go after his immigration programs in the courts and in Congress, but his confidence will not be shaken.<p>"In the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a …

Speeding up the battle against slowing minds

New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers<p>Christopher Devas has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. For his wife, Veronica, this not only means watching Alzheimer’s rob Christopher of his memory and identity, it also means …

Dementia

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Turkey to make long-range missiles compatible with NATO systems: spokesman | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will make its planned new long-range missiles compatible with the NATO’s systems, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday, in comments apparently at odds with those of the country’s defence minister.<p>NATO member Turkey chose China Precision Machinery Import and …

NATO

Oscar winner Patricia Arquette calls for pay equality for women

Oscar winner Patricia Arquette used her acceptance speech Sunday night to call for pay equality.<p>"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America," said Arquette, sparking enthusiastic applause and cheers from many in the audience. …

Gender

An iconic destination from 'The Walking Dead' comics finally popped up this week

<b>WARNING: This post talks about the latest episode of The Walking Dead and a little bit about the comic books.</b><p>Sunday's episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i> …

How "The Imitation Game" Screenwriter Graham Moore Made It In Hollywood

Graham Moore is the 31-year-old author of one best-selling novel, one screenplay in production with Benedict Cumberbatch, another novel in the works, and a just-finished screen adaptation of The Devil in the White City. He still thinks about quitting.<p>Graham Moore grew up on the north side of …

Writing

The Quran isn’t the problem: Violent extremism is about more than just sacred texts

There are those who insist that violence is intrinsic to religion’s sacred texts. Here is what they’re missing<p>In a column for Salon earlier this month, “Faith-fueled forces of hatred: Obama’s religion speech was troubling — but not for the reasons the right alleges,” Jeffrey Tayler suggested that …

China welcomes New Year of the sheep or goat

China has rung in the New Year with fireworks and traditional ceremonies.<p>In Beijing, an ancient bell was struck 108 times, to symbolise the end of any bad luck from the previous year.<p>Resident Ji Yonghong, 31, told reporters: “In 2014, the Year of the Horse, a lot of really tragic things happened. …

Views on Hindu contemporary activism

Secular cum laude<p>The French India scholar Christophe Jaffrelot has collected his recent papers in a hefty volume: <i>Religion, Caste & Politics in India</i> …

Levin: Obama ‘A Patsy For Islamic Terrorism The Way Chamberlain Was A Patsy For Third Reich’

Echoing comments made by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, conservative radio host Mark Levin took President Barack Obama to task, saying he …

The New American Diet

Today's food is different than it used to be; shouldn't your diet plan be too?<p>Of all the scary things to worry about when you're pregnant, there's one that's probably not on your radar, even though it affects almost every baby born: exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).<p>When we began …

Make This Star-Studded Cocktail for Your Oscars Party

Whether you’re tuning in for the pre-awards-show discussions or just for the main event, your Oscar party deserves to be as dazzling as those red carpet numbers. Cue some sparkly DIY Walk-of-Fame Cocktail Stirrers that allow your guests to be the stars of the show <i>and</i> a recipe for a bright and …

1956- A London travel agency opened a reservation list for space travel where a seat on a space ship to the moon can be booked - scheduled for 2040.

NASA Is Making Parking Spots On The Space Station For Commercial Taxis

It's so hard to find a decent place to dock in low Earth orbit<p>The International Space Station is getting a makeover starting this week. On Friday, astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts will conduct the first of a series of spacewalks to reconfigure the outside of the station to create …

Space Exploration

The Atlantic’s big Islam lie: What Muslims really believe about ISIS

Trolling the Internet with stories dressed up as sober, centrist scholarship — it’s what the Atlantic does best<p>Imagine a group of people who rape. Enslave. Maim. Murder. Ethnically cleanse. Extort. Burn. Behead. But then imagine this—they don’t lie? Can't lie. Won't lie. That’s what Graeme Wood’s …

The Best Time to Visit Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park provides visitors with an amazing array of opportunities to explore, research and relax. Covering 1,442 square miles of the Pacific Northwest, the park is managed by the U.S. National Park Service and considered a global treasure by the United Nations. It’s open 24 hours a …

National Parks

Texas Supreme Court Stops Gay Marriage After First Wedding

The Texas Supreme Court late Thursday imposed a stay on county court rulings striking down the state’s gay marriage ban hours after a lesbian couple became the first to wed in the Lone Star state.<p>A short statement on the state supreme court website said the justices had issued a special order.<p>“The …

LGBTQI

Ukraine: UK and EU 'badly misread' Russia

<b>The UK and the EU have been accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine.</b><p>The House of Lords EU committee claimed Europe "sleepwalked" into the crisis.<p>The EU had not realised the depth of Russian hostility to its plans for closer relations …

Russia

Female Circumcision Is Becoming More Popular in Malaysia

In a recent study, 93 percent of Malaysian Muslim women admitted to being circumcised. We took a look at what's driving this painful boom.<p>I meet 19-year-old Syahiera Atika at the mall. She spends most Sundays prowling Kuala Lumpur's mega malls like other women her age, but as she eagerly points out …

Britain cannot defend itself against Putin's military might, top brass warn

Former RAF chief says that Britain's defences have been 'decimated' and would not survive a Russian air attack<p>Britain cannot defend itself against the military threat posed by Russia, senior army figures have warned.<p>As <b>two RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Wednesday evening to escort Russian</b> …

Russia

Libya asks UN to lift arms embargo in order to act against Islamic State

Libya's foreign minister on Wednesday demanded that the U.N. Security Council lift an arms embargo so his country can fight the Islamic State group as it establishes a presence in north Africa and moves closer to Europe.<p>Foreign Minister Mohammed al Dairi spoke to an emergency session of the council …

The Past Two Decades of Oscar It Girls: Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, and More

It's the most thrilling part of every awards season: seeing that movie everyone's talking about, starring a woman we barely heard of a year ago, and promptly obsessing over her...

The Unreasonable Economic Impact of Viral Fear

It was hard to miss the “No Ebola” map that popped on social media a few months ago, which juxtaposes the tiny cluster of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, where more than 8,000 people have died since December 6, 2013, against the rest of Africa, a continent larger than China, Europe, and the U.S. …

Disease

US accuses Israel of inaccurate leaks on Iran nuclear talks

Israel is leaking inaccurate information and misrepresenting the US position, White House says<p>The <b>United States</b> accused <b>Israel</b> of leaking inaccurate information about <b>nuclear negotiations with Iran</b>, intensifying tensions over the issue before Benjamin Netanyahu's contentious March visit to</b> …

Can Wind Energy Be Counted On To Help Meet Obama's Carbon Goals?

The wind energy sector is perpetually facing headwinds. But despite the challenges, those producers say that they are well prepared to help the country meet carbon reduction goals under the White House’s Clean Power Plan.<p>That plan, which was unveiled last summer and which will be finalized this …

Renewable Energy

Mass surveillance warning after European terror attacks

Europe’s human rights watchdog has issued a strong warning on the dangers of new mass surveillance counter-terrorism measures being adopted by governments in the aftermath of the Paris and Copenhagen terror attacks.<p>Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, says proposals …

Surveillance

German army used broomsticks instead of guns during training

A German battalion assigned to Nato's rapid response force used broomstick handles instead of guns on a joint exercise due to chronic equipment shortages<p><b>German</b> soldiers used broomsticks painted black instead of guns during a joint Nato exercise last year due to severe equipment shortages, it has …