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Earth - Why pairing up for life is hardly ever a good idea

For many of us, marriage is special. The idea of a lifelong bond between two people is accorded legal, spiritual and cultural significance throughout much of the world. Whether we are religious or secular, a permanent monogamous relationship can feel sacred.<p>So when we hear about animals that form …

Biology

The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay

Can the site’s dwindling ranks of volunteer editors protect its articles from the influence of money?<p>On January 11, 2013, James Heilman, an emergency-room physician and one of Wikipedia’s most prolific medical editors, was standing watch over the online encyclopedia’s entry for a back procedure …

Journalism

Google eyes new way to pick up your patents, combat trolls

The company is starting an "experimental marketplace" that will allow owners to sell single patents to the search giant.<p>Google has announced a new way for patent owners looking to make some cash off their creations to do just that.<p>Starting May 8 and running through May 22, Google will offer an …

Intellectual Property

More people are going to buy air conditioners — and they may need a ton of energy

Mo' air conditioners, mo' problems<p>Air conditioners can feel like nothing short of a godsend at the height of summer, but as climate change drives temperatures higher and income growth increases AC adoption, air conditioning could become as much of a problem as it is a solution. In a new study on AC …

Climate Change

'Thirst for knowledge' may be opium craving

The brain's reward for getting a concept is a shot of natural opiates<p>Neuroscientists have proposed a simple explanation for the pleasure of grasping …

Google patents cushioned car bumpers to protect pedestrians

While most car makers work to protect passengers in a collision, Google has another segment of commuters in mind: pedestrians.<p>The Mountain View company was awarded a patent on March 24 for exterior bumpers that absorb some of the impact when a car hits a person. The technology could appear on any …

THE SHOT: Window Washing in Dubai

I have a history of climbing things with a camera. Urban things. Structures. Buildings. Bridges. But, to be clear, I’m not a climber per se. I’m not an outdoorsy person, or, at this point in my life, even particularly athletic. I don’t take my weekends and go off and climb a big rock.<p>But, I’ve …

How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

Travel special: Head to these holiday destinations to acquire a hobby

From cooking sol kadi in Malvan and learning photography in Ladakh to surfing the waves along Karnataka’s untapped shoreline, the guide curates a few …

Madhya Pradesh