Ramesh Koul

79 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @RameshKoul2014 | Keep up with Ramesh Koul on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ramesh Koul”

Sega can save Sonic the Hedgehog – here's how

We’ve been here before, of course. So many times. A new title in the Sonic the Hedgehog series is announced, a few screenshots arrive, fans get excited – and then there is huge disappointment when the inevitably compromised title stumbles from the starting blocks. It’s such a common cycle of hope …

Exposing Delhi’s air pollution, from the back of an autorickshaw

The autorickshaw lurched through New Delhi’s commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. …

Radiation-Proof Suits, Moon Aspirations, And The First Drive-Thru Banks

Welcome to another Throwback Thursday<p>Going through the archives of <i>Popular Science</i> is like exploring old family photos. You laugh, you cry, you reminisce about crazy old Uncle Bob...okay maybe not. But, it's still a sentimental trip through history with just the right amount of cringe. This time …

Civil Rights

These Adaptable, Self-Replicating Robots Surely Won't Tear The World Apart ... Right?

But they could help out in emergencies or on distant planets<p>Watching the University of Oslo’s three-limbed robot squirm across the floor like a dismembered starfish brings to mind shudder-inducing flashbacks of Stargate SG-1. More particularly, visions of SG-1’s creepy-crawly nemesis, the …

Here's How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss

First base is a great place to get your mouth microbes some new friends, finds a new study in the journal <i>Microbiome</i>. A ten-second French kiss can …

The Fish That Could Save Antarctica

As long as we save it first<p>A primeval predator patrols the dark, icy waters of Antarctica’s Ross Sea, antifreeze proteins coursing through its blood. An icon of the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic toothfish is a crucial link in the rich food web of the planet’s most pristine marine ecosystem. Since …

Antarctica

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

India will hope to make the most of their only practice game ahead of the Test series starting next week when they take on county side Essex in a …

India

Big Pic: The Sun Emitted Three Enormous Flares In 24 Hours

The flares caused radio blackouts for about an hour each.<p>The sun emitted three X-class flares—the most powerful type—over June 10 and June 11. Very sparkly. Each flare blasted enough radiation to cause blackouts in radio communications for about an hour on the sunlit side of Earth, according to the …

The difference between humans and animals: Dogs are smart (The Funny Side)

I've always told my children that they can turn traffic lights green using only their minds. My wife scolds me, but it totally works. You just have …

New Jersey

This is the absolute worst way to teach your kids to read

<b>(fasphotographic via Shutterstock)</b><p>Apps that force kids to log book time as a way to earn Internet and TV access are a huge mistake<p>Laura Miller<p>June 12, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Recently, while cooling my heels at the airport, I overheard a boy of about 6 begging his mom to let him play with the family …

Gateways Into Science Fiction And Fantasy: What Were Yours? Will You Share Them? - Unbound Worlds

If you’re a science fiction or fantasy fan, then you probably got there because someone or something came along and inspired you. I call these …

"Even if we don’t really believe in [Slender Man], we are cutting him out and sewing him together. We’re stuffing him with nightmares and unspoken fears. And what happens when the pictures are no longer Photoshops?" http://www.themillions.com/2014/06/slender-man.html

5 Health Benefits of Being an Early Riser

Set your alarm, then start reaping the rewards.<p>You know that saying about the early bird catching the worm? Well, there's science to back it up: A growing body of research demonstrates that early risers have advantages when it comes to their energy levels, moods, and workout habits. We lay out the …

12 Happiness Myths—Debunked

It doesn't come from success, it can be bought, and other shocking truths about achieving bliss

The Ice Diet Is a Thing—But Does It Actually Work?

Experts share what they think of this new weight-loss strategy.<p>The weirdest diet since the ice cream cleanse has just arrived: A gastroenterologist has created a weight-loss plan called "The Ice Diet" that, spoiler alert, involves eating ice—a ton of it.<p>The diet's founder, Brian Weiner, M.D., an …

This is What Happens When You Go a Whole MONTH Without Sitting

Aside from dreaming about your desk chair<p>Chances are, you've heard that sitting too much is pretty much a death sentence. (It's true—spend more than 11 hours per day in a chair, and you'll increase your risk of dying in the next three years by 40 percent—even if you exercise, according to a recent …

Penis Size Matters—But NOT In the Way You Think

Here's the long and short of it.<p>Believe it or not, our penis preferences change depending on the situation. (And not in the "Would I prefer Channing Tatum or James Franco today" sort of way.) According to preliminary research from the Sexual Psychophysiology and Affective Neuroscience (SPAN) …

Colorful Kindergarten Classrooms: Distracting for Kids?

A new study by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University is looking at whether highly decorated kindergarten classrooms--adorned with colorful art, posters, and borders featuring things like dancing letters and numbers--are distracting to kids during that important first year in school. While the …

NASA laser beams ‘Hello, World!’ video from space

NASA has successfully beamed a high—definition video with the message “Hello, World! from the International Space Station to Earth using a new laser …

Space

Delhi reels under the wave of deadly ozone pollution

The heat has been unbearable and worse news follows. The summer pollution curve has taken an ugly turn as ground-level ozone, a highly reactive and …

Pollution

NASA to conduct Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

The U.S. space agency is getting ready to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.<p>For …

Los Angeles

Trajectory corrected, Mars Orbiter now on precise path

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) received another shot in the arm in its ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission when its ground controllers …

Mars Orbiter

Tickle the nerve to treat inflammatory disorders

“No prescriptions, no medicines and injections. That is the future”: Dr Kevin Tracey of the Feinstein Institute at Manhasset, NY.<p>The pacemaker is a …

Immune System

Extreme events in Indian Ocean region

Thanks to global warming, we can expect more frequent torrential rains and floods in east coast of Africa and cold dry conditions and drought in …

Climate Change

What Happens To A Human Who Spends A Month Under The Sea?

Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.<p>On June 1st, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, swam down to the last existing undersea habitat research lab in the world, Aquarius, in the Florida Keys. He'll live there for 31 days, …

Rugby Player Study Suggests Exercise Diversifies Gut Bacteria

Alternate headline: The Irish Rugby Team Has Exceptional Guts<p>It's World Cup season, so as our planet's eyeballs turn to soccer pitches, consider that flourishing communities of microbes in the players' guts. If you will. A new study found that elite athletes--in this case, professional Irish Rugby …

Irish Rugby

How Male Dwarf Spiders Use Chastity Belts to Safeguard Their Fatherhood

As a courtesy to bug-phobes, some of the more lurid images in this post will be hidden until and unless you press this button.<br>SHOW<p>Animals don’t have actual chastity belts. But male creatures have evolved some interesting ways to try and ensure they’re the only ones who can access a particular …

Fatherhood

Soot, Comet Ice, And Medical Powders All Have This Number In Common

A new universal packing density for things made of small, rigid particles<p>If you were to pack a bowl with billiard balls—I know, nobody does this in real life—you would find the balls filled the bowl to a density of 74 percent. If you were to pack a pool with bowling balls—<i>really</i> nobody does this in …

Particles

How It Works: An Ultra-Precise Thermometer Made From Light

This isn't your average thermometer.<p>The world’s most sensitive room-temperature thermometer uses two colors of light to measure temperature with a precision of 30 billionths of a degree. This kind of precision far exceeds that of regular medical or home thermometers that we come into contact …

Chemistry

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …